The story of Glastonbury 2017 in pictures

And we're off! The 35th Glastonbury festival is under way and it's already shaping up to be a corker.

There’s plenty going on down on Worthy Farm. Take a look at the story so far




Wednesday: Here we go…

The Vale of Savlon, more like. Glastonbury 2017 has opened with the hottest day the festival has ever seen as 175,000 revellers descend for a weekend of sun-scorched antics.

Wednesday: View from The Park

A tent city the size of Bristol town centre amassed as a torrent of lucky ticket holders descended on Worthy Farm for the year’s biggest summer party, involving headline sets from Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran.

Wednesday: Hello, old friend

The long-drop toilets beckoned, not just a test of endurance or a chance to tighten up your crouching muscles but also, since 2015, some of them are part of an experiment to turn urine into electricity. Pee power!


Wednesday: Crowds in the sun

Once again, the festival has added a new area for Glastonites to explore, the Drive-In Cinema, where 100 African and Cuban cars are lined up before a screen showing movies selected by Julian Temple.

Glastonbury 2017

Glastonbury 2017

Not keen on the music side of things? There’s always somewhere else at Glastobury. Here’s some film addicts checking out the fest’s new Cinemaggedon area.

Wednesday: A first look at the Tipi field

All the usual highlights and landmarks return too, from The Park’s ribbon tower to the stone circle – attracting bongo players like moths to a lightbulb – and the hippy-glamp tranquility of the tipi field.

Wednesday: Michael Eavis arrives at Cineramageddon

Michael Eavis swapped his tractor for a classic car as he appeared onsite to open new area Cineramageddon.


Wednesday: Festival revellers

Though the main action doesn’t start until Friday, Thursday boasts some unusual attractions. Tonight these girls might well be thrashing out to Napalm Death making their Glastonbury debut or (more likely, if we’re honest) watching Johnny Depp personally introduce his film The Libertine at Cineramageddon.

Wednesday: Fireworks

Glastonbury Fireworks 2017

There was even a fireworks display to celebrate the opening of the festival last night (June 21), the first time in living memory that Glastonbury fireworks have been dry enough to light.

Thursday: Peace sign world record attempt

Glastonbury 2017 Peace sign world record

Up in the Stone Circle field, there has already been an attempt to break the world record for the largest ever human peace sign, in response to the terrorist atrocities and general political chaos engulfing the globe. At 15,000 people, it was slightly larger than this one pictured.

Thursday: A Glastonbury wedding

With the heatwave set to continue for most of the weekend, 2017 is gearing up to be amongst the brightest and most brilliant Glastonburys in decades. Snogs for everyone – including these Glasto newlyweds.


Thursday: Together for Manchester

Glastonbury 2017

Glastonbury-goers are united in a spirit of togetherness – these revellers showed their support for Manchester in the wake of last month’s tragic attack during an Ariana Grande concert.

Thursday: Free hugs at the Pyramid Stage

Glastonbury 2017

The action doesn’t kick off on the Pyramid Stage until Friday – Hacienda Classical open proceedings at 10.45 – but that hasn’t stopped these friendly revellers congregating in front of it. Free hugs for everyone.

Thursday: Fest-goers get in the Glastonbury spirit

Glastonbury 2017

After the festival’s hottest day on Wednesday (June 21), Glastonbury was still blessed with sun on day two. Nobody was missing the chance to make the most of it.

Thursday: Campsites fill up

Glastonbury 2017

Tents started to pop up all over the place on day two as eager Glasto-goers bagged their favourite spot.

Thursday: Michael Eavis at Avalon Cafe

Glastonbury 2017

Michael Eavis stopped for snaps with festival-goers before his annual karaoke gig at Avalon Cafe.

Thursday: Michael Eavis sings karaoke

Glastonbury 2017

He took to the stage with tribute band Sladest to belt out a rousing rendition of Elvis Presley’s ‘You Are Always On My Mind’.

Thursday: Napalm Death play The Truth

The hardcore metal band brought some serious noise to The Truth stage on Thursday evening.

Thursday: Everything Everything play William’s Green

Glastonbury 2017

Every Glastonbury begins with secret sets on William’s Green. This year saw sets from Circa Waves and odd-pop four-piece Everything Everything (pictured). The Manchester band aired material from upcoming album ‘A Fever Dream’.

Friday: Peter Hook and Rowetta lead minute’s silence

Peter Hook and Rowetta lead a minutes silence at the Pyramid Stage in response to recent terror attacks in Manchester and London, as well as the recent Grenfell Tower fire.

Friday: The Hacienda Classical play The Pyramid Stage

The band then played a set of Madchester classics, including playing ‘Ride On Time’, ‘You’ve Got The Love’ and New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’.

Friday: Blossoms on the Pyramid

Blossoms returned to the festival to play the Pyramid Stage.

Friday: Charli XCX on The Other Stage

Aided by a pink confetti and streamers, Charli XCX aired material from her last mixtape.

Friday: Revellers in fancy dress

Mud the force be with you

Friday: Dua Lipa plays the John Peel tent

Fresh from the release of her new album, the rising popstar played to a packed-out John Peel tent.

Friday: Theresa May in sand

Not looking so strong and stable

Friday: Bradley Cooper shoots new film on Glastonbury stage

Cooper was shooting scenes for his new film ‘A Star Is Born’, which also saw them film at Coachella earlier this year.

Friday: Kris Kristoffersen on Pyramid Stage

Kristoffersen followed, offering up a career-spanning set of folk hits.

Friday: David Beckham and Michael Eavis

The best guy at football and the best guy at festivals get together for some hang time. Total dudes.

