Sunday, May 28, 2023

Glastonbury clean-up begins after Kendrick Lamar sets powerful finale

Glastonbury Festival’s cleanup campaign will now begin after headlining a theatrical finale set by Kendrick Lamar.

Or in the past five days, Worthy Farms in Somerset has home to more than 200,000 people and hosted many performances for the ages.

Highlights of the festival’s special 50th year include history-making by Paul McCartney and Billie Eilish, as well as Lamar’s theatrical performances for women’s rights.

Meanwhile, Diana Ross went hit after hit when she took to the stage for Sunday’s Teatime Legends slot.

The soul singer treated the crowd to a selection of classics including I’m Coming Out, Baby Love, You Can’t Hurry Love, Stop! Pink confetti was launched from the stage at The Name of Love and at the conclusion of the chain reaction.

Another standout moment was Sir Paul’s headline show on Saturday where he enthralled the crowd with a show-stopping setlist that included surprise guest appearances from Bruce Springsteen and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

As he stepped onto the pyramid stage, the former Beatle became the festival’s oldest solo headliner, a week after celebrating his 80th birthday.

During his more than two-hour set, he played a number of classic songs including Hey Jude, Blackbird, Live and Let Die, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da and Get Back.

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The electrifying show was further enhanced as they introduced Grohl on stage to sing I Saw Her Standing There and the band on the run, Grohl’s first public performance since the death of his Foo Fighters bandmate, drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Springsteen would later join Sir Paul on Glory Days and I Want to Be Your Man.

As part of the encore, through special techniques that could differentiate John Lennon’s vocals from earlier recordings, Sir Paul Pyramid was able to duet The Beatles’ track I’ve Got a Feeling with his former bandmate on stage. Were.

On Friday, American singer Eilish made headlines on the Pyramid stage, becoming Glastonbury’s youngest solo headliner ever.

The celebration included countless other memorable moments, including Greta Thunberg giving a passionate speech from the Pyramid Stage, calling on society to take “the historic responsibility to make things right” with the global climate crisis.

It also hosted a series of Ukrainian delegates, with the country’s President Volodymyr Zelensky delivering a poignant address via a video message, and the Kalush Orchestra making its first UK performance since victory at Eurovision 2022.

On the way to the festival, many artists and festival goers had to deal with travel chaos as the event led to a major rail strike and many flights were delayed or cancelled.

However, these issues did not dampen everyone’s enthusiasm, nor did the infamous Glastonbury rain fall as the weather remained relatively dry compared to previous years.

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