BEYONCE came and conquered Glastonbury last night with a woman-identified set. A backing band consisting entirely of feisty black woman - a really powerful statement in an industry where too often female singers are surrounded by male musicians. All good...but what about that statement that she is the first female headliner at Glastonbury. Ahem. Didn't Skin do that with Skunk Anansie in 1999? Or doesn't it count because she wasn't solo then? The Beeb need to be careful before trumpeting this as unqualified fact.
I'll be asking Skin about this soon, along with chat about Skunk Anansie's set at the recent Download Festival - WATCH THIS SPACE!!