The best set of the weekend so far? That was the early buzz from outside the Pyramid Stage after Lana Del Rey’s arresting mid-afternoon set on Saturday. Here’s the best pics from her mesmerising performance…
Playing songs from new album ‘Ultraviolence’, as well as ‘Born To Die’ classics like ‘Blue Jeans’ and ‘National Anthem’, it was a spell-binding performance that suggested she’s come a long way from the nervy shows that followed her remarkable rise in 2011.
Lana opened with ‘Blue Jeans’, flanked by a guitarist, pianist and drummer, giving the song a smoky, desert rock makeover.
The singer kept conversation to a minimum as she sauntered through songs including ‘Ultraviolence’, ‘Born To Die’ and ‘West Coast’.
Some had speculated the New Yorker may bring out the Black Keys’ Dan Auberech, who produced ‘Ultraviolence’ and also plays Worthy Farm this weekend. No such luck, but hey, you can’t have it all, can you?
A rendition of ‘Video Games’ brought about a singalong from the large crowd gathered to see her, with Lana appearing to tear up as the song finished.
The set ended with a rousing rendition of ‘National Anthem’, with Lana thanking the crowd and describing it as “such a pleasure” to play Glastonbury.
For more on Lana’s set, read Lucy Jones’ first impressions review now. Stay tuned to NME.com for more news, photos and reaction from throughout the Glastonbury weekend.