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Glastonbury Festival 2022 is underway, with music fans from around the world flocking to Worthy Farm in Somerset, England.

This year’s festival is being headlined by Gen-Z pop star Billie Eilish, Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney and US rapper Kendrick Lamar, with Diana Ross taking on the traditional Legends Slot.

McCartney is playing a pre-festival gig in Somerset tonight, with tickets to the 800 capacity show selling out in under an hour.

Over on The Other Stage, rock band the Libertines opened proceedings after a powerful on-screen speech from Ukraine’s president Zelensky.

Wolf Alice, after worrying fans by announcing their flight from LA had been cancelled, managed to make it to the UK to perform their set on the Pyramid Stage this afternoon.

Among the US contingent, a sense of gloom hovers due to the devastating Roe vs Wade ruling by the Supreme Court. Artists including Phoebe Bridgers and the UK rock band IDLES are among the acts to condemn the decision so far.

Follow live updates below:

Glastonbury 2022 talking points

  • Latest Glastonbury 2022 weather report

  • The 7 most brutal set clashes at Glastonbury 2022

  • Ukraine’s president Zelensky makes powerful Glastonbury address

  • Libertines review at Glastonbury: For one captivating moment, the Noughties are back

  • Kae Tempest review – Other Stage

11:07 , Louis Chilton

A reminder of what’s on today at Glastonbury.

Our guide to the line-up and set times, day by day:

Glastonbury 2022 full lineup and set times by day

10:39 , Louis Chilton

Lauren Laverne is one of the faces of the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage this year, but she’s just shared this heartbreaking message on Instagram.

Lauren Laverne ‘heartbroken’ after death of mother Celia

10:14 , Louis Chilton

Couple of hours until things really kick off today.

That gives you plenty of time to read this cracking feature by Adam White, about his youth as a “Glastonbury baby”.

The earthy magic and lawless energy of being a child at Glastonbury

09:49 , Louis Chilton

A little look at the campsite this morning...

09:30 , Louis Chilton

Here’s the video from Phoebe Bridgers’s set yesterday, when she lead the crowd in a chant of “f*** the Supreme Court”

09:10 , Louis Chilton

Who’s everyone most looking forward to seeing today?

Macca’s going to be the obvious answer, but there’s so much to choose from.

Personally I don’t think I’ve seen a better gig this year than Big Thief –they’re sure to be ace this afternoon.

Big Thief’s new album has the rich comfort of a yearned-for homecoming – review

08:50 , Louis Chilton

ICYMI – everything to know about Paul McCartney’s headline set this evening.

What day and time will Paul McCartney perform at Glastonbury?

08:30 , Louis Chilton

Little Simz’s set last night gets four stars in our review.

“As the lights of Worthy Farm go dark for the night, Little Simz’s star is shining brighter than ever.”

Read in full here:

Little Simz’s star shines brighter than ever at Glastonbury – review

08:10 , Louis Chilton

Who’s been leaving these up, then?

07:50 , Louis Chilton

Pretty impressive visuals at the Groove Armada set last night.

“Hands of Time” is a pretty unimpeachable banger...

Day 3 – In five (more) pictures!

07:30 , Maanya Sachdeva

Fantastic beasts overtook the Kidzfield on Friday (Twitter @GlastoLive)
Fantastic beasts overtook the Kidzfield on Friday (Twitter @GlastoLive)
Festival-goers pose in bright wigs (Twitter @GlastoLive)
Festival-goers pose in bright wigs (Twitter @GlastoLive)
The big (and very important) Glastonbury scone survey (Twitter/@GlastoLive)
The big (and very important) Glastonbury scone survey (Twitter/@GlastoLive)
Keeping watch (Twitter/@GlastoLive)
Keeping watch (Twitter/@GlastoLive)
‘You look f****** fabulous’ at Glastonbury (Twitter/@GlastoLive)
‘You look f****** fabulous’ at Glastonbury (Twitter/@GlastoLive)

How to catch all the action at Glastonbury if you’re not at Worthy Farm this year

06:30 , Maanya Sachdeva

It might not be quite the same as waking up at Worthy Farm and navigating the festival’s packed line-up but there are still plenty of ways to tune into Glastonbury festival from home.

Live sets will be broadcast here on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds throughout the festival, which runs from Wednesday 22 – Sunday 26 June.

Find out everything you need to know here:

How to watch the BBC’s live Glastonbury coverage

Day 3 highlights – From Sir Paul McCartney’s surprise gig to roadside pizza deliveries

06:15 , Maanya Sachdeva

Here’s a recap of everything that went down on Friday at Glastonbury festival, returning following a two-year gap due to Covid:

The biggest highlights from Friday at Glastonbury 2022

Day, time and stage details for Sir Paul McCartney's headline set

06:00 , Maanya Sachdeva

After Billie Eilish’s historic headline set on Friday, Sir Paul McCartney will take the Pyramid Stage for an epic, two hour 15 minute set, on Saturday.

The former Beatle is expected to take the stage at 9.30pm and play until11.45pm.

His set will follow on from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Haim and AJ Tracey.

ICYMI: Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky addresses Glastonbury crowd

05:19 , Maanya Sachdeva

Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky urged festival-goers at Glastonbury to help “spread the truth about Russia’s war” against the eastern European nation, in a virtual address on Friday (24 June).

Noting that Glastonbury has retuned to Worthy Farm after a two-year, Covid-induced hiatus, he said, “We in Ukraine would also like to live the life as we used to and enjoy freedom, and this wonderful summer. But we cannot do that because the most terrible has happened – Russia has stolen our peace.”

“But we will not let Russia’s war break us,” Zelensky continued, adding, “And we will want to stop the war before it ruins people’s lives in other countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America – they are all under threat now.”

Addressing the “greatest concentration of freedom these days”, Zelensky said: “Spread the truth about Russia’s war. Help Ukrainians who are forced to flee their homes because of their war. Find our United24 charity platform and put pressure on all the politicians you know to help restore peace in Ukraine.”

“Time is priceless, and everything is measured in human lives,” he concluded, adding, “The more people that join us in defending freedom and truth, the sooner Russia’s war against Ukraine will end.”

“Prove that freedom always wins.”

‘F****** phenomenal’ : Fans react to Billie Eilish’s headline set

05:00 , Maanya Sachdeva

Fan reactions to Billie Eilish’s ‘epic’ headline set at Glastonbury on Friday are rolling in online.

