Billie English, Sam Fender and chest hair bras: Friday at Glastonbury – in footage

Billie English headlines the Pyramid stage {Photograph}: David Levene/The Guardian

From stars equivalent to TLC and Sleaford Mods to eccentric competition punters of their underpants, we give a glimpse into Glastonbury’s first huge day

TLC perform on the West Holts stage

  • T-Boz of TLC performing with the group on the West Holts stage. {Photograph}: Tom Wren/SWNS

Sam Fender on the Pyramid Stage

  • Sam Fender on the Pyramid stage. {Photograph}: David Levene/The Guardian

Alison Krauss on the Pyramid Stage
Robert Plant performs live on the Pyramid Stage with Alison Krauss

  • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss on the Pyramid stage. Images: Man Bell/Alamy Reside Information, Samir Hussein/WireImage

Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods on the West Holts stage

  • Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods on the West Holts stage. {Photograph}: Jim Dyson/Getty Photographs

Fans watch Phoebe Bridgers at the John Peel tent

  • Followers watch Phoebe Bridgers on the John Peel tent

Lee Kiernan from Idles crowd surfs during their set on the Other Stage

  • Lee Kiernan from Idles crowd surfs throughout their set on the Different stage. {Photograph}: Ben Birchall/PA

Idles

  • Joe Talbot and Mark Bowen of Idles. {Photograph}: David Levene/The Guardian

Irish Zambian rap,  grime and hip hop artist Denise Charley performs on the BBC Introducing stage

  • Irish-Zambian rapper Denise Charley performs on the BBC Introducing stage. {Photograph}: Leon Neal/Getty Photographs

Adam Caldwell,  left and Ollie Bowen are walking around the music festival as Trouserless Coldstream Guards. They only met yesterday,  a day before the festival
The Popes from Woking. Left to right Jake Tufts,  Jamie Bamber and Steven Grace. They are mates since Primary school
The Last Grannies from Bluth,  Northumberland. Left to right - Cathy Shotton aka Mavis,  Steve Mayhew aka Babs,  Sam Keenan aka Gwynethg and Laura Sinton aka as Ethel
The Guardian

  • High left: Adam Caldwell and Ollie Bowen are strolling across the music competition as Trousers Coldstream Guards. Buddies of associates, they solely met yesterday, a day earlier than the competition. High proper: The Popes from Woking, mates since main college.

  • Backside left: The Final Grannies from Bluth, Northumberland. Backside proper: Aspens Aspinall shaves his chest hair only for Lastnbury.

Kara and Johanna Soderberg of First aid Kit performs on the Other stage

  • Kara and Johanna Soderberg of First Assist Equipment performs on the Different stage. {Photograph}: Anthony Harvey/REX/Shutterstock

Festival goers watch Crowded House

  • Festivalgoers watch Crowded Home. {Photograph}: Anthony Harvey/REX/Shutterstock

Packed crowd of all ages show their appreciation - Libertines with frontmen Carl Barat and P etc Doherty open on the Other Stage

  • Libertines followers. {Photograph}: Man Bell/Alamy Reside Information

  • Dancing underneath the disCo ball on the Glade. {Photograph}: Man Bell/REX/Shutterstock

E-mail Sandé: ‘Slicing my hair was the place to begin of embracing myself’

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