DJ Anthony from Cork gets second Glastonbury invitation

The unassuming Irish DJ who rocked Glastonbury last year has been invited back for a high-profile residency at this year’s massive summer festival.

Anthony Collins, who runs the White Lady Hotel in Kinsale, Co Cork, said he was absolutely “thrilled and delighted” to be asked to perform again at the world’s biggest greenfield festival, which features headline acts like the Foo Fighters, The Who, Pharrell Williams, and Hozier.

“I thought it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity last year,” DJ Anthony said.

“But I couldn’t have done too badly because they’ve invited me back and given me some extra gigs.”

Anthony hit the headlines last year following his invite to perform at the renowned UK festival.

He had been spotted by a senior Glastonbury organiser who attended the Mad Hatters’ party in his hotel earlier that year, and was impressed by how he worked the crowd.

Anthony, 49, hit Glastonbury last June and played a few morning and afternoon warm-up gigs to up to 4,000 people in the off-site Beat Hotel marquee — getting festival goers in the mood for the main gigs.

But so impressed were Glastonbury organisers by his gigs, they have now asked him to play a three-night residency in the high-profile midnight to 3am slot in one of the on-site Glastonbury field marquees.

“Getting the second invite has just blown me away completely. It’s like a dream come true all over again,” he said.

“I’ve been DJ-ing a long time. I’m very humble about it. I just love doing what I do so to be invited back, it’s just amazing.

“I am looking forward to showing them the Cork way to party.”

Anthony is now finalising his 2015 Glastonbury set-list, and will test it on punters attending this weekend’s Kinsale Point-to-Point festival at Farrangalway, before he heads to Somerset at the end of June.

“This weekend will be a good warm up for me,” he said.

Racing starts at 5pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday, when the best dressed lady and gent competitions take place, with a €1,000 voucher from Victoria’s Antiques and a four-ball at the world famous Old Head Golf Links up for grabs.

Entry is €10 per adult with accompanied children admitted free.

Free shuttle buses will operate from Kinsale Tourism Office to the course.

DISCOVER MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS


Lifestyle

A calm chat with your child and listing the pros and cons can help you decide, Lisa Salmon discovers.Should I let my daughter get her ears pierced?

More From The Irish Examiner