Ed Sheeran closes Glastonbury 2017 with breathtaking guitar skills and a selfie with the crowd

Ed Sheeran brought a weekend of music to a close on Sunday night, with a headline performance on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage.

After a 90-minute set, which saw the singer joined by backing band and singers only once, Sheeran snapped a photo of the crowd, saying he never dreamed he would get the opportunity to headline the festival.

The 26-year-old, who had admitted to battling the nerves as he stepped out on stage, wrapped up by showing off his guitar skills in a dazzling performance of You Need Me, I Don’t Need You to the huge crowd.

He thanked Glastonbury or having him and said of headlining: “I would like to say it was a dream of mine.

Packed-out performance: Glastonbury-goers enjoy Ed Sheeran’s Pyramid Stage set (Ben Birchall/PA )

“But I never thought I would even get to the point where I was playing this stage, let alone headlining it.”

During his set, Sheeran performed a string of his hits including Castle On The Hill, Lego House and Shape Of You, as celebrity pals David and Victoria Beckham looked on from the side of the stage with son Brooklyn.

In his final moments on stage, he pulled out his mobile phone and asked the crowd to smile, taking a quick picture before carrying on singing.

Sheeran’s performance brought to an end to three days of musical performances.

Highlights on Sunday included Nile Rodgers and Chic, who brought some Eighties magic with disco hits such as Everybody Dance, I Want Your Love and Upside Down.

Singer Rag ‘N’ Bone Man delighted fans with twists on some of his biggest hits, as well as an unexpected rap performance.

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Other acts over the three days included Lorde, Major Lazer, Craig David, Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Emeli Sande and The Killers, who returned to Glastonbury after 10 years with a surprise set on Sunday evening.

Radiohead were among the big name acts, headlining on opening night.

Additional reporting from Press Association.


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