SIGRID was left shaking her head in disbelief when fans showered her with adulation throughout her superb set at Glastonbury Festival on Friday evening.

The Norwegian pop star and her band brought an hour of upbeat dance-pop to the brightly coloured canopy of the John Peel Stage.

Sigrid, 25, built her reputation for creating powerful, feel-good music with her debut album Sucker Punch (2019), strengthened by last month's follow-up How to Let Go.

The thousands of fans drawn to her show were not disappointed, as should have been expected since she revealed writing parts of her latest album with Glastonbury in mind.

The stage's position within the huge tent means it retains a sense of intimacy rarely found at the larger outdoor stages, producing an explosive atmosphere when paired with her upbeat tracks.

She opened her set with ‘It Gets Dark’ and ‘Burning Bridges’, two fan favourites from her latest offering that showcase her soaring vocals and love of big synths.

“Uh oh, I’m already emotional and it’s two songs in!”, she told the crowd.

“This is beyond a massive honour. Thank you so much for having us again Glastonbury, thank you for showing up. I've been daydreaming about this day for a while now!” 

Power pop anthem ‘Sucker Punch’ soon generated a mighty reception from the huge audience and, moments later, ‘Don't Feel Like Crying’ - a song written on a hangover after a night of karaoke - raised the roof.

“Ridiculous!”, she yelled, placing her hands on her head and turning to face her band. 

The audience enthusiastically joined in with ‘Head On Fire’ and ‘Bad Life’, her collaborations with Griff and Bring Me The Horizon, and expressed their collective delight when breakthrough hit ‘Don't Kill My Vibe’ began.

When it ended, Sigrid looked on in astonishment at the crowd's prolonged cheers, shaking her head before pumping her fists in celebration. 

“I'm not going to have any words left tomorrow, that's for sure,” she said. 

“But that's good, because I'm going to stay at Glasto so you'll see me absolutely p***** in a field somewhere. It'll be great!”

Her set was brought to a powerful close with the oh-so-singalong-able synth bop ‘Strangers’ and self-acceptance single ‘Mirrors’.

George Ezra, Griff and Holly Humberstone also impressed on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury 2022, while Bastille benefitted from an enclosed space during their barnstorming William's Green set.

You can watch Sigrid's full Glastonbury Festival performance HERE.

Did you enjoy Glastonbury Festival and want to learn more about its rich history as told through the eyes of its performers?

Festival anorak Paul Jones has written a bookView From The Stage: 50 Years of Glastonbury by the People that Played​, a “brilliant collection of beautifully-written interviews” detailing some of its brightest and quirkiest moments.

You can buy the book online for £6.50 (including UK P&P) HERE.