Glastonbury is finally back! After THREE YEARS of Covid cancellations, tens of thousands party into the night joined by dozens of A-list celebs as Billie Eilish slams US abortion ruling on stage at Britain's biggest festival

  • Glasto has made its hotly anticipated return after two years off for Covid with its longest ever run of festivities
  • More than 200,000 revellers braved rail strikes, rain and even a monkeypox warning to flock to Worthy Farm
  • Campers were pictured using drinking water to shower as rock stars crowd surfed on day three of the fest 
  • Billie Eilish headlined the Pyramid Stage last night, with Paul McCartney set to play tonight's coveted spot
  • US rapper Kendrick Lamar will close out the world's biggest and most iconic music festival tomorrow evening

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Glastonbury made a glorious return after three years as revellers resisted nationwide rail strikes and thunderstorm fears to bury memories of Covid at the world's most iconic music festival.

An estimated 200,000 music fans flocked to Worthy Farm, east Somerset for the 37th iteration of Glasto, which is also the world's biggest outdoor festival.

For the first time ever Glastonbury's festivities started as early as Thursday, with thousands setting up camp by Tuesday.

Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg is set to speak to a huge crowd from the Pyramid Stage at 5.15pm today ahead of a set by Californian female rock group Haim.

Thunberg tweeted two pictures from the Somerset campsite, stating she was 'excited' to make the 'special appearance'. 

This year's music headliners include Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish, who in her explosive Pyramid Stage set last night slammed the US Supreme Court's abortion rights overhaul.

Eilish, 20, last night made history as the youngest ever star to headline Glastonbury. She delivered a stellar medley of hits alongside big brother Finneas in an edgy look that consisted of an oversized T-shirt and matching shorts for tens of thousands of waiting fans. 

Taking to the stage, she said it was a  'dark day for women' following the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe V Wade, as she took to the stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday.

The singer, 20, who first made her debut at the festival on The Other Stage at Worthy Farm in 2019, told the crowd she 'couldn't bear to think about' the ruling which ended the constitutional right to abortion in the US, meaning individual states could decide whether abortion can be made illegal.

Also prominent at the festival were many partygate-themed 'this is a work event' flags ribbing Boris Johnson - a nod to the PM's claim that lockdown-busting gatherings were not parties. 

 And Sir Paul McCartney last night prepared for Glastonbury, one of the biggest gigs of his career, by playing one of the smallest.

Sir Paul, 80, delivered a preview of his Glastonbury set to an audience of around 800 at the Cheese and Grain – a not-for-profit venue in a former agricultural warehouse in the town of Frome in Somerset.

Fans had scrambled to pick up tickets in person after the secret gig was announced at 5pm on Thursday.

A young festivalgoer in matching pink sings along to Billie Eilish during the 20-year-old's fiery Pyramid Stage set last night

A young festivalgoer in matching pink sings along to Billie Eilish during the 20-year-old's fiery Pyramid Stage set last night

Glastonbury made a glorious return after three years as revellers resisted nationwide rail strikes and thunderstorm fears to bury memories of Covid. The stage is pictured last night

Glastonbury made a glorious return after three years as revellers resisted nationwide rail strikes and thunderstorm fears to bury memories of Covid. The stage is pictured last night

Emotional: Billie Eilish has admitted it's been a 'dark day for women' following the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe V Wade, as she took to the stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday

Emotional: Billie Eilish  said it's been a 'dark day for women' following the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe V Wade, as she took to the stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday

Another Billie fan sits on a pal's shoulders as the emo icon played a stellar set of hits in a well-received Pyramid Stage debut

Another Billie fan sits on a pal's shoulders as the emo icon played a stellar set of hits in a well-received Pyramid Stage debut

It's back! Also seen returning to Glastonbury was the iconic fire-breathing spider stage known as Arcadia

It's back! Also seen returning to Glastonbury was the iconic fire-breathing spider stage known as Arcadia

Tens of thousands gathered to watch Wet Leg play the Park Stage, out of an estimated 200,000 to have arrived at Glasto

Tens of thousands gathered to watch Wet Leg play the Park Stage, out of an estimated 200,000 to have arrived at Glasto

A pair of brightly coloured fans cheer on TLC at the West Holts stage yesterday, looking pleased to be back after three years

A pair of brightly coloured fans cheer on TLC at the West Holts stage yesterday, looking pleased to be back after three years

One brightly coloured flag even featured a picture of Mr Johnson the day after he suffered two damaging defeats in the Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton

One brightly coloured flag even featured a picture of Mr Johnson the day after he suffered two damaging defeats in the Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton

Glastonbury girls! Lily James (pictured) flashed her midriff in a black bra while Poppy Delevingne, Tigerlily Taylor and Sienna Miller look sensational on Friday - as the festival returned after three years
Hot stuff: Model Poppy, 36, put on a leggy display in ripped denim hot pants while cutting a green jacket with a white feathered hem
Trendy: Meanwhile Tigerlily, 27, flaunted her incredible figure in a tight corset top and black Adidas trousers while puffing on an e-cigarette.

