Rick Astley covers AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ on drums during Glastonbury set

Publish Date
Monday, 26 June 2023, 4:31PM
Photo / BBC via Twitter

Photo / BBC via Twitter

Rick Astley delighted fans with his debut Glastonbury set over the weekend.

Thousands gathered at the Pyramid Stage at midday, eager to see the '80s star who found fame with a new generation thanks to “Rickrolling”.

He opened his set with Together Forever and covered Harry Style's As It Was.

Then, taking to a drumset, Astley covered AC/DC’s Highway to Hell - and his performance certainly didn’t disappoint.

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He told the audience: “When I was a kid, my first experience of being in a band was playing the drums.

“I’ve had many dreams in my life. One of my dreams has been to perform at Glastonbury – that dream has come true today.

“Maybe even possibly bigger, which I don’t know how it possibly could, is for me to play drums to the first record that I learned to play the drums to.

“I was a 15-year-old kid in my dad’s greenhouse, and I played this album to death, I broke this record learning the drums to it. Ladies and gentlemen, will you please join in, this is AC/DC.”

He’s since been praised on social media for showing off his skills, with some jokingly renaming the festival “Rick Astonbury” in his honour.

What song do you want Rick to cover next?

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