It’s the time of year when hundreds of thousands of people descend on a field in Somerset to lie in the mud and listen to their fave artists. That’s right, it’s Glastonbury. But this year, the ever reliable British summer fooled us all and it was… well, sunny! And hot! What is this sorcery?
— Lily Peschardt (@LilyPesch) June 26, 2017
So, what happened this year (aside from everyone looking ridiculous wearing wellies in 34°C heat)? We’ve rounded up the best moments from Glastonbury 2017. Here’s everything silly, special and sartorial that happened this weekend…
Legendary indie whingers Radiohead performed a set, but left a lot of fans confused about when the performance actually started…
what a perfect exemplification of Radiohead. pic.twitter.com/sF0y0guHPw
— Xander the Blue (@xandertheblue) June 24, 2017
Ok fine, that didn’t really happen. It’s a fake story – but it feels real, which we all know in the age of the internet is basically the same thing.
Meanwhile Stormzy gave a really emotional tribute to the people involved in the Grenfell Tower fire.
— Link Up TV (@linkuptv) June 24, 2017
And it turns out Katy Perry delayed her helicopter out of the Glasto (because, sure) just to watch his set. It’s always nice to know that celebs can fangirl just as hard as the rest of us.
— British GLAMOUR (@GlamourMagUK) June 26, 2017
A record-breaking 15,000 people gathered in formation on Friday to send this message of peace to the world. Beth Llewellyn, who organised the event, told the Metro: “I thought ‘Why don’t we get together in the fields, and make this sign around the Stone Circle with people whose intent is for peace and not to be threatened by the few?’
— BBC Points West (@bbcpointswest) June 22, 2017
As for the fashion? SO MUCH FASHION. The main news is that glitter face art is officially the new flower crown.
This is great because it lasts for so much longer than a wilting ring of daisies – but not so great because… well, it lasts for so much longer. Cue picking glitter out of your bra for the next month.
As for the outfits, there was a showdown between rainbow unicorn sparkle ensembles, and laidback super-chilled normcore vibes. Lauren got excited when she saw Alexa Chung wearing a cowboy hat and firmly believes that it helps her theory that we will all be wearing cowboy boots before the year is out. You heard it here first, folks.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) June 24, 2017
Margot Robbie looked… I mean, you can see the magic for yourself. I’m extra excited because I think I can buy everything she’s wearing from Topshop, so that’s my lunch break sorted.
I promise you this is not a photoshoot, it's just Margot Robbie walking through a field, it's hard to tell the difference, I know pic.twitter.com/DmFkDXyb5Y
— best of margot (@bestofmargot) June 24, 2017
Day two bought more outfits and BFF vibes from Cara and Margot, who some how look cool enough to be intimidating, and yet also a bit like they’d invite you to sit with them if you were eating your lunch alone.
June 24: Cara Delevingne with Margot Robbie at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset. pic.twitter.com/81yptn11Qk
— Caraimages (@Caraimages) June 24, 2017
The security staff were having a great time and busting out some retro moves for a retro track.
— 🐐 (@eaglemoustache) June 25, 2017
Ed Sheeran closed Glastonbury with an amazing set that had the entire crowd waving the torches on their phones above their head (how, how did they still have battery?). Plus, more than four million people were watching the performance from the comfort of their sofas.
There was a bit of controversy on Twitter with people accusing Sheeran of lip-synching, but he quickly squashed those rumours by saying it was because of a loop station that lets your record and playback a piece of music in real time. It’s a bit of tech that’s becoming popular because it allows solo artists to create multiple levels to their live music (yeah, we Googled it).
the a team ☄ pic.twitter.com/6CGAHXVXQP
— ➗ (@edsheeranvo) June 26, 2017
So, that’s Glaso for another year! There won’t be one in 2018 because they have to let the fields recover, so I guess see you in 2019 team! And in the meantime, here’s how to have a festival in your own back garden. Because: showers and toilets.