Glastonbury: Wolf Alice plays ‘incredible’ set after race against time sees them asking fans for private jet after LA flight delayed | Ents & Arts News

Wolf Alice managed to make it to Glastonbury to perform their set after desperately asking fans for a private jet due to the cancellation of their flight from Los Angeles to the UK.

The British band landed at Heathrow Airport just hours before their gig at the festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset, this afternoon.

They rocked the Pyramid Stage for nearly an hour before Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ set, followed by Sam Fender and Billie Eilish headlining later in the evening.

After taking the stage, Wolf Alice singer Ellie Rowsell told the crowd “wow, you have no idea” after nearly missing their set. “You have no idea. Let’s have a little fun.

The alternative rock band played a series of tracks, including those from their recent album Blue Weekend.

Ahead of their final song, she added, “We didn’t think we’d get here today, but we did and we’re really moved.

“We hope you have the best weekend. It’s the best festival in the world, so I’m sure you will.”

Fans called Wolf Alice’s performance “incredible”, “unreal” and “phenomenal”.

One wrote on Twitter: “This set brought me to tears many times, I’m not ashamed to admit it. Best festival band in years…”

Another said: “I was so invested in Wolf Alice’s mission to come from LA in time for their set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury and can safely say their set was amazing.”

The group ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ had informed fans by posting an Instagram Story from inside a plane, with Heathrow Airport marked as their location this morning.

Photo: Wolf Alice Instagram.
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The group shared a photo of them arriving at Heathrow Airport today. Photo: Wolf Alice Instagram.

It comes after the band previously said they were stranded in Los Angeles after their flight to London was cancelled.

Wolf Alice wrote on Twitter on Thursday: “Does anyone have a private jet in Los Angeles?

“Our flight has been canceled and we have to get to Glastonbury, no kidding.”

The band’s bassist Theo Ellis later posted an Instagram story to say the travel issues had continued.

He asked: “Serious request, everything has been canceled leaving LAX, we desperately need a flight tonight. Anyone have a private jet?

“Lol but really not. I’m trying to come up with a Pyramid style scene.”

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The band were in the States supporting Bleachers on Monday night and then Halsey the following night.

More than 100,000 music lovers flocked to the famed Worthy Farm venue this week to watch big names like Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar.

Elizabeth J. Harless