Glastonbury announces tribute to The Prodigy’s Keith Flint
Shangri-La will host The Keith Flint Appreciation Hour...
Glastonbury has announced a tribute to The Prodigy’s Keith Flint, who lost his life earlier this year.
The iconic, pioneering UK rave outfit were originally down to play a headline set at this year's festival, but cancelled all dates following the tragic news.
Today it was confirmed that guitarist Gizz Butt, who previously toured with the band, will deliver the Keith Flint Appreciation Hour DJ set. The performance is scheduled for Thursday 27th June in the legendary Shangri-La area. It will apparently feature an unreleased 1996 remix of the band.
"It'll be a tribute to Keith, the family, the band and all the loyal fans," Butt is quoted as saying. "But also, it goes out to anyone who may be suffering the same feelings that Keith had— that led to his untimely death."
The Prodigy had played Glastonbury on numerous previous occasions, debuting in 1995. London venue The Cause has been behind an 11-date UK tour in Flint's name, raising money for mental health charities CALM and Mind. It finishes tonight— Friday 3rd May— at Aberdeen Tunnels.