Friday: Royal Blood

Celebrating their No 1 album in style, Royal Blood rocked the Pyramid Stage to its very foundations.

Friday: George Ezra

The boy wonder returns, starting off a number of huge singalongs on the Other Stage.

Saturday: Kate Tempest plays the West Holts

Rapper and poet Kate Tempest didn’t mince her words during her set. Performing on the West Holt’s stage, she said: “Strong and stable into ruin… Murdoch headlines leeches for the letting of our blood lost, blame it on the migrants suffocated in containers, blame it on the Muslims or whichever current favourite takes the weight of our collective hate and keeps the nation safe. Privatise and privatise and private, let the nurses burn.”

Friday: Glass Animals on the Other Stage

Glass Animals’ frontman Dave Bayley got up close and personal with the crowd.

Friday: The xx warm-up the Pyramid for Radiohead

The three-piece brought new album ‘I See You’ to the Pyramid.

Friday: Lorde plays the Other Stage


Soon after, New Zealand popstar Lorde brought cuts from her new album ‘Melodrama’ to the farm.

Friday: Radiohead headline Glastonbury

Radiohead at Glastonbury

The Oxford band treated the huge crowd to an ‘OK Computer’ heavy set, finishing with ‘Karma Police’.

Friday: Dizzee Rascal headlines West Holts

Dizzee Rascal Glastonbury

As Radiohead played the Pyramid, Dizzee Rascal returned to treat the crowd to a mix of grime favourites and upbeat pop bangers.

Friday: Arcadia Stage shows off its party tricks

The gigantic spider structure wowed fans over and over again.

Friday: The Flaming Lips headline The Park

the flaming lips

Wayne Coyne rode his way across the crowd in a giant orb while covering David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’.

Saturday: Maggie Rogers plays John Peel Stage

Maggie Rogers plays Glastonbury

The US newcomer covered the Spice Girls during her stunning 40-minute set.

Saturday: Fans gather at mainstage for Jeremy Corbyn

Hundreds of thousands of fans gathered at the Pyramid stage to see Jeremy Corbyn talk.

Saturday: Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech at the Pyramid stage

Jeremy Corbyn at Glastonbury

The man of the moment, Jeremy Corbyn, gave a speech which praised the festival and gave a not-so-subtle jab at Donald Trump.

Saturday: Run The Jewels play the Pyramid stage

The hip-hop duo followed Jeremy Corbyn on the mainstage.

Saturday: Katy Perry on the Pyramid

Katy Perry Glastonbury

Saturday: Stormzy plays the Other Stage


Following fellow grime icon Wiley, Stormzy put in a set for the ages with banging tunes and “one of the biggest moshpits Glastonbury has ever seen”.

Saturday: The National play the Pyramid

The National play Glastonbury

Prior to the Foo Fighters taking over the Pyramid, the headliners debuted four tracks from their upcoming record in their hour-long set.

Saturday: Solange plays West Holts

The R&B star brought her modern classic ‘A Seat At The Table’ to the West Holts stage in stunning fashion.

Saturday: Foo Fighters headline Pyramid stage

Two years after they were forced to cancel, the US group returned with a greatest hits set that few can rival – and a cheeky cover of Queen’s ‘Another One Bites The Dust’.

Sunday: Laura Marling plays the Pyramid

The British folkstar brought new album ‘Semper Femina’ to the main stage during the stirring set.

Sunday: Rag’N’Bone Man plays the Other Stage

Rag'N'Bone Man at Glastonbury

Rag’N’Bone Man played a triumphant set on the Other Stage to a gigantic Sunday afternoon crowd, which he called one of “the best days of his life”.

Sunday: Barry Gibb plays the Legend’s Slot

Barry Gibb at Glasto

The last remaining Bee Gee, Barry Gibb, played the coveted Legend’s Slot on Sunday afternoon, performing songs from throughout his career – and even donned a gold jacket given to him from a fan.

Sunday: The Killers play secret set on John Peel stage

The Killers at Glastonbury

After much speculation, it was The Killers who played the TBA slot on the John Peel stage on Sunday.

Sunday: The Killers play secret set on John Peel stage

The Killers at Glastonbury

It was here that they debuted new song ‘The Man’ to the packed-out tent, as the Las Vegas band performed an 11-song greatest hits set.

Sunday: Chic play the Pyramid Stage

Chic at Glastonbury

Chic followed Gibb on the Pyramid, boasting a selection of hits – including ‘Le Freak’, ‘I Want Your Love’ and Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ that few could rival

Sunday: Haim play The Other Stage

Haim at Glastonbury

With their new album out next week, Haim gave Worthy Farm a slice of indie-pop sing-alongs that few will forget in a hurry

Sunday: London Grammar play the John Peel tent

London Grammar Glastonbury

Fresh from their Number One album, London Grammar played a heaving show on the John Peel stage as the weekend started to come to a close.

Sunday: Biffy Clyro play The Pyramid Stage

Six years on from their last appearance, Scottish trio Biffy Clyro brought their latest album ‘Ellipsis’ to  the gigantic Pyramid crowd.

Sunday: Boy Better Know headline the Other Stage

Boy Better Know Glastonbury

The iconic grime group performed their biggest show to date when they headlined the Other Stage – with Skepta, JME, Jammer and more all taking turns on the mic.

Sunday: Ed Sheeran headlines the Pyramid Stage

Ed Sheeran Glastonbury

On Sunday night, the pop titan commanded one of the biggest crowds of the weekend to air songs from new album ‘÷’, and even performed a mash-up of ‘Superstition’ and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’.