Glastonbury 2024: SZA Closes The Final Night

But it creates conflicting opinions...

SZA has closed Glastonbury 2024.

The American R&B star was picked to headline the mammoth festival’s Sunday night extravaganza, following high-profile sets from Janelle Monae, Burna Boy, Avril Lavigne, and more.

SZA performed in London as part of BST Hyde Park the previous evening, and delivered a mammoth set for those on-site at Worthy Farm.

Opening with ‘PSA’, ‘Love Galore’, and ‘Broken Clocks’, the run delighted fans. Throwing in a neat cover of Prince classic ‘KISS’ before ‘I Hate You’, SZA also threw in interpolations of some of her most famous features – the Kendrick Lamar moment ‘All The Stars’ for example.

The booking had raised eyebrows on its announce, with some arguing that SZA simply wasn’t high-profile enough for Glastonbury’s coveted Sunday night slot – last year, for example, Sir Elton John occupied the same slot.

Equally, some microphone issues – an overlaying of a reverb effect – also seemed to perturb fans. blur producer Stephen Street commented: “Has to be one of the most boring un dynamic sets I have ever seen headline! So much auto tune on the vocal that the vowels get mangled and you can鈥檛 hear a word. Yeah, I might be male, pale and stale but I know a f*ck up when I see one.”

Plenty of music fans both on-site and at home were cheering SZA on, however:

Our full take on Glastonbury 2024 will be live shortly.


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