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Louise Thomas


closed Glastonbury Festival 2024, after Shania Twain took on the coveted Legends Slot.

The Grammy-winning star appeared to have a much smaller audience than earlier headliners Coldplay and Dua Lipa, as revellers rushed home to beat traffic and amid four other major stage clashes.

Earlier, pop-punk singer Avril Lavigne tore up the Other Stage with a set comprising hits such as “Sk8r Boi” and “My Happy Ending”, while Shania Twain suffered with sound issues on the Legends Slot.

On Saturday night, rock band Coldplay headlined the Pyramid Stage for a record-breaking fifth time, after pop star Dua Lipa dazzled the crowds on Friday (28 June).

In a career-spanning set, the band performed a number of their biggest hits including “Yellow” and “Clocks”, while also bringing out a number of surprise guests including rapper Little Simz, singer Laura Mvula, and Back to the Future star Michael J Fox.


VIDEO: Sugababes perform Ugly at Glastonbury 2024

Roisin O'Connor30 June 2024 01:31


PJ Harvey review, Glastonbury 2024: Casting herself as a provocative rockabilily re-inventor of old

Performance artist Marina Abramovich, given a brief slot on the Pyramid Stage ahead of PJ Harvey, claims she wants the entire field to engage in seven minutes of silence while she stands onstage dressed as a giant peace symbol because “the world is a really s***** place”.

Bombay Bicycle Club, seeping over from the Other Stage, clearly didn’t get the memo, but the contemplative break also gives Glastonbury pause from Sugababes’ “Round Round” to recalibrate itself to Harvey’s enthralling modern-ancient aesthetic.

As Emily Eavis bangs a gong to mark the end of the silence, Polly Jean seems to rise from the leyline itself dressed as a haunted crow tree, and in these fittingly mystical environs, the latest stage in her career-long, Bowie-esque evolution reaches its immersive conclusion.

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PJ Harvey casts herself as a provocative rockabilly re-inventor at Glastonbury

Following Marina Abramovich’s seven-minute silence, the latest stage in the rock artist’s Bowie-esque revolution reaches its immersive conclusion

Roisin O'Connor30 June 2024 02:01


Dua Lipa performs 'Levitating' during Glastonbury headline set

Roisin O'Connor30 June 2024 02:31


The Last Dinner Party review, Glastonbury 2024: Ambitious band deliver a thrilling set on the Other Stage

This is a pivotal set for The Last Dinner Party, on the Other Stage on Saturday afternoon at Glastonbury under a blazing sun. The London-based female five-piece’s rise has been meteoric – 15 months ago I saw them play in a windowless room above a pub in Camden, while last summer they performed in a far-flung tent at breakfast time on the Sunday. And here they are today, playing to a crowd of tens of thousands, with a No 1 album and a Brit Award under their collective belts.

I’d slightly expected their set to be this year’s Fred Again.. moment: a confluence of big crowd energy and beautiful weather during the DJ’s set on the same stage last year made it a fabled “Glastonbury moment” – a weird bit of Somerset alchemy that renders a performance bigger than the sum of its parts. Do The Last Dinner Party achieve this? No. It’s close at times and they brim with confidence. But too often, their set hovers where it could soar.

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The Last Dinner Party deliver a thrilling set on the Other Stage at Glastonbury

Relentless touring has honed them into a fine live act, bound together by the considerable prowess, poise and star wattage of frontwoman Abigail Morris

James Hall30 June 2024 03:00


Coldplay review, Glastonbury 2024: Chris Martin and co deliver the spectacle of a lifetime

If archaeologists ever excavate the leyline reputed to flow beneath the Pyramid Stage field, it will likely look like this. A shimmering ocean of 200,000 luminous neon specks, undulating across the vale to the sound of twinkling synth rock.

Tonight’s spectacular preview comes courtesy of the vast array of LED wristbands handed out across the site and waved aloft for 2024’s reluctant record-breakers. As much as Chris Martin copiously thanks “the greatest city on earth” for the chance to play, Glastonbury is lucky to have him.

Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres tour hits Glastonbury almost three years in, having been through the UK twice already. The band reportedly had to be talked into a record-breaking fifth Glasto headline show that might reasonably be considered overkill. The Elton-rivalling crowd who make the utterly glorious “Viva La Vida” one of the most unifying and celebratory moments ever to emanate from this hallowed stage, though, are very much up for being overkilled.

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Coldplay deliver the spectacle of a lifetime at Glastonbury 2024 - review

Band offer up one of the most unifying and celebratory moments ever to emanate from this hallowed stage

Lydia Spencer-Elliott30 June 2024 14:00


How to watch the BBC’s live Glastonbury Festival 2024 coverage

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Glastonbury 2024: How to watch the BBC’s live coverage

Broadcaster has unveiled its coverage plan for this year’s festival at Worthy Farm

Lydia Spencer-Elliott30 June 2024 14:30


When is SZA performing on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury and how to watch

This will mark SZA’s debut performance at Glastonbury. The 34-year-old R&B artist, whose real name is Solána Imani Rowe, began her music career in 2011, after co-writing hits including “Consideration” for Rihanna’s 2016 album Anti. SZA will close the festival on Sunday with her performance from 9:30pm-11:15pm. Her set on the Pyramid Stage will follow Janelle Monae from 5:45-6:45om and Burna Boy from 7:30-8:30pm. Country-pop legend Shania Twain will perform that afternoon in this year’s Legends Slot from 3:45-5pm.

