Dua Lipa says Glastonbury set was 'maddest night' as she opens up on performance

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Dua Lipa was over the moon as she belted out her greatest hits in a headline performance at Glastonbury Festival.

The pop sensation described the experience as "the maddest night of my life" thrilling the crowd with a selection of her most popular songs, including 'These Walls', 'Break My Heart', 'Hallucinate', 'Electricity', 'Physical', and 'Don't Start Now'.

Kicking off her set on the Pyramid Stage with 'Training Season' and wrapping up with 'Houdini', both tracks from her recent album 'Radical Optimism', the 28 year old's electrifying performance was accentuated by a spectacular fireworks display. "This has been a massive dream come true," she announced, adding a passionate: "Glastonbury, I love you".

Her nearly two-hour show was a spectacle of energetic choreography and several wardrobe changes. Dua Lipa frequently spoke about how she had 'manifested' her appearance at the festival.

"I can't believe this, I've dreamed about this my whole life," she said with excitement.

"I have written this moment down. I've wished for it, I've dreamt, I've worked so hard in the hopes that maybe one day I'll get to do it and I can't believe I'm here. It feels so good to be up here with you guys.", reports Chronicle Live.

She also revealed her detailed aspirations: "You know when I wrote it down, I was very specific, I said I really wanted to headline the Pyramid stage on a Friday night because then I knew I could party for the next two days in the best place on Earth."

Dua Lipa concluded her set by saying: "I'm so grateful, little me would just be beside herself right now."

The pop star regularly engaged with her fans throughout her set, taking a stroll along the barrier and acknowledging fans while she sang Cold Heart, a song from Sir Elton John's album The Lockdown Sessions.

Fireworks after Dua Lipa performed on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival
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Lipa even took the opportunity to climb onto the barrier separating the crowd from the stage, with the audience assisting her in singing parts of Be The One, a track she has previously said "changed my life" Fans could also be heard enthusiastically singing along to her 2018 hit One Kiss with Calvin Harris.

Her headline performance also featured a surprise appearance by Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, with the pair performing The Less I Know The Better from the band's 2015 album Currents. Parker appeared to experience some sound issues, which Lipa laughed off.

The singer, who won a Brit Award for best pop act in March, asked the crowd if they were ready "to go to the moon" during her 2020 song Levitating. During New Rules, she encouraged the audience to get down before leaping into the air and dancing to the track.

Her performance follows Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis' statement that the pop star was "born" to headline the festival.

Away from Lipa's set, Eavis held seven minutes of silence at the Pyramid Stage in a call for peace, while Paul Heaton and Norman Cook reunited to perform a Housemartins classic.

Heaton surprised festival-goers by bringing out his former bandmate Cook, better known as Fatboy Slim, to perform their 1986 hit Happy Hour.

Damon Albarn also made a surprise appearance at the festival, questioning the audience on whether they thought the war in Gaza was "unfair" and hinting that Joe Biden might be too old to hold the office of US president. The vocalist was brought onto the stage by Jack Steadman, the lead singer of Bombay Bicycle Club.

In another unexpected moment, the Pilton Palais, Glastonbury's sizeable indoor cinema venue, invited actress Saoirse Ronan to take part in a Q&A session following Andrew Haigh's cinematic piece, All Of Us Strangers. She engaged with the film's stars, amongst them Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott.

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