THE WATERBOYS celebrate landmark festival appearance with new track 'Glastonbury Fayre'

THE WATERBOYS celebrate landmark festival appearance with new track 'Glastonbury Fayre'
credit: Paul Mac Manus

Ahead of the band’s landmark twelfth performance at the iconic Glastonbury Festival, The Waterboys are feeling in a celebratory mood as they today drop a brand new track to mark the occasion, the inspired ‘Glastonbury Fayre’.

Co-written by band leader Mike Scott and multi-instrumentalist Brother Paul, the track is a love letter to Glastonbury, documenting the band’s first-ever performance in 1984 and every visit since in a series of funny and revealing verses that namecheck Radiohead, Billy Bragg, Courtney Barnett and Glastonbury Tor.

Mike Scott comments: "This is our tribute to the fabbest fest of all, when the nation comes together in all its true wild weirdness and shakes out the blues. A hymn of gratitude to the mighty Glastonbury Festival for all it's given us over the last fifty years."

Watch the visualizer for ‘Glastonbury Fayre’ - BELOW:

The song drops ahead of a packed summer of Waterboys festival appearances, as well as a reissue of their tenth studio album ‘An Appointment With Mr Yeats’ (tomorrow, 17 June), and comes off the back of last month's release of their stunning new album All Souls Hill - out now on Cooking Vinyl. Watch the visualiser for latest track ‘Once Were Brothers’ HERE.

The Waterboys play the following UK festivals this summer and some recently announced very special acoustic duo shows from Mike Scott and Brother Paul Brown (indicated +). Tickets available HERE.

Fri 17th Folk N Boat Festival, Middlewich, Cheshire
Sat 18th Black Deer Festival, Kent
Mon 20th The Stables, Milton Keynes +
Sat 25th Glastonbury Festival
Mon 27th Subscription Rooms, Stroud +

Sat 9th Cornbury Festival, Oxfordshire
Sat 23rd Doonhame Festival, Dumfries

Fri 5th Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow
Sun 7th Wickham Festival, Hampshire

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