It was the Great Battle of Portaloo. Billy Bragg dramatically fell out with the Manic Street Preachers after they brought their own toilet to Glastonbury. But did they ever resolve their toilet differences? It’s the latest case for Ricky & Tony!
Did Billy Bragg and the Manic Street Preachers ever make up and get over their toilet differences after the Welsh rockers brought their own toilet to Glastonbury once.
It was at Glastonbury 1999 when the Manics came up with their own take on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bog), Billy Bragg accused them of going against everything the festival stood for and forgetting their socialist values. He took particular issue to the handwritten notice on the door, "These facilities are reserved exclusively for the Manic Street Preachers."
The case for Ricky & Tony is to find out if they ever got over the spat so as ever they have the experts at hand. Will Orchard
is the organiser of Kendall Calling
festival who booked the Manics in 2019, are they still in the habit of bringing their own toilets? And to find out how celebrities get over their differences, mediator to the stars, Gig Kyriacou in LA gives the inside scoop.
Never ones to get bogged down in the detail, it’s another case to solve for the Pop Detectives.
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