Glastonbury’s doors are officially open. More than 13, people came to Somerset West Farm looking for 2023 Britain’s most famous music festival. Performances by the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and Elton John are some of the most watched acts on the Pyramid Stage, while bands including Lizzo, Carly Rae Jepsen, Raye, Rina Sawayama, Stefflon Don and Christine and the Queens will be featured elsewhere Fans bring joy. British Vogue
was on hand to capture all the great moments, from celebrity sightings to viral stage moments. Follow along here for everything you may have missed, and join us on TikTok as we take you there. Electronic music reigns supreme on Thursday
Tiffany Calver at Firmly Rooted kicked off the festival with the lights turned on at the opening party. Once the show was done, the Lonely Hearts Club arrived and Eliza Rose cut the ribbon on a brand new stage with her hit song “BOTA” before Jyoty & Friends took over. The much-loved DJ enlisted her peers Lil Silva, Charisse C and Sbtrkt, who expertly hosted nearly eight hours of back-to-back shows. -Amel Mukhtar
opening day of the festival It’s all about electronic music.
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People are digging it
A fence of feet stands between them and the Promised Land (Worthy Farm) and the trespasser passes by digging underneath Tunneling, then tenting to cover the guilty hole, sneaking into Glastonbury, while others opted to scale the fence with grappling hooks. A security officer told the Times : “They were trying to get in under the wall. It was like The Great Escape , but in reverse Another said: “It’s crazy. We had to hunt down people who came through the gate with bags, and some used grappling hooks to pull the panels off the walls and crawl through them, like Batman.” Stonebury, can you dig it? Yes, it appears you can. —AM13132023