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It all starts at Nova Twins

Keza MacDonald says it’s ‘the oldest Glastonbury mosh pit I’ve ever seen’ on the Greenpeace stage this lunchtime. May it be the first of a long series: the London duo are playing three times this weekend!

Nova Twins perform on stage at Greenpeace. Photography: Keza MacDonald/The Guardian

Read Alexis’ four-star review of Nova Twins’ second album, Supernova.

Impatient Beavers

Shaad D’Souza

Our Shaad D’Souza took center stage at the Pyramid, quizzing early risers on who they were waiting for and why.

Lauren, 17, and Sarah, 40

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Lawrence and Sarah. Photography: Laura Snapes

Sarah: I’m here to make them all fair, but especially Sam Fender. I think he’s brilliant, loves his music. This is our third time here, but our first time ahead. We usually come with claustrophobic people so we are usually up hill but [Lauren] is at an age now where we can stand tall.

Lauren: I’ve seen Billie before, but I love her so much. I also love Wolf Alice so I’m really excited to see them.

Ash, 26, and Joe, 28

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Ash and Joe. Photograph: Laura Snapes/The Guardian

Ash: I’m glad to see just about everyone, but especially Billie – we’ve seen her once before and since then it’s been our tradition. We’re gonna survive here all day on booze – drinking all day, sleeping all night.

Joe: I’m very excited to see Crowded House. They’re pretty seventies, eighties, and it’s just good music.

Pete Doherty just launched a chant of “Volodymyr Zelensky” which the crowd joined in and clapped, reports Sophie Zeldin-O’Neill.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Wolf Alice makes it to the Pyramid stage at 4.45pm – they’ve been stranded in the US and cobble together flights to get to the festival in time.

Our flights have been canceled and we have to get to Glastonbury no kidding

— Wolf Alice (@wolfalicemusic) June 23, 2022

“Russia stole our peace”: Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks

Sophie Zeldin-O’Neill

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addressed the crowd at Glastonbury, speaking via video link before the Libertines opened the Other Stage.

The pandemic has suspended the lives of a million people around the world. We in Ukraine would also like to live the life we ​​enjoy in freedom. We cannot do this because the most terrible thing has happened. Russia stole our peace. But we will not let Russia’s terrible war break us…

That’s why I turn to you for help. Glastonbury is the greatest concentration of freedom – and I ask you to share this sentiment with all those whose freedom is threatened. Spread the truth. Help Ukrainians forced to flee their homes because of this war. Find our charity platform United24 and lobby all the politicians you know to help bring peace to Ukraine. Time is precious and every day is measured in human lives. The more people who join us in defending freedom and truth, the sooner Russia’s war against Ukraine will end. Prove that freedom always wins. Thanks.

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaking at the Glastonbury Festival. Photography: Sophie Zeldin-O’Neill/The Guardian

Welcome to the Guardian’s Glastonbury live blog!

It’s been three long years since our last visit to Worthy Farm, but Glastonbury is finally back and the Guardian is here to document the whole weekend. We’ll be posting live blogs each day from noon to midnight, bringing you reviews from all the biggest and best acts, plus tons of photography, chatting with Glasto punters and more. Join us!




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