Day four of Glastonbury comes to an eventful end at Worthy Farm on Saturday June 25.
Ahead of Paul McCartney’s headline, Gen Z star Olivia Rodrigo invited surprise guest Lily Allen on stage to deliver a stunning rendition of Allen’s 2009 hit “F*** You” addressed to the judges of the Court supreme during the recent Roe vs. Wade decision.
Elsewhere, viewers at home were delighted when they spotted a woman in a raincoat in BBC festival coverage looking strikingly like the Queen.
While the royal was not in attendance, there was a long list of celebrities spotted on the festival grounds, including Paul Mescal and Tilda Swinton.
Below are highlights from day four at Glastonbury – you can follow the latest updates on our live blog here.
Olivia Rodrigo brings Lily Allen on stage to call Supreme Court Justices over Roe v Wade decision with ‘F*** You’ duet
During his Glastonbury set on Saturday night (June 25), Rodrigo joined stars such as Phoebe Bridgers and Billie Eilish in condemning the Supreme Court for Roe vs. Wade.
Halfway through her performance on the other stage, the “driver’s license” singer brought in Lily Allen as a special guest for a rendition of Allen’s 2009 hit, “F*** You.”
Introducing the song, Rodrigo said: “I’m devastated and terrified [by the recent ruling] and so many women and girls are going to die because of this and I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who showed us at the end of the day that they really don’t care about freedom.”
After huge applause from the audience, the 19-year-old addressed individuals specifically, saying, “This song is for Judges Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh.”
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Standing next to Rodrigo, Allen was seen giving the middle finger. “We hate you guys!” Rodrigo said, before the pair launched into the swear-filled track.
Paul McCartney brings out Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl during title set
The Beatles legend took to the stage and became Glastonbury’s oldest solo headliner.
During his set, the audience delivered a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” for McCartney who celebrated his 80th birthday last week.
Elsewhere, McCartney dedicated his song “My Valentine” to his wife Nancy, who was in the crowd. The track’s music video, which features Johnny Depp, plays in the background.
The biggest surprise came when McCartney released not one, but two musical legends: Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl.
Viewers at home, however, were disappointed with the BBC’s coverage of Saturday’s (June 25) headliner, given that it aired an hour after McCartney actually started his set.
Several stars, including Tilda Swinton and Paul Mescal, have been spotted at Worthy Farm.
One person in particular, however, caused a stir among viewers at home after BBC footage showed a woman in the crowd looking strikingly like the Queen.
During Friday night (June 24) coverage of the Robert Plant and Alison Krauss show, the camera pans to people in the audience, including a woman wearing a blue raincoat and sunglasses.
Self-Esteem followed in Idles’ footsteps during his Glastonbury set, giving music hero Big Jeff Johns a special shoutout.
Big Jeff is a well-known music fan from Gloucestershire who has spent much of his life attending gigs in Bristol. He became a fixture at festivals such as End of the Road and Green Man, where he has since become a resident DJ.
Earlier this month Big Jeff was admitted to Swansea Hospital with injuries he sustained in a fire at his home in Totterdown.
You can read The IndependentSelf Esteem’s four-star review on the John Peel stage here.
Metronomy managed to wow crowds today, including Mark Beaumont of The Independent. In his five-star review of the afternoon set, Beaumont writes that while the band Devon may have formed in 1999, “as the bubblegum sound of 2019 track ‘Salted Caramel Ice Cream’ rolls out of the stage, the audience’s bodies squirm and sway, and it’s clear the band is still hitting the sweet spots.”
Olivia Rodrigo also earned a five-star review, with writer Ben Bryant in attendance. “Warm afternoon sunlight shining on his knee-high DMs, mirror mosaic piano and purple electro-acoustic guitar, it’s one of the most iridescent – and most sweet – from Saturday to Worthy Farm,” he wrote.
Gallagher took the stage without his brother, but it was a performance that showed what “the last-era Oasis could have been.”
“What’s going to happen here now,” says Noel Gallagher, stepping up to the microphone midway through his set, exuding Mike Lynch energy, “is I’m going to play you a few more tracks including you don’t care, they are for me. But if you stay after this, woo, there will be a lot of very happy people with bucket hats…” wroteThe Independentby Mark Beaumont in a four-star review of the set.
His flurries of Oasis tracks were largely songs he sang on record, packing sets with mid-paced acoustic vocals but lacking the punch of a “Supersonic” or “Rock’n’Roll Star.” “.
The Swedish environmental activist took to the Pyramid’s main stage in a surprise appearance, where she gave a brief speech on the climate crisis.
She told festival revelers they had to fight “the forces of greed” if they were to prevent a “total natural disaster” caused by climate change.
She said the climate crisis is “not the new normal” and will only get worse. However, she insisted that “we can still avoid the worst consequences” of climate change.
“Together we can do what seems impossible,” she said.
you can follow The Independentit is Worthy Farm live coverage here.