Glastonbury girls! Lily James (left) flashed her midriff in a black bra while Poppy Delevingne (centre), Tigerlily Taylor (right) and Sienna Miller look sensational on Friday - as the festival returned after three years 

Legs for days: Sienna, 40, exhibited her bronzed pins in a brown mini dress, while accessorising her look with a pair of black boots
Sparkling: She wore a Molten Twisted Infinity Chain necklace by Missiona and Molten Pearl Drop Hoop Earrings in coordinating gold

Legs for days: Sienna, 40, exhibited her bronzed pins in a brown mini dress, while accessorising her look with a pair of black boots

Commanding attention: The blonde bombshell later made a spectacular wardrobe change into an unmissable red coat and matching trousers featuring white stripes
Couple: She was joined by her younger boyfriend Oli Green, 25, who placed a loving hand on  her shoulder

Commanding attention: The blonde bombshell later made a spectacular wardrobe change into an unmissable red coat and matching trousers featuring white stripes. She was joined by her younger boyfriend Oli Green, 25

The emo icon prowled across the stage and bent over backwards, earning a deafening reception from her fans before telling the crowd: 'Oh boy, I love you so much.'

Greta Thunberg to speak at Pyramid Stage

Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, 19, is set to make a 'special appearance' at Glastonbury tonight.

The teen will address a crowd of tens of thousands from the Pyramid Stage at 5.15pm before female rock group Haim performs.

Thunberg has continued to host regular school strikes in her native Sweden. It wasn't immediately clear how she made it to the UK.

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Adopting an English accent, she added: 'How are you doin?'

Paul McCartney will play tonight's coveted Saturday night set, with US rapper Kendrick Lamar closing out the festival tomorrow evening.

Showers hit the festival yesterday morning - and there are fears of heavy rain tomorrow and showers on Sunday afternoon.

And celebrities weren't just spotted on stage, either. A-listers including Kate Moss, Games of Thrones actors Kit Harington and his wife Rose Leslie, model Daisy Lowe and Love Island host Laura Whitmore were among the VIPs pictured yesterday at Worthy Farm.

Some revellers were pictured waving Partygate-themed flags ribbing Boris Johnson at the music festival.

Several flags read 'this is a work event' - a nod to the PM's claim that lockdown-busting gatherings were not parties. 

It comes after Mr Johnson suffered two damaging defeats in the Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton by-elections.

Billie was among several stars who took to the stage on the third day of Glastonbury, with Griff taking to the John Peel stage at the festival.

The singer, 21, flashed her midriff in a quirky cream crop top featuring one sleeve which she teamed up with a frilled maxi skirt.

Greta, now 19, posted two happy selfies from her Glastonbury campsite
Thunberg will speak from the Pyramid Stage at 5.15pm today

Greta, now 19, posted two happy selfies from her Glastonbury campsite as she prepared to address the Pyramid Stage tonight

A tired festivalgoer pops in for a quick shower this morning ahead of a busy schedule of performances and partying

A tired festivalgoer pops in for a quick shower this morning ahead of a busy schedule of performances and partying

Another man scrubs himself down as best he can in front of a sea of tents at Worthy Farm earlier on Saturday

Another man scrubs himself down as best he can in front of a sea of tents at Worthy Farm earlier on Saturday

Showers also came in the form of light rain this morning in front of the BBC's Introducing... tent near campers in Glastonbury

Showers also came in the form of light rain this morning in front of the BBC's Introducing... tent near campers in Glastonbury

Two young festivalgoers, pictured earlier today, are well-prepared for what's set to be a rainy day ahead

Two young festivalgoers, pictured earlier today, are well-prepared for what's set to be a rainy day ahead

A load of rubbish: overflowing trash bins show the signs of thousands of happy revellers after Billie Eilish's Pyramid Stage set

