Where the hell did the last five days go? Last thing we knew we were heading down the 303, fresh-faced and hyped for Rastamouse, heading to the greatest festival on earth, and the next time we look it’s 5am Sunday and we’re getting kicked out of some distant bar as the weekend begins its closing stretch.
In the interim we’ve had fireworks, lasers, two very special “secret” shows, 309 crimes, 123 arrests, one death and a “scared sick” Bono. There’s been Wild Beasts and Wombles, Paul Simon, BB King and Don McLean filling the “legends” slots and innumerable other delights.
If you want to relive the weekend we’ve got the web’s biggest galleries from the event, nonstop news, and we tried to review as many of the shows as we could. Plus there’s video interviews from the site here, and in this playlist.
We weren’t the only ones onsite – the BBC sent about 3,000 staffers to cover every aspect of the weekend. So, with the exception of the Park Stage (and secret guests Pulp and Radiohead), here’s our pick of their coverage.
Bringing a brilliant run of bands on West Holts to a close on Saturday, Big Boi enlisted about 300 people in tracksuits for a hi-NRG headline set.
Love her or hate her, Jessie J pulled in the biggest Other Stage crowd during daylight hours we’ve ever seen. This year’s Florence?
We missed this, but you could feel the energy from the NME work van four fields away.
Plan B’s slaying of the Pyramid crowd was inevitable.
While we really didn’t need Bono’s rendition of ‘Jerusalem’, they provided more than enough hits to make up for it.
Playing to a somewhat smaller crowd but no less vital, Vessels, AKA the best thing we saw on the BBC Introducing stage all weekend.
TV On The Radio in the sun was pretty special too.
The Beeb has a load more clips on their site.
Roll on 2013. Michael Eavis has already booked the headliners apparently…