The Irish singer-songwriter has said that he’s nervous about playing in front of such a big audience tonight at Glastonbury.
The Bray native performed at the festival last year, but on the much smaller John Peel stage. Tonight, he’s a headlining act on the main stage.
Speaking to the Radio Times, he said, “It’s quite a leap, isn’t it? I only realised that I was doing the Pyramid Stage quite recently. I’m kind of blown away by it. I’m absolutely thrilled, obviously. It’s going to be daunting, but it’s a big landmark for me. It’s very surreal.”
Hozier admitted that there’s not a lot he can do in terms of preparation for his show, which is partly the reason for his nerves.
“I don’t know how I’ll prepare, I’ve never done anything like this before. Festival gigs are different. There’s no soundcheck because the changeover can be quite quick. You go out there and you kind of fly by the seat of your pants, and that provides a new energy every time, which I love,” he said.
The festival scene is taking over the live music industry, and each year the acts announced and festivals themselves get bigger and bigger. Commenting on what makes these concerts so special, Hozier said, “ Everyone is there to have a good time, no matter what. We all commit ourselves to spending the weekend living like joyous refugees in a field.”
Well we’re sure those folk in the field will adore his set tonight!