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Rick Astley Makes Memorable Debut on Glasto's Pyramid Stage

24 June 2023
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Rick Astley Makes Memorable Debut on Glasto's Pyramid Stage

Rick Astley's Epic Glastonbury Debut

Rick Astley, the 57-year-old singer, fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams at Glastonbury. Opening the afternoon show with his 80s hit "Together Forever," Astley delighted the crowd with his energetic performance. He showcased his versatile talent by covering Harry Styles' "As It Was" and impressing the audience with his drumming skills on AC/DC's "Highway To Hell."

Expressing his excitement, Astley shared, "I've had many dreams in my life, and one of them was to perform at Glastonbury. Today, that dream has come true." However, he revealed an even bigger dream, saying, "Another dream of mine is to play drums to the first record I ever learned to play."

Astley's setlist included other popular songs like "Whenever You Need Somebody" and his latest track, "Dippin My Feet." The crowd eagerly participated in a mass singalong of his iconic hit, "Never Gonna Give You Up," which has garnered a staggering 1.4 billion views on YouTube and spawned the infamous Rickrolling meme. This beloved song marked the end of Astley's performance.

But Astley's journey at Glastonbury doesn't end there. Indie band Blossoms announced that he would join them for a special performance of songs by The Smiths, adding another exciting element to the festival.

Saturday's Pyramid Stage will feature headliners Guns N' Roses, along with performances by Lana Del Rey, Fatboy Slim, and Christine And The Queens. Friday's highlights included the electrifying show by Foo Fighters, who turned out to be the surprise band The Churnups, and a captivating headline performance by Arctic Monkeys.

Festival-goers have been enjoying the pleasant weather, with hot and dry conditions prevailing. Although there is a possibility of a few showers tomorrow, the notorious Somerset mudbaths, often associated with the event, are thankfully expected to be avoided.

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