Check out the Great performance by FKA Twigs in Glastonbury

Check out the Great performance by FKA Twigs in Glastonbury

FKA Twigs perform Water Me at Glastonbury 2015. Visit the Glastonbury website at http://bbc.co.uk/glastonbury for more videos and photos

 

Tahliah Debrett Barnett (born 16 January 1988), known by the stage name FKA twigs, is a British singer, songwriter, producer and dancer. She was born and raised in Gloucestershire, and became a backup dancer after moving to London when she was 17 years old. Barnett first entered the music industry with the release of her extended plays EP1 (2012) and EP2 (2013). Her debut studio album LP1 (2014) peaked at number 16 on the UK Albums Chart and number 30 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

Glastonbury Festival (originally Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival; formerly Glastonbury Fair; Glastonbury CND Festival; current formal title Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts) is a five-day music festival that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts. Leading pop and rock artists have headlined, alongside thousands of others appearing on smaller stages and performance areas. Films and albums recorded at Glastonbury have been released, and the festival receives extensive television and newspaper coverage. Glastonbury is the largest greenfield festival in the world, and is now attended by around 175,000 people,[1] requiring extensive infrastructure in terms of security, transport, water, and electricity supply. The majority of staff are volunteers, helping the festival to raise millions of pounds for good causes.

Inspired by the ethos of the hippie, counterculture, and free festival movements, the festival retains vestiges of these traditions, such as the Green Fields area, which includes sections known as the Green Futures and Healing Fields. After the 1970s, the festival took place almost every year and grew in size, with the number of attendees sometimes being swollen by gate-crashers. Michael Eavis hosted the first festival, then called Pilton Festival, after seeing an open-air Led Zeppelinconcert at the 1970 Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music; fourteen people invested everything they had to build the stage.

Glastonbury Festival was held intermittently from 1970 until 1981, since when it has been held every year, except for “fallowyears” intended to give the land, the local population and the organisers a break, usually taken every 5 years.