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25 June 2023

Lizzo Performs Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’ At Glastonbury 2023

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Lizzo covered Coldplay‘s hit song Yellow during her headlining set at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. The US superstar began her set with Cause I Love You followed by Juice and 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready). Toward the middle of her set, she broke out into a cover of Coldplay’s landmark 2000s hit Yellow. She introduced the track as one of her “one of her favourite songs.”

This is not the first time the pop icon has covered the hit. She has been performing renditions of it throughout her tour this year. She then brought out her flute aka “Sasha Flute” to play an impressive solo before diving into her song Truth Hurts.

Yellow was not the only cover Lizzo performed for the Glastonbury crowd. She also led the festival goers into a rendition of Chaka Khan’s I’m Every Woman. The singer also took the time soak in the huge crowd that showed up to see her and thanked them for being there. “I’m just so overwhelmed,” Lizzo said, recalling how she played an empty tent a few years back at Glastonbury.

Elsewhere at Glastonbury on Friday, Oscar-winning actor Tilda Swinton joined Max Richter on stage – but a man attempted to interrupt their set with a naked protest.

The Park stage saw another movie star collaboration on Friday, with Cate Blanchett appearing with Sparks during their early evening set.

The day concluded with a stellar headline set from Arctic Monkeys, as well as a surprise set from Foo Fighters appearing under the moniker The Churnups.

On Saturday, The Pretenders brought out special guests Johnny Marr and Dave Grohl during their Glastonbury set.

“My favourite thing about Glastonbury over the years is seeing my guitar heroes”, Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde said before introducing The Smiths former guitarist Marr mid-set. Marr performed guitar duties on a run of classics, including Back On The Chain Gang and Don’t Get Me Wrong before Hynde introduced Foo Fighters frontman Grohl by saying, “Apparently there’s a drunk guy backstage… he’s a big guy and he insists on playing. I don’t want any trouble.”

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