Greta Thunberg, 19, makes a special appearance at Glastonbury festival

Greta Thunberg will speak at Glastonbury today in a “special appearance” at Britain’s largest music festival.

The 19-year-old Swedish climate activist will talk from the Pyramid Stage at 5.15 p.m., in front of a backdrop depicting how global temperatures have climbed.

Thunberg’s presence will be preceded by a performance by Haim, a female rock band from California. It’s not known how she got to the event from Sweden, where she’s been organising school strikes.

The celebrations, which have resumed for the first time since Covid, started on Thursday, with hundreds of people setting up camp by Tuesday.

An estimated 200,000 people have descended on Worthy Farm for the world’s most recognisable music event.

Greta wrote on Twitter that ‘she is happy to announce that tonight at 5.15pm, she will play on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. See you there!’

‘They’re extremely happy to announce that Greta Thunberg will be making a special appearance on the Pyramid Stage at roughly 5.15pm today,’ Glastonbury Festival tweeted only minutes earlier. ‘Don’t pass it up!’

The background of the Pyramid Stage features Professor Ed Hawkins’ warming stripes, a graph that depicts the progressive rise in global temperatures over two centuries.

In 2019, the festival included murals of the environmental activist and school striking with the motto ‘What would Greta do?’

Three years ago, Sheryl Crow dedicated her song ‘Soak Up The Sun’ to the then-16-year-old campaigner.

Greta published the Climate Book earlier this year, which features 100 top environmental scientists and campaigners. She is scheduled to appear today to discuss her new book, which will be released later this year.

She added that this is the largest story in the world, and it must be told as far and wide as their voices can reach, and much further yet.

That is why she chose to utilise her platform to develop this book, which is focused on the finest knowledge presently offered – a book that addresses the climatic, ecological, and sustainability crises holistically.

This year’s Glastonbury headliners include Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, and Billie Eilish, who lambasted the US Supreme Court’s abortion rights revision in her fiery Pyramid Stage act last night.

As she walked to the stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday, she declared it a “sad day for women” following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V Wade.

The 20-year-old singer, who made her festival debut on The Other Stage at Worthy Farm in 2019, told the audience she ‘couldn’t endure to believe about’ the ruling that concluded the constitutional right to abortion in the United States, which means individual states can determine if abortion can be made illegal.

Many partygate-themed ‘this is a work event’ placards ridiculing Boris Johnson were also visible at the festival, an allusion to the PM’s contention that lockdown-busting events were not parties.

Rain pounded the event yesterday morning, and severe rain is expected tomorrow and Sunday afternoon.


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