GLASTONBURY 2013 exceeded expectations. As one of the biggest festivals in the world, the line-up was not short of incredible headliners — the Stones for one.
From the pyramid stage to wonderful stalls serving homemade cider, Glasto had it all. People from all walks of life came to pitch a tent, listen to great music, and experience some of the UK’s weirdest and most exciting culture.
In the midst of it all was a number of Australian acts, including Tame Impala and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. These big-name artists were joined by another up and coming Aussie star — Iggy Azalea.
Iggy Azalea is Australia’s latest musical sensation to be making her debut at Glastonbury. The 23-year-old from Sydney first gained popularity after several YouTube hits took the hip hop world by storm. Azalea is one artist unafraid to cause a stir.
Despite being nowhere to be seen for the first fifteen minutes of the gig, the crowd were more than forgiving when she finally stormed on stage wearing a low cut crop top and hot pants. Her intent is to make people question and redefine old ideals, and that’s exactly what she did, getting the crowd bopping along to her latest hit ‘Bounce’.
Azalea moved to Miami at the tender age of sixteen to pursue her career with music, leaving little doubt of her commitment to music. However, speaking with a strong American twang, rather than the expected Australian accent, left a few in the crowd a little confused. One fan commented, “who does she think she is?” Her answer — a stream of profanities and some energetic tunes.
Overall, Iggy Azalea played an impressive first Glastonbury, pleasing the crowd and rocking some of her best tunes. Expect to see a lot more of Australia’s very own rap superstar.