Dust Junkys

Glastonbury Festival 1998 reviews

published: Thu 9th Jul 1998

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th June 1998
Worthy Farm, Pilton, nr Glastonbury, Somerset, England
£80
daily capacity: 80000
last updated: Wed 7th Aug 2013

Review by: Hywel Roberts
Stage: Other
Day: Sunday

For me this was arguably the set of the festival. It's just a shame it was so early on Sunday (about 1.30 I think). The band came on to a fairly warm reception from a sizeable crowd. The DJ/vocalist started the show with a few hip hop beats and comments about getting the crowd moving. When the singer, formerly MC Tunes, joined in, I feared a repeat of the infamous purple penguin(who I saw for about 5 minutes. Believe me, it was more than enough). The undoubtably talented band started with an up beat track from their impressive debut album 'Done and Dusted'(to be honest I can't remember what it was). Thankfully the patter of the Singer was more Jarvis Cocker than Purple Penguin and the crowd had warmed to the band very quickly. They could relate to his claims of basic lifestyle, 'I love all this, me. I've got me wellies on. I've been sleeping in a field up there somewhere(pointing at a field with what seems like thousands of tents.)' The heads were rocking through the crowd, and the infectious energy of the band, who were clearly enjoying themselves, soon filtered through to all the members of the crowd, even those with the worse hangovers! This set surpassed the wildest dreams of the band. They could hardly contain their delight with comments such as 'that was brilliant. We were brilliant then, you were brilliant then it was brilliant' and 'could this be the best crowd in the world?'. With praise like that, how could the crowd do anything but love the band, which they duly did. Highlights were for me the guitarist playing a great solo with his guitar behind his head, Hendrix style. Better than this though was the drummer going for a comic run around the stage. Something I'll always remember because it was so spontaneous and funny!

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th June 1998
Worthy Farm, Pilton, nr Glastonbury, Somerset, England
£80
daily capacity: 80000
last updated: Wed 7th Aug 2013


latest on this festival

Glastonbury Festival 2015
festival listing
last updated: Mon 15th Dec 2014
Glastonbury Festival 2015
line-ups & rumours
last updated: Mon 15th Dec 2014
Burn at Glastonbury 2014
Video of the Day
last updated: Mon 8th Dec 2014

more on this festival



not logged in? Sign in here | not registered? Register here
  • festival search
  • tickets search

search future festivals only   advanced search

 
  • latest news
  • most viewed
  • popular festivals
most popular festivals (all pages) in the last week
Glastonbury Festival 2015 Wed 24th to Sun 28th Jun 2015
Worthy Farm, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
last updated: Mon 15th Dec 2014
AC/DC @ Wembley Stadium & Hampden Park 2015 Sun 28th Jun to Sat 4th Jul 2015
Wembley Stadium, and Hampden Park, Wembley, and Glasgow
last updated: Wed 17th Dec 2014
Isle of Wight Festival 2015 Thu 11th to Sun 14th Jun 2015
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight
last updated: Tue 9th Dec 2014
Reading Festival 2015 Fri 28th to Sun 30th Aug 2015
Little Johns Farm, Reading, Berkshire
last updated: Fri 19th Dec 2014
Download Festival 2015 Fri 12th to Sun 14th Jun 2015
Donington Park, Donington, Derbyshire
last updated: Sun 14th Dec 2014
Glastonbury Festival 2014 Wed 25th to Sun 29th Jun 2014
Worthy Farm, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
last updated: Wed 17th Sep 2014
T in the Park 2015 Fri 10th to Sun 12th Jul 2015
Strathallan Castle, Kinross, Perth & Kinross
last updated: Fri 5th Dec 2014
Leeds Festival 2015 Fri 28th to Sun 30th Aug 2015
Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire
last updated: Fri 19th Dec 2014
Tom Odell in the Forests 2015 Fri 19th Jun to Sun 12th Jul 2015
seven forests around the UK
last updated: Fri 19th Dec 2014
Glastonbury Festival 2013 Wed 26th to Sun 30th Jun 2013
Worthy Farm, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
last updated: Mon 24th Jun 2013