He had a fan in Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes, who wrote on Twitter: 'I don't know many Ed Sheeran songs but I thought he was #class.'Others penned: '@edsheeran well done you was amazing at Glastonbury. 'Ed Sheeran absolutely smashed it #Glastonbury.'Fair play to @edsheeran, that was one hell of a performance #glastonbury.'. 'Ed Sheeran is cracking with the loop pedal.' One performer, meanwhile, who did win near universal praise was former Bee Gee Barry Gibb.
'Ed Sheeran is literally one of the most unreal musicians to ever exist. @edsheeran just proved sometimes all you need is a voice & a guitar, absolutely MAGICAL performance.'My god... The 70-year-old performed in the 'legend slot' to a huge crowd and was cheered throughout by fans both at the festival and at home. Unreal.'Sheeran's performance brought to an end to three days of musical performances.
Many fans praised the Castle On The Hill singer for 'absolutely smashing' his headline set, while others complained Ed hadn't been worthy of the slot and questioned why he was using a 'backing track' instead of a live band.
Ed himself has responded to his critics - that had seen him accused of 'miming' playing a guitar up on stage.
The couple burst out into laughter as they made a dash from the helicopter, even using a burly security guard as a human shield at one point.
Cherry, who first met Ed when they were classmates together in Suffolk, was side of stage to watch her beau perform on the famous Pyramid stage on Sunday night.
Glastonbury is supposed to be about live music, not singing to a backing track.
As well as criticism over the way he performed on stage, others claimed Nile Rodgers and Chic, who were on the Pyramid Stage earlier in the evening and dazzled the crowd with 70s disco classics, were too tough an act for Sheeran to follow, while others questioned why Ed had been given the headline slot.One fan hit back at the criticism the star had received and vented: 'I can't believe there are still people in the world who think Ed Sheeran uses a backing track. EVERY SOUND IS HIM.'A second agreed: 'All the Ed Sheeran "backing track" tweets are hilarious!Like or loath, 1 guy, a guitar & a loop pedal commanding 100k people!He thanked Glastonbury for having him and said of headlining: 'I would like to say it was a dream of mine.'But I never thought I would even get to the point where I was playing this stage, let alone headlining it.' Talent: His use of a live loop pedal appeared to cause confusion on social media - many slammed Ed for not using a live band on stage, unaware that he had been building his tracks live with the mechanism However, Sheeran's performance - which was watched by David and Victoria Beckham from the stage wings - appeared not to please everyone, with some music fans calling out the star for using a 'backing track' instead of a live band - as usually expected at the festival. Who's playing all the other instruments I can hear? 'Truth be told, guitar plays by itself, ghost backing singers, backing tracks.Ed Sheeran has bombed #glastonbury2017.'Where is Ed Sheeran's band?