Ed Sheeran closes Glastonbury 2017

Ed Sheeran closes Glastonbury 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Pop star Ed Sheeran has headlined Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, just six years after his debut at one of the festival’s smallest venues. In 2011, the star played the solar-powered Croissant Neuf stage, playing “to about 500 people”. On Sunday, he closed the festival, attracting a much younger audience than Friday and Saturday’s headliners, Radiohead and Foo Fighters. The 26-year-old admitted he was “very nervous but very excited” to…

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Barry Gibb brings Glastonbury to its feet

Barry Gibb brings Glastonbury to its feet

We’re calling it: Islands In The Stream has become the unofficial anthem of Glastonbury. Kenny Rogers debuted the song in 2013; and Dolly Parton featured it in her record-breaking set a year later. Now Barry Gibb, who wrote the song, has made it the centrepiece of his performance at the festival’s coveted “legend slot”. It was one of a dozen or more classics from his, and the Bee Gees’, catalogue that brought the audience to…

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Foo Fighters finally headline Glastonbury

Foo Fighters finally headline Glastonbury

Media playback is unsupported on your device Foo Fighters have finally stepped onto Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, two years after they were forced to pull out of the festival. Days before their headline performance in 2015, Dave Grohl fell off stage and broke his leg in Gothenburg, Sweden. “I’m about two years late tonight, I’m sorry,” said Grohl on Saturday, blaming bad traffic for the delay. He then played a solo version of Times Like These,…

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Dizzee Rascal: 'I should be headlining Glastonbury'

Dizzee Rascal: 'I should be headlining Glastonbury'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Dizzee Rascal says he deserves to be given top billing at the Glastonbury Festival. “I’ve toured this festival for years, never disappointed,” he told the BBC. “You can always count on me. “I’m basically at the stage where they need to make me headline this thing – because they ain’t had no British rappers headline this festival.” As if to prove his point, the star drew huge crowds…

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Radiohead mesmerise fans at Glastonbury with a wayward, but compelling, set

Radiohead mesmerise fans at Glastonbury with a wayward, but compelling, set

Absorbing, challenging and achingly beautiful – Radiohead delivered a typically Radiohead sort of set for Glastonbury’s opening night. The Oxford quintet emerged, bathed in white light, to the haunting piano refrain of Daydreaming, from last year’s A Moon Shaped Pool album. Two hours and 25 songs later, they closed with Karma Police, singing: “For a minute there, I lost myself.” It felt like a perfect metaphor for the band’s power to transport an audience. The…

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Glastonbury: Bradley Cooper surprises fans

Glastonbury: Bradley Cooper surprises fans

Film star Bradley Cooper made a surprise appearance on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, as he shot a scene for his new film. The Hangover star is currently directing and starring in a remake of A Star Is Born, the Judy Garland-starring musical about an up-and-coming singer. He appeared at Glastonbury ahead of Kris Kristofferson’s set, holding a guitar and followed by cameras. Cooper and his co-star Lady Gaga shot similar scenes at Coachella in April. Before…

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10 sports stars who became actors

10 sports stars who became actors

Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff may not be the first name that springs to mind when you think of musical theatre – but that could be about to change. The former cricketer is to make his stage debut this autumn in a musical version of the Fat Friends TV show. Flintoff’s casting sees him follow in the footsteps of David Beckham, who was recently seen making a cameo appearance in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur film. Here are…

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How do you keep a celebrity wedding secret?

How do you keep a celebrity wedding secret?

Celebrity weddings appear to be everyone’s business, regardless of whether the two people getting married actually want the world to see them tying the knot. Jessica Chastain, who married earlier this month, had been intent on keeping prying eyes away. But her ceremony was gatecrashed – by a helicopter and a long lens. The photographs were widely shared, prompting the Oscar-nominated actress to ask fans to respect her privacy. She tweeted: “I am going to…

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