Glasvegas end V Festival set early after being bottled

Band issue statement after walking offstage after only four songs

Glasvegas were forced to end their V Festival set early last night (August 20) after crowd members repeatedly threw bottles at them.

According to online reaction from concert goers, the band only lasted for four songs before walking offstage during their set at Hylands Park in Chelmsford. Glasvegas, who were sandwiched in between Katy B and Chase and Status on the festival’s Arena Stage are reported to have argued with a crowd member, who continued to throw bottles at them. They then attempted to restart their set, before eventually deciding to walk offstage for good after the bottles continued to fly.

NME.COM user DJ Cull, who was in the crowd, described the set, writing simply: “4 songs, an argument, an aborted restart and a walk-off.”


Loaded Magazine, who have been tweeting live from the festival from, also saw the incident. They wrote: “Audience bottled band [Glasvegas].” Asked for more detail by a follower, they replied: “Too many bottles. Had a ruck. Walked off.”

The band’s management have issued a statement in which they state that “it is an honour to play in front of any crowd” and that they will “always give the crowd 100%”.

They said:

It’s an honour for Glasvegas to play in front of any crowd. They performed at Pukkelpop before the storm blew in and we were reminded first hand how important safety of a crowd and band are. The kids that come along to the festivals are passionate about their music – they’ve saved and sacrificed for months to pay for tickets and want to have an amazing weekend.

It continues:

The line up of the Arena Stage is very different from ‘rock n’roll’, but it really doesn’t what matter what genre. Glasvegas respect this and will always give the crowd 100%. All we want is for everyone, including the band, to have a good time and go home safely.

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