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Over 200 000 people gathered on the grounds of the iconic London music festival, Glastonbury, which began on Wednesday last week.
We have already touched on two of the more notable headliners, one being Sir Paul McCartney, who at 80 became the oldest musician ever to headline the festival.
Also, Billie Eilish headlined the Pyramid Stage on Friday and became the youngest to do so at the age of 20.
The other acts and headliners were just as off the charts.
First up, enjoy Diana Ross performing in the Legends slot:
SO MANY HITS
Sing (and dance) along with @dianaross‘ fabulous Glastonbury Legends set.
— BBC Sounds (@BBCSounds) June 27, 2022
George Ezra and Jack White appeared for their own surprise sets, with the latter’s act described as face-melting:
— MoJo (@MoJo03) June 26, 2022
Whereas Ezra’s set was bursting with positivity:
— BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) June 26, 2022
The festival ended with Kendrick Lamar on Sunday:
MAKING HISTORY. Kendrick Lamar at Glastonbury Festivals 2022.
— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) June 26, 2022
It was rumoured that Lamar would bring out Eminem, but that never materialised, much to the disappointment of Slim Shady fans.
More from Lamar, then:
The Pet Shop Boys (consisting of Olly Alexander of Years & Years with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe) were also there, giving the people exactly what they wanted.
That being silver-costumed, sing-along moments:
Lorde really pulled through:
“fuck the supreme court” – lorde pic.twitter.com/jp5CkD5I30
— ◡̈ (@foreverrwinter) June 26, 2022
A lot of performers had a message for the US Supreme Court. Rightfully so, considering their terrible decision to end the constitutional right to abortion in America:
Billie Eilish called it a “dark day” for women, Megan Thee Stallion said the ruling was “embarrassing” and Kendrick Lamar closed the festival with a powerful defence of women’s rights. But the most visceral response came from 19-year-old Disney star Olivia Rodrigo.
“So many women and girls are going to die because of this [decision] and I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who showed us at the end of the day they truly don’t give a [expletive] about freedom,” said the singer.
She wrapped up with her expletive-laden song ‘F You’ alongside Lily Allen:
On that note, a little scream therapy never hurt anyone, according to Rhian Teasdale from Wet Leg, who unleashed sonic prowess for the indie-pop anthem ‘Ur Mum’:
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) June 24, 2022
That’s a good place to end for now.
But know that there was a lot more going on, like Dave Grohl’s subtle tribute to Taylor Hawkins, Haim’s sausage-fest, and some really whacky, zeitgeisty Glastonbury flags.
Like this one of the Derry Girls‘ Sister Michael rolling her eyes and declaring, “Christ”:
— Siobhán McSweeney (@siobhni) June 24, 2022
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