Ida Maria kicks off Glastonbury Other Stage

Norwegian rocker requests that men 'undress quicker'

Ida Maria opened proceedings on the Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival this afternoon (June 27) – and quickly got people pogo-ing in their wellies.

Beginning with ‘Morning Light’ and ‘Louie’, Ida risked losing her trademark bowler hat as she thrashed around the stage, and then tempted fate by saying: “I’m glad it’s not raining!”

Sure enough, the rain then started to fall, which didn’t prevent the crowd from jumping around to what Ida called “a simple song asking men to undress quicker”.


‘Better When You’re Naked’ then became a strong candidate for the first anthem of the festival.

After the show, Ida shrugged off the rain, telling NME: “It only rained a little bit.”

The star also revealed that she’d played a festival in Norway with Jay-Z last night (June 26), and said his performance “was like karaoke”.

Ida Maria played:

‘Morning Light’




‘Drive Away My Heart’

‘Leave Me’

‘Forgive Me’


‘Keep Me Warm’

‘Better When You’re Naked’

‘Oh My God’

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