Singer Bobby Gillespie is removed from the stage...
PRIMAL SCREAM took on GLASTONBURY in fighting mood, refusing to leave the stage tonight (June 26) as the festival headed toward the final lap.
At the end of a hit-packed second headline set on the Pyramid Stage, the band overran after ‘Moving On Up’, but not before announcing they were going to finish with a cover of John Lennon’s ‘Gimme Some Truth’.
However, agitated singer Bobby Gillespie refused to leave the stage after time was called, baiting the crowd as Mani played the bass riff to ‘I Want You Back’ by the Jackson 5. Eventually, the plugs were pulled and the singer was moved from the stage by security.
Throughout the show, Gillespie had been in antagonistic mood, calling the crowd “fucking hippes” before playing ‘Kill All Hippies’ and calling, “Did anyone come to see Kylie? Fuck yous,” and later antagonising headliners Basement Jaxx.
The singer also took on Other Stage headliner Ian Brown, asking the crowd if they really wanted to see a reformed Stone Roses.
Earlier on at the Pyramid Stage, Garbage singer Shirley Manson paid tribute to Brian Wilson – who had played before them – and dedicated ‘Push It’, which samples the Beach Boys’ ‘Don’t Worry Baby’, to the legendary songwriter.