Glastonbury begun on a high this year as Hacienda Classical opened the Pyramid stage giving an uplifting performance on Friday (June 23). The Manchester outfit’s set began with a minutes silence to remember those who have been affected in the recent tragedies in Manchester and London. Pins being dropped could be heard as thousands of people respectably honoured the victims, the minutes silene was led by Peter Hook of Joy Division who also paid apart in HC’s set. At one point throughout the set Peter Hook performed Blue Monday, to the huge surpise of many.
After such a serious start, it was testament to the array of musical talent on stage that the crowd was soon bouncing along to a range of well-known tracks.
‘Music is at its best when those making it are clearly having a blast and the enjoyment was obvious on the faces of classical performers, singers and guitarists.
Hacienda Classical are: Graeme Park used to DJ at the Manchester nightclub, The Hacienda, and was a co-founder of the Hacienda Classical with Mike Pickering.
Together the pair ensure the legacy of the nightclub – which is now an apartment building – lives on, backed by a live orchestra.
If you missed their spectacular set at Glastonbury don’t miss them at Lytham Festival this August! CLICK HERE
The Following day, Kaiser Chiefs stepped onto the ‘Other Stage’ walking out to a huge crowd who had just witnessed Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn. Kasier Chiefs, just like at Scarborough Open Air theatre back in May, they delivered a clean, fun packed set. Want to relive their time at Scarborough CLICK HERE
Over the next few months Cuffe & Taylor are working with many iconic acts who have performed at Glastobury over the years…
ELO – Remember their set from last year? It was all Blue Skies all round as the rock icon had the crowd going wild back in 2016.
Tom Jones – The last time Sir Tom Jones performed at Glastonbury was 2009, his performance in 1992 is also included in the Independents ‘Best Glastonbury performances ever’