Glastonbury 2022 Day One: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Billie Eilish And More
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss were a big draw on the Pyramid Stage in the early evening, treating fans to songs from their two albums to date – Raising Sand and Raise The Roof – as well as adapted versions of Led Zeppelin classics Rock And Roll and The Battle Of Evermore. They also revisited Plant’s past with a heady and heavy version of another song from Plant’s past – When The Levee Breaks, the Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy song that Led Zeppelin covered on Led Zeppelin IV. Watch Robert Plant & Alison Krauss’ set here.
Later in the evening, Billie Eilish became the youngest solo performer to headline Glastonbury at just 20 years sold. The Pyramid stage shook to the sounds of Eilish’s hits and the singer rounded things off with an onslaught of fireworks accompanying Happier Than Ever.
Meanwhile, Foals delighted festival goers with a Other Stage headlining set that was heavy on hits and highlights from their new album, Life Is Yours. Elsewhere, Phoebe Bridgers marked her ascent with a set to a packed John Peel Tent for her debut Glastonbury performance and and another breakthrough act, Wet Leg, also made their debut at Glastonbury to a massive crowd at the Park Stage. And Sam Fender and Idles each confirmed their rapidly rising status with ecstatically-received sets.
More established performers also had a good day – Rufus Wainwright and Crowded House entertained fans on the Pyramid Stage, while Supergrass played a hit-packed set on the Other Stage and TLC brought classics like Waterfalls and No Scrubs to the West Holts stage.
Day Two promises to be just as eventful with sets from Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher, Hain=m, Megan Thee Stallion, Burna Boy, Olivia Rodrigo, Self Esteem and many more.