Frozen or Foo Fighters? At Glastonbury, you can singalong with both 

The Glastonbury Frozen singalong
The Glastonbury Frozen singalong Credit: Paul Grover

The clouds finally gave way to sunshine on Thursday afternoon, but for the 800 people crammed inside the Glastonbury cinema Pilton Palais, temperatures plummeted for a screening of 2013's hit Disney animation Frozen. 

This was a screening that befitted the spirit of Glastonbury: a rousing, communal sing-a-long. Demonstrative of the festival's ingrained family spirit - organiser Michael Eavis opened the gates with his grandchildren on Wednesday morning - the Frozen sing-a-long attracted ticket-holders of all ages to come sit on the floor and enjoy the film, some of whom had even packed their Elsa dresses in their rucksacks. And, perhaps as evidence of the musical's enormous appeal, people were singing along from the opening scene and quoting key catchphrases. 

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Sophie, a two-and-a-half-year-old fan who had grabbed a spot in the front row with her mother, said she liked the film because it was "pretty".

Other people were just bringing more domestic habits to Glastonbury. "God, I think I've seen it about 15 times," said Julia, 42, from Northampton. "My daughter is obsessed. We had to bring her here. It's a fair enough trade, really: we watch this with her. She comes to Foo Fighters with me and my husband on Saturday."

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Molly, 19, from Somerset, had grabbed a seat at the back with her friends. "It's just a bit of a laugh, isn't it?" she said. "We're just big kids really."

There wasn't just singing: the Pilton Palais turned Frozen into a pantomime, with boos emanating from the audience at the first appearance of the duplicitous Prince Hans, supportive cheers when Elsa was coronated and excited whoops when Kristoff, the film's grounded hero, turned up.

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But it was Let It Go, the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning song and the jewel in the soundtrack's icy crown, that truly raised the roof. People rushed through the door of the tent and to the front of the room, and arms were raised aloft as Elsa made her transition into fearsome ice queen, while fervent applause followed the song's climax. 

For some, though, the excitement was just too much. Erin, a three-year-old from Barnsley, made it through the first proper song, Do You Want To Build A Snowman, before settling down for a nap.

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Her mother, Ellen, had come with her husband and two children to Glastonbury for the first time. "When I first bought the tickets I thought it was an amazing idea," she told The Telegraph.

"But as it neared we thought again. But it's been fine! The kids are happy, they just don't like walking too much."