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Elbow and Easy Life announced for Glastonbury’s Pilton Party

Elbow and Easy Life have been announced as headliners for this year’s Glastonbury Pilton Party.Both acts will perform at the Worthy Farm bash, which will be held for the first time since 2019, on September 2. They also appeared on the Pyramid Stage during the summer.Every September, a few bands return to Worthy Farm for the annual bash, which is put on as a “thank you” fundraiser event for nearby residents and workers.The Velvet Hands and Inkara are also on this year’s bill.
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Here’s what Glastonbury 2022 looked like in three minutes
Glastonbury Festival returned to Worthy Farm this weekend – scroll down to see what the festival looked like in three minutes.The festival ran from June 22-26 and was the first to be held since 2019 after Glastonbury’s 2020 and 2021 editions were both cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.After the festival, organiser Emily Eavis shared a statement in which she called Glastonbury 2022 “surely the best one yet” and hailed “a remarkable feat by all artists and crew.”Glastonbury 2022 was headlined by Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar, with a legends’ slot from Diana Ross and notable performances by Sam Fender, Olivia Rodrigo and more.See all the highlights inside three minutes below.Reviewing Glastonbury 2022, NME wrote: “The festival is all about unity, and sometimes you find it in unexpected places. Sleaford Mods’ scabrous, sweary take on post-punk might initially sound solo antagonistic, but frontman Jason Williamson regularly punctuates the set by sweetly checking the audience are still enjoying themselves.“The band stand atop a wave of post-punk coursing through the bill: Yard Act stake their claim for Glasto greatness at William’s Green and IDLES make a surprise appearance at the BBC Introducing Stage, tearing through their near-seminal debut album ‘Brutalism’ in full.”Many artists at the festival also took the opportunity to address the US Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade.
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The Chemical Brothers cancel Glastonbury 2022 set due to COVID
The Chemical Brothers have confirmed that they will not be performing at Glastonbury Festival tonight (June 24) due to COVID.The electronic duo – who were confirmed to DJ at the Arcadia spider between 11pm and 1am earlier this week – broke the news of the cancellation via social media, writing “We are very sorry to announce that we won’t be Doing at Arcadia this evening at Glastonbury”.“We were so excited to be back in the fields and to celebrate the return of the festival,” they continued, adding “we were hoping that more days rest would allow Tom to recover from Covid this hasn’t been the case so far”.A message from @chembros: pic.twitter.com/zTM1TQp4U2— The Chemical Brothers (@ChemBros) June 24, 2022The Chemical Brothers are next slated to perform a show at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire on Sunday (June 26). The possibility of that show happening still remains uncertain, as the duo wrote: “We are hoping that Tom will recover in time to play the scheduled Castle Howard show in York on Sunday and will update with progress as soon as possible via our socials”.The Chemical Brothers’ Glastonbury set was first jeopardised on Wednesday (June 22) after they announced that they’ve had to postpone their show in Ireland on June 23 due to members of the band and crew testing positive for COVID.Yesterday, the duo wrote on social media about the immediate future: “We are monitoring the situation and will make a decision as soon as possible regarding remaining shows later this week.
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George Ezra cancels Danish gig due to illness ahead of Glastonbury performance
George Ezra has announced the cancellation of of his performance at Tinderbox Festival in Denmark today (June 24) ahead of his rumoured secret set at Glastonbury Festival.Ezra took to social media on Thursday (June 23) to apologise to his Danish fans, revealing that he has “come down with a nasty bout of laryngitis” and is undergoing “full vocal rest for 48 hours” per doctor’s orders.“I hate having to cancel shows but sadly this one is out of my control,” he added.Read Ezra’s statement below.So sorry to everyone who was planning to come and see me and the band at @Tinderbox_dk x pic.twitter.com/KWz6hgfKOS— george E Z R A (@george_ezra) June 23, 2022The news comes two days ahead of his rumoured secret set at the John Peel tent at Glastonbury on June 26 at 2pm. While his 48 hours of vocal rest will wrap up by the time June 26 rolls around, it remains uncertain if the supposed set will still take place.Last Sunday (June 19), rumours began circulating on social media that Ezra would be making a surprise appearance at Glastonbury after signs emerged online from Worthy Farm teasing that the ‘Gold Rush Kid’ would perform on June 26.‘Gold Rush Kid’ is notably the name of Ezra’s latest album, which he released earlier this month.In a three-star review of ‘Gold Rush Kid’, NME’s Sophie Williams wrote: “The effusive ‘Gold Rush Kid’ sees Ezra marvel at his status as one of the UK’s most successful singer-songwriters of the past decade – his debut recently went five times Platinum – with a title track that sees him awed by the unexpected nature of his situation.”George Ezra’s rumoured secret set at Glastonbury isn’t the only performance in jeopardy at the festival this year.
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