A load of rubbish: overflowing trash bins show the signs of thousands of happy revellers after Billie Eilish's Pyramid Stage set

Glastonbury's famous flags returned to Worthy Farm for the first time since 2019 after the fest's 50th anniversary was canned

Glastonbury's famous flags returned to Worthy Farm for the first time since 2019 after the fest's 50th anniversary was canned

IDLES lead singer Lee Kiernan is pictured crowd surfing with a blue electric guitar in hand during yesterday's packed-out set

IDLES lead singer Lee Kiernan is pictured crowd surfing with a blue electric guitar in hand during yesterday's packed-out set

A young fan in a glittering gold dress and pink coat enjoys Billie's set last night. Paul McCartney will headline the stage tonight

A young fan in a glittering gold dress and pink coat enjoys Billie's set last night. Paul McCartney will headline the stage tonight

Eilish (centre silhouette) amps up the crowd of tens of thousands as flamethrowers lit up the Pyramid Stage on Friday night

Eilish (centre silhouette) amps up the crowd of tens of thousands as flamethrowers lit up the Pyramid Stage on Friday night

A group of Glastonbury Festival revellers set up their own shower at the campsite on Worthy Farm in Somerset yesterday

A group of Glastonbury Festival revellers set up their own shower at the campsite on Worthy Farm in Somerset yesterday

A pair of IDLES fans can barely contain their excitement as the British-Irish punk rock band played on the Other Stage

A pair of IDLES fans can barely contain their excitement as the British-Irish punk rock band played on the Other Stage

Festival goers make their way around the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset this morning

Festival goers make their way around the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset this morning

A group of festival-goers dressed as strawberries walk through the site during day three of Glastonbury Festival yesterday

A group of festival-goers dressed as strawberries walk through the site during day three of Glastonbury Festival yesterday

Music fans cheer on performers at one of the smaller stages during day three of the iconic outdoor festival yesterday

Music fans cheer on performers at one of the smaller stages during day three of the iconic outdoor festival yesterday

Edgy: The singer, 21, showcased her unique sense of style in a cream crop top featuring one sleeve which she teamed up with a frilled maxi skirt
Trendy: Sam accessorised with a collection of delicate gold chains

Edgy: The singer, 21, showcased her unique sense of style in a cream crop top featuring one sleeve which she teamed up with a frilled maxi skirt

Celeb audience: Kate Moss stood on the sidelines to watch Primal Scream with a group of pals at Glastonbury

Celeb audience: Kate Moss stood on the sidelines to watch Primal Scream with a group of pals at Glastonbury

Elsewhere, Sam Fender, 28, kept things casual in a red-and-blue checked shirt, which he layered above a navy shirt and jeans during his gig on the Pyramid Stage.

Completing her look with a pair of black shoes and white socks, she soon threw a guitar over her shoulders by its strap as she performed for a crowd of thousands. 

The BRIT Award winner certainly seemed to be enjoying herself while belting out her catchy hits for the impressed audience

Meanwhile, TLC - consisting of bandmembers Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas - took to the West Holts stage.

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie attend day three of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Glastonbury yesterday afternoon

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie attend day three of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Glastonbury yesterday afternoon

Princess Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi take a stroll through the Glastonbury site on Friday afternoon

Princess Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi take a stroll through the Glastonbury site on Friday afternoon

Model Daisy Lowe and her partner Jordan Saul were among several high-profile names spotted at the festival this afternoon

Model Daisy Lowe and her partner Jordan Saul were among several high-profile names spotted at the festival this afternoon

A characteristically stylish Sienna Miller and her young beau Oli Green attended day three of Glastonbury yesterday

A characteristically stylish Sienna Miller and her young beau Oli Green attended day three of Glastonbury yesterday

Paul McCartney played a small surprise gig in nearby Frome, Somerset in the run-up to his big set tonight. Also pictured, right: McCartney's wife Nancy Shevell

Paul McCartney played a small surprise gig in nearby Frome, Somerset in the run-up to his big set tonight. Also pictured, right: McCartney's wife Nancy Shevell

Love Island host Laura Whitmore strikes a pose as she arrived at a wet Glastonbury Festival on Friday afternoon

Love Island host Laura Whitmore strikes a pose as she arrived at a wet Glastonbury Festival on Friday afternoon

Model Tigerlilly Taylor was also spotted on Friday afternoon as the weather began to change at Glastonbury festival

Model Tigerlilly Taylor was also spotted on Friday afternoon as the weather began to change at Glastonbury festival

Ms Ayres said: 'A band of rain will push across Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England through the afternoon, reaching Glastonbury mid to late afternoon, bringing cooler and breezier conditions.

