#TBT That time Beyoncé headlined Glastonbury

#TBT That time Beyoncé headlined Glastonbury

With the news that this year's Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled, we revisit Beyoncé’s iconic 2011 Glastonbury performance.

With the news that this year's Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled, we revisit Beyoncé’s iconic 2011 Glastonbury performance.

Text: Paul Madley

Right now you may be a few days… or months into self-distancing and exhausted many hobbies to keep yourself entertained, but we’ve found the perfect way for you to kill some time…revisit Beyoncé’s full 90 minute, 2011 Glastonbury performance. That’s right, a full 90 minutes, you’re welcome!

Yesterday, Glastonbury organizer Mike and Emily Eavis confirmed that this year’s festival will be canceled. The decision was based on current government recommendations to prevent the spread of the pandemic, Coronavirus. However, 9 years ago all eyes were on Glastonbury to watch Beyoncé as she took over the main stage. At the time Beyoncé was the first female artist to headline the infamous Pyramid stage in almost 25 years.

She delivered a killer 90-minute set that became one of Glastonbury’s most talked-about performances. She opened the show with “Crazy in Love” and performed a medley of her best hits. She even played Destiny’s Child songs which included “Independent Women”, “Bootylicious” and “Say My Name”. Beyoncé told the crowd, “I want you all to know right now you’re witnessing my dream. I always wanted to be a rock star and tonight we are all rock stars.”

During the show, the singer paid tribute to her idols and covered songs by the Eurythmics, Kings of Leon and Prince. She finished her set with Run the World, which was followed by her 2008 hit Halo.

Check out Beyonce’s 2011 Glastonbury performance in the video below.

Credits: Video courtesy of YouTube

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