Bill Drummond

Bill Drummond of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (also known as the KLF) perfectly encapsulates aspects of this year’s festival theme, embodying rebellion in the music industry in a way that goes beyond staid notions of counterculture. After achieving huge success and becoming a best-selling single band, The KLF finished their Brit Awards performance shooting blanks at the audience, dropping a dead sheep at one of the afterparties and deleting their back catalogue. Their earnings funded an award for the worst artist of the year and later were burned, for the K Foundation Burn a Million Quid performance. Since then, Drummond has presented talks around the world, published books, and also staged unexpected actions including making soup for strangers and becoming a shoe shine boy.

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