NME brings you the most visually stunning photography from Glastonbury festival 2010.

For more jaw-dropping, exclusive images of the 40th anniversary of the iconic event, make sure you buy this week’s NME magazine, on sale this week – and don’t forget to check out hundreds more photos on the internet’s biggest Glastonbury photo gallery.

Performers at the British music spectacular this year included Muse, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Vampire Weekend, Orbital, Florence And The Machine, The Dead Weather and Gorillaz, with the notoriously wet weather nowhere to be seen, instead replaced by scorching summer sun.

Around 180,000 festival goers attended the outdoor extravaganza on Worthy Farm in Somerset, England, with delighted organiser Michael Eavis declaring the June 25th – 27th get together “was a great moment for us.”


Live performance artists in special protective suits fire bolts of electricity at one another at Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Richard Johnson/NME


Florence And The Machine, The Other Stage. Pic: Tom Oxley/NME


Balloons and confetti rain down on the crowd during the Flaming Lips’ set. Pic: Richard Johnson/NME


Singer Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips straddles the crowd in a floating ball at The Other Stage. Pic: Dan Dennison/NME


British royalty on the farm: Prince Charles meets Blur’s Alex James backstage. Pic: Danny North/NME


The Big Pink feel the Glastonbury ‘vibes’. Pic: Andy Willsher/NME


Taking time out to relax in a hammock at Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Danny North/NME


A fan releases a floating lantern into the night sky at the Stone Circle, high up in the fields above Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Andy Whitton/NME


Revellers relax in candle light beneath the huge sign marking Glastonbury 2010’s birthday. Pic: Danny North/NME


Florence is made up for her NME photoshoot – see the pictures and read the interview in this week’s NME magazine; and look out for the video on NME.COM. Pic: Tom Oxley/NME


Thom Yorke on the Park Stage, where he played an unannounced gig alongside Radiohead bandmate Jonny Greenwood. Pic: Andy Willsher/NME


Florence and Dizzee Rascal shortly after they joined forces for ‘You’ve Got The Love’. Pic: Tom Oxley/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Andy Whitton/NME


Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke goes solo on the John Peel stage. Pic: Richard Johnson/NME


La Roux brings her mighty quiff to Glastonbury. Pic: Jacob Perlmutter/NME


Snoop Dogg feels the love from the Pyramid Stage crowd. Pic: Kristian Yeomans/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Andy Whitton/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Andy Whitton/NME


Damon Albarn and Snoop Dogg. The pair joined forces during Gorillaz’ headline set. Pic: Andy Whitton/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Marian Paterson/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Tom Oxley/NME


Mumford And Sons, John Peel stage. Pic: Richard Johnson/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Richard Johnson/NME


Gorillaz headline the Pyramid. Pic: Andy Whitton/NME


The Bootleg Beatles. Pic: Kristian Yeomans/NME


Revellers gather at the Stone Circle. Pic: Dan Dennison/NME


The xx bring the darkness to Glastonbury. Pic: Danny North/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Dan Dennison/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Andy Whitton/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Richard Johnson/NME


Kate Nash, the Other Stage. Pic: Andy Willsher/NME


The Dead Weather. Pic: Andy Whitton/NME


The Dead Weather. Pic: Andy Whitton/NME


The Dead Weather backstage. Pic: Andy Whitton/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Richard Johnson/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Andy Whitton/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Andy Whitton/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Kristian Yeomans/NME


Johnny Marr onstage with The Cribs. Pic: Danny North/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Andy Whitton/NME


Laura Marling. Pic: Andy Whitton/NME


Matt Bellamy, pictured during Muse’s headline set on the Pyramid. Pic: Danny North/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Dan Dennison/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Dan Dennison/NME


Jamie T comes off stage after headlining the John Peel stage on Saturday night. Pic: Andy Willsher/NME


Foals party after their John Peel stage gig. Pic: Jacob Perlmutter/NME


The Drums perform on the Strummerville stage. Pic: Jacob Perlmutter/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Dan Dennison/NME


Glastonbury 2010. Pic: Dan Dennison/NME


And now for the clear-up… Pic: Jacob Perlmutter/NME