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A Suffolk woman took to the Glastonbury stage this Sunday as she performed with Pet Shop Boys.

Afrika Green, 32 of Bury St Edmunds, has been playing the drums for the synth pop duo on their Dreamworld: Greatest Hits Live tour since May.

On Sunday, they headlined The Other Stage with a 90 minute set starting at 9.40pm and, despite an early technical issue that left Chris Lowe stuck behind a screen for several songs, the show was a hit.

Afrika Green, 32 of Bury St Edmunds, has been playing the drums for the Pet Shop Boys on their Dreamworld: Greatest Hits Live tour
Afrika Green, 32 of Bury St Edmunds, has been playing the drums for the Pet Shop Boys on their Dreamworld: Greatest Hits Live tour

Affy, as she is known, graduated from the Academy of Contemporary Music with a first-class degree in Music Performance and is no stranger to life on tour.

She and is currently working for drum and bass DJ High Contrast and Becky Hill and has performed and recorded with the likes of Goldie, Fleur East, and Akala.

Affy has previously opened up to Suffolk News about the struggles she has faced in the industry.

“I can’t even express how difficult it is - you’re swimming upstream your entire life,” said Affy about the music business.

She also said as a mixed-race woman she has experienced racism in Suffolk and is a founder member of Bury St Edmunds for Black Lives (BSE4BL).

Now overseas continuing the Dreamworld tour, Affy will return to her hometown next month and head out again in September for the next stint.