The Dalai Lama has made an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival, praising it as “a festival of people, not governments or politicians”.
The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader gave a talk in the Peace Garden, where the crowd sang happy birthday in advance of his 80th birthday on 6 July.
He arrived using a Glastonbury t-shirt to cover his head as rain soaked the festival site.
“I see old and young, everybody full of joy,” he said.
“While you are here, enjoy the joyfulness here. But you should remember on this same planet are human beings being killed by human beings.”
He mentioned conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Nigeria as he delivered a message of peace and respect.
He is also expected to appear on the festival’s Pyramid stage later.
If he does, he will join a Sunday line-up that also features The Who, Alt-J and Patti Smith.
Irish singer Hozier kicked off proceedings, drawing a huge crowd hoping to hear his signature hit, Take Me To Church.
Other artists due to play on Sunday include The Chemical Brothers, Ryan Adams and Charli XCX; while Lionel Richie takes the mid-afternoon “legends” slot on the main stage – following in the footsteps of the likes of Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton.
The main stage was headlined by US rapper Kanye West on Saturday, to a mixed response.
He appeared alone under a vast, mobile lighting rig consisting of hundreds of bright white lights; playing hits including Stronger, Power, Gold Digger and, appropriately, All Of The Lights.
At the end of the set, he declared himself “the greatest living rock star on the planet,” prompting much derision on social media.
“I really do think he’s a rock star,” pop star Charli XCX told the BBC. “I liked his minimal approach and when you watch that set, it’s hit after hit after hit.”
One person who missed West’s performance was festival founder Michael Eavis.
“I’m not a fan of that kind of music,” he said. “Although I chose Jay-Z originally of course.”
Jay-Z was the festival’s first hip-hop headliner in 2008. But since then, Eavis has handed over responsibility for the line-up to his daughter Emily.