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Courtney Love Reflects On Hole's 1999 Glastonbury Set

Hole vocalist Courtney Love shares her memories of her time on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury

Courtney Love Reflects On Hole's 1999 Glastonbury Set

Last weekend we should have been celebrating 50 years of Glastonbury, but due to the ongoing circumstances, the Worthy Farm extravaganza was cancelled.

Various iconic sets were shared on BBC iPlayer recently – including Metallica's headline set and IDLES' blistering performance from 2019 – and artists across the globe paid tribute to one of the world's biggest and most beloved festivals.

Taking to Instagram, Courtney Love shared her memories of Hole's epic performance on the Pyramid Stage in 1999, playing just hours before headliners R.E.M. In fact, as Courtney reveals, she arrived on site with R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe via helicopter, having spent the previous days hanging out together.

"We’d spent a few days in London which is why I wrote his home state of Georgia on my stomach," says Courtney. "I wanted to see my old friend Joe Strummer and his band play."

"We were in a British military helicopter, I loved it!" he continues. "I took helicopters to festivals after that. We’d played big UK festivals before, but I was in better health that year."

Going on to describe the feelings and emotions that go into playing on the Pyramid Stage, Courtney says she felt "spirit and happiness move within me and my band" and can still remember it vividly.

"Really being transported to giving myself over to that fantastic, smiling crowd. Feeling like I’m doing the one thing I truly love, which is to deliver the message whatever form that takes within.

"You have to have a lot of confidence to hit that Glastonbury main stage."

She concludes: "You really feel you’ve met your destiny up there."

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