Glastonbury Festival 2022: Top 5 performances at Worthy Farm

The 2022 Glastonbury Festival is in the record books and once again provided plenty of major talking points during the five-day event.

Sir Paul McCartney’s set on Saturday dominated many of the headlines, but it would be difficult to argue that the 80-year-old matched up to his former glories.

The bumper crowd – the third largest of any festival worldwide according to Betway – were still in awe of the former Beatles star while he was on stage.

However, there were plenty of other acts that wowed the audience during the festival. Without further ado, here are our top five Glastonbury 2022 performances.

Pet Shop Boys

While the Pet Shop Boys can’t match McCartney in terms of longevity, they did deliver one of the standout performances of the entire festival.

Neil Tennant was at his brilliant best on vocals, while Chris Lowe eventually put in an appearance on keyboards once a stage malfunction was resolved.

Their super-slick performance was a glitzy throwback to the 1980s and sparked plenty of euphoria amongst a sizeable audience on the Other Stage.

Jack White 

Jack White turned the Park Stage blue on Sunday as he took to the stage with a vast array of blue guitars and the set bathed in blue light.

With his hair dyed blue for good measure, White managed to jam more musical styles into an hour than some acts manage during their whole career. 

White’s last performance on the Pyramid Stage a few years ago was not his finest performance – he rectified it in dazzling style this time around.

George Ezra

George Ezra’s so-called ‘secret set’ on the John Peel Stage lost much of its surprise element after being widely talked about on social media in midweek.

With the singer-songwriter more accustomed to playing larger venues, it was no shock to see a massive crowd to turn out to watch him.

Ezra’s cool blend of soul music and bouncy pop tunes were the perfect blend for a sunny afternoon in Somerset’s rolling countryside.

Olivia Rodrigo

The former Disney star was been cruelly dismissed as a novelty act by many critics, but she put that notion to bed in style with a stunning performance on Saturday.

The teenager owned the Other Stage like a seasoned professional, belting out a series of top songs including Brutal and Drivers’ License.

She even squeezed in a hugely entertaining rendition of Avril Lavigne’s Complicated – the Canadian punk princess would have been proud of Rodrigo’s efforts.

Self Esteem

Rebecca Lucy Taylor (aka Self Esteem) won the award for most eye-catching costume at Glastonbury with a memorable nod to her South Yorkshire roots.

A dazzling bustier shaped like the roof of Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield made Jean Paul Gaultier’s effort for Madonna look understated.

Taylor’s cheeky style shone through during a power-packed set that suggested she is destined for big things over the next few years.

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