Sharon Osbourne took aim at UK’s popular Glastonbury Festival, telling Classic Rock Magazine when asked on how today’s festivals compare to those from 20 years ago:
“All these festivals now have a comedy tent and then there’s this tent and that tent. There’s different foods and everything. It’s not just about the music anymore.
“What is that fucking one in England where the poseurs all go and wear the fucking wellies? Glastonbury! It’s full of fucking poseurs. It’s full of middle-aged models and has-been rockstars that go to be seen.
“I don’t like those festivals where people go and pose like that. They have Coachella out here [in the US]. It’s too fucking cosy. It’s too business now. You’ve got these pop-up fucking restaurants that show up and these pop-up fucking stores and everything’s a fucking pop-up. It’s gone too far from the music now for me.”
It’s pretty expensive, too.
“My God! What was the one they had, the fucking Old Fest [2016’s Desert Trip, on the same grounds as Coachella, and nicknamed ‘Oldchella’]. They fucking charged, I dunno, thousands of dollars for a seat to sit in the fucking desert and watch The Who.
“It’s a scene. It’s these middle-aged farts thinking they’re still hip, living in the past and wanting to be seen.”