UK | Review on Glastonbury Festival 2019: “made in France” artists impressed festival-goers
The iconic British Festival Glastonbury took place from June 26 to 30 at Worthy Farm. Several “made in France” acts have been programmed and have attracted the international media’s attention.
This year, from June 26 to 30, Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts brought together more than 200.000 participants. It’s a major event in British culture and one of the most important festivals in the world. Glastonbury offers thousands of multidisciplinary events: concerts (pop, rock, folk, world, electro…), circus, street art, cinema, dance, theater, cabaret, etc. Films and albums recorded at the festival have been released. Glastonbury Festival has been widely covered on television, radio and in print media.
For its 36th edition, Glastonbury Festival invited many “made in France” artists, including Christine and the Queens (Because Music/Corida Production), BCUC (Metiola Productions/Buda Musique/3 Pom Prod), Fatoumata Diawara (3ème Bureau/Wagram Music/W Spectacle), Kiddy Smile (Grand Musique Management/Allo Floride), FKJ (Roche Musique), Manudigital (X-Ray Production), Madeleine Peyroux (Decca Records France).
“Made in France” acts noticed and praised by international press
French artist, producer and DJ Kiddy Smile, known for his LGBT commitment and involvement on the Parisian voguing scene, was one of the “hidden gems” not to be missed in Glastonbury according to The Guardian.
Christine and the Queens
Three years after her debut on The Other Stage, Christine and the Queens made her big comeback at Glastonbury Festival as headliner of one of the main stages.
Her concert on Sunday, June 30 was acclaimed by international media. The British daily The Telegraph devoted an article to Chris’s performance, giving it five stars. According to the editorial staff, the singer “inevitably shift the shape of things again” at her Glastonbury’s return.
In The Guardian, journalist Laura Snapes noticed new details every time she attended Chris’ show and described that “the emotion always feels immediate“.
The British music magazine NME gave 4 stars to Chris’s performance. Hannah Mylrea appreciated the French artist’s show and wrote in her article that Chris is “definitely only just started her winning streak“.
British national radio BBC considered Christine and the Queens, like Billie Eilish or Janelle Monae, as a pop diva who pushed the limits (…Glastonbury’s final day was all about envelope-pushing pop divas).