A tale of two halves: Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury

The Arctic Monkeys’ headline performance at Glastonbury will go on as scheduled, according to Emily Eavis, despite the band’s leader Alex Turner developing laryngitis.

Questions were raised regarding the band’s readiness for the occasion after they postponed a concert in Dublin earlier this week. On BBC Radio 2, festival co-organizer Eavis remarked, “He’s well, though. They are engaged.

“For a brief period, it was somewhat close.We debated whether or not to have a serious backup plan, but they are, thankfully, on.

Following the band’s trucks parking behind the Pyramid Stage on Thursday night, fans had already begun to assume that the concert will take place. It will be the Sheffield band’s third time at the top of the lineup when they hit the stage on Friday at 22:15; their previous visits were in 2007 and 2013.

Alongside Radiohead, Van Morrison, and Elvis Costello, they join a small group of triple headliners. With four headlining performances each, only Coldplay and The Cure have progressed further. Turner claimed, prior to becoming unwell, that the band was better prepared than ever for the festival.

Naturally, we felt the pressure the most the first time. When it happened again, it was at the start of a tour, so it was enjoyable but we hadn’t been performing beforehand.

“This time, we are involved. In the midst of a tour, we’re in a good spot. All of our cylinders are turning.

Rumours regarding the “mystery band” that will perform on the Pyramid Stage on Friday night are rampant on the website in the meanwhile. They go by the name “The ChurnUps,” yet they don’t have any online presence or music that is streamable.

Following leader Dave Grohl’s social media statement in which he discussed “churning up” emotions as the band tours without late drummer Taylor Hawkins for the first time, fans have theorised that they are indeed US rock band Foo Fighters.

Pulp and Blur, two former headliners who are currently on a reunion tour, have also been mentioned in other rumours. When questioned about the rumours, Eavis remained silent.

200,000 spectators were anticipated to attend performances by Sir Elton John, Lana Del Rey, Guns N’ Roses, Wizkid, and Christine and the Queens as Glastonbury’s gates opened on Wednesday morning.

Free water is accessible everywhere on the property, which is now running fully on renewable energy in keeping with its long-standing dedication to sustainability.

With DJ performances by Faithless, Mike Skinner, Nia Archives, and Ewan McVicar and Arielle Free warming up the hundreds of smaller stages that are scattered around the site, the on-stage action finally got underway on Thursday.

The 88-year-old festival founder Michael Eavis also gave a surprise performance with his band on The Park Stage in the midst of the day, singing timeless classics like My Kind of Love, Forever in My Mind, and Send In the Clowns.

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