Lighting Farts And Welly Squads: A Band’s-Eye View Of Glastonbury 2016

Glastonbury seems all professional and slick on the BBC TV coverage, but bands do other stuff than perform at the fest. Here’s what we’ve gleaned from their social media…

Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice wanted to get into this behind-the-scenes area which you can only enter through a mysterious hole in the wall in the far end of the Park area, at the bottom of the hill. You’re welcome, guys!

They are also having a ruddy good laugh.


After his Pyramid Stage set he and the BBK lot all departed Glasto on a buggy. Of course they did.

Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco is inbound. I repeat: Demarco inbound. Pls enjoy this video he posted today, of him lighting a fart.


The grime MC blew away the Silver Hayes stage, but we’re focusing on his meme-killing put-down after a fan mocked his Wellingtons. (We know all too well about welly trouble, Stormz.)


The wind at Shura’s midday Other Stage set on Saturday had her eating her hair at some points, but when it blew in the right direction it was like the 80s were giving her their blessing.

Tame Impala

The frontman of the Australian psych-rockers Kevin Parker posted a blurry little interior shot for his DJ set tonight (Saturday) at 3am with Mark Ronson. We hope he’s having a nice time in the English countryside.

The 1975

On his way to Glastonbury, Matty had a moment of a crisis thanks to Brexit.


Lapsley was pretty excited for her set on the John Peel Stage.


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Alessia Cara

The Canadian singer has formed a welly squad. This is what our wellies used to look like 🙁


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Dua Lipa

This is the English singer behind ‘Hotter Than Hell’, a summer anthem that we’d call similarly toasty. Got enough glitter there, Dua?


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Car Seat Headrest

24-year-old Will Toledo is a guy from Seattle who makes complex indie sprawlers. Here he’s unimpressed by his mate Andrew, who’s unimpressed by Stonehenge.

Andrew: “it’s not even that cool, whatever”

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Two Door Cinema Club

The Irish band aren’t very happy about Brexit.


Blossoms came to see us backstage and sat on each other.

We had a quick chat about Brexit too…

Rat Boy

Indie wunderkind Rat Boy had a great time on the John Peel Stage following his secret William’s Green set…

…but then the next day he might have hit it a bit too hard.


The East Londoner utterly nailed her Park Stage set and she knows it.

Ellie Goulding

Only one thing to say to this: cheers!

It’s 6 o clock somewhere etc see you soon Glastonbury!

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As she’s been touring in the UK this week, Grimes has got really into Brexit. See all her Brexit-related retweets here, and this gem:

Keep it up guys!