Veterans such as Sinead O’Connor,  UB 40,  Shaggy and Blink 182 enthralled audiences with their kick-ass performances at popular events around the globe

Iconic country singer Dolly Parton stole the show at UK’s Glastonbury Festival last month. Her outstanding headlining act – which rode high on the wave of the nostalgia that her catchy melodies never fail to infuse among the audience  – couldn’t have been better.

The month of August , too, witnessed quite a few headlining acts by artistes that we’re sure you grew up listening to.

The Allman Brothers Band at Peach Music Festival, USA

The four-day camping music festival in Pennysylvania, USA, had everything that a blues/rock fans would look for in a music festival – a line-up featuring iconic musicians, intimate atmosphere and a relaxed, easy-going vibe. The legendary band played two consecutive nights and brought stellar guest artistes to jam with them too.

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UB40 at Rewind Festival, UK

The festival organisers couldn’t have chosen a more entertaining act than the celebrated reggae-pop band UB40 for the finale. The outfit’s set list was straight out of a fan’s typical Sunday playlist. And although ex-vocalist Ali Campbell’s bitter split six years ago continues to attract media attention till today, the band didn’t give their ardent fans that flocked to the show a chance to complain about anything.

(Image courtey: UB40 Official Instagram)

Sinead O’Connor at Greenbelt Festival, UK

Most people would remember her for her 1990 song ‘Nothing compares 2u’. The 47-year-old Irish singer-songwriter played the headlining set at the four-day music event that also saw performances by Luke Sital-Singh and Lau, among others.

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(Image courtesy: Sinead O’Connor Facebook)

Blink 182 at Reading Festival, UK

The punk-rockers, best known for their 1999 hit ‘All the small things’, played to a fanatic audience at their act at the recently concluded music gala. The set list was a mix of popular hits and not-so-popular tunes, and going by online reviews, it lived up to the expectations of most attendees.

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(Image courtesy: Reading Festival Facebook)

Shaggy at Liverpool International Music Festival, UK

The reggaeman got everyone grooving to his popular tunes at the festival. The singing star might not have been top of the charts with his music lately but his power-packed performance could well have been one of his concerts from his heyday.

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 Cover Image courtesy: Reading Festival Facebook