Kendrick Lamar closed Glastonbury 2022 with a powerful headline set which saw him chant "Godspeed for women's rights" before dramatically exiting the Pyramid Stage.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper, 35, ensured his debut at the festival would be memorable with an array of hit songs from his back catalogue accompanied by finely choreographed dancers.

The performance reached its theatrical pinnacle at the end as the lights came up during his rendition of new song Saviour to reveal fake blood was pouring down his face from a crown of thorns.

Before playing the song, Lamar, who has previously been open about his Christian faith, said the crown of thorns represented Christ.

Kendrick Lamar performing at Glastonbury

The crown which adorned his head was reportedly made by Tiffany and Co, and features 8000 diamonds, according to British Vogue.

The words "You Saviour I Am Not" blazed on the screens behind him as he performed the track with fake blood continually pouring down his face and white shirt.

As his dancers encircled him, fireworks erupted across the stage as he repeatedly chanted "they judge you, they judge Christ. Godspeed for women’s rights" before leaving the stage.

The plea for female rights appeared in protest against the US Supreme Court’s recent decision to end the country’s constitutional right to abortion.

Billie Eilish

A number of musicians across the weekend used their Glastonbury platform to condemn the reversal of the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling including Lorde, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Idles and Phoebe Bridgers.

Ahead of the rapper’s performance, Lorde took to the Pyramid Stage to deliver a set which moved from melodic moments to high octane energy.

She also called on women to access their "inner wisdom" during the show in protest against the reversing of Roe v Wade.

The stage earlier hosted rock band Elbow, who were joined by a giant puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian and a choir of refugees.

Meanwhile, Diana Ross reeled off hit after hit when she performed during the day’s teatime legends slot.

Diana Ross

She kicked off her set with 1980 classic I’m Coming Out, drawing rapturous applause while wearing a sparkly dress with a matching white cape and headpiece ensemble.

The soul singer treated the crowd to a selection of classics including Baby Love, You Can’t Hurry Love, Stop! In The Name Of Love and at the conclusion of Chain Reaction pink confetti was launched from the stage.

Earlier on Sunday, George Ezra confirmed he was the secret guest on the John Peel stage, three days after pulling out of Tinderbox Festival in Denmark due to a "nasty bout of laryngitis".

On Saturday evening, Paul McCartney wowed the crowds with a show-stopping set list which included surprise guest appearances from Bruce Springsteen and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

As he took to the Pyramid Stage, the former Beatle became the festival’s oldest solo headliner, a week after he celebrated his 80th birthday.

Paul McCartney

During his more-than-two-hour set, he played a range of classic songs including Hey Jude, Blackbird, Live And Let Die, Ob-La-Di, Ob‐La‐Da and Get Back.

The electrifying show was further amplified as he introduced Grohl to the stage to sing I Saw Her Standing There and Band On The Run, marking Grohl’s first public performance since the death of his Foo Fighters bandmate, drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Springsteen took to the stage to play Glory Days and I Wanna Be Your Man alongside Paul.

As part of the encore, through special technology which could isolate John Lennon’s vocals from old recordings, McCartney was able to duet The Beatles’ song I’ve Got A Feeling alongside his former bandmate.

It came after Billie Eilish became Glastonbury’s youngest solo headliner the night before.