Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon joins James Blake on stage at Glastonbury

Blake headlined the West Holts stage tonight

James Blake was joined on stage by Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon during his headline slot on Glastonbury’s West Holts stage tonight (26 June).

Blake’s first Glastonbury headline slot went up against Adele‘s on the Pyramid Stage, but that didn’t stop a sizeable crowd gathering for the London musician’s set.

Towards the end of the set, Blake and his two bandmates were joined unannounced by Vernon, who walked onto the stage with a cap pulled over his eyes. This didn’t stop a vast number of the audience recognising who he was, however, especially when he and Blake’s band launched into ‘I Need A Forest Fire’, a collaboration that featured on Blake’s most recent album ‘The Colour In Anything’.

At the end of the song, Blake thanked Vernon, much to the delight of the West Holts audience.

Vernon is no stranger to Glastonbury, even when Bon Iver aren’t booked to play: he contributed vocals to Kanye West’s headline set on the Pyramid Stage last year. Kanye praised Vernon during that gig, calling him “one of the baddest white boys on the planet.”
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