We’ll never forget these amazing BST moments...
It’s almost impossible to have a bad time at a festival. There aren’t many things better than hanging out with your mates in a massive field, drinking whatever you manage to get your hands on, and watching your favourite bands in the sunshine (or pouring rain, whatever).
We normally venture back to reality with extremely fond memories, and rather monumental week-long hangovers. But there are always a few memories that stand out over the rest.
With British Summer Time 2016 bracing itself for another awesome weekend this summer (FYI Take That, Mumford & Sons, Florence and the Machine and Kendrick Lamar have already been confirmed), we take a look back at the most magical BST moments from festivals gone by...
Taylor Swift’s impressively fast outfit changes
She’s become a modern style icon since she first shot into the charts, but 2015’s BST saw Taylor Swift exceed even her own exceptionally high fashion standards. From that delightfully classy white (and very sparkly) mini-dress to the more badass leather skirt, she kept the outfit changes coming thick-and-fast, leaving us astonished at her changing-swiftness (no pun intended, honestly). Fittingly, Swift was joined onstage by a few famous supermodels friends – including Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne – one of the most jaw-dropping sights we’re ever likely to see.
Black Sabbath simply turning up
There’s never a dull moment when Ozzy Osbourne comes to town. And his spirited and rousing performance at BST 2014 was no exception. Black Sabbath, it’s fair to say, tore the place apart. Smashing through a rip-roaring set, the legendary rockers watched as a frenzied crowd belted every lyric back at them – 55,000 people paying ultimate homage to the godfathers of heavy metal. Combined with the blistering London sunshine, it was a moment we’re not likely to forget for a very, very long time.
Tim Minchin just being Tim Minchin
Tim Minchin’s appearance at BST 2014 was fall-over-and-smash-your-face-on-the-floor funny from the moment he walked out. It was all the more special seeing as Minchin hadn’t been performing too regularly, focusing more on his stage projects, including Roald Dahl’s Matilda. So he was certainly in the mood for it that day, hammering away on his piano as he dipped and swerved effortlessly between comedy and musical genius.
The Libertines reunite, and the crowd LOSE IT
“We can’t carry on if you don’t calm down a bit,” Pete Doherty famously gasped down the mic, after The Libertines halted their second song, Boys In The Band, amid complete crowd chaos. It was The Libertines’ first gig in England since reuniting, and no-one could contain themselves. They couldn’t even come close. Hyde Park went wild, and it was one of the most magical moments in festival history.
Seeing the Rolling Stones in the flesh
Yep, this actually happened. There’s nothing more that needs to be said!