'Showers will ease into Friday night and the band of rain will continue north-eastwards bringing some heavy bursts of rain at times.'

Tomorrow, the band of rain will weaken but showers will break out to the West and South West.

Festival goers in the rain during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset this morning

Festival goers in the rain during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset this morning

Festival goers make their way around the Glastonbury Festival site in Worthy Farm, Somerset, in the rain this morning

Festival goers make their way around the Glastonbury Festival site in Worthy Farm, Somerset, in the rain this morning

Revellers cheer as The Libertines perform on the Other Stage at Worthy Farm during the Glastonbury Festival today

Revellers cheer as The Libertines perform on the Other Stage at Worthy Farm during the Glastonbury Festival today

A group of festival goers avoid the long queue for the showers by setting up their own facilities at Glastonbury this morning

A group of festival goers avoid the long queue for the showers by setting up their own facilities at Glastonbury this morning

Festival goers in the rain during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset this morning

Festival goers in the rain during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset this morning 

Festival goers make their way around the Glastonbury Festival site in Worthy Farm, Somerset, in the rain this morning

Festival goers make their way around the Glastonbury Festival site in Worthy Farm, Somerset, in the rain this morning 

YESTERDAY - Performers from the Notting Hill Carnival during a parade through the site on day two of Glastonbury yesterday

YESTERDAY - Performers from the Notting Hill Carnival during a parade through the site on day two of Glastonbury yesterday

YESTERDAY - Festival goers during day two of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset yesterday

YESTERDAY - Festival goers during day two of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset yesterday

YESTERDAY - Festival goers dance in the warm weather at Glastonbury Festival on Worthy Farm in Somerset yesterday

YESTERDAY - Festival goers dance in the warm weather at Glastonbury Festival on Worthy Farm in Somerset yesterday 

Police make 11 arrests at Glastonbury so far (but that's down 85% on 2019)

Police at Glastonbury have recorded approximately 85 per cent less crime so far this year compared to the last festival in 2019.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said this may be because the event has gone largely cashless and attendees are paying using their phones.

As of 11am today, 11 offences had been recorded since the gates of Glastonbury opened early on Wednesday morning, ending a three-year hiatus for the Somerset festival.

Those offences included four incidents of theft, four drug-related offences, one incident of common assault, one incident of criminal damage and one incident of public disorder.

One of the drug-related offences resulted in an arrest.

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Ms Ayres said some 'could be locally heavy with a risk of local thunderstorms, especially in the south west, therefore risk of some heavy showers for Glastonbury.'

Northern Ireland and parts of western Scotland could see some longer spells of rain, with heavy bursts, while the north and west could experience strong winds with a risk of coastal gales.

For Sunday, Ms Ayres said: 'Cloudy with outbreaks of rain in the northwest, this becoming more showery later on. Elsewhere a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers, some showers for Glastonbury into the afternoon, these heaviest in the south west.'

Strong winds continue in the north and west with a risk of coastal gales, mainly Northern Ireland, Wales and western Scotland, while it will be breezy elsewhere.

It comes as Billie Eilish will make history when she takes to the Pyramid Stage tonight as Glastonbury Festival's youngest ever solo headliner.

The weather is set to be dry during her performance, despite the high chance of showers throughout the afternoon.

Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: 'It's going to be a fairly cloudy start to the morning. 

'There is going to be a few showers around but on the light side generally, so a bit of a cloudy, damp start to the day but quite a warm start with temperatures around 16C (61F). It does look like it will get drier and brighter as the morning goes on.

'There will be a few glimmers of sunshine by the early afternoon but then it looks like into the early evening there is a band of rain that is coming from the west so around 4pm there will be some showery rain that will push eastwards across Glastonbury - but it should clear around about 7pm.