One person wrote: “I’d never heard of Billie Eilish until tonight.. she’s 20 years old and she knocked it out of the park tonight at Glastonbury.. what a talent..”

“Catching up on #Glastonbury2019 with the help of BBC iPlayer, but I think I might end up just watching Billie Eilish’s set 20 or 30 times. She’s fucking phenomenal.” another fan tweeted, while one person wondered, “Billie Eilish is very impressive isn’t she?”

“I only know a couple of her songs but it’s great to see a 20 year old woman full of self confidence and being entirely herself bossing Glastonbury. To the complaining older men, she isn’t meant for you. Not everything is for you,” one person addressed some of the criticism over having Eilish headline the Worthy Farm festival.

Day three at Glastonbury - In five pictures

04:45 , Maanya Sachdeva

The weird and wonderful at Worthy Farm

A sea of festival-goers at Glastonbury on Day 3 (Glastonbury Festival/Anna Barclay)
A sea of festival-goers at Glastonbury on Day 3 (Glastonbury Festival/Anna Barclay)
‘Not scary, just misunderstood’ (Glastonbury Festival/Andrew Allcock)
‘Not scary, just misunderstood’ (Glastonbury Festival/Andrew Allcock)
Hope is more than a feeling at Glastonbury (Glastonbury Festival/Tom Widd)
Hope is more than a feeling at Glastonbury (Glastonbury Festival/Tom Widd)
Spotted at Glasto ‘22 (Twitter @GlastoLive)
Spotted at Glasto ‘22 (Twitter @GlastoLive)
The angels have descended (Twitter @GlastoLive)
The angels have descended (Twitter @GlastoLive)

Billie Eilish review, Glastonbury 2022: History-making set is 90 minutes of noir-pop catharsis

04:30 , Maanya Sachdeva

Five stars for Billie Eilish, and her scene-stealing 90-minute set at Glastonbury Friday night.

In its way, Eilish’s historic headline set is just as significant as Jay-Z’s or Stormzy’s. Not because she’s the festival’s youngest ever bill-topper, although it certainly lifts the roof off every bedroom Tik-Tokker’s teenage dreams of glory.

But because it marks the ascendence of alternative pop: a home-made, personalised imitation of the mainstream that speaks far closer to the actual teenage experience of 2022. Certainly more than any amount of ultraconfident, oversexualised break-up bird-flips written by long-in-the-tooth Swedish production teams.

Alternative pop tones are dark and downbeat, its emotions raw and broken, its concerns doom-laden. Fame is wrought with insecurities, sex is regretful and drugs, when any are mentioned, are generally prescribed for anxiety.

Read Mark Beaumont’s full review here:

Billie Eilish’s Glastonbury set was 90 minutes of noir-pop catharsis – review

Wellies out, Worthy Farm – blustery showers predicted in Pilton

04:15 , Maanya Sachdeva

The Met Office’s latest weather forecast for Pilton indicates the possibility of blustery showers, and a couple of thunderstorms on Saturday morning.

Sunny spells expected intermittently, through the day.

Here’s the weather forecast for the weekend:

Latest forecast predicts blustery showers and breezy weather for Glastonbury

Fans curious about Billie Eilish ‘leg tattoos'

03:16 , Roisin O'Connor

Billie Eilish fans were confused by what some mistook for “tattoos” on the singer’s legs during her record-breaking headline set at Glastonbury.

The 20-year-old singer became the Worthy Farm festival’s youngest ever solo headliner with her performance on Friday 24 June.

During her set, Eilish was spotted wearing what appeared to be kinesiology tape, which is used with the aim of reducing the effects of shin splints – a type of leg pain caused by strenuous activity.

Billie Eilish fans curious about Glastonbury headliner’s ‘leg tattoos’

How to watch Glastonbury live on the BBC

03:00 , Roisin O'Connor

For the first time ever, BBC iPlayer will be hosting a special Glastonbury channel from Thursday (23 June), which will broadcast preview shows and live performances over the next four days.

Here’s the full schedule for the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage:

Full TV schedule of BBC’s Glastonbury coverage

Sam Fender review – Pyramid Stage

02:45 , Mark Beaumont

“Me and the boys have never been here before,” Sam Fender admits, and perhaps three or four members of his field-filling Pyramid Stage audience might be surprised. His music isn’t exactly steeped in the psychedelic ciders or 12th-dimensional mindset of this mystic vale. Rather, it’s radio-targeted, entry level guitar rock, The Courteeners with training wheels.

We’d politely call it “playlist indie”, a cheekbone-led phenomenon that has evolved from the glut of post-Oasis anthem rock and the monumental success of stadium folk dullards Mumford & Sons. It’s conquered Reading & Leeds and, judging by Fender’s vast and enthusiastic crowd, he’s the newly crowned prince invading Glastonbury with the stuff.

Unlike most playlist indie rockers – who would like to convince us they’re as punk as the Pistols or as surly as a gaggle of Gallaghers while, crucially, keeping Jo Wiley firmly onside – Fender knows his role as My First Indie Hero. He eases us in with some pounding, driving radio rock in “Will We Talk?” and “Getting Started”, then gradually turns up the dial. “The Borders” spends a pleasant couple of minutes as Tom Petty drivetime pop, before Fender tests the waters with a scratchy new wave guitar solo, a burst of pure rock abrasion quickly Sudocremed with a glossy Eighties saxophone solo from a chap in a bucket hat and Newcastle United shirt.

Sam Fender’s Glastonbury set was radio-targeted, entry-level guitar rock – review

Phoebe Bridgers says f*** the Supreme Court at Glastonbury 2022

02:31 , Roisin O'Connor

02:15 , Roisin O'Connor

Wet Leg review, Glastonbury 2022: Duo prove it’s indie pop’s turn back at the helm of the zeitgeist

Wet Leg prove indie-pop is back at the helm in their Glastonbury debut – review

02:00 , Roisin O'Connor

As thousands revellers pour through the gates of Worthy Farm for Glastonbury 2022, celebrations are underway for the festival’s belated 50th anniversary celebrations.

Glastonbury turned 50 in 2020, having begun as the Pilton Pop, Folk and Blues Festival in September 1970 with 1,500 people in attendance. Admission cost £1, which included free camping and free milk.

Glastonbury Festival through the years – in pictures

Libertines review, Glastonbury 2022

01:46 , Roisin O'Connor

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat are on fine form as they turn in every hit from their back catalogue

The Libertines bring back the Noughties for their Glastonbury set – review

01:17 , Roisin O'Connor

Glastonbury has finally returned, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The iconic music festival, which is usually held every year in Worthy Farm, Somerset, has been going for more than half a century.

Here’s a brief look at the origins of one of music’s biggest events...

In 1970, Michael Eavis, a farmer from Somerset, decided to stage a festival to pay off his overdraft.

Called the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival, the event attracted roughly 1,500 people on Saturday 19 September.

When did Glastonbury start?

01:00 , Roisin O'Connor

Those who aren’t venturing to Worthy Farm for Glastonbury this year can keep up with the action from the comfort of their sofa.

This year’s festival – taking place from Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June – will see Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar perform as headliners. Diana Ross will perform in the Legends slot.

Viewers in the UK can watch the Glastonbury live stream for free on the BBC.

Full TV schedule of BBC’s Glastonbury coverage

Wolf Alice review

Saturday 25 June 2022 00:46 , Roisin O'Connor

“Of all the bands spearheading the indie revival, none shapeshift quite like Wolf Alice. Theirs is a palimpsest of styles: some shoegaze here, some garage rock there. Folk, grunge and electronica also fall into the mix.

“Emerging at a time when guitar music was becoming increasingly moribund, they’ve done pretty well to get where they have. Three top-five records (the last of which went to No 1). A Mercury prize. A Brit award. A Grammy nomination. Key to their alchemy is frontwoman Ellie Rowsell, whose flair for storytelling is matched by a voice that can flit from shimmering falsetto to brawling rage.”

Read the full review

Wolf Alice call on their reserves after almost missing Glastonbury – review

Phoebe Bridgers

Saturday 25 June 2022 00:16 , Roisin O'Connor

Phoebe Bridgers – John Peel

★★★★★

At the John Peel Stage, Phoebe Bridgers puts on one of the performances of the day. In what is her first Glastonbury, her songs adroitly switch between sardonic and sad, that honeyed voice filling the tent like a heat-haze. From the second she breaks into the breathtaking “Motion Sickness”, about Ryan Adams, she has the audience completely rapt.

“Who wants to say f*** the Supreme Court?” she says, in response to the news in the US today. “F*** America. Irrelevant old motherf***ers.”

The overbidding sentiment is one of joy, though: there are lovely renditions of “Scott Street”, in which she goes down to the crowd and hands the mic to someone in the front row. Later, Arlo Parks joins her onstage for a two-song denouement: “Graceland Too” and “I Know the End”. To have emerged from it dry-eyed was just about inconceivable. PS

Saturday 25 June 2022 00:01 , Roisin O'Connor

Glastonbury 2022 has finally begun, with the iconic music festival opening its gates after two years of pandemic-related cancellations.

Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar are headlining the weekend, with hundreds of other acts lined up across the festival’s many stages.

Weather experts are providing regular updates on the current forecasts for Worthy Farm (or, more specifically, the nearest village of Pilton) during the five-day event.

You can see below for a rundown of what the weather is forecasted to be throughout the Glastonbury period

Latest forecast predicts scattered showers for Glastonbury

Friday 24 June 2022 23:59 , Roisin O'Connor

And that’s all from me tonight folks, I’ll be back on tomorrow for Paul McCartney and much, much more. See you then!

Goodnight from me...

Friday 24 June 2022 23:59 , Roisin O'Connor

Here’s Mark Beaumont’s review of Billie https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/billie-eilish-review-glastonbury-2022-b2108804.html

Friday 24 June 2022 23:46 , Roisin O'Connor

It might not be quite the same as pulling on your wellies and getting lost in a giant field in Somerset, but there are still plenty of ways to tune into Glastonbury festival from home.

Live sets from Worthy Farm will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds throughout the festival, which runs from Wednesday 22 – Sunday 26 June.

Coverage will be brought to audiences by presenters such as Cerys Matthews, Clara Amfo, Dermot O’Leary, Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Vick Hope and Zoe Ball.

BBC iPlayer’s dedicated Glastonbury channel launches on Thursday 23 June, presenting a four-day stream of live performances, preview programmes and more.

The channel will feature the biggest sets from the Pyramid, Other, West Holts, John Peel and Park Stages.

How to watch the BBC’s live Glastonbury coverage

Friday 24 June 2022 23:45 , Roisin O'Connor

Sam Fender review, Glastonbury 2022: Radio-targeted, entry level guitar rock

Sam Fender’s Glastonbury set was radio-targeted, entry-level guitar rock – review

Friday 24 June 2022 23:35 , Roisin O'Connor

In case you were wondering....

Billie Eilish fans curious about Glastonbury headliner’s ‘leg tattoos’

Friday 24 June 2022 23:29 , Roisin O'Connor

The complete set times for artists on the Pyramid Stage, Other Stage and West Holts Stage are below.

Glastonbury 2022 full lineup and set times by day

Friday 24 June 2022 23:16 , Roisin O'Connor

A 40-minute blast of pure, undiluted zeitgeist. A gigantic crowd stretching away over hill and vale. A generation’s prejudices and expectations overturned like a flick of dust off the shoulder. A setlist chiselled into quicksilver by Zeus and carried to the stage by a choir of winged roadies. Or maybe just the Dalai Lama, blowing out the candles on a birthday cake.

These are just a few of the reasons why a gig playing out on the hallowed grounds of Worthy Farm might go down in Glastonbury folklore – one of those iconic moments that don’t just make the weekend, but mark out the evolution of pop culture. Glastonbury is where musical history is made and cultural colossi are crowned on a near-annual basis.

The 22 greatest Glastonbury performances ever

Billie Eilish says it’s a ‘dark day for women in the US’ after Roe vs Wade ruling by Supreme Court

Friday 24 June 2022 23:14 , Maanya Sachdeva

“Today is a really dark day for women in the US,” Eilish said, before a pertinent performance of “Your Power”, one of her best songs to date.

“Just gonna say that, because I can't bear to think about it any longer in this moment.”

Billie Eilish says it’s a ‘dark day’ at Glastonbury after Roe vs Wade verdict

The worst Glastonbury 2022 set clashes

Friday 24 June 2022 23:02 , Roisin O'Connor

“Clash” is a word that can cause any Glastonbury ticketowner to break out in cold sweats.

When organisers first release the poster, which is fit to bursting musicians booked to perform at the Worthy Farm festival, there is nothing more fun then making a list of all the sets you plan on seeing.

But then the set times are announced, and you come to the crushing realisation that you may have to skip a few of your favourites.

The 7 most brutal Glastonbury 2022 set clashes (and possible workarounds)

Billie Eilish has the entire Glastonbury audience jumping

Friday 24 June 2022 22:56 , Roisin O'Connor

I bet the ground at Worthy Farm was trembling just then – Billie managed to get pretty much the entire of her Glastonbury audience bouncing up and down for a full song. Then to the dark and eerie synth bloops of “ilomilo”.

What are those black markings on Billie Eilish’s legs?

Friday 24 June 2022 22:49 , Roisin O'Connor

A lot of you are curious about what, yes, look a bit like “leg tattoos” on Billie Eilish’s legs. Actually, it looks like kinesiology therapeutic (KT) tape, which can be used to try and help prevent and treat shin splints.

Eilish has spoken about suffering from shin splints in the past – using the tape provides compression which can improve circulation and reduce pain (via Healthline).

Friday 24 June 2022 22:46 , Roisin O'Connor

After facing two years of cancellations, Glastonbury Festival is finally back.

The celebration of music and arts, which is held at Worthy Farm in Somerset, is taking place from 22 to 26 June. You can find out more information about the weather forecast for the festival here.

The full line-up and set times have already been announced, with Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish and Kendrick Lamar headlining.

It comes after the 50th anniversary in 2020 and last year’s festival were both cancelled due to the pandemic.

With Glastonbury tickets notoriously tricky to get hold of – resale tickets sold out in just over 20 minutes in March, with many hopefuls unable to get onto the website at all – people are already asking what the ticket situation will be for next year’s festival.

Glastonbury 2023 registration, tickets and everything you need to know

Friday 24 June 2022 22:43 , Roisin O'Connor

Ooh it’s time for Billie Bossa Nova.

Friday 24 June 2022 22:38 , Roisin O'Connor

Sir Paul McCartney performed to an intimate 800-person audience in Frome, Somerset, on Friday (24 June) ahead of his headline show at Glastonbury.

The gig at the Cheese and Grain entertainment venue sold out within an hour after tickets were released 24 hours before the show.

McCartney will become Glastonbury Festival’s oldest ever solo headliner when he takes to the stage this weekend, which marks exactly a week after his 80th birthday.

The lucky few who managed to secure a spot queued behind barriers while an entourage of local people who missed out waited in the hope of catching a glimpse of the former Beatle.

Self-professed superfan Jane Lamb stood opposite the venue holding a Beatles scrapbook she had made aged eight in the hope McCartney would come out and sign it after his show.

The 68-year-old from Frome said: “This is one of four scrapbooks I made between the ages of eight and 10. I’m hoping if I don’t get to see him at least I have this version of him. I didn’t manage to get tickets, I was close.”

Sir Paul McCartney leaves fans raving after 800-person Glastonbury warm-up gig

Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury on Saturday

Friday 24 June 2022 22:31 , Roisin O'Connor

Here’s everything you need to know about Macca’s set tomorrow:

What day and time will Paul McCartney perform at Glastonbury?

A dramatic start to Billie Eilish’s history-making Glastonbury set on the Pyramid Stage

Friday 24 June 2022 22:27 , Roisin O'Connor

The 20-year-old pop star is pulling out all the stops for her Glastonbury headline set on the Pyramid Stage.

Emerging amid ominous red lights and pumping beats delivered by her brother/producer/co-writer, Finneas, Eilish dived straight into “Bury a Friend”, from her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Shortly after that, we get “NDA”, from her follow-up album Happier Than Ever.

Friday 24 June 2022 22:17 , Roisin O'Connor

Here she comes...

Friday 24 June 2022 22:17 , Roisin O'Connor

Check out all the rumoured secret sets so far:

Glastonbury secret sets 2022: Rumours and how find out who will play

Phoebe Bridgers says f*** the Supreme Court at Glastonbury 2022

Friday 24 June 2022 22:13 , Roisin O'Connor

Field of dreams

Friday 24 June 2022 22:02 , Roisin O'Connor

Live music and festivals returned almost a year ago, but Glastonbury 2022 will still be the major signifier that the post-pandemic party is back in full swing. Mark Beaumont explores the magic of Worthy Farm

The emotional return to Glastonbury Festival

The latest Glastonbury reviews are in...

Friday 24 June 2022 21:24 , Roisin O'Connor

Phoebe Bridgers puts on one of the performances of the day for her Glastonbury debut, joined by Arlo Parks who’d earlier delivered her own sublime set

Glastonbury reviews: Phoebe Bridgers and Arlo Parks

St Vincent performs a stupendous set on the Other Stage

Friday 24 June 2022 21:15 , Roisin O'Connor

St Vincent (BBC)
St Vincent (BBC)

Phoebe Bridgers review – John Peel

Friday 24 June 2022 21:11 , Patrick Smith

At the John Peel Stage, Phoebe Bridgers puts on one of the performances of the day. In what is her first Glastonbury, her songs adroitly switch between sardonic and sad, that honeyed voice filling the tent like a heat-haze. From the second she breaks into the breathtaking “Motion Sickness”, about Ryan Adams, she has the audience completely rapt.

“Who wants to say f*** the Supreme Court?” she says, in response to the news in the US today. “F*** America. Irrelevant old motherf***ers.”

The overbidding sentiment is one of joy, though: there are lovely renditions of “Scott Street”, in which she goes down to the crowd and hands the mic to someone in the front row. Later, Arlo Parks joins her onstage for a two-song denouement: “Graceland Too” and “I Know the End”. To have emerged from it dry-eyed was just about inconceivable. ★★★★★

Best flag at Glastonbury?

Friday 24 June 2022 21:03 , Roisin O'Connor

Hard agree

Absolute scenes at Sam Fender on the Pyramid Stage...

Friday 24 June 2022 20:49 , Roisin O'Connor

 (BBC)
(BBC)

‘Keeps you grounded’ – Blossoms clean their own hotel rooms ahead of Glastonbury

Friday 24 June 2022 20:46 , Roisin O'Connor

Blossoms supposedly had to clean their own hotel rooms ahead of their Friday (24 June) performance at Glastonbury Festival.

The Stockport indie group revealed they they arrived at their hotel late last night (23 June), to be told that only some of the rooms they’d booked were ready.

Speaking to Zoe Ball on the BBC 2 Breakfast Show this morning, live from Worthy Farm, frontman Tom Ogden said it had been “one of the worst journeys” they had ever had.

Blossoms forced to clean their own hotel rooms ahead of Glastonbury performance

Friday 24 June 2022 20:31 , Roisin O'Connor

“A 40-minute blast of pure, undiluted zeitgeist. A gigantic crowd stretching away over hill and vale. A generation’s prejudices and expectations overturned like a flick of dust off the shoulder. A setlist chiselled into quicksilver by Zeus and carried to the stage by a choir of winged roadies. Or maybe just the Dalai Lama, blowing out the candles on a birthday cake.

“These are just a few of the reasons why a gig playing out on the hallowed grounds of Worthy Farm might go down in Glastonbury folklore – one of those iconic moments that don’t just make the weekend, but mark out the evolution of pop culture. Glastonbury is where musical history is made and cultural colossi are crowned on a near-annual basis.”

Check out Mark Beaumont’s ranking of the greatest Glastonbury performances:

The 22 greatest Glastonbury performances ever

Friday 24 June 2022 20:27 , Roisin O'Connor

... Presumably a reference to her boyfriend, Irish actor Paul Mescal.

Phoebe Bridgers says ‘this one’s for Paul’ as she introduces next song, ‘Sidelines'

Friday 24 June 2022 20:23 , Roisin O'Connor

Bridgers just sent the crowd into meltdown at West Holts as she and her drummer Marshall introduced her song “Sidelines”, as they discussed how it’s about not trusting someone who pays you compliments.

“This one’s for Paul,” Bridgers said after this, prompting a LOT of screaming.

She’s also brought out Arlo Parks for a duet and wished everyone a happy Pride

Friday 24 June 2022 20:15 , Roisin O'Connor

Blossoms have said they had to clean their own hotel rooms ahead of their Friday (24 June) performance at Glastonbury Festival.

The Stockport indie group revealed they they arrived at their hotel late last night (23 June), to be told that only some of the rooms they’d booked were ready.

Speaking to Zoe Ball on the BBC 2 Breakfast Show this morning, live from Worthy Farm, frontman Tom Ogden said it had been “one of the worst journeys” they had ever had.

Blossoms forced to clean their own hotel rooms ahead of Glastonbury performance

Phoebe Bridgers says ‘f*** the Supreme Court’ in response to Roe v Wade overturning

Friday 24 June 2022 20:03 , Roisin O'Connor

“It’s super surreal, but I’m having the s****iest time,” says Phoebe Bridgers during her set on the John Peel Stage. “Any Americans here?”

A few wave.

“Yeah... who wants to say ‘F*** the Supreme Court?’ One, two... F*** THE SUPREME COURT,” Bridgers shouts, to bellows of agreement from her audience.

“All these irrelevant old motherf***ers trying to tell us what to do with our fucking bodies. F*** it.”

How to watch Billie Eilish headline Friday at Glastonbury on the Pyramid Stage

Friday 24 June 2022 20:01 , Roisin O'Connor

We’re inching ever closer to Billie Eilish’s history-making headline set on the Pyramid Stage. For anyone watching from home, here’s how to tune in:

What time, date and stage is Billie Eilish performing at Glastonbury?

From Herbie Hancock to the Healing Fields: 18 highlights for Glastonbury Festival 2022

Friday 24 June 2022 19:53 , Roisin O'Connor

The wait is over. After a three-year hiatus, the legendary music festival is back and bigger than ever.

Every Glastonbury weekend, the transformation of Worthy Farm from a West Country dairy farm into the glorious festival site never fails to wow. Bars within bars, areas within areas, and festivals within festivals offer ticket holders a Russian doll of silliness and surrealism. The centre of which you’ll probably never reach – at least not without a comprehensive plan.

Planning is probably the least sexy part of festival-going, but you’ve paid the money and waited the years, so it’s time to milk Glastonbury for every absurd activity and secret spot it has to offer. From where to get the perfect pint to the woodland oasis awaiting tired, hungover bodies, here’s our pick of highlights for this year’s Glastonbury.

From Herbie Hancock to the Healing Fields – 18 highlights for Glastonbury 2022

Glastonbury sees ‘huge drop’ in crime numbers

Friday 24 June 2022 19:31 , Alex Green, PA Acting Deputy Entertainment Editor

Glastonbury has seen a “huge drop in crime numbers” this year but the festival has historically been a “very safe place”, police have said.

As of Friday morning, Avon and Somerset Police had recorded approximately 85% less crime so far this year compared with the last festival in 2019.

Eleven offences had been recorded since the gates opened early on Wednesday morning, ending a three-year hiatus for the Somerset festival.

Superintendent Oliver Cosgrove, silver commander for Glastonbury, told the PA news agency: “The police operation here is to support Glastonbury Festival to provide a safe environment for people to come.

“It is a very safe festival generally and although we have seen a huge drop in crime numbers this year, that is not from a huge place previously.

“Generally, the festival is a very safe place to come and Glastonbury Festival has employed a lot of stewards and has got a really sound security plan with a lot of high visibility stewards - and we support that plan to try and reduce crime as much as we can.”

Superintendent Cosgrove suggested a fall in the number of attendees bringing cash to the festival had played a role in the drop in crime numbers.

He added: “Certainly at the festival a long time ago, people would store huge amounts of money in their tents because they didn’t want to carry it around with them for fear of losing it, so then thieves would find the opportunity while people were watching the big acts on the main stage to go around the tents and just cut them open and steal the money.

“These days it is a more cashless society a vast majority of venues here can take cards.

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IDLES frontman Joe Talbot calls out Roe vs Wade overturning

Friday 24 June 2022 19:28 , Roisin O'Connor

Per The Guardian, Idles frontman Joe Talbot introduced the band’s song “Mother” with the following:

“They just reversed the laws back to the Middle Ages in America, where they’re just deciding whether it should be illegal to have an abortion or not.

“Long love the open minded. Long live my mother and long live every single one of you.”

Glastonbury through the years – in pictures

Friday 24 June 2022 19:16 , Roisin O'Connor

Glastonbury turned 50 in 2020, having begun as the Pilton Pop, Folk and Blues Festival in September 1970 with 1,500 people in attendance. Admission cost £1, which included free camping and free milk.

Here are some fantastic photos of Glastonbury through the years:

Glastonbury Festival through the years – in pictures

Arlo Parks review – Park Stage

Friday 24 June 2022 19:05 , Megan Graye

If anyone managed to turn pandemic lemons into pandemic lemonade, it was Arlo Parks. The London-born artist shot to fame at double speed thanks to her soothing, lo-fi indie-pop, which provided comfort to a nation in lockdown.

