Glastonbury is officially over for another year, bringing us some remarkable memories year after year that we could only wish to be a part of. The epic 2019 ensemble situated in Somerset, South West England, hosting up to more than 200,000 people, featuring world renowned artists was even dubbed as the ‘best one yet’ by Emily Eavis, daughter of the Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis.
Here are seven of our favourite moments from this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Lewis Capaldi’s Epic Entrance
If you’re aware of Lewis Capaldi, you’ll know he’s definitely quite a character. The 22-year-old Scottish singer-songwriter burst onto the scene thanks to hit emotional ballad Someone You Loved rocketing up the UK charts. Despite his success, Lewis didn’t seem to earn plaudits from former OASIS frontman Noel Gallagher so what does Lewis do? Dress up as Noel Gallagher and wear an ‘I LOVE NOEL’ T shirt on stage.
Lewis capaldi wins best Glastonbury entrance pic.twitter.com/UMEzq1lnV6
— Scottish Banter (@ScottishBantrr) June 29, 2019
Slowthai’s ridiculous mosh pit
Slowthai is fast becoming one of the Hip-Hop’s most loveable figures. The 24-year-old Northampton-born spitter released his critically acclaimed debut album Nothing Great About Britain and made his Glastonbury debut. Mid way through his set while dressed in just his boxers and socks, Slowthai’s DJ/Producer KwesDarko opened a massive death circle and stood right in the middle of it. We can only hope he brings this energy down under when he arrives for Listen Out this year.
MAYHEM MAKERS UNITE!
— BBC Radio 1Xtra (@1Xtra) June 29, 2019
Lizzo’s self-love pep talk
A woman who’s a voice for self-love, body acceptance and just overall having a good time. The 31-year-old took to the West Holts stage and preached a message of love and positivity to the thousands standing before her.
“I want you to know that I love you very much and I’m very proud of you,” she said. “And I want you to know that if you can love me, you can love your goddamn self.
Maybe she can give us this pep talk at FOMO next year?
“I love you, you are beautiful, and you can do anything” ❤️
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) June 29, 2019
Thiago Silva – Dave ft.
AJ Tracey Alex
Quite possibly the biggest and best thing to come out of Glastonbury 2019 is the one and only AlexMann. The 15-year-old who attended his first Glastonbury and was plucked from out of the crowd by Dave himself to perform his hit Thiago Silva on stage with him and absolutely smashed it. If you haven’t seen it already, do yourself a favour. Good luck to whoever gets up on stage with Dave at Splendour in a few weeks.
Miley Cyrus x Billy Ray Cyrus x Lil Nas X
The dynamic, iconic trio. Miley Cyrus made her debut Glasto appearance and shocked a whole lot of people in the process. The 26-year-old covered classic heavy metal tracks from the likes Nine Inch Nails and Metallica, performed her classic tracks such as Party in the USA and Wrecking Ball, and even appeared as the satirical Ashley O from her episode of Black Mirror. What we can’t go past is Miley bringing her legendary father Billy Ray and the newest member of the Cyrus family, Lil Nas X, to perform Old Town Road. X would then go on to perform Panini off his debut EP 7.
Stormzy’s message to the UK government and Boris Johnson
From the ends of Croydon, South London to the Glastonbury headline spot. It’s been a whirlwind decade Michael Omari aka Stormzy, who became the first solo black artist to take the headline spot on the Pyramid Stage. This year saw him perform a career-defining set to over 200,000 people and millions watching at home but there was no way he was going to make a statement about his country in the process. Equipped with stab-proof vest made by the elusive Banksy, Stormzy had some words for potential British PM Boris Johnson. Now Glastonbury is broadcasted by the BBC which is a government-funded network, so if you’re an artist, it’s probably best to not cuss a politician – so what do you do? Get 100,000 people to do it for you.
Sir David Attenborough surprises Glastonbury
Last but not least, we needed to include the one and only Sir David Attenborough. This year, Glastonbury went completely plastic-free and banned sales of plastic products including water bottles , making David Attenborough a very happy man. His appearance was off the back of an announcement this his documentary Blue Planet 2 was a key contributing factor in the decision, and reminded us that we must continue to take action on climate change and our environment as a whole.
“This great festival has gone plastic free” 💚
The biggest #Glastonbury2019 cheer went to Sir David Attenborough’s surprise Pyramid Stage appearance 👏
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) June 30, 2019
Featured image via Instagram @stormzy.