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Glastonbury on Saturday, as it happened: The Killers bring out Pet Shop Boys and Johnny Marr for guest appearances

Las Vegas rock band brought out a number of special guests as they returned to Worthy Farm

Roisin O'Connor
Sunday 30 June 2019 21:00 BST
Ballet dancers perform during Stormzy's Glastonbury set

The Killers turned their headline set at Glastonbury 2019 into something of a karaoke session on the Saturday night (29 June), with guest appearances from the Pet Shop Boys and Johnny Marr.

The Las Vegas rock band raced through a string of hits including “The Man”, “Somebody Told Me” and “Mr Brightside”.

This was the second time The Killers have headlined Glastonbury, following a disastrous appearance in 2007.

This attempt seemed to be met with a much better reception, and frontman Brandon Flowers looked ecstatic as he bounded off the stage following a rousing rendition of “Mr Brightside” for their final song.

Across the fourth day of the music festival, fans also experienced sets from Janet Jackson, Johnny Marr, Maggie Rogers, Lewis Capaldi, Liam Gallagher, Sean Paul, Lizzo, Hozier, Slowthai and Hot Chip.

This was on another day where the sun blazed down on Worthy Farm amid reports of a water shortage, which Glastonbury organisers denied – although our team on the ground confirmed there were queues of up to an hour for water refills.

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Good morning on this beautiful Saturday, and welcome to day four of Glastonbury Festival 2019. As per yesterday, we'll be bringing you all the latest updates, news, pictures and general merriment taking place at Worthy Farm. Not to mention providing commentary on performances by Janet Jackson, Johnny Marr, Maggie Rogers, Liam Gallagher, and of course The Killers, who are headlining the Pyramid Stage tonight.

roisin.oconnor29 June 2019 08:01

First thing you have to watch is this, the best celebrity sighting of Glastonbury so far: 

Shoutout to number one legend, the dad from My Parents Are Aliens, living for the culture at King Princess in his leopard print suit at Glasto 

roisin.oconnor29 June 2019 08:21

This is what Alexandra Pollard is having for breakfast this morning: oatcakes with honey-roasted vegetables and cheese. Sounds like that'll get her off to a good start. Anyone got a better breakfast? I want pics. 

roisin.oconnor29 June 2019 08:27
roisin.oconnor29 June 2019 08:29

Want a recap of all the beautiful things you've seen at Glastonbury over the past few days? Here are the best pictures so far 

roisin.oconnor29 June 2019 08:43
roisin.oconnor29 June 2019 08:52

He really did 

roisin.oconnor29 June 2019 09:16
roisin.oconnor29 June 2019 09:22

Thinking about highlights today – Janet Jackson is bound to be one of them, as are The Killers who have, arguably, the best "drunk singalong" song by any artist, ever. Come on, tell me a better one than "Mr Brightside". The Chemical Brothers are bound to put on an incredible display, as is Lizzo, who has pulled off a hat-trick in many a previous live show with singing, dancing AND flute playing. I imagine the wonderful Lewis Capaldi will give a rousing performance of his monster hit single "Someone You Loved" after yesterday's "secret set" plus a surprise guest appearance with Bastille during their Pyramid Stage slot. Maggie Rogers seems perfect for this kind of weather.

roisin.oconnor29 June 2019 09:29

Another one you should definitely look out for (what do you mean, you didn't read our "20 artists to see" article?) is Hot Chip, who will definitely be one of the highlights of this year's festival. We did a recent interview about their superb seventh album A Bath Full of Ecstasy, which you can read here 

roisin.oconnor29 June 2019 09:37

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