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SZA Rescues Fans in Fairy Costume During Glastonbury Headline Set

SZA made a significant impact during her Glastonbury set on the festival’s Pyramid Stage, ensuring that fans who needed assistance in the crowd were taken care of.

The R&B star, 34, took the stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset on Sunday night (30 June), closing out the renowned festival after headline performances by Dua Lipa and Coldplay on the preceding Friday and Saturday.

During her performance, SZA observed some festival-goers in distress and decided to halt her show to address the issue personally.

Dressed in a fairy costume, she approached the barrier and worked with festival security to make sure the individuals in need received help promptly.

“They’re on their way,” she told the concerned fans, reassuring them that assistance was coming.

After resolving the situation, the “Kill Bill” singer continued her performance with a smile, spreading joy and wishing the audience, “Happy Pride”.

SZA’s debut at Glastonbury happened to clash with other notable artists performing on different stages, including Justice on the West Holts stage, James Blake on Woodsies, London Grammar on the Park Stage, and The National on the Other Stage.

Louis Chilton from The Independent noted a “surprising number of people” leaving the Worthy Farm site ahead of her set, possibly to avoid the post-festival traffic congestion.

Some festival attendees also questioned the decision to headline SZA, with many admitting they had not heard of her prior to the announcement.

One person expressed their confusion on X/Twitter, saying, “I’ve looked up SZA on Spotify, she’s got 70.5 million followers and one of her songs has been streamed 1.9 billion times, I am clearly in a minority, I’ve never heard her or even of her.”

SZA began her musical journey in 2011, initially making her mark by co-writing hits like “Consideration” for Rihanna’s 2016 album Anti.

She gained further acclaim with her debut studio album Ctrl in 2017, which was critically acclaimed.

Her next album, SOS, topped the Billboard 200 chart and earned her the 2024 Grammy for Best Progressive R&B Album. This success led to four sold-out shows at the O2 Arena in London last year.

Source: The Independent