Mark Ronson has pulled out all the stops for his slot at Glastonbury, calling on some serious star power for his featured vocalist heavy back catalogue.
From the opening track Ooh Wee with Theophilus London (a tribute to the late Nate Dogg), followed by MNDR performing Bang Bang Bang, Daniel Merriweather performing The Smiths’ Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before, Kyle Falconer of The View for The Bike Song and Keyone Starr for I Can’t Lose, things were off to a massive start.
And that’s not all. After Parker left the stage, Miike Snow‘s Andrew Wyatt appeared to perform not only his own band’s song, Animal, but Somebody To Love Me. It was here he was joined by none other than Boy George, who also stayed on for Culture Club’s Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
In an especially poignant moment of his set, Ronson performed the Amy Winehouse collaboration Valerie, which the band played along to her original vocals. “I know we all wish Amy was here tonight,” he said, urging the crowd to “Sing along, sing to the heavens.”
Finally, to wrap things up and that was guaranteed to be a festival highlight, Mark Ronson brought on Mary J. Blige, George Clinton (whom he has described as “the forefather of Uptown Funk”) and Grandmaster Flash to support him during the final performance of his set with his worldwide hit Uptown Funk.
Ronson will be headed to Australia at the end of next month for Splendour In The Grass, as well as a few sideshows. It’s safe to say we are more than just a bit excited to see what else the super producer has in store!