‘Oasis have cancelled’
Since we started reviewing headline festival sets back in 2010 we never thought we’d be covering a has-been star which graced the cover of the 1998 Smash Hits annual.
Lady GaGa is at Truck festival. Of course she’s not outside with the hordes gathered in front of the main stage on this warm summer evening in Oxfordshire, she’s pulled up backstage a few yards away from the artist village where George Ezra is warming up for his headline act.
The occupants of Latitude’s viewing platform are joined by royalty tonight ahead of The Killer’s headline set and we aren’t just referring to the ABLEUK crew!
The cover of Backless shows a photo with an electric guitar resting on a settee, to its left the room is brought to life from a vintage lamp, in its glow you can clearly see an Albion football flag draped over the back of the sofa.
When Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O’Donnell, Jason Cooper and Reeves Gabrels took to the stage at The Rocket Club in Croydon 1978 the only trace of their existence was a song called Killing an Arab which failed to chart anywhere.
Who would’ve thought a painter and decorator from Glasgow would had ended up on stage in front of thousands of people at Scotland’s leading music festival?