Ahead of the band’s landmark twelfth performance at the iconic Glastonbury Festival, The Waterboys are feeling in a celebratory mood as they today drop a brand new track to mark the occasion, the inspired ‘Glastonbury Fayre’.
You can watch the video below, and stream and download the single here.
Co-written by band leader Mike Scott and multi-instrumentalist Brother Paul, the track is a love letter to Glastonbury, documenting the band’s first ever performance in 1984 and every visit since in a series of funny and revealing verses that namecheck Radiohead, Billy Bragg, Courtney Barnett and Glastonbury Tor.
Mike Scott comments:
“This is our tribute to the fabbest fest of all, when the nation comes together in all its true wild weirdness and shakes out the blues. A hymn of gratitude to the mighty Glastonbury Festival for all it’s given us over the last fifty years.”
The song drops ahead of a packed summer of Waterboys festival appearances, as well as a reissue of their tenth studio album ‘An Appointment With Mr Yeats’, and comes off the back of last month’s release of their stunning new album All Souls Hill – out now on Cooking Vinyl. Watch the visualiser for latest track ‘Once Were Brothers’ below:
The Waterboys play the following UK festivals this summer and some recently announced very special acoustic duo shows from Mike Scott and Brother Paul Brown (indicated +). Tickets available HERE.
Fri 17th Folk N Boat Festival, Middlewich, Cheshire
Sat 18th Black Deer Festival, Kent
Mon 20th The Stables, Milton Keynes +
Sat 25th Glastonbury Festival
Mon 27th Subscription Rooms, Stroud +
Sat 9th Cornbury Festival, Oxfordshire
Sat 23rd Doonhame Festival, Dumfries
Fri 5th Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow
Sun 7th Wickham Festival, Hampshire
Catch up with The Waterboys online on their official website.