Kendrick Lamar’s epic performance at Glastonbury 2022
American rapper, Kendrick Lamar opened his Glastonbury headline set with a powerful, theatrical performance unlike anything else the festival has seen so far.
Flanked by 20 dancers, he has been playing songs from his Pulitzer Prize-winning back catalogue in almost chronological order. He performed songs from his latest album, “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers”.
Lamar opened his set with an instrumental interlude from ‘Savior’ before launching into ‘United In Grief’. Elsewhere, he played ‘Count Me Out’ and ‘N95’, as well as hits like ‘Humble’ and ‘Alright’.
He was joined by dancers throughout, both men dressed in black trousers and white shirts like Kendrick, and women in flowing red dresses.
After performing ‘Love’, he said: “On behalf of me and my team, I want to thank every individual out here tonight. I consider y’all family, this shit is special, it means a lot to me.”
As he stood still at the microphone, the dancers lined up behind him, each representing a different aspect of his personality. From there, he delved into his back catalogue for almost half an hour before addressing the crowd.
“I like where the energy is at right now Glastonbury,” he declared. “We’re going to have a good time tonight.”
He continued: “I look out into the crowd and I see different creeds, different colours. “I wear this crown. They judged Christ. They judge you, they judged Christ. We gonna continue to walk in his image.”
Kendric Lamar ended his performance at the Glastonbury 2022 with the song “Savior” where he said they judged me, they judged Jesus with an overwhelming performance and also speaking up for women’s right.
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