Phoebe Bridgers says she’s screwing the High Court at Glastonbury 2022
The 2022 Glastonbury Festival is underway and music fans from around the world are flocking to Worthy Farm in Somerset, England.
This year’s festival is headlined by Gen-Z pop star Billie Eilish, Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney and US rapper Kendrick Lamar, while Diana Ross takes on the traditional Legends slot.
McCartney played a pre-festival performance in Somerset Tonight on Friday June 24, with tickets for the 800-seat show selling out in less than an hour.
Over on The Other Stage, rock band The Libertines opened after a powerful on-screen speech from Ukraine’s President Zelensky.
After worrying fans by announcing their flight out of LA had been cancelled, Wolf Alice made it to the UK this afternoon to play their set on the Pyramid Stage.
There is a sense of concern among US contingents over the Supreme Court’s devastating Roe vs. Wade ruling. Artists such as Phoebe Bridgers and British rock band IDLES are among acts condemning the decision so far.
Then came the moment we had been waiting for, Billie Eilish’s set that made history as the youngest artist ever to headline the solo on the Pyramid Stage.
Follow the live updates below:
How to catch all the action at Glastonbury if you’re not at Worthy Farm this year
It might not be quite the same as waking up at Worthy Farm and navigating your way through the festival’s packed lineup, but there are still plenty of ways to get in the mood for Glastonbury Festival from the comfort of your own home.
Here you will find everything you need to know:
Maanya SachdevaJune 25, 2022 6:30 am
Day 3 Highlights – From Sir Paul McCartney’s surprise appearance to curbside pizza deliveries
Here’s a recap of everything that happened at Glastonbury Festival on Friday, returning after a two-year hiatus due to Covid:
Maanya SachdevaJune 25, 2022 6:15 am
Day, time and stage details for Sir Paul McCartney’s headline set
Following Friday’s historic headline by Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney will take to the Pyramid Stage for an epic set of two hours and 15 minutes on Saturday.
The former Beatle is expected to take the stage at 9.30pm and play until 11.45pm.
His set will tie into Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Haim and AJ Tracey.
Maanya SachdevaJune 25, 2022 06:00
ICYMI: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the Glastonbury crowd
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged festival-goers in Glastonbury to help spread “the truth about Russia’s war” against the Eastern European nation. in a virtual address on Friday (June 24).
Noting that Glastonbury have returned to Worthy Farm after a two-year break caused by Covid, he said: “We in Ukraine also want to live life as it used to be and enjoy the freedom and this wonderful summer. But we can’t, because the worst thing happened – Russia stole our peace.”
“But we will not be broken by Russia’s war,” Zelenskyy continued, adding, “and we will want to stop the war before it ruins the lives of people in other countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America – they all are.” now threatened.”
Addressing the “biggest concentration of freedom these days,” Zelenskyy said: “Spread the truth about Russia’s war. Help Ukrainians who are forced to flee their homeland because of their war. Find our charity platform United24 and put pressure on every politician you know to help restore peace in Ukraine.”
“Time is priceless and everything is measured in lives,” he concluded, adding, “The more people join us in defending freedom and truth, the sooner Russia’s war against Ukraine will end.”
“Prove that freedom always wins.”
Maanya SachdevaJune 25, 2022 5:19 am
‘F***** Phenomenal’: Fans React to Billie Eilish’s Headline Set
Fan reactions to Billie Eilish’s ‘epic’ headline, posted at Glastonbury on Friday, are rolling in online.
One person wrote: “Until tonight I had never heard of Billie Eilish…she’s 20 years old and she knocked it out of the park in Glastonbury tonight…what a talent…”
“Repeat #Glastonbury2019 using BBC iPlayer, but I think I might just end up watching Billie Eilish’s set 20 or 30 times. She’s freaking phenomenal.” Another fan tweeted, while one person wondered, “Billie Eilish is very impressive isn’t he?”
“I only know a few of her songs, but it’s great to see a confident 20-year-old woman running Glastonbury entirely herself. To the wailing older men, she’s not meant for you. It’s not all for you,” one person addressed some of the criticism that Eilish headlined the Worthy Farm Festival.
Maanya SachdevaJune 25, 2022 05:00
Day three in Glastonbury – In five pictures
The Weird and Wonderful at Worthy Farm
Maanya SachdevaJune 25, 2022 4:45 am
Billie Eilish Review, Glastonbury 2022: The history-making set is 90 minutes of noir-pop catharsis
Five stars for Billie Eilish and her stunning 90 minute set at Glastonbury on Friday night.
In its own way, Eilish’s historic headline set is as significant as Jay-Z’s or Stormzy’s. Not because she’s the festival’s youngest winner, although it lifts the roof off Tik-Tokker’s teenage dreams of stardom in every bedroom.
But because it marks the rise of alternative pop: a homemade, personalized imitation of the mainstream that speaks much closer to the actual teenage experience of 2022. Certainly more than any number of ultra-confident, over-sexualized breakup birdflips written by long-in-the-tooth Swedish production teams.
Alternative pop tones are dark and downbeat, their emotions raw and broken, their concerns doom-heavy. Fame comes with insecurities, sex is regrettable and drugs when mentioned are generally prescribed for anxiety.
Read Mark Beaumont’s full review here:
Maanya SachdevaJune 25, 2022 4:30 am
Wellies out, Worthy Farm – blustery showers forecast in Pilton
The latest Met Office weather forecast for Pilton points to the possibility of blustery showers and some thunderstorms on Saturday morning.
Sunny spells are expected intermittently throughout the day.
Here is the weather forecast for the weekend:
Maanya SachdevaJune 25, 2022 4:15 am
Fans curious about Billie Eilish ‘leg tattoos’
Billie Eilish fans were left confused by what some believed to be “tattoos” on the singer’s legs while she made record-breaking headlines at Glastonbury.
The 20-year-old singer became Worthy Farm Festival’s youngest-ever solo headliner with her performance on Friday 24 June.
During her set, Eilish was spotted using what appears to be kinesiology tape, which is used with the aim of reducing the effects of shin splints – a type of leg pain caused by strenuous activity.
Roisin O’ConnorJune 25, 2022 3:16 am
How to watch Glastonbury live on the BBC
For the first time ever, BBC iPlayer will host a dedicated Glastonbury channel from Thursday (23 June) covering preview shows and live performances over the next four days.
Here’s the full schedule for the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage:
Roisin O’ConnorJune 25, 2022 03:00
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/glastonbury-2022-live-paul-mccartney-b2109195.html Glastonbury live: Age of Paul McCartney, setlist and BBC stream