Rufus Wainwright duets with Martha Wainwright at Glastonbury

Brother and sister unite for Leonard Cohen classic

Rufus Wainwright was joined by Martha Wainwright on a duet of Leonard Cohen’s ’Hallelujah’ tonight (June 22).

Martha came on to help her brother out on the cover, which he originally recorded for the ’Shrek’ soundtrack.

“I have to bring her on stage or my mum will kill me,” he joked of their collaboration on the Other Stage.


Earlier Martha also performed the spoken word part in ’Between My Legs’.

Rufus Wainwright’s set concluded with a lip-synched version of Judy Garland’s ’Get Happy’ which saw the singer in drag wearing high heels, lipstick and tights.

“We’re all dressed in stars and stripes because we’re supposed to represent the US,” said Wainwright of his band’s outfits. “The badges we’re wearing represent the good part.”

Before playing ’Slide Show’, Wainwright said: “I most imagined doing this at a rock festival in 1967. “Hang on, more like 1977 and I’m in Heart and I’m Ann Wilson.’

Rufus Wainwright played:

‘Release the Stars’



‘Rules and Regulations’

‘The Art Teacher’

‘Between My Legs’

‘Going To A Town’

‘Do I Disappoint You’

‘Slide Show’

’14th St’


‘Get Happy’

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