Leon Bridges shows Fort Worth love at Glastonbury festival


Leon Bridges performed before more than 100,000 in attendance at Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom Saturday with his Fort Worth Panther City backdrop prominently displayed.

Leon Bridges is a proud goodwill ambassador for Fort Worth wherever he’s performing around the world.

That included perhaps his biggest stage to date when the hometown star played in front of more than 100,000 Saturday at the Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom.

Bridges and his band’s hourlong 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.

His stage backdrop includes a massive black panther with Fort Worth stamped in the middle.

Fort Worth residents have long embraced the nickname Panther City after a Dallasite famously joked in the late 1800s that the town was so dead that he saw a panther asleep on a downtown street.

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

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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 has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.

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