The crowd watch the Libertines on the Other Stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset today

The crowd watch the Libertines on the Other Stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset today

Festival goers in the rain during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset this morning

Festival goers in the rain during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset this morning 

Festival goers walk through the site at the Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm in Somerset in the rain today

Festival goers walk through the site at the Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm in Somerset in the rain today

Revellers cheer as The Libertines perform on the Other Stage at Worthy Farm during the Glastonbury Festival today

Revellers cheer as The Libertines perform on the Other Stage at Worthy Farm during the Glastonbury Festival today

Festival goers make their way around the Glastonbury Festival site in Worthy Farm, Somerset, in the rain this morning

Festival goers make their way around the Glastonbury Festival site in Worthy Farm, Somerset, in the rain this morning 

Festival goers in the rain during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset this morning

Festival goers in the rain during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset this morning 

A festival goer enjoys the music during day three of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset today

A festival goer enjoys the music during day three of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset today

The Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, opens with a message from Ukraine today

The Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, opens with a message from Ukraine today

Musician Pete Doherty signs a fan's arm at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival today

Musician Pete Doherty signs a fan's arm at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival today

'The rest of the evening should be dry. If we get any sunshine it will be around 19C (66F) but compared to yesterday's 24C (75F) it will be a cooler day.'

Volodymyr Zelenskyy greets Glastonbury fans 

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has addressed the crowd at Glastonbury festival with a video message which was played on the big screens at the Other Stage today.

He said: 'Greetings Glastonbury. The festival resumes this year after a two-year break, the pandemic has put on hold lives of the millions of people around the world, but has not broken. We in Ukraine would also like to live the life as we used to and enjoy freedom and this wonderful summer. But we cannot do that because the most terrible has happened - Russia has stolen our peace.

'But we will not let Russia's war break us, we want to stop the war before it ruins people's lives in other countries of Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America - they are all under threat now. That is why I turn to you for support Glastonbury the greatest concentration of freedom these days and I ask you to share this feeling with everyone who's freedom is under attack.

'Spread the truth about Russia's war, help Ukrainians who are forced to flee their homes because of the war, find our United24 charity platform and put pressure on all the politicians you know to help restore peace in Ukraine.

'Time is priceless and every day is measured in human lives. The more people join us in defending freedom and truth, the sooner Russia's war against Ukraine will end. Prove that freedom always wins! Slava Ukraine.'

The message was played ahead of The Libertines stage-opening set.

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Grammy-winning singer Eilish, 20, will perform alongside her brother and co-writer, Finneas O'Connell.

The US pop star made her Glastonbury debut in 2019 when she performed on the Other Stage and treated crowds to a string of tracks such as Bad Guy and You Should See Me In A Crown.

In the weeks leading up to Glastonbury, Eilish has played a string of UK and European tour dates and also hosted a climate event, Overheated, at London's O2 Arena.

She also topped the bill at Coachella in the US in April, bringing out guests Khalid and Damon Albarn for a set that thrilled fans and reviewers.

Eilish's mother, Maggie Baird, said her daughter's history-making set at Glastonbury is 'definitely amazing but very hard to process at the same time'.

Baird, an actor, screenwriter and former theatre troupe teacher, told The Guardian: 'It's a very pinch-me moment. People always ask 'How do you feel on this momentous day?' But, as a parent, everything your kid does from the beginning is kind of amazing.

'I was blown away when she was playing the little club in our tiny area of Highland Park (in Los Angeles). It just stays mind-blowing.'

On the day Eilish headlines Glastonbury, Sir Paul McCartney will be warming up for his headline slot tomorrow by performing at a Somerset music venue.

The surprise gig at the Cheese & Grain entertainment venue in Frome was announced yesterday, with 'first come, first served' tickets selling out in under an hour.

Sir Paul will also make history as Glastonbury Festival's oldest ever solo headliner when he takes to the stage tomorrow.

The festival will see the former Beatle return to top the Pyramid stage bill for the second time after a performance in 2004.

It marks exactly a week after celebrating his 80th birthday and 60 years of music-making.

The music offering this year will also feature Kendrick Lamar headlining on Sunday, with Diana Ross filling the Sunday Teatime Legends slot.

Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis said on Friday morning that the festival site is 'looking amazing' and 'so beautiful'.

YESTERDAY - Some Glastonbury fans were spotted wearing daring outfits as they walked around Worthy Farm yesterday

YESTERDAY - Some Glastonbury fans were spotted wearing daring outfits as they walked around Worthy Farm yesterday

YESTERDAY - Festival goers enjoy the Notting Hill Carnival parade during day two of Glastonbury in the sunshine yesterday

YESTERDAY - Festival goers enjoy the Notting Hill Carnival parade during day two of Glastonbury in the sunshine yesterday

YESTERDAY - Naked festival-goers walk through the crowds during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm yesterday

YESTERDAY - Naked festival-goers walk through the crowds during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm yesterday

YESTERDAY - Performers from the Notting Hill Carnival parade through the site during day two of Glastonbury yesterday

