Beyonce At Glastonbury 2011 – Review

Beyonce at Glastonbury – full gig report and setlist

Who: Beyoncė
Where and when: Pyramid Stage, Sunday

Vibe: Erm, Sunday night Glasto, with the prospect of next year not happening – somewhat more vibey than Yuck. Dipped a bit during the new tracks but mostly electric.

Best bit: ‘Crazy In Love’ (with bonus fireworks) and ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’ at the start, the Eurythmics mash up, the Kings Of Leon session, the career-spanning biggies… Even the some of the new album tracks sound pretty epic.
Low point: Tough one really, because even when it goes a bit flat she belts out a line and a paper bag flame balloon goes skyward. Tricky didn’t do much. The Destiny’s Child megamix could have been longer – at least ‘Say My Name’ and ‘Survivor’ get decent outings.

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Banter: “Glastonbury, you’re witnessing a dream come true. I want you to forget about your worries and have a good time tonight.” Evidently pleased to be here.

Verdict: Along with the likes of Plan B, Tinie Tempah and Jessie J, Beyonce proved that – in terms of Glasto moments on the big stages at least – this was the year of pop.
Rating: 8/10

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