Eleven Unmissable Moments from Glastonbury 2024

Glastonbury 2024 was a whirlwind of unforgettable performances and magical moments.

Missed it or want to relive the highlights? We’ve got you covered. Here are ELEVEN Australia’s 11 unmissable moments from the festival…

#1. Coldplay’s Dazzling Return

Coldplay’s spectacular return to the Pyramid Stage for their record-breaking fifth headline slot was nothing short of magical. The crowd was instantly captivated from the opening chords of “Yellow,” and the performance became even more mesmerizing as it went on. The band’s iconic visuals were taken to new heights, with vibrant projections visible for miles. Drones captured the breathtaking sight of the crowd’s LED wristbands lighting up in perfect sync with “A Sky Full of Stars,” creating a truly celestial experience. The emotional high point came when Hollywood legend Michael J. Fox joined the stage to play guitar for a heartwarming rendition of “Fix You.”

#2. Dua Lipa’s Dream Headline Set

Dua Lipa’s dream of headlining the Pyramid Stage became a reality, and her set was nothing short of spectacular. With stunning style, flawless choreography, and powerful vocals, she held the audience spellbound. The highlight of the night was when she brought out Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker for a thrilling rendition of “The Less I Know The Better,” sending the crowd into a frenzy. What a headliner to kick off the festival!

#3. Louis Tomlinson’s Football Fever

Ex-One Direction star Louis Tomlinson brought his own twist to the festival by setting up a TV to watch the England Euros game on Sunday. His makeshift viewing party drew a crowd as big as any stage, and when England clinched victory, the celebration was epic. This spontaneous moment definitely amped up the weekend’s excitement!

#4. Sugababes’ Nostalgic Triumph

The Sugababes took the West Holts Stage by storm with their sweet noughties nostalgia. The original trio—Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan, and Siobhán Donaghy—delivered a standout performance, with the late-era hit “Red Dress” stealing the show. Their set was a flawless mix of nostalgia, bangers, and pure Sugababes charm, leaving the crowd buzzing with excitement. It was a truly sugar-rush of a performance!

#5. Confidence Man’s Party Extravaganza

Australia’s dance-pop quartet, Confidence Man, electrified the Other Stage with their high-energy, joyful set. Known for their relentless fun, they transformed a 3:45 PM slot into a 3 AM rave. With spiked silver inflatables, multiple costume changes, and synchronised dance routines, they delivered an unforgettable performance that rivaled even the wildest of late-night dance parties. Who knew a mid-afternoon set could turn into such a dancefloor spectacle?

#6. Charli XCX’s BRAT Energy

Charli XCX brought BRAT energy to Glastonbury with her Partygirl set. Donning a puffer jacket and sunglasses, she invited friends like her fiancé George Daniel of The 1975, Robyn, and Romy to join her on stage for their remix of Robyn’s beloved “Dancing on My Own”. However, the true highlight of her performance was the infectious enthusiasm of her fans, who passionately embraced the BRAT theme. Among the sea of festival flags and banners, one standout was a lime green flag that humorously proclaimed, “flag.” It was a moment that perfectly captured the fun and playful vibe of her performance.

#7. ELEVEN Australia at Zootopia

ELEVEN Australia partnered with Zootopia, the luxury glamping site at Glastonbury. Festival-goers enjoyed runway-ready hair thanks to our Hydrate My Hair Shampoo & Conditioner in every 5 star shower. The onsite salon featured ELEVEN Australia products and Give Me Hold Flexible Hairspray, Make Me Shine Spray Gloss & Give Me Clean Hair were festival favourites at the pamper stations. What’s your festival hair care must have?

#8. Celebrity Sightings Galore

Glastonbury is a hotbed for celebrity sightings, where you can always expect to see artists enjoying the festival or celebrities blending into the crowds with the rest of us. This year was no exception, as we had the pleasure of spotting Daisy Edgar-Jones, India Mullen, and Saoirse Ronan on their friends’ shoulders, belting out Coldplay tunes, was an absolute delight. It was a snapshot of pure girlhood joy!

#9. Orbital’s Spicy Surprise

Electronic duo Orbital spiced up their set by bringing out Mel B, aka Sporty Spice, and actress Tilda Swinton. Swinton mesmerized the audience at the Park Stage in a flowing white gown and luminous glasses, creating a serene ambiance. Encouraging a moment of mindfulness, she urged listeners to “Focus on a spot and when that spot has your full and complete attention, take a deep breath / let it out and close your eyes,” while Orbital kicked off their performance with the introspective track ‘Deeper’. Later, Mel B joined the duo for a dynamic rendition of “Spicy,” blending Spice Girls’ hits like “Wannabe.” It was a quintessential Glastonbury experience—a must-see moment that captured the festival’s magic.

#10. Idris Elba’s Inspiring Speech

Glastonbury has always been about more than just the music—it’s a platform for meaningful discussions and advocacy. Actor Idris Elba seized the moment at the West Holts Stage to address the critical issue of knife crime, passionately advocating for his campaign, “Don’t Stop Your Future.” His powerful speech resonated deeply, adding a poignant and inspiring dimension to the festival experience, highlighting Glastonbury’s role in fostering awareness and social change.

#11. Fred Again..’s Secret Set

House music sensation Fred Again.. made a surprise appearance on the Strummerville stage, treating the audience to a set filled with mostly unreleased tracks and selections from his collaborative album with Brian Eno, “Secret Life.” What began with an initial burst of excitement soon transformed into a meditative afternoon, offering a serene escape from the festival’s lively atmosphere.

Whether you were there or watching from afar, Glastonbury 2024 was packed with moments that will be remembered for years to come.