John Mulvey

“Old Glastonburys never die, they just move to their own field...”



“Old Glastonburys never die, they just move to their own field...”

Sunday night I was not, I must admit, watching Kasabian on the BBC’s coverage of Glastonbury. Instead, I was… well, gripped would be the wrong word, but somehow compelled to watch every last hideous minute of the match between Greece and Costa Rica, a game that acted as kind of evil payback for all the good football karma this World Cup has accrued. Applying this logic to rock music, a friend pointed out, I probably should have been watching Kasabian, too.


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Glastonbury Day 3: Massive Attack



Glastonbury Day 3: Massive Attack

The witching hour draws near on Sunday night in Glastonbury. Time for local heroes Massive Attack to bring the noise to the Other Stage before it goes dark for another year.


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Glastonbury Day 3: The Black Keys



Glastonbury Day 3: The Black Keys

Sunday evening, with the finish line in sight, and Glastonbury has still got the blues.


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Glastonbury Day 3: Yoko Ono, The Wailers, assorted hippies



Glastonbury Day 3: Yoko Ono, The Wailers, assorted hippies

With Glastonbury building up to its grand blow-out finale, now is the time to tick off the traditional Sunday evening checklist.


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Glastonbury Day 3: Dolly Parton



Glastonbury Day 3: Dolly Parton

Mid afternoon at Glastonbury, and anticipation for the traditional Sunday singalong slot is tangible.


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Glastonbury Day 3: Toumani and Sidiki



Glastonbury Day 3: Toumani and Sidiki

So it turns out John Lennon was right after all. You really can get a tan from standing in the English rain.


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Glastonbury Day 2: Pixies and Metallica



Glastonbury Day 2: Pixies and Metallica

Scowling down from the Other Stage, the Pixies are not looking for our love.


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Glastonbury Day 2: Jack White



Glastonbury Day 2: Jack White

Jack White did not come to Glastonbury for the magical healing vibes. Good.


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Glastonbury Day 2: Lana Del Rey and Robert Plant



Glastonbury Day 2: Lana Del Rey and Robert Plant

Glastonbury can be a cruel mistress, punishing us with her ever changing moods. This morning brought thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening. Now the sun is ablaze across the festival, and the pre-Metallica mood is incongruously mellow to the max.


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Glastonbury Day 2: Kelis and Fat White Family



Glastonbury Day 2: Kelis and Fat White Family

Who's got the cleanest boots in the rain-sodden, mud-slicked Vale of Avalon this weekend? Kelis, that's who.


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The Father, The Sun And The Holy Ghost… An interview with Hiss Golden Messenger


One bright Sunday morning, MC Taylor is driving through his patch of North Carolina, past New Hope Creek and the Eno River, over the Chatham County Line and the James Taylor Bridge in Chapel Hill, near the Haw River and the valley that he has meditated upon in song these past few years. Through...