Glastonbury 2022: Wolf Alice clinch Pyramid Stage spot with resoundingly strong set

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A last-minute jet back to the UK managed to get Wolf Alice to their Pyramid Stage debut just in time, with the band putting on a superb show

Miraculously making it back from America after being left stranded there by a cancelled flight, a presumably jet-lagged Wolf Alice stormed the Pyramid Stage with great success.

Infectiously brilliant in all the right ways, their passionate performance on the main stage of Glastonbury is a phenomenal step for the band.

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It is mindblowing just how quick Wolf Alice is to get the crowd on board, with second track You’re a Germ more than enough to blow the roof off.

Theo Ellis does well to wake the crowd up even more for a stellar rendition of Bros just by asking for a bit of movement from the sea of fans.

Wolf Alice made it back in the nick of time to mark a supremely great Pyramid Stage performanceWolf Alice made it back in the nick of time to mark a supremely great Pyramid Stage performance
Wolf Alice made it back in the nick of time to mark a supremely great Pyramid Stage performance

Considering the rush, the jet lag, the constant tour dates that come and go and keep Wolf Alice as fresh in the mind as expected, they performed a set that blows open the doors of Glastonbury.

A shining example of how grand a spectacle Glastonbury is, Wolf Alice really do leave their mark on the Pyramid Stage with their hour-long likely being a highlight of the whole festival.

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It still feels like early doors for Wolf Alice despite having three records under their belt so far, they’re breaking through a little more, a little louder with every performance.

With tracks like How Can I Make It Okay? ricocheting off the stage while a sign flashes “It isn’t loud enough” it’s clear they know a thing or two about the complexities of a stage performance.

Music is just as important as the image the band present, and Wolf Alice have nailed both.

There isn’t enough praise to be heaped onto lead singer Ellie Rowsell, whose vocals rise and fall with such a grand range.

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It’s that fine line between the intimacy of slower songs and the crashing, core desires of only the best rock-oriented tracks that Rowsell and company find - and it’ll hopefully steer Wolf Alice higher up the billing in later years.

A special credit needs to be thrown at the crew behind such a stunning setup, with a huge screen behind the band showing with documentary-like precision their rise and rise from their 2010 beginnings.

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