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When is SZA performing at Glastonbury and how to watch

Everything you need to know about the ‘Kill Bill’ star’s performance

Lydia Spencer-Elliott30 June 2024 15:00


Shania Twain to take on the Pyramid Stage Legends Slot

Hello, it’s the Number One Shania Twain fan here. Obviously I’m gutted not to be on site for the country-pop queen’s long-overdue Legends Slot, but I’m consoling myself with the thought of seeing her at British Summer Time festival in July, instead.

If you are down at Worthy Farm, though, you’re going to have one hell of a time. Twain is the consumate entertainer and has an unmatched catalogue of bangers, from “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” to “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “Honey, I’m Home”.

My pal Nicole Vassell says there is a LOT of leopard print on site right now, along with plenty of cowboy boots, hats and fringed denim jackets.


Roisin O'Connor30 June 2024 15:27


Chris Martin reveals how Michael J Fox helped form band as he joins them at Glastonbury

Lydia Spencer-Elliott30 June 2024 15:30


Yeehaw! Shania Twain takes to the Pyramid Stage

Shania Twain has attracted an absolutely enormous crowd for her anticipated Legends Slot, and this has to be the campest thing Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage has seen in a good while, I am LIVING for this.

Roisin O'Connor30 June 2024 15:51



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Glastonbury: SZA closes festival amid technical issues (2024)


When was Shania Twain on at Glastonbury? ›

Shania Twain, Officially a 'Legend' The Glastonbury Festival's coveted “Legend's Slot,” at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, was hers and she said she was ready for the “most extraordinary party of my career.” Shania Twain performing during the “Legend's Slot” at the 2024 Glastonbury festival on Sunday.

Who performed at Glastonbury in 2024? ›

Highlights of the evening included catching the end of The Streets at The Other stage, Mike Skinner crowd surfing to Blinded By The Lights; Bakey's bass heavy set in Firmly Rooted in Silver Hayes; Goldie nostalgia drenched live performance at The Glade; checking out Arcadia's incredible new dragonfly, its laser wings ...

What time is Dua Lipa Glastonbury 2024? ›

Dua Lipa at Glastonbury Festival: When and where? Dua Lipa is scheduled to hit the Pyramid Stage at 10 p.m. BST local time on Friday, June 28, with the set expected to last for an hour. That makes it a 5 p.m. PT or 2 p.m. ET start in the US and Canada.

How old was Dolly Parton when she done Glastonbury? ›

Thousands of fans flocked to the Pyramid stage to see the 68-year-old's Glastonbury debut in Somerset. The crowd was larger than the festival's Friday and Saturday headliners, Arcade Fire and Metallica. "They seemed to enjoy it and that made me feel good because I've never done the festival before," Parton said.

Has Dolly Parton played Glastonbury? ›

Dolly Parton at Glastonbury: Why now is the time to revisit her legendary 2014 set.

Has Lady Gaga played at Glastonbury? ›

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Who is the youngest artist to play at Glastonbury? ›

Eilish and McCartney to be Glastonbury's youngest, oldest performers: a look at the event's 'firsts' Billie Eilish headlines at 20 and Paul McCartney does it at 80, but who else has made history on the Glastonbury stage?

Who did Coldplay replace at Glastonbury? ›

Now that Coldplay are headlining the 2024 festival, they are the supreme champions of Glastonbury, with FIVE appearances topping the Pyramid Stage bill: they also headlined in 2002 (when they apparently replaced The Strokes), 2005, 2011 and 2016.

Who played with Coldplay at Glastonbury in 2024? ›

2024. Michael J Fox joined Coldplay during their headline set at Glastonbury. The actor performed two songs with the band, 'Humankind' and 'Fix You', he later took to social media to say it was a 'mind-blowing' experience to join the band on stage.

How many people are at Glastonbury 2024 pyramid stage? ›

In pictures: Reflecting on Glastonbury 2024

More than 200,000 people descended on Worthy Farm last week to see acts like Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA take to the Pyramid Stage.

Who sang with Dua Lipa at Glastonbury 2024? ›

Dua Lipa headlined the Glastonbury Festival on Friday night, and during her set she brought out Tame Impala's Kevin Parker to join her on a pair of tracks.

Did Shania Twain arrive at Glastonbury on a horse? ›

Sadly, the festival thwarted her plan to put a stallion on the Pyramid Stage - but she arrived in style, nonetheless. The 58-year-old was walked on stage by two drag queens and six dancers, holding aloft six brightly-coloured hobby horses.

Was Shania Twain good at Glastonbury 2024? ›

The opening stages of the four-time Grammy winner's Glastonbury debut might have felt slightly flat as crowds slowly trickled in from elsewhere, but the 34-year-old brought boundless energy to her set nonetheless, exhibiting impressive stamina as she writhed around the stage with her backing dancers, rarely stopping ...

Who headlined at Glastonbury 1995? ›

The line-up included Oasis, The Cure and Pulp, who replaced The Stone Roses after John Squire was involved in a cycling accident.

Who headlined Glastonbury 1982? ›

The 1982 Glastonbury CND Festival took place over 3 days, from Friday the 18th to Sunday the 20th of June. It was headlined by Black Uhuru, Roy Harper, and Richie Havens.

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