Every June brings with it the start of festival season, and here in the UK the biggest date in the summer festival calendar is always Glastonbury.
This year’s Pilton Pop Festival (as they called it back in the day) saw rock behemoths U2 pull out at the last minute thanks to Bono putting his back out. Damon Albarn’s band for the web 2.0 generation, Gorillaz (above), stepped in to fill the slot. Audience reviews may have been mixed for the band’s performance, but from our point of view they certainly brought a lot of interesting looking instruments, cool guests and pretty visuals to the table. Plus, if nothing else, it meant there was a moment that members of The Clash, Blur and The Fall’s Mark E Smith were all on the Pyramid Stage at once - and there’s no way that can be a bad thing.
Meanwhile, we also packed up our tents and broke out the horns for a trip to Download Festival to catch Aerosmith, AC/DC and Rage among others - check out our gallery here.
Elsewhere in June, we caught up with internet sensation ‘drummer at the wrong gig’ Steve Moore. A man who, in the words of USA Editor Joe Bosso: “is an entire performance unto himself - arms flailing like a baton twirler after too many Red Bulls, yet he never misses the beat. Long may he reign.”