Glastonbury 2015 isn’t over yet. There’s still one last day of action here at Worthy Farm to watch from the comfort of your home, courtesy of the BBC. Here’s six big-hitter performances you need to watch today…
Lionel Ritchie, 16:00 – 17:15, Pyramid Stage
Hello! Is it classic 1980s schmaltz-pop sing-alongs you’re looking for? If so, Lionel is your man at 4pm this afternoon. The former Commodore and ‘Hello’ hit maker is Dolly Parton’s successor in the Sunday afternoon legend berth – a slot that normally has the area outside Pyramid Stage absolutely rammed. What if he actually dances on the ceiling of the Pyramid Stage? Will his set really end at 5.15pm as scheduled, or will this party run all night long?
Fat White Family, 16:30 – 17:30, The Park Stage
There are few bands that crackle with danger on stage these days like the Fat White Family do. South London’s filthiest sons will be right at home in the Pilton mud, swinging their sordid pants and slinging their bows and arrows. One images they will play ‘I Am Mark E. Smith’, which while clearly a lie will be evidently the most terrible of whoppers when the real Mark E. Smith emerges later on the very same stage with The Fall. All that separates them on the bill is the brilliant and infinitely more gentle Perfume Genius. Can’t imagine the banter between those three acts by the backstage water-cooler.
Future Islands, 17:15 – 18:15, Other Stage
As well as the mighty Fall, the Fat Whites and FKA Twigs, there are many other great bands whose name begins with F on Sunday. FFS – the great fusion between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – and Warp’s Flying Lotus are but two, and Future Islands, gracing the Other Stage at 17.15, are one of the most anticipated. The Baltimore trio spent years winning over audiences as emotive indie outsiders with heart, but it only took one shot at Letterman to propel them into the consciousness of millions. Expect the crowd to go bat shit when the opening keyboard refrain of ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ fires out across the field. It’s going to be one to remember.
FKA Twigs, 20:30 – 21:30, West Holts
If Worthy Farm isn’t other worldly enough for you, then go and see FKA Twigs, who has pulled off the neat trick of creating her own universe that is ethereal, spooky and beautiful to behold, while her debut album, last year’s LP1, was one of the undoubted musical highlights of 2014. Tahliah Debrett Barnett’s artsy and emotional stage show might just be one of the Glastonbury highlights of 2015 – the only downside will be all the paps and loons hoping to get a peak of A-lister fiancée Robert Pattinson.
Alt J, 17:45 – 18:45, Pyramid Stage
In the two years since Alt-J last pitched up at Worthy Farm, the tricksy trio have gone from Other Stage breakout band to one of this year’s Pyramid Stage highlights. Third from top under the heritage double act of Weller and The Who, Alt-J are nipping at the heels of the old guard and quietly turning into one of the country’s biggest bands. Ahead of their first festival headline at Latitude next month, today will be the day when Alt-J prove that they’re capable of standing shoulder to shoulder with the big boys and holding their own. And, if nothing else, they’ll at least be the first band to ever use the phrase “lick you like a crisp packet” on the Pyramid.
The Who, 21:45 – 23:15, Pyramid Stage
The Sunday night Pyramid Stage headline slot is taken by none other than The Who, and while they might be getting on a bit, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and co can still be depended upon to make a fair old din. The potential for guests in enormous: Liam Gallagher was on TV with Roger only a fortnight ago performing together on TFI Friday, and old pal Weller is on before them. They’ve topped the bill here a few times now, so they know exactly how to bring the Mod rock thrills. It’s likely to be their final ever time here, so they’ll want to go out on a massive high.
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