William’s Greens with the overspill
Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis took to the William’s Green Stage tonight (Thursday, 23rd June), playing a heart-warming cover set before Bastille performed a (not so) secret show.
With rumours of Bastille’s “secret set” catching fire and spreading across the Festival site, the area grew so busy that Glastonbury officials had to issue a warning asking festival-goers to try and avoid that zone for a few hours and head to other parts of the site.
William’s Green is currently very busy. Please try to avoid that area for a few hours and head to other parts of the site.
— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) June 23, 2022
The tent was already experiencing some overspill with fans spreading far into the field for Spice Girl icon Mel C’s DJ set, with more people piling in when Eavis’ backing band arrived after.
— Jenessa Williams (@jnessr) June 23, 2022
The ‘Michael Eavis band’ played two songs, before the legendary dairy farmer took to the mic to perform a run of Elvis tracks including ‘Suspicious Minds’, ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’ and ‘Always On My Mind’, as well as Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ and ‘Good Year For The Roses’ by Elvis Costello and The Attractions – as seen in the video below.
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Back in 2019, Michael and his daughter and Glasto-organiser Emily Eavis both sang at the Avalon Cafe, in what has now become somewhat of a festival tradition.
having sung at the Avalon Cafe in 2019 and delivering a cover of ‘Somethin Stupid’ with his daughter and Glasto organiser Emily Eavis.
Meanwhile, the main stages open tomorrow (Friday, 24th June), with performances from the likes of Foals, The Libertines, Sam Fender, St Vincent, IDLES, Blossoms, Sigrid, Phoebe Bridgers and Primal Scream, with a headline set on the Pyramid Stage from Billie Eilish.
Yesterday, Wednesday the 22nd of June, saw Glastonbury finally open its gates after three long years, in what was a very emotional start to the Festival.
Today, thousands more Glasto-goers are expected to arrive at Worthy Farm despite the continued rail strikes and thunderstorm warnings from Met Office.
You can now follow our GlastoLiveBlog for updates including photos, videos, general information and teasy tasters of what’s going down on Worthy Farm at Glastonbury 2022.
We’ve also put together a compiled list of all the secret sets slots which could take place at this year’s festival which you can now view here.
In other Glasto-news:
In addition to the official Glastonbury app from EE finally being released, Co-op also confirmed the return of its pop-up store to Glastonbury 2022.
Meanwhile, a few weeks ago, the BBC reveal its coverage plans for this month’s Glastonbury Festival and confirmed it will be the first time the Beeb has broadcast any music event in Ultra High Definition.
While another exciting announcement revelation included the new Glastonbury 2022 map, which featured lots of interesting changes and improvements to the site grounds ahead of the Festival this June.
Speaking of the new map, we also have a newly renovated and updated comprehensive Glasto Camping Guide which you can view here.
Stella McCartney’s War Child vest:
In 2007, Stella McCartney designed a limited-edition vest which was sold for charity at that year’s Glastonbury Festival.
The design, which features a blue sky, green field and psychedelic rainbow, was inspired by the Seventies airbrushed t-shirts her Mum and Dad used to get made.
The vest has since gone on to become a rare collector’s item, but a recent warehouse audit unveiled several boxes of vests which had not been sold.
Last month (26th May), Glastonbury revealed a limited edition upcycled vest designed by Stella McCartney. Staying true to her ethos and principles to reduce the impact on our planet, the original vests have now been upcycled and repurposed with a new mushroom artwork celebrating fungi as the future of fashion and our planet.
These limited edition vests are on sale now via Glastonbury’s official online shop, with all proceeds going to War Child’s Emergency Fund– helping children in Ukraine and other conflicts.
Although the full Glastonbury 2022 line-up including the set times breakdown was revealed last month (30th May), posters for dedicated stages and attractions have continued to be shared on social media as well as on the official Glastonbury website.
Block9 was the seventeenth area to announce its individual line-up poster (on the 27th of May) for this year’s Festival.
Cineramageddon announced its individual line-up poster on the 25th of May, while West Holts revealed its lineup poster on the 24th of May – and Unfairground theirs on the 20th of May, just one day after The Park area which came on the 19th of May.
The Kidzfield revelation came on the 16th of May, just three days after Croissant Neuf‘s on the 13th, and followed announcements from Acoustic Stage and The Glade – on the 12th and the 11th of the month, respectively.
Late-night areas The Common and – Shangri-La also released their line-ups, on the 6th and the 4th of May, respectively. In addition to the Left Field line-up that was revealed on Tuesday morning, the 3rd of May.
Other key stories from the string of announcements included confirmation that Arcadia’s iconic fire-breathing Spider will be returning to the Festival in 2022 – following planning issues with the Pangea crane, which had replaced the Spider in 2019 but will not be featured at this year’s event.
And finally, Field of Avalon was the first area to announce its dedicated line-up poster for 2022 on Tuesday, the 12th of April.
2022 will be the first year to see Glastonbury take place since 2019, after two consecutive cancellations due to the coronavirus crisis – both in 2020 and 2021.
Meanwhile, the first main line-up announcement poster revelation, shown below, dropped in March of this year.
As seen in the poster above, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will be joining previously announced headliner Billie Eilish to top the bill at this year’s event.
Eilish will be playing the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night – and by doing so make history as the youngest ever solo artist to headline the Festival at only 20-years-old.
Another historic moment will occur when Sir Paul McCartney takes to the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night – which will subsequently make him the oldest Glastonbury headliner at 80-years-old.
Diana Ross will likewise be performing on the Pyramid Stage for the Sunday Teatime Legends Slot, while Lamar will be headlining the same stage later that evening.
Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.
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