Australian legend draws in huge Pyramid Stage crowd
Harris‘ set initially started with just his band onstage, with rapper BB Manik taking charge of the mic.
“When I say Rolf, you say Harris,” the rapper urged the massive crowd, starting the first of many interactions between the stage and audience.
Harris himself then walked onstage, garnering a standing ovation from the thousands of fans in attendance. “G’day!” he said after walking on, adding: “Glastonbury is 40 years old and I’ve just turned 80!” The comment prompted huge cheers from the audience.
Harris then filled his performance with numerous comedic stories about his homeland, as well as playing a lighthearted set with his band, who included a didgeridoo player.
“Are we gonna clap on the beat, or off the beat…” he joked to the crowd at the start of ‘Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport’, while audience members chanted “There’s only one Rolfy Harris” over and over before ‘Sun Arise’.
He also covered Irish folk standards ‘Irish Rover’ and ‘Waltzing Matilda’ during his set, as well as his version of Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Stairway To Heaven’. His 1969 UK Number One ‘Two Little Boys’, played towards the end of his set, garnered the best crowd reaction. At the end of the song, Manik again returned to the stage to rap a version of the track.
Rolf Harris played:
‘Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport’
‘The Court Of King Caractacus’
‘Jimmy My Boy’
‘Raining On The Rock’
‘Two Little Boys’
‘Stairway To Heaven’