YESTERDAY - Performers from the Notting Hill Carnival parade through the site during day two of Glastonbury yesterday

YESTERDAY - Festival-goers enjoy the sunshine on the second day of the Glastonbury Festival yesterday

YESTERDAY - Festival-goers enjoy the sunshine on the second day of the Glastonbury Festival yesterday

YESTERDAY - A woman in a sequin swimsuit adorned in a large sequin coverup smiles at the Glastonbury Festival yesterday

YESTERDAY - A woman in a sequin swimsuit adorned in a large sequin coverup smiles at the Glastonbury Festival yesterday

She told BBC Radio 1: 'The festival is basically happening now; everybody (has) arrived. There's 100,000 people here and it's just absolutely gorgeous. Seeing the valley full of tents and flags and people, it's exactly how it should be. It's a really good vibe down here.'

Mel C: Spice Girls would love to play Glastonbury

Melanie C said it would be 'the dream' for the Spice Girls to play at Glastonbury next year, adding she has a 'good feeling' band member Victoria Beckham would join them.

The 48-year-old singer, who played Spice Girl anthems Who Do You Think You Are and Spice Up Your Life during her Glastonbury DJ set at Williams Green stage yesterday evening, described the experience as 'insane'.

Mel C plays a DJ set at the Williams Green Stage on day two of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset last night

Mel C plays a DJ set at the Williams Green Stage on day two of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset last night

She told BBC Breakfast: 'I didn't expect it to be as big as it was and as many people to be going as nuts as they did, it was a wonderful introduction to Glastonbury.

'It's amazing because the wonderful thing about Glastonbury is there is something for everyone, there is so many musical styles and when you drop a Spice Girls song you think: how is it going to go? But people loved it, it was wonderful.'

The singer, known as Sporty Spice, wore an 'Alexa play Spice Girls' t-shirt during her DJ set.

Talking about the Spice Girls playing at Glastonbury, she said: 'It's the dream, the absolute dream, we would love to do it.

'The girls and I, we have chatted about it, it's the biggest stage in the world, we have the best festival in the world right here.'

She added she has a 'good feeling' that Beckham, known as Posh Spice, would join them for the gig.

 

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Ms Eavis was speaking as day three of the musical festival dawned on Worthy Farm, where Eilish will make history.

Apart from Eilish, the line-up for the Pyramid Stage on Friday includes Sam Fender, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Crowded House, Rufus Wainwright and Wolf Alice - whose appearance hangs in the balance.

In the early hours of yesterday, the band tweeted to say they were stuck in Los Angeles because their flight had been cancelled.

In the evening they told fans they were waiting for a 'flight to Seattle' where they could then go directly to London.

Then this morning, Wolf Alice posted a video on their Instagram story which showed them on a plane, tagging Heathrow Airport, less than seven hours before their Glastonbury performance.

Ziggy Marley is Friday's first performer of the day, on the Pyramid stage, starting at 12.15pm.

Other acts performing today include the Sugababes on the Avalon Stage, and Foals and St Vincent on the Other Stage, which also features performances today from Kae Tempest and The Libertines.

Eurovision winners Kalush Orchestra will also mark their first performance in the UK since their win, with a performance of Shangri-La's Truth Stage on today's bill.

Meanwhile the Pet Shop Boys said today that they will bring 'an element of theatre' to their headline performance at Glastonbury and will be 'pulling out all the stops' on the Other Stage on Sunday.

The pop duo, comprising Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, told Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2 that the secret to having a career spanning four decades is 'still enjoying it'.

Tennant said: 'Forty years ago we didn't really used to tour and now we really enjoy touring and we are looking forward to Glastonbury, the energy level keeps you going.'

Lowe revealed he has a 'nap room' with a 'fully made inflatable bed' with the turn-around from being fully asleep to being on stage around 15 minutes.

Speaking about their upcoming Glastonbury appearance, Tennant said: 'We always wanted to bring in an element of theatre, we have worked with a young designed called Tom Scutt, we met him three years ago and then we had the pandemic, and since then he has done the new production of Cabaret but people just look at you in a fresh way, so really you take on someone else's perspective of you and that helps to keep it fresh.

'We are pulling out all the stops for Glastonbury, there is going to be someone joining us for one song, it's actually pretty obvious who it is, it's quite exciting.'

The duo also revealed they wrote two albums' worth of songs and a musical during lockdown, adapting the story by Hans Christian Andersen The Emperor's New Clothes 'into a Cabaret-type musical', Tennant added.

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