2023 Glastonbury Festival: 5 Viral Moments That Got Everyone Talking

Elton John performs at the Glastonbury Festival in Jun 2023
Elton John performs at the Glastonbury Festival in Jun 2023. Photo by Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock (13976826dn)

There’s always a lot of anticipation surrounding Glastonbury, and this year’s festival was worth the wait. Festivalgoers witnessed many unforgettable moments at the Pyramid Stage this year, and here are five that got everyone talking.

Elton John’s Epic Farewell

Elton John created a lot of buzz for his last UK show and delivered an epic set that spanned several decades of his career, featuring surprise appearances from the likes of The Killers’ Brandon Flowers to Rina Sawayama.

Foo Fighters’ Secret Set

Mystery band The ChurnUps was supposed to perform on the Pyramid Stage, and the audience was ecstatic after it turned out this was the alter ego of the beloved rockers Foo Fighters.

Lana Del Rey’s Exit

Many fans of Lana Del Rey were looking forward to her Glastonbury set, but she had to leave the stage early due to the festival’s strict curfew after arriving 30 minutes late.

A-List Guests

From Paul McCartney to Cate Blanchett, many A-listers were in attendance at this year’s Glastonbury, and some of them even went so far as to hit the stage with our favorite bands.

Lewis Capaldi’s Emotional Moment

Lewis Capaldi canceled several concerts leading up to Glastonbury due to the tics caused by Tourette’s syndrome. His symptoms kicked in at Glastonbury and he struggled performing after his voice broke, but the audience lifted him up and sang “Someone You Loved” in his place.