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Glastonbury – Saturday highlights: From Paul McCartney’s surprise guests to Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen singing ‘F*** You’ in the Supreme Court

Day four of Glastonbury comes to an eventful end on Saturday (25 June) at Worthy Farm.

Ahead of Paul McCartney’s headline set, Gen-Z star Olivia Rodrigo invited surprise guest Lily Allen onstage to deliver a sizzling rendition of Allen’s 2009 hit “F*** You” before the Supreme Court justices Deer vs Wade Verdict.

Elsewhere, viewers at home were delighted to spot a raincoat-clad woman who bore a striking resemblance to the Queen in BBC Festival coverage.

While the king was absent, a long list of celebrities were spotted at the festival site, including Paul Mescal and Tilda Swinton.

Below are the highlights from Day 4 in Glastonbury – you can follow the latest updates on our live blog here.

Olivia Rodrigo brings Lily Allen onstage to call the Supreme Court Justices over the Roe v Wade ruling with the “F*** You” duet

During her performance at Glastonbury on Saturday night (June 25), Rodrigo joined the likes of Phoebe Bridgers and Billie Eilish to condemn the Supreme Court Deer vs Wade.

During her performance on the Other Stage, the “Driver’s License” singer brought out special guest Lily Allen for a performance of Allen’s 2009 hit “F*** You.”

Introducing the song, Rodrigo said: “I’m devastated and scared [by the recent ruling] and so many women and girls are going to die because of it, and I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who, at the end of the day, showed us that they really don’t care about freedom.”

After much applause from the audience, the 19-year-old continued to address the individuals specifically and said: “This song goes to judges Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh.”

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Allen stood next to Rodrigo and gave the middle finger. “We hate you!” Rodrigo said before the pair launched into the expletive-filled lane.

Paul McCartney brings out Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl during the headline set

The Beatles legend took the stage and became Glastonbury’s oldest-ever solo headliner.

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During his performance, the audience gave a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” to McCartney, who celebrated his 80th birthday last week.

Elsewhere, McCartney dedicated his song “My Valentine” to his wife, Nancy, who was in the crowd. The music video for the track, starring Johnny Depp, played in the background.

The biggest surprise came when McCartney produced not one but two music legends: Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl.

However, viewers at home were disappointed by the BBC’s coverage of Saturday’s (25 June) headliner, as it aired an hour after McCartney actually started his set.

Several stars including Tilda Swinton and Paul Mescal have been spotted at Worthy Farm.

Queen lookalike spotted in BBC coverage

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One person in particular, however, has caused a stir among viewers at home after BBC footage showed a woman in the crowd who bore a striking resemblance to the Queen.

During Friday night’s (June 24) coverage of the Robert Plant and Alison Krauss show, the camera panned to people in the audience, including a woman in a blue raincoat and sunglasses.

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Self Esteem followed in Idles’ footsteps during their Glastonbury set and gave a special shout-out to music hero Big Jeff Johns.

Big Jeff is a well-known music fan from Gloucestershire who has spent much of his life attending gigs in Bristol. He has become a fixture at festivals such as End of the Road and Green Man, where he has been resident DJ ever since.

Earlier this month, Big Jeff was rushed to hospital in Swansea following injuries sustained in a fire at his home in Totterdown.

You can read The Independent‘s four-star review of Self Esteem on the John Peel stage here.

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Metronomy managed to impress the crowd today, including The Independent’s Mark Beaumont. In his five-star review of the afternoon set, Beaumont writes that although the Devon band formed in 1999, “when the bubblegum sound of 2019’s ‘Salted Caramel Ice Cream’ blasts off the stage, the audience’s bodies wriggle and wave, and it’s clear the band is still hitting the sweet spots”.

Olivia Rodrigo also received a five-star rating, in the presence of writer Ben Bryant. “Warm afternoon sunlight shimmering off her knee-high DMs, mirror mosaic piano and purple electro-acoustic guitar, this is one of Saturday’s most dazzling — and cutest — shows at Worthy Farm,” he wrote.

Noel Gallagher (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Gallagher took the stage without his brother, but it was a performance that showed what “last-era Oasis could have been.”

“What’s going to happen here now,” says Noel Gallagher, perfunctory stepping to the mic halfway through his set and exuding the energy of Mike Lynch, “is I’m going to play you some more tunes that you care about, they are to me. But if you stay here after that, woo, there will be a lot of very happy people in bucket hats…” she writesThe Independent‘s Mark Beaumont in a four star review of the set.

His outbursts of Oasis tunes were mostly songs he sang on record, filling sets with mid-paced, acoustic-driven singalongs but lacking the punch of a “Supersonic” or “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star.”

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg gives a speech on the Pyramid Stage

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The Swedish environmental activist made a surprise appearance on the big pyramid stage, where she gave a short speech on the climate crisis.

She told revelers at the festival that if they were to avoid a “total natural disaster” from climate change, they would have to face a battle against “the forces of greed.”

She said the climate crisis is “not the new normal” and is only getting worse. However, she insisted that “we can still avoid the worst effects” of climate change.

“Together we can do the seemingly impossible,” she said.

You can keep up The Independent‘s Live coverage from Worthy Farm here.

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