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Nilüfer Yanya ahead of her Glastonbury 2019 performance
Nilüfer Yanya at Glastonbury 2019Photography by Molly Daniel

Watch Nilüfer Yanya’s dizzying Glastonbury diaries

The Dazed100 musician documents her debut performance at the festival

By now Glastonbury feels like a hazy, distant memory – a 30 degree dreamland where Stormzy was crowned King and an innocent lad in a bucket-hat found unprecedented fame. One person probably still dizzy from last weekend’s festivities is Dazed100 songwriter Nilüfer Yanya, who made her performance debut at the festival. 

Before she took to William’s Green on Sunday afternoon, we asked Yanya to take us inside her Glastonbury world – from her giddy journey there (no three-hour train queues in sight) and festival antics, right through to her setlist curation and dreamy performance.

Dressed in a custom white cut-out dress by London-based designer Sinead Gorey, we see Yanya take full control of the stage with her shimmering, melodic pop. Yanya also takes us out with her as she navigates the wild, sprawling Glastonbury nightlife.

Yanya’s performance comes three months after the release of her debut album Miss Universe – a sci-fi record that takes aim at our increasingly insipid wellness culture. “I feel like everything’s always focused on the wrong side of improvement”, Yanya told Dazed in January. “It’s like, ‘improving’ for… why? What are you improving?”

As well as drawing from her new album, the film shows Yanya adding old favourites to her setlist including “The Florist”, a captivating bop with lyrics yearning after a lost love.

Given you obviously have nothing to do this weekend, you can fully embrace your festival blues with Yanya’s woozy Glastonbury diaries. You’re welcome.

Watch the full film below, and vote for Nilüfer Yanya on the Dazed100 here.