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Stormzy made history with an explosive headline set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2019.

The grime star became the first British rapper to headline the world-famous music festival on Friday 28 June, with a performance that included guest appearances from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, and fellow MCs Dave and Fredo.

As expected following an announcement by the BBC, Stormzy’s set was uncensored and included a stand-out line from his single “Vossi Bop”: “F*** the government and f*** Boris.”

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Elsewhere, he sampled a speech by Labour MP David Lammy, who responded with a tweet: "Stormzy using his headline spot at #glastonburyfestival2019 to speak out about the injustice of young black kids being criminalised in a biased and disproportionate justice system. Humbled and inspired that he sampled my speech. Salute #Merky."

Stormzy also featured a gospel choir for his song “Blinded By Your Grace”, dance troupes, and a special shout out his fellow artists, from established grime pioneers such as Wiley and Skepta to future stars including AJ Tracey, Ms Banks, Yxng Bane and Stefflon Don.

“This is the greatest night of my entire life. Who’s got energy today?” he asked the thousands of people watching his show.

For his grand finale he closed on “Big For Your Boots”, the track from his Brit Award-winning, record-breaking debut album Gang Signs & Prayer. 

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Hello and welcome to The Independent's Glastonbury liveblog! We'll be bringing you all the latest news, commentary, photos, video and updates from Worthy Farm on this absolutely glorious summer day.
First off let me introduce you to our fantastic team covering Glastonbury this year. Fortunately our head of culture Patrick Smith, who is also watching from home this year (we both managed to break our legs/ankles in separate incidents), has done a tweet already. Make sure you follow everyone on Twitter.
Alexandra Pollard has just sent us this photo of Glastonbury's recycling efforts, which organisers have gone to some lengths to improve this year. 
 
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Everyone is buzzing about Stormzy's history making Glastonbury set tonight (he's the first British rapper to headline the festival) - ahead of that you should definitely read Beats 1 presenter Julie Adenuga's fantastic and very moving piece about why it means so much to so many people https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/glastonbury-2019-stormzy-performance-set-songs-tracklist-julie-adenuga-a8975976.html

“The billed music might only officially begin today, but Glastonbury-goers in the know were treated to a secret set from Tom Walker at the Rabbit Hole last night,” reports Alexandra Pollard.

“The historically exclusive, elusive venue has become more accessible this year, which meant hundreds of people showed up to listen to the whimsical indie-folk of the Scottish singer-songwriter (not to be confused with a certain newly-dumped Love Islander, who is also named Tom Walker). As flares went off in the recently re-built Arcadia nearby, Walker played an intimate set comprising songs from his number one album What a Time To Be Alive. What a time indeed.

“Elsewhere, thousands gathered in the glorious sunshine to watch England reign supreme in the Women’s World Cup.”

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This just in from the BBC's Zoe Ball, who is broadcasting her Breakfast Show live from Worthy Farm this morning:
“What a thrill to bring our Breakfast Show on Radio 2 from the magical fields of Worthy Farm! I hope we brought some of the Glastonbury wonder through the airwaves to everyone listening. I can’t wait for the rest of the weekend."
Make sure you check out The Independent's guide to acts you definitely shouldn't miss at Glastonbury this year https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/glastonbury-festival-lineup-schedule-lauryn-hill-rosalia-billie-eilish-janelle-monae-dave-a8974571.html
A moving tweet from Glastonbury headliner Stormzy
 
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Fans share their thoughts on this year's lineup 

 

"I was worried you weren't gonna come. It's pretty early, 11am" - Justin from The Vaccines.
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Plenty of other acts have tweeted about how excited they are to be playing Glastonbury – here are a few: 
 
The Vaccines opened the Other Stage in front of an impressive, already sunburnt crowd. Though lead singer Justin Young was dressed more like an office worker than a rock star –in a white collared shirt and glasses – he rattled through the band's fuzzy rock songs with more than enough frontman charisma to make up for it.
– Report by Alexandra Pollard
 
My thoughts so far on Glastonbury:
 
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Another report from Alexandra Pollard:
 
Famed Abba tribute act Bjorn Again opened Glastonbury 2019's Pyramid Stage this morning. Kicking off with "Waterloo", their baby-blue satin ponchos blowing in the breeze, they performed delightfully cheesy choreographed dance routines – the kind you might see at a school disco. "Super Trouper" proved a particular highlight, prompting a mass singalong. "We would like to see you wave your hands from side to side," the band implored. The crowd were more than happy to oblige.
"I can't believe this is happening!" yelled "Benny". "The sun is in the sky! And Bjorn Again are on stage!"
 
 
Loyle Carner is "nervous" ahead of his Glastonbury show 
 

 

VIDEO: Glastonbury 2019: Festival goers watch England Women's World Cup win

 

 

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Celebrity sightings so far at Glastonbury: Professor Green and Billie Piper

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