Glastonbury 2011 – The Big Picture

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Well, it’s three days later and we’re still struggling to come to terms with the full magnitude of Glastonbury 2011. While we posted more pictures than anyone else from the festival (including massive galleries from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as well as a dedicated backstage gallery), the 1100 acre site has more to shoot than you can imagine.

Our dedicated team of crack photographers were trawling the site all weekend and submitted umpteen gigabytes of photographic joy. Here NME’s Photo Director Marian Paterson selects some of the stunning images that tell the Glastonbury story from start to finish. Enjoy, and share your memories below.

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The sun sets behind the famous Glastonbury sign while the site was still green. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Viva Brother announce their new name. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Cage The Elephant indulge in a spot of crowd-surfing during their John Peel set. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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The Vaccines shelter from the rain backstage. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Some impromptu mud gymnastics by the Other Stage (note lovely grassy area still fenced off, and NME’s Andy Willsher taking another photo in the background). Photo: Danny North/NME

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Biffy Clyro pose behind the legendary Pyramid Stage. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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The sun does manage to unbelievably dry most of the site after a day or so. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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A nice bottle of pink liquid goes down a treat when the weather heats up. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Ice cream sales dip somewhat in the muddier parts of the site. Photo: South West News

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Metronomy show off their band illustrations. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Primal Scream bring the noise – and the psychedelic visuals to the Other Stage. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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Two Door Cinema Club onstage. Photo: Danny North/NME

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The teepee field at sunset. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Miles Kane high-kicks his way through his set. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Mumfords mid-air. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

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Mind-melting visuals come as standard at Glasto. This was during DJ Shadow’s set Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Thom Yorke on maracas during Radiohead’s secret set. Photo: Danny North/NME

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Fire and water late night at Glasto. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Bono borrows a fan’s camera to take a picture of them during U2’s headline set. Photo: Andy Willshire/NME

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The Pyramid Stage looking wet but magnificent. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Cubehenge – scene of many a late night rave over the years. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Alice Glass during Crystal Castles’ late night set. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

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One of Glastonbury’s more outlandish punters. Photo: Danny North/NME

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An optimistic trader tries to flog cameras. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Rastamouse and Da Easy Crew, finding out the hard way that rollerskates aren’t really festival footwear. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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This is the backstage area, home to Bono and blaggers galore. Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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The front row go wild during Elbow’s set. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Crowds further back at the Pyramid Stage take it easy. Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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Friendly Fires’ dancers backstage. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

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The Horrors relax backstage. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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The Horrors’ setlist, pedal board and photo collection. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Where wellies go to die. Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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Patrick Wolf onstage. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Yuck onstage. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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Warpaint hang out behind the stage. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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Jarvis does his thing during Pulp’s secret set. Photo: Danny North/NME

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An estimated 30,000 crammed in to watch Pulp’s secret set. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Another batch of mashed up punters. Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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Kate Moss falls victim to some mischievous grafitti. Photo: Danny North/NME

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Probably the last day he wore that suit. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Wild Beasts play a well-received set. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Mumford And Sons during their secret Strummerville show. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

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Laura Marling during her secret caravan show. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Laura Marling. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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Glasvegas doing their epic thing at Glasto. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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Queens Of The Stone Age onstage. Photo: Danny North/NME

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Another epic Glasto moment, during Kaiser Chiefs’ set. Photo: Danny North/NME

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Sunday night’s headliner Beyonce struts her stuff. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME