Glastonbury 2024 fans say it's 'criminal' and festival 'messed up' as Avril Lavigne performs

Avril Lavigne performs on the Pyramid stage during day five of Glastonbury Festival 2024
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Glastonbury Festival 2024 viewers were left branding Avril Lavigne's set 'criminal' - but not because of her own doing. The Canadian musician dazzled crowds at Worthy Farm as she opened her set on the Other Stage with hit track Girlfriend.

Avril wore a tartan skirt, fishnet tights and a black and red jacket while she performed in front of a jam-packed crowd in Somerset as the final day of the festival took place on Sunday (June 30).

Backed with a band, she later delighted the vast crowd with her 2002 debut single Complicated with the Guardian reporting at the time that security were stopping anyone else getting into the field.

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Avril told the crowd at Worthy Farm that she has always “loved” performing in the UK. Before playing her song Losing Grip, she said: “This song is off my first album called Let Go, does anyone out there have a copy of my first album?”

She added: "I wrote that album when I was 16 years old… I ended up moving to Los Angeles and writing this album, it came out when I was 17. I came over here to England the UK right away and everybody here has always been so insanely, incredibly supportive and I’ve loved coming here."

The 39-year-old treated festival-goers to hits including Here’s To Never Growing Up, My Happy Ending, He Wasn’t, and What The Hell during her set. And it seems that those watching at home across the BBC would have liked to have seen Avril on a bigger stage, just as much as those who are struggling to get in to watch her.

Festival-goers went in their droves to watch Avril -Credit:Getty Images
Festival-goers went in their droves to watch Avril -Credit:Getty Images

@iamfabio said: "Avril Lavigne not being given a slot on the Pyramid Stage is CRIMINAL! #Glastonbury." @Kieranizer commented: "Avril Lavigne is killing it at glastonbury. should’ve been on the Pyramid!" @MsRobinHosking wrote: "I’m absolutely living for this Avril Lavigne set. Should be on the pyramid. She is too cool."

@irishchickinoz posted: "They messed up some of these billings , Avril should have been on the Pyramid!" @kerryannmanc quipped: "Putting Avril Lavigne on the other stage instead of the Pyramid is as criminal as dropping Grealish from the England squad." @shuuv7 added: "Another act that should be on the pyramid stage! Avril is so amazing #Glastonbury2024."