Glastonbury: Wolf Alice play ‘incredible’ set after race against time saw them ask fans for private jet following LA flight delay | Ents & Arts News

Wolf Alice managed to get to Glastonbury to play their set after desperately asking fans for a private jet due to their LA flight to the UK being cancelled.

The British band touched down in Heathrow Airport just hours before their performance at the festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset, this afternoon.

They rocked the Pyramid Stage for about an hour before Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s set, with Sam Fender to follow, and Billie Eilish due to headline later in the evening.

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

Ellie Rowsell and Theo Ellis of Wolf Alice perform on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival

The alt-rock band played a series of tracks including ones from their recent album Blue Weekend.

Before their final song, she added: “We didn’t think we would get here today but we did and we are really emotional.

“We hope you have the best weekend. This is the best festival in the world so I am sure you will.”

Fans said Wolf Alice’s show was “incredible”, “unreal”, and “phenomenal”.

One wrote on Twitter: “That set reduced me to tears a few times I’m not ashamed to admit. Best festival band for years…”

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

The “Don’t Delete The Kisses” group had updated fans by posting an Instagram Story from the inside of an airplane, with Heathrow Airport tagged as a location this morning.

Pic: Wolf Alice Instagram.
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The band shared a picture of them arriving at Heathrow Airport today. Pic: Wolf Alice Instagram.

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

Wolf Alice wrote on Twitter on Thursday: “Has anyone got a private jet in LA?

“Our flight’s been cancelled and we need to get to Glastonbury, not joking.”

The group’s bassist, Theo Ellis, later posted a story on Instagram to say the travel woes had continued.

He asked: “Serious request, everything has been cancelled going out of LAX, we are in desperate need of a flight tonight. Anyone got a private jet?

“Lol but really not. Tryna get to a Pyramid style stage.”

The band had been in the US to support Bleachers on Monday night and then Halsey the following evening.

More than 100,000 music-lovers descended at the famous Worthy Farm venue this week to watch big names including, Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar.

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