Whether she was articulating the weight of a friend’s depression in “Black Dog” or providing hopeful solace in “Hurt”, Parks was not just the musical star of 2020, but its saviour. Here at Glastonbury among the showers, the Mercury Prize-winning artist beams from the Park Stage with such confidence that you’re almost convinced it was named after her.

As the soggy crowd bobs to the vulnerable “Blueish”, the catharsis of listening at home isn’t just matched, but superseded. “Music has been that healing space for me” the 21-year-old tells us, as the delicate pangs of “Black Dog” begin. Parks, who released her debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams last year, glides effortlessly through the set. The crowd – who’ve waited for a moment like this since 2019 – revel in her diaphonous vocals. A moment of pure sunshine. ★★★★☆

Friday 24 June 2022 19:02 , Roisin O'Connor

Wondering how the weather’s looking for this evening and tomorrow? Here’s the latest forecast:

Latest forecast predicts scattered showers for Glastonbury

Friday 24 June 2022 19:30 , Roisin O'Connor

For anyone who’s not been following the travesty unfolding in the US:

Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade, striking down abortion rights across US

Wolf Alice at Glastonbury – review

Friday 24 June 2022 18:37 , Patrick Smith

Of all the bands spearheading the indie revival, none shapeshift quite like Wolf Alice. Theirs is a palimpsest of styles: some shoegaze here, some garage rock there. Folk, grunge and electronica also fall into the mix.

Emerging at a time when guitar music was becoming increasingly moribund, they’ve done pretty well to get where they have. Three top-five records (the last of which went to No 1). A Mercury prize. A Brit award. A Grammy nomination. Key to their alchemy is frontwoman Ellie Rowsell, whose flair for storytelling is matched by a voice that can flit from shimmering falsetto to brawling rage.

Full review:

Wolf Alice call on their reserves after almost missing Glastonbury – review

Friday 24 June 2022 18:31 , Roisin O'Connor

The BBC has an extensive schedule of coverage across the Glastonbury weekend. Check out the full thing here:

Full TV schedule of BBC’s Glastonbury coverage

Libertines review, Other Stage

Friday 24 June 2022 18:15 , Mark Beaumont

How the tables turn. Once, The Libertines kept the crowds waiting and played as though they could fall apart at any moment. Today – thanks to an 11.30am set that marks the de facto start of Glastonbury – it’s their fans who are rolling in late, bug-eyed and dishevelled.

All the attention is on frontman Pete Doherty. He was at one point the most important rock star in Britain, both ridiculously famous and incredibly influential, spawning an entire scene of lesser imitators. He was relentlessly pursued across London by paparazzi. These days, he lives a quieter life in France with his wife, Katia De Vidas. With his flat cap, he actually bears a passing resemblance to Pascal, the prickly French husband of Noughties “I’m too beautiful” Daily Mail columnist Samantha Brick.

There is a touch of Phoenix Nights to this so-called indie sleaze revival – the nostalgic movement kickstarted during lockdown by an Instagram account dedicated to reviving the memories of the 2000s indie scene. Last month at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, we glimpsed it in The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas – a little older but no less sharp onstage. Today, Barat and Doherty are on fine form as they turn in every hit from their back catalogue.

They open with “Up the Bracket”. As they face off and sing together into the mic, for a brief moment there is the captivating sense that nothing has changed after all. There’s an early singalong in “What Katie Did”. “You’re a sweet, sweet girl,” sings the crowd, “but it’s a cruel world.” Barat belts it out in a Scorpion jacket that channels Ryan Gosling in Drive. Doherty, meanwhile, has donned a tunic and rosary, and bops around onstage like Friar Tuck. In a playful mood, he reads out what he describes as “a special message from Michael Eavis... ‘get off my land’”.

Full review:

The Libertines bring back the Noughties for their Glastonbury set – review

Dry Cleaning review

Friday 24 June 2022 18:11 , Ben Bryant

Yes, there is Wet Leg, obviously, but there is also Dry Cleaning – the other British band with a cool deadpan sprechstimme – who start playing at the Park just as the British phenomenon are finishing up their set at the Other Stage.

The south-London four-piece’s delivery is less poppy. Florence Shaw’s breezy delivery rubs nicely against the abrasive guitar work of Tom Dowse. The two sometimes sound as though they’re competing with each other.

The band are about to release a new album, and new single Don’t Press Me experiments with a glimmer of melody in its childlike chorus. But for the most part, Shaw affects a limited range, and there are moments their music today feels a little dirge-y. Their most upbeat tracks, “Strong Feelings”, “Magic of Meghan” and “Scratchcard Lanyard”, are still brilliant.

And Shaw may affect standoffishness, but she still has some of the cutest crowd chat. “Just to explain what I was doing then,” she says towards the end of her set, wiping her face after bonking the mic. “Sometimes lipstick gets on the microphone. and then sometimes I hit the microphone. and then I end up with little bits of lipstick on my face.” ★★★★☆

Friday highlights at Glastonbury

Friday 24 June 2022 17:37 , Roisin O'Connor

My lovely colleague Tom has put together some of the highlights of Glastonbury so far, from Zelensky’s powerful video address to a bunch of the best sets, including Wet Leg and Plastic Mermaids.

Check it out here:

The biggest highlights from Friday at Glastonbury 2022

Wet Leg review – Glastonbury 2022

Friday 24 June 2022 17:27 , Mark Beaumont

Little beyond religious pilgrimages and zombie apocalypses draw a crowd like Wet Leg at The Park. Up the hill they come in their thousands, cramming the field right up to the Crow’s Nest and jostling for space at the top of the ribbon tower. It’s clearly indie pop’s turn back at the helm of the zeitgeist and isn’t hard to see why.

If their singles signify a modernist revival of febrile 2000s alt-pop – “Chaise Longue” and “Wet Dream” in particular sound like the product of an AI writing “indie sleaze” songs after being fed nothing but Peaches’ records – the rest of their set is rich in deeper alternative references.

“Supermarket” throws back to the melodic grunge of Veruca Salt. “Being in Love” and “I Don’t Want to Go Out” are attuned to Wolf Alice’s more gorgeous, glacial contemporary textures. And the spiteful “Ur Mum” could be a chant-along from Glastonbury’s peak Britpop years, ricocheting along like Damon Albarn and Justine Frischmann were still mid-breakup.

