Sunday, June 27, 2004

hail to the precious

glastonbury, england - 25th to 27th June 2004 marked as the most vibrant weekend in the history of world's entertainment, accurately, british entertainment. estimated more than 125,000 of human being cramped the soil of glastonbury to witness the magnificance Glastonbury Festival 2004, the most exclusive and awaited music event of the year. the largest music festival after Woodstock. 237 artists from various genre of music camped and displayed their most electrifying performances on 8 stages, in which each of them presenting its own identity. plus, there are also 4 stages for the stand-up comedy and other related perfomances including 'Battle of The Bands'.

the stages
Pyramid Stage (central stage) - megastar playground
Other Stage - superstar playfield
Dance Tent - house of the kinky
New Tent - rookies house of holly
Jazz World Stage - where passion and desire lay
Acoustic Stage - rather a cirlce of friends than a stage
Avalon Main Stage - no idea
The Glade Dance Area - another place of kinky

BUT...this was not an ordinary music festival. it was more like a Festival of Art where every single elemnet in art was presented here. like the "Green Miles" where it comprised of all man's creativity...from hippies life style to the tribal life to hand's craft etc. this year the miles celebrating their 25th Annivesary. on.


friday, 25th June
not really sure who opened the day, but it was closed by Oasis with lagu berhantu "Wonderwall". the crowd was absolutely undefineable. so bloody damn happenning.

highlights of the day
Pyramid Stage - King of Leon / Nelly Furtado / PJ Harvey / Oasis
Other Stage - Chemical Brothers / Goldfrapp / Franz Ferdinand / Snow Patrol
Dance Tent - Kosheen
New Tent - The Bees
Jazz World Stage - (info. not available)
Acoustic Stage - Arthur Lee's Love
Avalon Main Stage - (info. not available)
The Glade Dance Area - (info. not available)


saturday, 26th June
rainy day. the day mourned as 1 death was recorded in the early morning for overdose, and 7 were arrested for disturbing behavior. was closed by Sir Paul McCartney with the song "Hey Jude".

highlights of the day
Pyramid Stage - Starsailor / Black Eyed Peas / Lost Prophets / Paul McCartney
Other Stage - Bassment Jaxx / The Von Bondies / The Subway / Keane
Dance Tent - Scissor Sisters
New Tent - Zero 7
Jazz World Stage - Joss Stone / Jamie Collum / Toots and The Maytals
Acoustic Stage - (info. not available)
Avalon Main Stage - (info. not available)
The Glade Dance Area - (info. not available)


sunday, 27th June
last day of the festival. nice bright shinning day. the sun smiles. i don't know much about this day. i just knew that there was a great performance by the English National Opera, which i managed to see it. marvelous performances by the orchestra and the singers. i think that was the highlight of the day. the day was closed by Muse with "Blackout" as the second last song on the list. i don't know the last song but it was truely insane. information given by one of the organiser committee..."it will takes a month to clear up the location to turn it back as usual".

highlights of the day
Pyramid Stage - James Brown / Supergrass / English National Opera / Muse
Other Stage - Orbital
Dance Tent - (info. not available)
New Tent - Dailey
Jazz World Stage - Ozomatli
Acoustic Stage - The Zutons
Avalon Main Stage - (info. not available)
The Glade Dance Area - (info. not available)


there are some information and details lacking as i just watch the festival through TV. to tell the truth i didn't aware of the festival. just knew it as a week left
for it to kick-ass.