Verve Close Glastonbury With Attack On Eavis

by | 30 June 2008

The Verve closed this year's Glastonbury festival by criticising organiser Michael Eavis, who they suggested opposed their booking.

Lead singer Richard Ashcroft thanked Mr Eavis' daughter Emily for selecting them to headline the final day of the legendary festival.

Ashcroft said Mr Eavis had been "worried we weren't going to be as good as Keane or something".

"I want to thank Emily Eavis for inviting us to play Glastonbury. And I hope her dad realises why she booked us now," he said to the crowd on Sunday night.

Ashcroft also praised US rapper Jay-Z who won over critics of his booking with an impressive performance on Saturday.

"A shout out to Jay-Z for putting in a big performance last night. But tonight it's rock 'n' roll," the lead singer said.

Veteran singers Leonard Cohen and Neil Diamond also played the Pyramid stage on the last day of the festival.

On Saturday night troubled singer Amy Winehouse attracted more criticism after apparently punching a member of the crowd for grabbing her hair.


30/06/2008 10:46:00


Contactmusic

Tags: The Verve - Glastonbury Festival - Amy Winehouse - Jay Z - Keane - Leonard Cohen - Neil Diamond - Richard Ashcroft


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

The Verve Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on The Verve

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All