Full review:

Wet Leg prove indie-pop is back at the helm in their Glastonbury debut – review

Some explicit language...

Friday 24 June 2022 17:18 , Roisin O'Connor

There was a warning from the BBC ahead of Wolf Alice’s set warning of explicit language – I think they meant in the songs, probably not the guy who bellowed “F*** ME, THEO” just now... Good set of lungs, that man.

Latest photos from Glastonbury

Friday 24 June 2022 17:12 , Roisin O'Connor

Here are some nice pictures of people enjoying Glastonbury 2022

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Wolf Alice: Future Glastonbury headliners

Friday 24 June 2022 17:10 , Roisin O'Connor

Wolf Alice are absolutely tearing up the Pyramid Stage, cementing their status as one of the most visceral, innovative rock bands right now. Frontwoman Ellie Rowsell is alternatively channelling Patti Smith, Karen O, Kate Bush and Lana Del Rey. They’ve brought a string section with them, so they’re backed by swooning violins and mournful cello. Rowsell’s voice sounds spectacular; she, drummer Joel Amey, bassist Theo Ellis and guitarist Joff Oddie share a superb chemistry. I can absolutely see them headlining in just a few more years.

Grammy-winner Arooj Aftab on ‘great energy’ at Glastonbury festival

Friday 24 June 2022 16:57 , Kerri-Ann Roper, PA Entertainment Editor

Arooj Aftab has said there is a “great energy” at Glastonbury that she is “excited” to be a part of.

The Grammy winner, 37, performed as part of Friday’s line-up on the West Holts Stage which also includes performances from TLC and Little Simz, with Celeste and Angelique Kidjo also taking to the stage over the weekend.

Earlier this year, Aftab won the Grammy for Best Global Music Performance at the 2022 ceremony, becoming the first artist to win in the category which is new, and she also became the first Pakistani woman to be nominated for and win a Grammy, the official website said.

Aftab told the PA news agency about an “iconic” festival run so far, saying: “Glastonbury being also part of the mix is just really great.

“I don’t really know how this happened, or how I’m supposed to feel. But this year I did Coachella and Primavera and now Glastonbury and I feel like my life is set”.

The Grammy win, where Aftab was also nominated for Best New Artist, felt “really amazing”.

“I think winning a Grammy just feels amazing, there’s nothing like it,” she said.

“It’s the thing that you kind of imagine since being a kid or from the first day that you realise that you’re a professional musician, and you look up to that moment and it feels like a dream, or it feels like an ambition or something.

“And then for the fact that it actually happened is really crazy and I’m really blessed”.

Asked if the Grammy win had opened doors, the Udhero Na singer said: “I think people really take notice of you when you win a Grammy, whether or not you were, whether the music was speaking for itself or not.

“I think there’s definitely something that winning the highest accolade in the music industry, especially in like a very prestigious and competitive category, does.

“And so I’m definitely feeling the effects of that just in general, from newer opportunities.”

She released a deluxe edition of her album Vulture Prince earlier this year.

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From our fashion team...

Friday 24 June 2022 16:45 , Roisin O'Connor

Glastonbury is back. After a two-year hiatus, the iconic festival has returned to Worthy Farm to celebrate its delayed 50th year.

This year will see headliners such as Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar — but our eyes will be firmly set on the festival’s fashion.

Historically, Glastonbury has seen celebrities like Emma Watson, Margot Robbie, and even Adele descend on its tent-laden grounds.

But only a few have seen their festival style coveted far and wide. Here’s our pick of the best.

10 most iconic Glastonbury outfits of all time

Glastonbury reviews: Kae Tempest and Plastic Mermaids

Friday 24 June 2022 16:13 , Roisin O'Connor

Kae Tempest proves their work comes to life when it’s performed live, while Plastic Mermaids excel in their Glastonbury debut...

Check out reviews of each here:

Glastonbury reviews: Kae Tempest and Plastic Mermaids

Friday 24 June 2022 15:54 , Roisin O'Connor

Hundreds of acts are performing at Worthy Farm between Friday 24 and Sunday 26 June – but with so many options, there are also some significant set time clashes, making it impossible to see everyone.

Check out the full lineup here to see when your favourites are playing:

Full TV schedule of BBC’s Glastonbury coverage

Crowded House sing the hits on the Pyramid Stage

Friday 24 June 2022 15:34 , Roisin O'Connor

I am absolutely loving Crowded House right now, singing all the golden oldies: “Pineapple Head”, “Into Temptation”, “Fall At Your Feet”... even a cover of “Sunny Afternoon” by The Kinks! Glorious.

A reminder that you can catch loads of great Glastonbury coverage on the BBC

Friday 24 June 2022 15:18 , Roisin O'Connor

Those who aren’t venturing to Worthy Farm for Glastonbury this year can keep up with the action from the comfort of their sofa.

This year’s festival – taking place from Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June – will see Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar perform as headliners. Diana Ross will perform in the Legends slot.

Viewers in the UK can watch the Glastonbury live stream for free on the BBC.

Here’s the full schedule:

Full TV schedule of BBC’s Glastonbury coverage

Mel C is a surprise guest for Blossoms!

Friday 24 June 2022 15:15 , Roisin O'Connor

OMG, IT’S MEL C! Joining Blossoms for a surprise performance of “Spice Up Your Life” on the Other Stage. Utterly delightful.

Blossoms tear it up on the Other Stage

Friday 24 June 2022 15:09 , Roisin O'Connor

Great set from Blossoms going down on the Other Stage! I went off them a bit after their first album but they’re still a great live band.

The FOMO is setting in...

Friday 24 June 2022 15:05 , Roisin O'Connor

While it was my choice to be the one working from home while my colleagues frolick around Worthy Farm, I have the tiniest hint of FOMO ahead of Crowded House’s set on the Pyramid Set. I just know they’re going to be phenomenal. Have grabbed a Magnum from the freezer as some kind of consolation.

Chemical Brothers cancel Arcadia set due to Covid

Friday 24 June 2022 14:51 , Roisin O'Connor

The Chemical Brothers have been forced to cancel their DJ set at Arcadia this evening as Tom is yet to recover from Covid.

Statement below:

Domino's delivers pizzas to Glastonbury punters stuck in huge traffic queues

Friday 24 June 2022 14:47 , Roisin O'Connor

Secret Set rumour just in...

Friday 24 June 2022 14:36 , Roisin O'Connor

Just in via a message in a bottle of Irn Bru... fans of a certain Scottish singer might want to get themselves down the Rabbit Hole at 7pm tomorrow (Saturday)...

