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11 Times Bands Played Glastonbury Festival And Nailed It

James Wilson-Taylor
James Wilson-Taylor 1 October 2018 at 10.34

From Panic! and BMTH to The Offspring and Weezer, plus everything in between.

It's almost here - the morning an entire nation spends anxiously staring at their laptops and phones, credit card details in hand, ready to be either brutally dissapointed or jumping around the room in celebration. Yep, it's Glastonbury on sale week.

After taking a year off, the legendary UK festival will return bigger than ever in 2019 with batches of tickets available on Wednesday (October 03) and Sunday (October 07). This will be the 49th (!) anniversary of the first fest which now attracts over 170,000 revellers as well as being broadcast live across BBC radio and TV stations. Traditionally, the full lineup won't be revealed until early next year but, while there is always a huge mix of pop, dance and hip hop acts on offer, many of our favourite bands have also made the pilgrimage to Pilton over the years.

Here are just a few of the most memorable performances from Glastonbury Festival:

PANIC! AT THE DISCO

Fresh from the success of sophomore album 'Pretty. Odd.', Panic! brought some 1960s psychadelic vibes as they headlined The Other Stage in front of thousands. 

 

BRING ME THE HORIZON

In 2016, Sheffield's finest brought their 'That's The Spirit'-era to a close with an astonishing performance on The Other Stage. Glasto has never seen so many circle pits.

 

BIFFY CLYRO

Biffy have become true Glasto veterans, having played nearly every stage in the fest, most recently tearing up the main Pyramid Stage in 2017. But it's there 'Puzzle'-era show back in 2007 that sticks most in the memory.

 

FOO FIGHTERS

Following Dave Grohl's infamous on-stage leg injury, the Foos were forced to pull out of their Glastonbury headline slot in 2015. They returned triumphant in 2017, Dave opening with a solo take on 'Times Like These' dedicated to their 2015 replacement, Florence and The Machine.

 

MUSE

A headliner on multiple occasions, the Devon trio are already rumoured for a return visit in 2019 in support of their upcoming new album 'Simulation Theory'. Here's a taste of what to expect taken from their 2010 set.

 

ENTER SHIKARI

Armed with a full horn section, Rou Reynolds owned The Other Stage back in 2009, with the band returning as recently as 2015 to keep showing Pilton exactly how it's done.

 

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM

How do you make a The Gaslight Anthem gig even more epic? You bring out actual Bruce Springsteen to play 'The '59 Sound', that's how!

 

JIMMY EAT WORLD

What better way to spend a sunny June afternoon than dancing around in a field to 'The Middle'. This is how you do summer right.

 

THE OFFSPRING

On the cusp of world domination, the Californians had just released seminal pop punk album 'Smash' the year before when they took on Glasto. The sheer amount of crowd surfers says it all really.

 

WEEZER

Sadly we only have fan footage of this set but even judging by this shaky cam evidence, it seems Rivers and the guys brought all the anthems of 'The Blue Album' out in full force.

 

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

Headlining their stage at the peak of their popularity, RATM caused absolute scenes back in 1994. The stage has never fully recovered from that much bouncing.

Glastonbury Festival 2019 takes place Jun 26th-30th. Get all the onsale info here.

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