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Why Glastonbury music fest ‘a great tradition’ for Mick Jagger

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Glastonbury Festival, Britain’s famed and storied performing arts event that staged some of the most iconic moments in music, was set to celebrate its 50th…
Glastonbury Festival, Britain’s famed and storied performing arts event that staged some of the most iconic moments in music, was set to celebrate its 50th anniversary last June. And then COVID-19 happened.
For now, fans and artists alike could all but look back and relive some of their most cherished memories attending Glastonbury. Mick Jagger of the legendary band The Rolling Stones, for instance, admitted feeling “wary” in the lead up to his headlining set at the said festival in 2013.
“I spoke to Bono (of U2) when he had his Glastonbury experience, which he said was one of the most difficult days he has ever done a concert—it was mind-blowingly difficult because of the weather,” the 76-year-old rock star recalled in a recent piece for The Guardian.
To get a better feel of the atmosphere and the crowd, Mick strolled around and watched the set of fellow headliner band Arctic Monkeys the night before his. “I went around the site with my children and hung out with them,” he related.
Luckily, the following day was “a perfect English summer day”—nothing like the dreadful weather U2 had to endure in 2011.

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