THURSDAY 29th MARCH 2012: Festival season is just around the corner and new research today reveals that the UK’s love of a good festival performance has never faded. From old school classics to new generation music, the new top ten festival acts list reveals us Brits love nothing better than a show stopping performance and (according to the research) no one did it better than Queen in 1985.
The new research, by Q Magazine, The Now editor, and shortlisted by the public suggests that it’s not only the older acts that are the best. Beyonce’s world famous performance on the main Glastonbury stage in 2011 comes in at a massive second in the all-time list, a fantastic accomplishment for the first female solo act to grace the stage and shows that the ‘Bootylicious’ B appeals to both the older and younger generations alike
And it seems we are still longing for musical days gone by, according to the research. The survey reveals that 6/10 acts that we deem the best of all time were performed before 1990 - with U2, Jimi Hendrix and AC/DC all beating their younger peers to the coveted top ten places.
THE TOP TEN FESTIVAL LIST OF ALL TIME
The research, revealed today to announce the ticket launch for Eurostar’s hotly anticipated ‘Traction’ Festival reveals the UK’s real music and festival taste, and with a few surprises
1. Queen, Live Aid, 1985
2. Beyonce, Glastonbury, 2011
3. AC/DC, Castle Donnington, 1981
4. U2, Live Aid, 1985
5. Blur, Glastonbury, 2009
6. Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock, 1969
7. Nirvana, Reading, 1992
8. Bob Dylan, Newport Folk Festival, 1965
9. The Rolling Stones, Hyde Park, 1969
10. Johnny Cash ,Glastonbury, 1994
11. Muse, Glastonbury, 2004
Notes to Editors
Eurostar, an official supporter of the London 2012 Games today unveils an original one-day summer festival. Eurostar presents Traction curated by internationally renowned DJ Gilles Peterson, is part of the official London 2012 Festival programme.
Tickets to Eurostar presents Traction Festival are available today. The unique event, created by Eurostar, will bring together musical, dance and arts talent from across Europe for a special performance to celebrate the diversity of European talent on London’s doorstep.
Early bird ticket sales for Traction open today, priced at £15 each, with regular tickets on sale at £20 each from 26th April. For more information and to book tickets, visit
www.eurostartraction.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk