Glastonbury 2019: Stormzy makes history-making headline as revellers worship sun

Glastonbury Festival has kicked off with sunshine, celebrities and Stormzy storming the main stage for a history-making headline.

Louis Tomlinson and Dua Lipa, Brooklyn Beckham and Suki Waterhouse were among the celebrities making the most of the warm weather while hundreds of thousands of revellers soaked up the glorious British weather as temperatures soared into the high 20s.

In a statement to Metro.co.uk, the BBC confirmed that the grime superstar’s set would ‘be broadcast live on BBC2 post-watershed with the appropriate language warnings, in accordance with the BBC’s editorial guidelines’ and he didn’t hold back, making the most of the late time slot to perform tracks from his debut studio album Gang Signs and Prayer.

Wearing a stab vest with the Union Jack on it, he kicked off with Know Me From and the energy didn’t stop as he flowed from one song into the next and told the crowds: ‘This is the greatest night of my entire life.’



Partyway through the performance, Coldplay’s Chris Martin joined the grime star on the stage for an acoustic performance of Blinded By Your Grace Part One, while he later bought out Dave and Fredo for a performance of Funky Friday.

Earlier in the day, Lauryn Hill appeared to suffer technical issues leaving some fans disappointed and others slamming her for ‘berating the sound technician’ publicly.



The music festival, which takes place on a farm in Somerset, attracts a string of A-list names both on and off stage, with The Killers and The Cure headlining this weekend along with Kylie Minogue taking the now famous legends spot on Sunday afternoon.

Elsewhere on the site, former One Direction stars Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan seemed to be enjoying the sunny weather Grammy-winner Dua Lipa shared a snap of herself surrounded by tipi tents.






Rocketman actor Taron Egerton arrived in style, sharing a video to his Instagram story of his helicopter ride into Worthy Farm while TV presenter Maya Jama, whose boyfriend is Stormzy, posted a video of herself getting ready.

Brooklyn Beckham was filmed dancing shirtless by model girlfriend Hana Cross, who posted the clip to her Instagram story.






Earlier in the day Alexa Chung, model Suki Waterhouse and actress Sienna Miller seemed set on showing off their fashion credentials as they decided to keep their coats on.

Despite the 29 degree weather. In the UK. In June.

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