Leon Bridges shows Fort Worth love at Glastonbury Festival


Leon Bridges performed in front of more than 100,000 people at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival on Saturday with his Fort Worth Panther City backdrop in full view.

Leon Bridges is a proud Fort Worth Goodwill Ambassador wherever he performs around the world.

This included perhaps his biggest stage yet when the local star performed to over 100,000 on Saturday at Glastonbury Festival in the UK.

Bridges and his band’s hour-long set on the West Holts stage included the song “Beyond” from his 2018 album Good Thing. The performance was posted by BBC Music on YouTube. Paul McCartney was Saturday night’s headliner.

Its backdrop features a massive black panther with Fort Worth stamped in the middle.

Fort Worth residents long adopted the nickname Panther City after a Dallas resident joked in 1875 that the city was so dead someone saw a sleeping panther on a downtown street.

This story was originally published June 27, 2022 10:23 p.m.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS Bowls, two trips to the College World Series, and the move to the Big 12. He covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and began reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.

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