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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Katy Perry crowdsurfs at Glastonbury

Katy Perry crowdsurfs at Glastonbury

Media playback is unsupported on your device Pop star Katy Perry ended her debut performance at Glastonbury by diving head first into the audience. It was less crowd-surfing than crowd-swimming, as the singer pulled herself slowly over the heads of her fans. “Well, Beyonce never did that,” joked one audience member as Perry emerged from the fray. The stage dive came as the star performed Roar at the end of 60 colourful minutes of pure…

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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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Glastonbury: Jeremy Corbyn 'inspired' by young voters

Glastonbury: Jeremy Corbyn 'inspired' by young voters

Jeremy Corbyn said he had been inspired by how many young people had got involved in politics as he addressed the crowd at the Glastonbury festival. “Do you know, politics is actually about everyday life?” he asked the Pyramid Stage audience who had, moments earlier, been dancing to Craig David. The Labour leader called for “a world of human rights, peace, justice and democracy all over the planet”. The speech was watched by tens of…

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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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