Caribbean dancers in bikinis and feather headdresses marched by the location at Worthy Farm on Thursday after a brand new partnership between the annual avenue social gathering in Notting Hill, London, and the Somerset competition was introduced this 12 months.
Beginning at Block9, the late-night social gathering zone the place Notting Hill Carnival relies for this 12 months’s showpiece, a vibrant procession meandered by the roads that hyperlink Glastonbury’s phases.
Vibrant stilt walkers, some with skeletal or multicoloured faces, a big truck within the form of a beetle and a lorry carrying greater than a dozen metal pan gamers joined the parade – with many floats carrying DJs enjoying loud music to the hundreds of Glastonbury revellers who turned out to look at.
“Persons are dancing, everybody’s having a good time, everybody’s following alongside, it’s nice,” finance advisor and festival-goer Hollie Rowe-Roberts advised the PA information company.
The 31-year-old from Colliers Wooden in London got here throughout the parade along with her pals Alex Evans, a 37-year-old plumber and Nicholas Tsioupra, a 28-year-old airline pilot from Nottingham.
“(Shows like this are) top-of-the-line issues about Glastonbury, as a result of we’re off to Shangri La however you get stopped by one thing like this and also you would possibly by no means make it,” Mr Evans added.
Chiara Beck, from Newcastle, stated stumbling throughout the parade “sums up Glastonbury”.
“Simply a variety of pleasure, a variety of enjoyable and random issues that you just don’t count on – that’s Glastonbury,” she advised PA.
Additionally among the many wackier sights at Glastonbury on Thursday was comic Paul Curry’s comedic act on a platform within the east of the competition.
Dancing round a stage in a brief white costume, the 48-year-old from Newtonabbey in Belfast had tons of of onlookers singing alongside to well-known songs reimagined to reference his two panda hand puppets – together with the lyrics “Woah Black Betty, panda palms” to the tune of Ram Jam’s 1977 hit.
“It’s simply enjoyable and nearly pleasure, making an attempt to make a little bit of pleasure into the grownup world,” he advised PA after his efficiency.
“It’s what Glastonbury is all about and it ought to be what dwelling is all about… (if it was) we wouldn’t be bombing one another on a regular basis.”
Mr Curry, who’s doing two exhibits a day at Glastonbury, stated he’s impressed by early acts by American comic Steve Martin but additionally by youngsters he teaches at a circus faculty in Belfast.
“I owe a lot of my inspiration to 2 to seven-year-olds… they provide you with simply genius gold on a regular basis and I’m form of taking psychological notes,” he stated.