At last the biggest band in the world is going to do the best festival in the world.
Well Michael, this is my take on the event. Your festival is good, efficient, eclectic and organised. In fact, it is everything a festival should not be. In fact, Glastonbury is the Marks and Spencer of festivals - good quality, easy on the eye, universally respected and consistent. These days, they even have ATMs. I have chatted to people who have headlined at the Isle of Wight, and turned down Woodstock and the story is that these events were utter chaos. And yet, the iconic festivals, the ones you remember forever, always were chaos. Young Weasel (who by the way is now safely back from Nepal, after being held hostage by local insurgents) goes to a lot of festivals - Womad, Dour in Belgium and a lot of very green, alternative and possibly quite smelly little festivals that neither you nor I will have heard of, but that are at the hypocentre of soulful, real, believable music. He has done them all, including Glasto, and it is obvious that he prefers the little crazy festivals, packed with artisans and musical journeymen who are there because they are committed to the music, not the money.