Glastonbury stars gather for Africa Express
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24 June 2007
Fatboy Slim, Blur's Damon Albarn and The Magic Numbers were among the acts who collaborated to make a very special second
night on Glastonbury's Park Stage.
A host of African acts played alongside some of Britain’s biggest stars to set Saturday’s (23 June) Park
Stage off with a bang. The Magic Numbers,
Hard-Fi and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly all played alongside some of Africa’s best musicians as
Africa Express took over the entire stage from 7.00pm.
The acts were all hand-picked by Damon
Albarn for the evening and he himself joined The Specials’ Terry Hall on
the piano for an African version of their classic ‘A Message To You Rudy’.
Hard-Fi performed ‘Hard To Beat’ and Fatboy Slim spun a few dance tracks to get the crowd moving including ‘It Began In Africa’
by The Chemical Brothers. The unique evening included a version of The Clash’s ‘Rock The Casbah’ as the stage created a special bit of Glastonbury
The Park was packed as artists watched each other from the side of the stage. Ben Hudson
from Mr Hudson and The Library added guitar
to Tony Allen’s drums from The Good, The Bad and the Queen as the pair collaborated
with a multitude of African performers including Tinariwen.
Eavis had said “Everyone’s coming down,” and a large crowd duly gathered at The Park Stage.
As the party was in full swing, the stage manager pulled the show because it had already run ten minutes over the 12.30 curfew.
information on the evening can be found HERE.