Glastonbury 2015

George Ezra brings gigantic crowd to Glastonbury 2015’s Pyramid Stage

‘Wanted On Voyage’ star is in big demand for a mid-afternoon set.

Tens of thousands turned up for Florence + The Machine’s Friday night headline triumph, and as George Ezra steps onto the Pyramid Stage, Young Fathers and Sleaford Mods are also being oversubscribed crowds to their spaces. But judging by the endless stream of people pouring in towards Worthy Farm’s big draw, Geoff might have earned himself the biggest crowd of the festival so far.

We’re talking Dolly Parton 2014 levels, here. A non-stop supply of onlookers, more flags than a Great British Bake Off bunting display. It’s no surprise, given he’s sold over a million records with debut ‘Wanted On Voyage’. What started as relative success has since exploded, Stateside stardom hot in pursuit.

With travelling suitcases perched next to his mic stand, as per, Ezra doesn’t seem remotely thrown. The only person getting ahead of themselves might be his Dad, who sprints onto the stage to hand his son a guitar. “That’s a couple of Birthday’s and Christmas’ sorted,” jokes George, finally observing the scale of the occasion.

Macy Grey covers and sweet, intimate renditions of his 2014 debut share space, and the set rarely goes beyond a gentle, sun-baked mood. ‘Cassy O’’ settles down into a beatless falsetto, and ‘Barcelona’ stirs through the tens of thousands. There’s nothing overblown about this performance. It might be the biggest, most significant show of his career so far, but Ezra’s taking it in his stride.

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