Ed Sheeran Headlined At Glastonbury Last Night And The Internet Is Divided Over His Performance


Glastonbury is arguably the biggest and best festival in the world, and every year much of the talk leading up to it is focused on the headline acts.

Anyone who’s anyone has performed on the famed Pyramid Stage – although the choice of certain artists doesn’t always go down well with people in attendance – with the likes of Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West and Adele all causing somewhat of a controversy over the years with their headline sets.

This year it was the turn of man of the moment – and Suffolk lad – Ed Sheeran, who took to the stage in front of tens of thousands of revellers with nothing but a guitar and a loop pedal – which seemed to annoy some people – even though it’s a skill that’s pretty difficult to master.

Many praised the singer for commanding the stage and relying solely on his talent rather than any gimmicks, while others complained that he wasn’t worthy of a headline slot.

Here’s some of the criticisms people were levelling at him:

Others, however, couldn’t praise Ed enough, and lauded his performance whilst highlighting his use of a loop pedal, which essentially records him playing a live segment which then adds to his vocals and chords:

In 2012, the singer appeared on American radio station 102.7 KIIS-FM, where he demonstrated how he used a loop pedal to create his signature sound. You can check out the tutorial below:

Ed’s Glastonbury set featured a string of hits including Castle On The Hill, Lego House and Shape Of You. During the performance he thanked the festival for having him and said: “I would like to say it was a dream of mine.

But I never thought I would even get to the point where I was playing this stage, let alone headlining it.”

Ed, don’t listen to the haters, you were bloody marvellous.

What did you think of the performance? Let us know in the comments below!

Images via Twitter/Getty.

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