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Glastonbury 2022 live: Who’s on today, full lineup and how to watch BBC coverage

Wolf Alice performing at Glastonbury

Glastonbury Festival 2022 is underway, with music fans from around the world flocking to Worthy Farm in Somerset, England.

This year’s festival is being headlined by Gen-Z pop star Billie Eilish, Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney and US rapper Kendrick Lamar, with Diana Ross taking on the traditional Legends Slot.

McCartney is playing a pre-festival gig in Somerset tonight, with tickets to the 800 capacity show selling out in under an hour.

Over on The Other Stage, rock band the Libertines opened proceedings after a powerful on-screen speech from Ukraine’s president Zelensky.

Wolf Alice, after worrying fans by announcing their flight from LA had been cancelled, have now officially made it to the UK to perform their set on the Pyramid Stage this afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Met Office is forecasting that Friday 24 June will be cloudy, changing to light rain by early evening.

Follow live updates below:

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Friday highlights at Glastonbury

My lovely colleague Tom has put together some of the highlights of Glastonbury so far, from Zelensky’s powerful video address to a bunch of the best sets, including Wet Leg and Plastic Mermaids.

Roisin O’ConnorJune 24, 2022, 5:37 p.m.

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Wet Leg review – Glastonbury 2022

Little beyond religious pilgrimages and zombie apocalypses draw a crowd like Wet Leg at The Park. Up the hill they come in their thousands, cramming the field right up to the Crow’s Nest and jostling for space at the top of the ribbon tower. It’s clearly indie pop’s turn back at the helm of the zeitgeist and isn’t hard to see why.

If their singles signify a modernist revival of feverish 2000s alt-pop – “Chaise Longue” and “Wet Dream” in particular sound like the product of an AI writing “indie sleaze” songs after being fed nothing but Peaches’ records – the rest of their set is rich in deeper alternative references.

“Supermarket” throws back to the melodic grunge of Veruca Salt. “Being in Love” and “I Don’t Want to Go Out” are tuned to Wolf Alice’s more gorgeous, glacial contemporary textures. And the spiteful “Ur Mum” could be a chant-along from Glastonbury’s peak Britpop years, ricocheting along like Damon Albarn and Justine Frischmann were still mid-breakup.

Mark BeaumontJune 24, 2022, 5:27 p.m.

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Some explicit language…

There was a warning from the BBC ahead of Wolf Alice’s set warning of explicit language – I think they meant in the songs, probably not the guy who bellowed “F*** ME, THEO” just now… Good set of lungs, that man.

Roisin O’Connor24 June 2022 17:18

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Latest photos from Glastonbury

Here are some nice pictures of people enjoying Glastonbury 2022

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Roisin O’Connor24 June 2022 17:12

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Wolf Alice: Future Glastonbury headliners

Wolf Alice are absolutely tearing up the Pyramid Stage, cementing their status as one of the most visceral, innovative rock bands right now. Frontwoman Ellie Rowsell is alternatively channeling Patti Smith, Karen O, Kate Bush and Lana Del Rey. They’ve brought a string section with them, so they’re backed by swooning violins and mournful cello. Rowsell’s voice sounds spectacular; she, drummer Joel Amey, bassist Theo Ellis and guitarist Joff Oddie share a superb chemistry. I can absolutely see them headlining in just a few more years.

Roisin O’ConnorJune 24, 2022 5:10 p.m.

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Grammy-winner Arooj Aftab on ‘great energy’ at Glastonbury festival

Arooj Aftab has said there is a “great energy” at Glastonbury that she is “excited” to be a part of.

The Grammy winner, 37, performed as part of Friday’s line-up on the West Holts Stage which also includes performances from TLC and Little Simz, with Celeste and Angelique Kidjo also taking to the stage over the weekend.

Earlier this year, Aftab won the Grammy for Best Global Music Performance at the 2022 ceremony, becoming the first artist to win in the category which is new, and she also became the first Pakistani woman to be nominated for and win a Grammy, the official website said.

Aftab told the PA news agency about an “iconic” festival run so far, saying: “Glastonbury being also part of the mix is ​​just really great.

“I don’t really know how this happened, or how I’m supposed to feel. But this year I did Coachella and Primavera and now Glastonbury and I feel like my life is set”.

The Grammy win, where Aftab was also nominated for Best New Artist, felt “really amazing”.

“I think winning a Grammy just feels amazing, there’s nothing like it,” she said.

“It’s the thing that you kind of imagine since being a kid or from the first day that you realize that you’re a professional musician, and you look up to that moment and it feels like a dream, or it feels like an ambition or something.

“And then for the fact that it actually happened is really crazy and I’m really blessed”.

Asked if the Grammy win had opened doors, the Udhero Na singer said: “I think people really take notice of you when you win a Grammy, whether or not you were, whether the music was speaking for itself or not.

“I think there’s definitely something that won the highest accolade in the music industry, especially in like a very prestigious and competitive category, does.

“And so I’m definitely feeling the effects of that just in general, from newer opportunities.”

She released a deluxe edition of her album Vulture Prince earlier this year.

Kerri-Ann Roper, PA Entertainment Editor24 June 2022 16:57

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From our fashion team…

Glastonbury is back. After a two-year hiatus, the iconic festival has returned to Worthy Farm to celebrate its delayed 50th year.

Historically, Glastonbury has seen celebrities like Emma Watson, Margot Robbie, and even Adele descend on its tent-laden grounds.

But only a few have seen their festival style coveted far and wide. Here’s our pick of the best.

Roisin O’ConnorJune 24, 2022 4:45 p.m.

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Glastonbury reviews: Kae Tempest and Plastic Mermaids

Kae Tempest proves their work comes to life when it’s performed live, while Plastic Mermaids excel in their Glastonbury debut…

Check out reviews of each here:

Roisin O’ConnorJune 24, 2022 4:13 p.m.

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Check out the full lineup here to see when your favorites are playing:

Roisin O’ConnorJune 24, 2022, 3:54 p.m.

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Crowded House sings the hits on the Pyramid Stage

I am absolutely loving Crowded House right now, singing all the golden oldies: “Pineapple Head”, “Into Temptation”, “Fall At Your Feet”… even a cover of “Sunny Afternoon” by The Kinks! Glorious.

Roisin O’ConnorJune 24, 2022, 3:34 p.m.

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