It Was A Hot Summer! 10 Smoking Festival Highlights Of 2022

Band: WET LEG (Isle of Wight, UK)
Song: CHAISE LONGUE

Sublime pop knockout (already more than 30 million
streams on Spotify) from their self-titled debut LP.

Where: Glastonbury Festival (UK)

I saw them myself in Belgium last August, but this version
is way better than the one I witnessed. But hey, you can’t
beat a sign-along audience of 70.000.

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Band: FONTAINES D.C. (Dublin, Ireland)
Song: BOYS IN THE BETTER LAND (from their debut LP)

Where: Leeds + Reading (UK)

The Irishmen invited a kid to play
guitar on this belter. FABULOUS.

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Band: AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Australia)
Song: GUIDED BY ANGELS (and more)

Where: PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL

Amyl is 100% genuine, far-out, and gaga! I saw her myself
(for the second time) last month in Antwerp. AMYL RULES.

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Artist: LIAM GALLAGHER (Manchester, UK)
Song: EVERYTHING’S ELECTRIC
From his 3rd LP C’Mon You Know.

Where: KNEBWORTH (UK)
Liam‘s massive and biblical concert at the historic
(rock) field confirmed once more that our kid still is
the man for the masses.

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Band: PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland)
Song: MOVIN’ ON UP

From their 1991 groundbreaking LP Screamadelica.
Well, you would have guessed it by seeing frontman
Bobby Gillespie‘s shirt.

Where: Glastonbury Festival (UK)

With a glorious gospel choir, this performance
feels like a spiritual experience.

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Band: KASABIAN (Leicester, UK)
Song: FIRE (2009)
More than 140 million streams on Spotify.

Where: ISLE OF WIGHT (UK)

Maestro Serge Pizzorno invited former
football star Peter Crouch for a little dance.

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Band: BIG THIEF (Brooklyn, NY)
Song: CHANGE
From this year’s double LP
Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe You.

Where/when: Glastonbury Festival (UK)

A magical ballad. Sheer beauty in motion.
Can’t get tired of hearing this starry-eyed spark.

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Band: MANESKIN (Rome, Italy)

The theatrical collective that got famous
faster than a comet going bonkers in space.

Song: BEGGIN’ (2017)
More than 1 billion streams on Spotify!

Where: ROCK IN RIO BRASIL

Adored like Roman Gods.

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Band: TURNSTILE (Baltimore, Maryland)
Song: DON’T PLAY (2021)

Where: PINKPOP FESTIVAL (The Netherlands)

Wicked hardcore ruffians like these are experts
in starting maddening moshpits. HELL YEAH!

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Artist: JACK WHITE
Song: SEVEN NATION ARMY

If you never heard this giant White Stripes slam dunk you’re
not part of the millions of people who streamed it more
than 1 billion times on Spotify.

Where: Glastonbury Festival (UK)

Why didn’t you invite Meg?

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