As over 200,000 people pack up their tents and leave Worthy Farm, we look back at what was another epic, record-breaking Glastonbury Festival.

From the bustling crowds at the Pyramid Stage to discussing ley lines at the stone circle, all-night dancing under Arcadia’s fiercesome fire-breathing spider to the sanctuary of the Green Fields, the outpouring of emotions celebrating live music and culture was visible from both fans and artists alike after a three year break due to the pandemic.

The returning festival’s line-up did not disappoint. Artists such as Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Skunk Anansie, Jack White, Herbie Hancock and Lorde – to name a few – descended upon Somerset, and in record-breaking fashion!

Headliners Billie Eilish and Sir Paul McCartney became the youngest and oldest artists respectively to top the bill, 52 years on since the inaugural Glastonbury Festival in 1970. Whilst at other ends of the pop music spectrum, both artists commanded the stage with shows set for the ages.

If, like us, you were enthralled by the performances on offer at Glasto, then why don’t you pick up an instrument and start your musical journey with Rockschool? Who knows... perhaps you could end up performing your own headline set on the Pyramid Stage.

On our latest edition of Rockschool Vocals, the ultimate singing syllabus, you can find not one, but two Billie Eilish tracks. An arrangement of “I Love You” at Grade 1 and her smash hit “Ocean Eyes” at Grade 4 – released at the tender age of 13.

Rockschool Vocals Grade 1

An artist who has been at the forefront of the music industry for 60 years is bound to have a hit or two (hundreds more like!). This is true of McCartney, with songs by The Beatles well featured across the Rockschool Acoustic, Rockschool Piano and Rockschool Ukulele syllabuses: “Eleanor Rigby” at Rockschool Acoustic Debut and Rockschool Ukulele Grade 6, “Blackbird” in the Grade 5 Acoustic Guitar syllabus, “Let It Be” in the Rockschool Piano Grade 1 books, and “Live and Let Die” at Piano Grade 7 by Paul McCartney and Wings.

Acoustic Guitar Debut Grade Book

Elsewhere, Rockschool features a plethora of other artists who graced the Glastonbury bill: Skunk Anansie’s “Weak” from Rockschool Vocals Grade 8, Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island’ from the Rockschool Piano Grade 6 book, The White Stripe’s (Jack White) “Seven Nation Arm” at Rockschool Acoustic Grade 1, and Lorde’s “Royals” at Grade 3 on our Rockschool Vocals Wider Repertoire list.

All Graded Music Book Covers

There’s plenty of ways you can access and learn music from your favourite artist with Rockschool. You can buy individual tracks or full copies of the grade books via our online shop as a digital book (which comes complete with access to Replay - an interactive sheet music player) or as a hard copy book. Alternatively you can access the entire Rockschool and RSL Classical graded series on our completely online app - The RSL Learning Platform.

The innovative RSL Learning Platform app gives you complete access to every grade of all available Rockschool and RSL Classical graded materials from any internet connected device. This includes the full repertoire and backing tracks, along with all accompanying technical exercises and supporting tests. If you’re accessing as a student, you can trial the platform for 30 days FOR FREE! Alternatively, if you’re a teacher, you can access the platform for free for 12 months and then indefinitely if you have one or more subscribing students (from £3.99 a month!).

If you just can’t shake the festival bug, then fear not. The RSL Virtual Music Festival is returning this August! Held across RSL Awards influential Facebook and Instagram social media channels, the virtual festival features a breadth of talent playing their favourite Rockschool and RSL Classical tracks. Head over to our social media channels @RSLAwards and keep an eye out for more updates.