Blossoms rise to the occasion at Glastonbury 2017

Because everyone does 'Last Christmas' in June, right?
Striding onto the Pyramid Stage, Blossoms look lost. Is it too big for them? At first it seems like it night be, as they break into ‘At Most A Kiss’. Giving the usual thanks and pleasantries, the band weave their way through a set that takes time to fill its surroundings, but once it does it works well.

By the time ‘Honey Sweet’ rolls round, Blossoms have the command of the stage, and are living up to the occasion. Singer Tom Ogden quips “this is mad” before launching into ‘Blown Rose’, with the chorus of “the stately homes of England” echoed back to him by the crowd.

Ogden stops the band before ‘My Favourite Room’ to ask the crowd if one of them had recently been dumped. It’s a trick he was doing as far back as last year’s festivals, but it works, dedicating the song to a Beth (it turns out both her and her ex were in the crowd). Morphing into a rendition of Oasis’ ‘Half The World Away’, which quickly turns into ‘Last Christmas’, it’s clear the band have stepped up to stake a claim.

Closing with ‘Charlemagne’, Ogden takes the opportunity to thank Michael and Emily Eavis for putting them on “this massive stage”. As they finish their set it’s easy to see why.

Blossoms played:

At Most a Kiss



Honey Sweet


Blown Rose

My Favourite Room

Deep Grass

This Moment


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