Glastonbury day three, as it happened: Friday with Stormzy, Rosalia, Lewis Capaldi and George Ezra
Grime star became the first British rapper to headline the music festival in a set that featured appearances from Chris Martin, Dave and Fredo
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.”
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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“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.”
“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."
– Report by Alexandra Pollard
"I can't believe this is happening!" yelled "Benny". "The sun is in the sky! And Bjorn Again are on stage!"
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