Saturday 19 August 2017

Katy Perry thanks Glastonbury for making her cool

The pop star said her performance was helping her street cred.

Katy Perry at Glastonbury (Yui Mok/PA)
Katy Perry at Glastonbury (Yui Mok/PA)

By Katie Archer

Katy Perry told the Glastonbury crowd that she felt being included in the festival’s line-up had made her cool.

The Teenage Dream singer also thanked festival-goers for turning out to see her, admitting that she had not been sure whether she still had such a large fan base.

Greeting the crowd from the festival’s main Pyramid Stage, she said: “This makes me feel cool…I never feel cool.

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Katy Perry performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival (Yui Mok/PA)

“Am I cool yet?

“Thanks for coming, I wasn’t sure if you still liked me.”

She later added: “I’m just really grateful that anyone is still listening.

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Katy Perry said Glastonbury made her feel cool (Yui Mok/PA)

“As the great Rihanna says, nothing is promised. I started almost 10 years ago.”

Perry arrived on stage dressed in a sequinned bodysuit with an eye design on the chest and was flanked by a troupe of dancers in lycra bodysuits and a series of headwear including television screens, fluffy pink blocks and mouths with eyeballs inside.

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The singer thanked fans for their support (Yui Mok/PA)

She opened with some new tracks, but then launched into some of her greatest hits including Teenage Dream, Firework, Dark Horse and E.T.

Later this evening, headline act Foo Fighters will close the day’s music.

Friday night’s headline act was Radiohead and tomorrow will see Ed Sheeran take the top billing.

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