Glastonbury 2024 fans say 'imagine' as Janelle Monae 'deserved much more'

-Credit: (Image: Getty Images)
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Glastonbury fans said Janelle Monae's set 'deserved more' as she took the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night. The Grammy-nominated Janelle Monae took to the stage at around 5.45 pm after Shania Twain's legends slot.

However, the timing of Janelle's performance meant it clashed with Avril Lavigne on The Other Stage as well as England's EURO 2024 last-16 game against Slovakia. As a result, those who did watch the American singer noticed the crowd looking a bit thin.

Writing on X, formerly Twitter, @lkwrnr said: "Very small crowd at Janelle Monáe on the Pyramid.. I’m guessing everyone’s watching Avril Lavigne on the Other stage." @throughmyaiz wrote: "Imagine missing JANELLE MONAE for England. while @iplayitagain said: "Feel pity for anyone watching the England game instead of Janelle Monae."

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Meanwhile, @DChilv wrote: "You all need to turn that football off and stick on Janelle Monae" as @marieh0151 said: "Janelle Monae at Glastonbury caused me to forget that some football was occurring. Amazing costume changes and perfect vocals."

Others also said she deserved a much-bigger crowd and described her set as 'amazing'.

@1983Spiritfarer tweeted: "This small lacklustre crowd does not deserve the glory that is Janelle Monae" as @DChilv added: "Janelle Monae put on a helluva show there. Real artistry on that show. Magical voice. Deserved a much much bigger crowd!!". And @hharrison87 wrote: "Janelle Monae, absolutely amazing, what an artist."

The crowd as Janelle Monae came onto the stage at Glastonbury
The crowd as Janelle Monae came onto the stage at Glastonbury

Janelle is famed for fusing a blend of genres soul, funk, hip hop and new wave. Last year she released her highly anticipated record The Age of Pleasure following a string of celebrated albums – Dirty Computer (2018), The Electric Lady (2013) and The Archandroid (2010).

Since releasing her debut album, Janelle has become known for her stylistic and enthusiastic performances and has a host of hits under her belt including the smash Lipstick Lover.

She is also an established actor and has appeared in films including Netflix's Knives Out and blockbuster Hidden Figures.

The BBC's coverage of Glastonbury will be available across iPlayer, BBC Sounds, TV, radio and online, including its non-stop Classic Glastonbury channel streaming 24 hours a day from now until Sunday, June 30.