On Friday, pop sensation Dua Lipa illuminated the cold evening at Glastonbury, turning the renowned Pyramid stage into an outdoor dance club where thousands danced to her popular tracks like 'Levitating' and 'Houdini'. For the first time, Lipa headlined the iconic music festival in southern England, showcasing a vibrant, glittery performance that included spectacular fireworks, a series of five outfits, and a troupe of break dancers and musicians.

The 28-year-old British-Albanian singer expressed her deep emotions to the audience, recounting her long-held dream to perform on Glastonbury's Pyramid stage, a venue that has hosted legendary artists like Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, and David Bowie over its 50-year history. 'Little me would be completely overwhelmed right now,' she confessed. 'I truly couldn't believe it. I feel incredibly thankful.'

Born to Kosovo Albanian parents in London, Lipa started her career by covering songs of other pop artists as a teenager and posting them on YouTube, which eventually led to a record deal in 2014 at the age of 18. In 2019, she was honored with two Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist. 'We're completely captivated. Dua was phenomenal,' remarked Sophie Page, a 30-year-old fan from London who was part of the audience. 'I expected her to be good, but the energy she brought... her emotions really resonated.'

Lipa also invited Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, a collaborator on her latest album, onto the stage, and together they performed 'The Less I Know the Better'. She joined Coldplay, R&B singer SZA, and country music star Shania Twain as headliners, marking a significant increase in female representation following criticism of last year's predominantly male lineup. Earlier on Friday, Seventeen made history as the first K-Pop group to perform at Glastonbury.