Glastonbury is officialy GO GO GO, and in our excitement we’re taking a look back at some of our most memorable video footage of the festival over the past few years. From interviews to helicopter rides, this is a trip back in time to reminisce about some of our finest festival moments.
At Glasto 2008, NME took a helicopter ride over the festival site to give you a bird’s-eye view of the stages, the tents, a man dressed as a banana and a man dressed in, well, nothing.
In 2008, NME stopped to chat with Caleb and Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon before their headline set. They told us about why Glasto is so important to them and what their dream festival line-up would be.
This next video is all about “Klaxonbury” ’07. The Klaxons were all giggles as they bickered over who the coolest member of the band was and joked about kissing each other on stage.
Another interview from ’07, NME met up with Dave Keuning of The Killers backstage. He shared what he loves most about festivals, and what his favourite UK festival performance was.
Glasto 2009 fell right after Michael Jackson’s unexpected death, and NME spoke to some of last year’s performers about the loss. Including Maximo Park, Franz Ferdinand, Florence and the Machine, The Big Pink, Little Boots and more. And Damian Abraham of Fucked Up told us about why he thought Jackson was murdered.
In another fun-filled interview, NME had the opportunity to talk to We Are Scientists at Glasto 2008. Chris and Keith spoke about sneaky foxes and penicillin, the festival must-have.
NME scored an exclusive backstage acoustic performance of ‘Satellite Mind’ from Canadian rockers Metric.
Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine was “gracefully drunk” as she told NME her ideal Glasto line-up, spotted some fashion trends and called Lily Allen “fit”.
In 2009 we also spoke to Pink Eyes from Fucked Up. He shared his experience of watching a drunk man’s toilet troubles and wanting to push Bruce Springsteen into the mud.
Ever wonder what Glastonbury would be like with one of the greatest electric guitarists of all time on stage? This video, directed by Julien Temple, puts Jimi Hendrix on the Pyramid Stage as Kate Moss watches from the sidelines. Glasto founder Michael Eavis makes a cameo appearance at the end, too.
Keep with NME.COM over the next week for more videos on the festival, and check in from midnight on Sunday night when we’ll be launching all our video interviews from this year. We leave you with the Eavis family…