Photographers barred from pits for Billie Eilish, Diana Ross, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar

Friday 24 June 2022 14:33 , Roisin O'Connor

Oh dear, it looks like photographers are being kept out of the pit at the front of the stage for the biggest names this year...

Kae Tempest review – Other Stage

Friday 24 June 2022 14:09 , Roisin O'Connor

“More pressure... release! More pressure... more release!"

Kae Tempest is cooking Worthy Farm with a bass line that simmers and bubbles underfoot. On their heavy January single “More Pressure”, everyone in this crowd is serving as a tuning fork for the 36-year-old’s bars.

The poet-turned-rapper looks supremely comfortable. Their work contains sharp contrasts, veering appreciably from the aggressive to the emotive. Tempest goes hard – but they are also deliriously happy to be here.

“This is such an important part of my summer,” they gush. “I’m so grateful to be here. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Like a gassed-up preacher in a black tunic, they stalk the stage, throwing hands. Tempest really is an artist whose work comes to life when it’s performed live. They are known for their state-of-the-nation addresses, but that’s not all that’s on their mind today.

“Ketamine for breakfast! Bad girls were drinking with! Half-naked in the bakery eating pastries!” they purr on “Ketamine for Breakfast”. It’s supposed to be a moment of poignant reflection on a chaotic past, but there’s no denying that Tempest could be describing half the crowd’s ideal morning at Glastonbury. ★★★★☆

An update from Arlo Parks...

Friday 24 June 2022 14:04 , Roisin O'Connor

Mel C says the Spice Girls would love to play Glastonbury

Friday 24 June 2022 13:42 , Ellie Iorizzo, PA Senior Entertainment Reporter

Melanie C said it would be “the dream” for the Spice Girls to play at Glastonbury next year, adding she has a “good feeling” band member Victoria Beckham would join them.

The 48-year-old singer, who played Spice Girl anthems Who Do You Think You Are and Spice Up Your Life during her Glastonbury DJ set at Williams Green stage on Thursday evening, described the experience as “insane”.

She told BBC Breakfast: “I didn’t expect it to be as big as it was and as many people to be going as nuts as they did, it was a wonderful introduction to Glastonbury.

“It’s amazing because the wonderful thing about Glastonbury is there is something for everyone, there is so many musical styles and when you drop a Spice Girls song you think: how is it going to go? But people loved it, it was wonderful.”

The singer, known as Sporty Spice, wore an “Alexa play Spice Girls” t-shirt during her DJ set.

Talking about the Spice Girls playing at Glastonbury, she said: “It’s the dream, the absolute dream, we would love to do it.

“The girls and I, we have chatted about it, it’s the biggest stage in the world, we have the best festival in the world right here.”

She added she has a “good feeling” that Beckham, known as Posh Spice, would join them for the gig.

Mel C also said Billie Eilish, who will become the festival’s youngest solo headliner when she hits the Pyramid stage on Friday evening, will “blow everyone away”.

“The thing is, Billie just has it naturally, I think she wrote her first single when she was 14 and since she was a teenager she has been doing big gigs.

“She’s had a lot of pressure on her shoulders so even though she is very young she is very experienced,” she said.

Press Association

Friday 24 June 2022 13:28 , Alex Green, PA Acting Deputy Entertainment Editor

Police at Glastonbury have recorded approximately 85% less crime so far this year compared to the last festival in 2019.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police told the PA news agency this may be because the event has gone largely cashless and attendees are paying using their phones.

As of 11am on Friday, 11 offences had been recorded since the gates of Glastonbury opened early on Wednesday morning, ending a three-year hiatus for the Somerset festival.

Those offences included four incidents of theft, four drug-related offences, one incident of common assault, one incident of criminal damage and one incident of public disorder.

One of the drug-related offences resulted in an arrest.

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Libertines review – Glastonbury 2022

Friday 24 June 2022 13:18 , Roisin O'Connor

‘How the tables turn. Once, The Libertines kept the crowds waiting and played as though they could fall apart at any moment. Today – thanks to an 11.30am set that marks the de facto start of Glastonbury – it’s their fans who are rolling in late, bug-eyed and dishevelled.’

Ben Bryant’s brilliant review of the Libertines is live now, check it out:

The Libertines bring back the Noughties for their Glastonbury set – review

Wolf Alice have made it to the UK – will they get to Worthy Farm on time?

Friday 24 June 2022 12:57 , Roisin O'Connor

Wolf Alice have touched down in the UK just hours ahead of their performance at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

The band are scheduled to perform on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm on Friday afternoon (24 June).

However, their appearance was in jeopardy after their flight from LA to London was cancelled. The Mercury Prize-winning rock band been in the US after supporting Bleachers on Monday night (20 June) and Halsey the following evening.

Fortunately, they managed to catch another flight and it now seems like they’ll make it by the skin of their teeth!

More here:

Wolf Alice arrive in the UK just hours ahead of Glastonbury performance

The latest Glastonbury secret set rumours

Friday 24 June 2022 12:41 , Roisin O'Connor

Worthy Farm is buzzing with rumours of who could turn up to play a secret set this weekend. Some are convinced that Bruce Springsteen, who’s currently in the UK, could turn up to join Paul McCartney on the Pyramid Stage tomorrow. There are some serious claims that Harry Styles, who just played a show in Dublin, could zip over to join Billie Eilish tonight, as she becomes the youngest-ever solo artist to headline Glastonbury.

George Ezra seemed like a dead cert until he had to pull out of a Danish festival due to a “nasty bout” of laryngitis – we’ll see if the Gold Rush Kid makes it to his rumoured slot this weekend. Olly Alexander seems like another guarantee as a guest with the Pet Shop Boys on Sunday, given he’s got his own set as Years & Years right before...

In full: Zelensky’s message to Glastonbury 2022

Friday 24 June 2022 12:24 , Roisin O'Connor

The Other stage at Glastonbury Festival opened this morning with a video message from Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky.

His message was played to festivalgoers on a screen, ahead of The Libertines taking to the stage to perform.

In videos shared on social media, Zelensky can be heard saying: “Glastonbury is the greatest concentration of freedom these days and I ask you to share this feeling with everyone whose freedom is under attack...

“Help Ukrainians who are forced to flee their homes because of the war... Put pressure on all the politicians you know to help restore peace in Ukraine.”

Read more:

Ukraine’s president Zelensky shares powerful message at Glastonbury

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