Lorde brings out Arlo Parks and Clairo for ’Stoned At The Nail Salon’ at Glastonbury 2022

Lorde brought out Arlo Parks and Clairo as special guests during her Glastonbury 2022 headline set. Watch the clip below.

The New Zealand pop-star was performing on the pyramid stage, Sunday (June 26). Clairo and Parks joined Lorde to sing along with her on the track ‘Stoned At The Nail Salon’ from her 2021 album  ‘Solar Power’.

Clairo notably provided backing vocals for the record, on the songs ‘Solar Power’ and ‘Stoned At The Nail Salon’. Both special guests performed their own sets on Worthy Farm this year, with Clairo taking the John Peel Stage earlier today and Parks playing The Park Stage on Friday.

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During the performance, Lorde also took the time to speak out against the recent overturn of Roe v. Wade. The supreme court overturned the landmark case on June 24. The ruling had granted women in the US the right to terminate a pregnancy and was put in place nearly 50 years ago.

Olivia Rodrigo also spoke out against the decision during her set yesterday (June 25). After bringing Lily Allen out to the stage, she told the crowd, “Roe v. Wade, which is a law that ensures a woman’s right to a safe abortion, a basic human right” had been overturned.

“I’m devastated I’m terrified and so many women and so many girls are going to die because of this,” she continued. “I wanted to dedicate this song to the five members of the supreme court, who showed us that at the end of the day they truly don’t give a shit about freedom.

“This song goes out to the justices, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barret, and Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you.” Then, the pair dueted a fiery rendition of Allen’s hit ‘Fuck You’.

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ArrDee at Glastonbury 2022: “I’m here to try and build a legacy”

ArrDee spoke to NME backstage at Glastonbury 2022 about performing at the festival for the first time, representing his hometown and giving the rock star lifestyle “a run for its money”.

The Brighton rapper made his debut appearance on the Lonely Hearts Club yesterday (June 25), where he previewed his new single ‘Hello Mate’.

Speaking to NME before the set, ArrDee described playing at Worthy Farm as a “monumental part of every legend’s career”. “Obviously, I’m here to try and build a legacy, not like here today, gone tomorrow,” he said. “I want my name to live on many years whilst I’m here and many years whilst I’m gone. So Glastonbury is definitely one of those sets, or those festivals, that, ‘Yo! When he done this at Glastonbury!’ [those moments live on].”

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The 20-year-old also discussed representing his hometown at events like Glastonbury. “There are so many cold – not necessarily rappers from Brighton – just musicians, in general,” he said. “Brighton is one of the most musical towns that I’ve ever seen – and I’ve been to a few towns in the UK now. I’ve been about, and it’s got so many music organisations and charities and little groups and communities that link up and have mad, mad talent down there.”

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When speaking to NME back in March, ArrDee said he wants to be a “real, history-defying rockstar” like Freddie Mercury. “I’m always here to have fun,” he added yesterday. “I party better and harder than anyone I’ve ever met. So I can definitely give that whole lifestyle a run for its money, and that’s what I was born and set out to be, in my opinion. Obviously, I still want to live a long healthy life, healthy to an extent.”

ArrDee’s next single, ‘Hello Mate’, is expected to arrive soon before he starts his debut international tour next month.

Saturday boasted a massive line-up with music’s pioneering rockstar, Paul McCartney, putting on a star-studded show five-star performance. The day also had performances from Noel GallagherHAIMMegan Thee StallionJamie T, YungbludThe AvalanchesBurna BoyJessie Ware and many more.

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Easy Life on Kevin Abstract joining them at Glastonbury 2022: “He’s a very inspiring dude”

At their second Glastonbury, Easy Life have talked about their experience of stepping up to play the Pyramid Stage, and of working with Kevin Abstract.

Immediately after their set, singer Murray Matravers, drummer Ollie Cassidy and guitarist Lewis Berry told NME that they had been feeling quite nervous, and that the adrenaline was still flowing.

“This is probably the worst time to speak to us, because I genuinely think we’re all still speechless,” Berry laughed. “For the first time ever, we’re all just like, aaay!”

