The headliner confesses to last-night nerves, solo with simply a guitar and results pedal in front of the substantial crowd, however their singing assistance puts fire in his stubborn belly
I need to confess, uses Ed Sheeran at the start of the weekends last Pyramid phase headlining set, Im extremely anxious. On one level that appears faintly absurd hes presently among the greatest pop stars worldwide, efficient in annexing essentially the whole Top 20 at a stroke. On another you can see why he may approach Glastonbury with a degree of uneasiness.
Sheeran is plainly painfully conscious that hes exactly what you may pleasantly call a dissentious figure, that for the millions who purchase his albums, theres a legion of individuals who appear to see him as the outright apotheosis of whatever thats incorrect with music: Im going to play a tune now that you may not like however Im quite sure you understand the words to, he states, presenting the most dissentious tune of the lot, the huge-selling however commonly reviled Galway Girl.
In addition, headlining sets have the tendency to include artists taking out all the stops: in the very same position in 2015, Coldplay commemorated the late band Viola Beach, induced Barry Gibb as an unique visitor and got Michael Eavis as much as sing a tune. Sheeran has actually chosen to give up anything like that, unless you count the look of a quartet of standard Irish artists for one tune, which, with the very best will worldwide, isn’t actually the exact same thing as getting the last making it through Bee Gee on phase to sing Stayin Alive. For the large bulk of the set, its simply him, an acoustic guitar and a loop pedal.