The Top 5 US Acts at Glastonbury Festival 2022

By  //  July 1, 2022

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The Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom rarely fails to deliver the goods and that was undoubtedly the case again this summer.

As highlighted by a recent Betway Online Casino feature, Glastonbury is the third largest by capacity in the world, with more than 200,000 people attending each year.

Some of the world’s biggest stars have appeared at the festival in the past, and the line-up for the latest edition featured plenty of noteworthy music artists.

With that in mind, we look at five acts from the United States who wowed the audiences in 2022.

Jack White 

The White Stripes star adopted a different colourway on the final day as he strutted his stuff on a Park Stage bedecked in shimmering blue light.

With his hair dyed blue and a wide range of blue guitars thrown in for good measure, it would have been no surprise if White had turned the air blue with expletives as well.

However, he concentrated on his music, cramming an array of different musical styles into a one-hour set that left the audience begging for more.

Olivia Rodrigo

Rodrigo showed maturity beyond her teenage years with a polished performance that perfectly showcased her talents as a singer/songwriter.

She owned the Other Stage on Saturday, belting through her hits and some lesser known tunes as if she hadd been doing for 20 years.

A cover of Avril Lavigne’s Complicated and an unlikely duet with Lily Allen highlighted there is plenty more to Rodrigo than her Disney background.

Turnstile

Formed in Baltimore in 2010, Turnstile made a big breakthrough last year with the superb Mike Elizondo-produced album Glow On.

Elizondo gave the American hardcore punk band a much more accessible sound, without losing too much of their intense style.

The five-piece turned a busy tent into a moshing, swarming, crowd surfing sweaty sea of bodies during a set that could fire hardcore punk into another stratosphere.

Phoebe Bridgers

Bridgers was one of several Glastonbury acts that referenced the recent Roe vs Wade developments in the US, leading the crowd in a rowdy chorus of “F*** the Supreme Court, F*** America’.

She also demonstrated her tender side, performing a beautiful rendition of Graceland Too alongside British singer Arlo Parks.

With two excellent albums – Motion Sickness (2017) and Punisher (2020) – already under her belt, Bridgers is clearly destined for big things.

Haim

It would be fair to say the trio of Haim sisters are not everyone’s cup of tea, but that did not matter a jot to the fans who flocked to see them on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday.

Unfazed by performing before Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Sir Paul McCartney, Haim’s uplifting set demonstrated their musical talent to perfection.

All three members are equally adept at leading the band and they fully deserved their chance to shine at one of the most popular festivals on the planet.