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Taking to the Pyramid at 2.30pm, 2022 marked the Leicester group’s second appearance at Glastonbury, and a significant step up from their 2019 headline slot on the BBC Introducing Stage. Ahead of time, they had supplied a select group of their fans with Easy Life flags, designed to speak to the Glastonbury tradition.

“We just wanted to say thank you to the fans; they’re the reason we do it,” said Matravers. “You talk about the pressure of playing the stage; as soon as you walk out there, I saw so many familiar faces that have been to other shows. In that moment it just feels like any other gig.”

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Predominantly playing cuts from debut album ‘Life’s A Beach’, Easy Life also shared new single ‘Dear Miss Holloway’, featuring former Brockhampton member Kevin Abstract.

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Abstract turned up in person for his guest verse, but upon entering the stage, he promptly forgot his bars.

“He’s just a very inspiring dude; I was lucky enough to meet him when we were last in LA,” explained Matravers. “We thought it would be amazing to bring him out, so we flew him in and bless him, he forgot every single word. But just to see him walk side of stage, it was hilarious.”

Easy Life also played their recent single ‘Beeswax’, and a previously unheard track, ‘OTT’ featuring radar indie-pop artist Benee. Both will feature on the upcoming second album, ‘Maybe In Another Life’, which is due on August 25.

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Jack White confirmed for secret set at Glastonbury 2022

Jack White has been confirmed for a secret set at Glastonbury 2022 today (Sunday June 26).

The likes of Arcade Fire and Green Day were among the rumours for the much anticipated ‘TBC’ slot on The Park Stage at 6pm today, but now White has been announced for the performance in today’s edition of the Glastonbury Free Press – a newspaper handed out on site.

“Exciting opportunity in the field of audience science,” the notice read. “Musician Jack White is seeking 10,000 lively and loud individuals to participate in a top secret experiment of musical concertry. Qualified applicants must apply in person on 26 June at 6pm at The Park Stage.”

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White released new solo album ‘Fear Of The Dawn‘ back in April, with ‘Entering Heaven Alive’ set to follow on July 22.

News of The White Stripes and Raconteurs legends’ appearance comes after George Ezra was confirmed for a long-rumoured secret set on the John Peel Stage at 2pm.

Another act to perform surprise secret sets across the weekend was IDLES, who played their debut album ‘Brutalism’ in full on the BBC Introducing Stage yesterday.

After Billie Eilish headlined day one of Glastonbury alongside Foals topping the bill on the Other Stage, last night saw a spectacular Pyramid Stage closing set from Paul McCartney – where he was joined on stage by Dave Grohl and Bruce SpringsteenMegan Thee Stallion meanwhile, headlined The Other Stage last night.

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George Ezra confirms himself for Glastonbury 2022 secret set

George Ezra has confirmed himself for a secret set at Glastonbury 2022 today (Sunday June 26).

The singer-songwriter has been rumoured for an appearance after an image of a sign revealing his set appeared online. Now, Ezra has taken to Twitter to confirm that he’ll be performing on the John Peel Stage at 2pm today, promising “a big old party”.

Ezra’s rumoured set was put into doubt after he cancelled a gig in Denmark earlier this week due to illness.

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Another act to perform surprise secret sets across the weekend was IDLES, who played their debut album ‘Brutalism’ in full on the BBC Introducing Stage yesterday. There is another secret set at The Park Stage at 6.15pm, which has been confirmed as Jack White.

After Billie Eilish headlined day one of Glastonbury alongside Foals topping the bill on the Other Stage, last night saw a spectacular Pyramid Stage closing set from Paul McCartney – where he was joined on stage by Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen. Megan Thee Stallion meanwhile, headlined The Other Stage last night.

‘Gold Rush Kid’ is the latest album by Ezra and was released earlier this month.

A review of Ezra’s album from NME said: “The effusive ‘Gold Rush Kid’ sees Ezra marvel at his status as one of the UK’s most successful singer-songwriters of the past decade – his debut recently went five times Platinum – with a title track that sees him awed by the unexpected nature of his situation.

“‘I’m the gold rush kid / Robbing the bank,’ he sings giddily over a caffeinated drumline so demanding and bouncy it could spur on a conga line. It’s a fun and curious ditty, yet the songwriting frustratingly positions Ezra as someone who got lucky, rather than an ambitious auteur ready to set his own fate after years of hardship.”

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