5 Viral Moments That 2023 Glastonbury Festival Will Be Remembered By

Elton John performs at the Glastonbury Festival, in June 2023
Elton John performs at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2023. Photo by Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock (13976826dn)

Glastonbury is one of the year’s most highly-anticipated festivals, and the latest edition lived up to the hype. From Elton John’s historic set to Lewis Capaldi’s emotional stage fright, we’re bringing you some viral moments that this year’s Glastonbury will be remembered by.

Elton John’s Career-Spanning Set

Elton John performed his last UK show at Glastonbury, and it was one for the books! He brought everyone from The Killers’ Brandon Flowers to Rina Sawayama on stage while performing some of his biggest hits.

A-List Surprise Guests

Speaking of surprise guests, Glastonbury was an embarrassment of the riches. Paul McCartney and Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl joined The Pretenders on stage, while Jack Harlow performed “Industry Baby” by Lil Nas X’s side.

Lewis Capaldi’s Stage Fright

Lewis Capaldi was very open about his struggles with Tourette’s syndrome, and his ticks kicked in at Glastonbury. In one of the festival’s most emotional moments, the crowd sang his smash hit “Someone You Loved” after his voice broke, giving him enough time to gain composure.

Rina Sawayama Calling Out Matty Healy

Rina Sawayama delivered one of the festival’s most viral moments when she subtly called out The 1975’s Matty Healy for some of his problematic behavior before performing the song “STFU”.

Lana Del Rey’s Set Cut Short

Lana Del Rey’s performance was dramatically cut short at midnight due to the festival’s curfew, and fans were left with a sour taste in their mouth after security escorted her off stage.