Glastonbury 2024 has come to an end – the Worthy Farm festival saw out its last day with the likes of Shania Twain, Janelle Monáe, Avril Lavigne and of course, headliner SZA. Catch up on everything that happened with our news recap below.

Paloma Faith covers Amy Winehouse at the Pyramid Stage

Paloma Faith took the Pyramid Stage in the afternoon, and after saying, “We love you Amy, you’re here in spirit,” launched into a cover of Amy Winehouse’s 2007 hit ‘Back To Black’.

Blondshell debuts two new songs at Glastonbury

Indie rock artist – and NME Cover starBlondshell debuted two new songs at Glastonbury, one of which is titled ‘T&A’, which musician Sabrina Teitelbaum told the crowd “stands for tits and ass”.

Avril Lavigne performs at Glastonbury for the first time

Avril Lavigne has been in the music business 22 years (her debut album ‘Let Go’ was released in 2022). In all that time, the Canadian pop-punk star had never once played Glastonbury – until Sunday.

Avril Lavigne performs on the Other stage at Glastonbury Festival 2024
Avril Lavigne performs on the Other stage at Glastonbury Festival 2024. CREDIT: Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty

She performed a nostalgic, hit-heavy set at the Other Stage that was watched by Cara Delevingne, Lewis Capaldi and Rami Malek, among other celebs. Read NME’s three-star review of Avril Lavigne’s Glastonbury outing.

Louis Tomlinson brings a TV screen to Glasto so he can watch the Euros

Louis Tomlinson brought his own TV screen to Glastonbury so he could watch the Euros, setting up a big flatscreen in the campground where he was joined by other Glasto-goers equally excited to see England beat Slovakia. It was apparently the second screen he brought, the ex-One Directioner told the Guardian, because the first one “cracked”.

Shania Twain takes the Pyramid Stage in the ‘legends’ slot, which suffers from sound issues for viewers at home

Shania Twain took to the Pyramid Stage in the highly anticipated ‘legends’ slot, which she opened with her 1997 hit ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’.

Shania Twain performs on the Pyramid stage during day five of Glastonbury Festival 2024
Shania Twain performs at Glastonbury 2024. Credit: Joe Maher/Getty Images

However, viewers at home criticised sound issues with the set. Read NME’s three-star review of Twain’s “bonanza of high camp” at Glastonbury 2024.

SZA stuns in last Pyramid headlining set of the weekend despite technical difficulties

SZA gave Glastonbury 2024 a charismatic final headline performance filled with visual jumps in eras and aesthetics – but unfortunately her set was also plagued with technical difficulties with her microphone and muddy sound. Read NME’s four-star review of SZA’s headlining slot at Glastonbury 2024.

London Grammar bring out George Fitzgerald for final set at the Park Stage

Ten years on from their last appearance at Glastonbury, London Grammar returned to Worthy Farm. The electronic pop band closed the Park Stage by bringing out George Fitzgerald for ‘Baby It’s You’, with Hannah Reid pronouncing their guest not only “the nicest man in music, but also the most talented”.

The National bring out This Is The Kit’s Kate Stables in closing set at Other Stage

The National brought out Kate Stables, aka This Is The Kit, for ‘Rylan’ during their closing set at the Other Stage.

The National live at Glastonbury 2024. Credit: Andy Ford for NME
The National live at Glastonbury 2024. Credit: Andy Ford for NME

They also, appropriately, dedicated ‘High Violet’ cut ‘England’ to Glastonbury. Read NME’s five-star review of The National’s Glastonbury 2024 set here.

Emily Eavis confirms Glastonbury will take a fallow year in 2026, says they’re “already in talks with some acts” for 2025

After previously saying that Glastonbury was considering taking 2026 off, co-organiser Emily Eavis has since confirmed that the festival will take 2026 as a “fallow year” – and that they’re “already in talks with some acts” to perform at 2025’s festival.

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