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Ed Sheeran has closed this year’s Glastonbury Festival at the Pyramid Stage, just six years after his debut at one of the festival’s smallest venues.

In 2011, Ed Sheeran played the solar-powered Croissant Neuf stage, playing “to about 500 people”.

On June 25, he closed the festival, attracting a much younger audience than Friday and Saturday’s headliners, Radiohead and Foo Fighters.

Ed Sheeran, 26, admitted he was “very nervous but very excited” to be there.

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“For those of you who haven’t seen one of my shows before or haven’t heard one of my songs, please pretend that you know them,” the singer told the audience.

“For those of you who have, please sing all of the words.”

He added: “The aim of tonight is to lose our voices.

“I’m going to lose mine as well.”

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp Appears to Threaten President Trump

The audience took Ed Sheeran up on the challenge; joining in wistfully as he sang the ballads Photograph and Thinking Out Loud.

They didn’t quite keep up, however, with the spittle-flecked Take It Back – a whirlwind of wordplay in which Ed Sheeran declared: “I’m not a rapper, I’m a singer with a flow.”

Ed Sheeran played, as he usually does, without a band; using a loop pedal to layer his vocal and guitar lines and create a backing track live, on the spot.

He also invited traditional Irish band Beoga on stage to accompany him on Nancy Mulligan, a song about his paternal grandmother.

It was a moment that reeked of cheese but, watched from the side of the stage by his grandfather, Ed Sheeran made it seem genuine.

This year saw more pop and grime acts than ever, from Charli XCX to Katy Perry; from Wiley to Stormzy.

On June 25, the festival also saw sets from Royal Blood, Courteeners, Foo Fighters, The Jacksons, Radiohead and The Killers – who played a secret show on the John Peel stage on Sunday evening.


Johnny Depp appeared to threaten President Donald Trump during a speech at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

The star asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine: “Can you bring Trump here?”

After receiving jeers from the crowd, Johnny Depp added: “You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

He added: “I want to clarify, I’m not an actor. I lie for a living [but] it’s been a while. Maybe it’s about time.”

Johnny Depp acknowledged that his comments – which may have been a reference to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth in 1865 – would prove controversial.

“By the way, this is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible,” he said.

“It’s just a question, I’m not insinuating anything.”

Johnny Depp is not the first celebrity to allude to killing the president.

At a rally in Washington DC, Madonna said she thought “an awful lot about blowing up the White House” and Snoop Dogg shot a toy gun at a Donald Trump character in a music video.

However, on social media, some have criticized Johnny Depp’s comments – which come days after a gunman shot and injured Republican congressman and four others in Virginia.

According to ABC News, the Secret Service is aware of Johnny Depp’s comments,.

Glastonbury audience met Johnny Depp’s comments about President Trump with laughter, albeit mixed with shock.

Johnny Depp – wearing distressed jeans and a black fedora – was mobbed by fans as he arrived at Worthy Farm.