Ed Sheeran wrapped himself in a LGBTQ rainbow flag during his final song at Glastonbury festival tonight (Sunday, June 25).
The singer-songwriter closed the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm after the previous nights’ headline sets from Radiohead and Foo Fighters.
Performing his last track ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’, a song that he said he wrote when he was 15 and “probably should have stopped playing by now”, Sheeran donned a rainbow flag to perform the track.
The gesture seemed to mark LGBT Pride Month, which is currently taking place through June. Find more details about Pride Month and LGBTQ causes here.
Watch footage of Sheeran closing his set below:
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) June 25, 2017
— BBC Glastonbury (@bbcglasto) June 25, 2017
— “Anne. My Anne with an E” (@faayza) June 25, 2017
Ed Sheeran rapping while wrapped in a rainbow flag is everything I didn't know I needed in life
— Holly Gittins (@HollyGittins97) June 25, 2017
Sheeran played the following songs:
Castle on the Hill
The A Team
Take It Back / Superstition / Ain’t No Sunshine
I’m a Mess
Nancy Mulligan (with Beoga)
Thinking Out Loud
Shape of You
You Need Me, I Don’t Need You
Ahead of his performance of ‘A Team’, Sheeran called on fans to light up the sky with their mobile phones.
Speaking before his set, Sheeran admitted that he felt “out of place” at the festival. “I’m definitely the one that’s out of place on that list,” the singer told the BBC. “But I think that’s an exciting thing.”
“I’m actually more excited for this than I was for my Wembley Stadium shows because when you’re playing your own shows you’re not really winning anyone over because they’ve all parted with cash to buy a ticket, so you’ve already won them over,” he explained. “But I think I’m going to be playing to a lot of people who might have heard some of my songs on the radio, but they’re Glastonbury goers, they’re not fans of me.”
Sheeran added: “Knowing that there are people in the audience who possibly don’t even like my music at all and are just there to sort of see, that excites me.”