Glastonbury 2024 fans won over by Paloma Faith as they 'go to heaven' over tribute after missing own gig

Paloma Faith performs on the Pyramid Stage during day five of Glastonbury Festival 2024
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Paloma Faith was already earning plenty of praise for her Glastonbury Festival 2024 set before she sent fans 'to heaven' with a special tribute. The singer appeared on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday (June 30) just days after cancelling her own headline show.

Paloma, 42, was taken ill just 48 hours before her set at Worthy Farm, and forced to cancel a gig on Friday (June 28) in Southhampton. She told fans she was ‘incredibly upset and disappointed’, and wrote on Instagram: "After suffering from exhaustion and catching various illnesses from my kids, my voice has been severely affected and my range is compromised."

Then on Sunday morning, the Stone Cold Sober singer told her hundreds of thousands of followers that the show will be going on. She shared an update with a picture of members of her team in a car seemingly on their way to Worthy Farm, with the caption: "My gorgeous team hyped about the fact my sore throat has improved and will sing today!"

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She arrived on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage by belting out her song How You Leave A Man, expertly using her wide-ranging vocal skills. Dressed in a tight pink and red dress, she went on to tell the crowd after her track Bad Woman that she sang the song "every night before my three-year-old goes to sleep".

She also said that her setlist was "dedicated to all the single mothers out there" having explored the end of a relationship with her album The Glorification Of Sadness.

Paloma added: "I hope that you are going to raise all of your daughters to be Bad Women too, because I listened and I acted with servitude and it got me nowhere, so screw that! And the patriarchy is invisible and we’re all perpetrating it, so it’s our responsibility as parents that doesn’t continue."

Paloma's set earned her huge praise -Credit:Getty Images
Paloma's set earned her huge praise -Credit:Getty Images

She later said she “loves you Amy”, as she performed Back To Black by the late Amy Winehouse during her set. Paying tribute to her fellow London native, she said Amy was there “in spirit” as she sang a few parts of the song following a rousing version of US singer Cass Elliot’s Make Your Own Kind Of Music, which featured on her fourth studio album, The Architect.

And following the short rendition of the late singer's song, those watching the Glastonbury action unfold across the BBC, flocked to social media to heap praise.

@CallMeRobbb said: "Omg is Paloma Faith singing Amy Winehouse!! My fave two world have collided. I’ve died and gone to heaven haven’t I!? #Glastonbury2024." @scarlettfricker commented: "Paloma singing back to black for amy i’m sobbing that was everything #Glastonbury2024 #palomafaith."

@2002scoobydoo wrote: "Paloma Faith covering Back To Black by Amy Winehouse this is huge." @Fleason77 shared: "#PalomaFaith should get a hella more love!! An incredible voice & such a kooky woman rocking the Pyramid Stage, adored her for years & her Amy Winehouse dedication @BBCiPlayer live stream at #Glastonbury #Glastonbury2024 #Glasto." @CallMeRobbb added: "Paloma Faith’s voice sounds so incredibly strong today. What a fantastic #Glastonbury2024 set. And the tribute to Amy Winehouse beautifully done. That’s actually made my Glastonbury this year. Chuffed."