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Glastonbury 2011 - The Big Picture

By Tim Chester

Posted on 29 Jun 11

 
 

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.

Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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



Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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



Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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



Photo: Danny North/NME

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



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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



Photo: South West News

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



Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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



Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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



Photo: Danny North/NME

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



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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



Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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



Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

Mumfords mid-air. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME



Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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



Photo: Danny North/NME

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



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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



Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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



Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

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



Photo: Danny North/NME

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



Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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



Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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



Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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



Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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



Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

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



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

The Horrors relax backstage. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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



Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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



Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

Patrick Wolf onstage. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME



Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

Yuck onstage. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME



Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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



Photo: Danny North/NME

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



Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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



Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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



Photo: Danny North/NME

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



Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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



Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

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



Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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



Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

Laura Marling. Photo: Andy Whitton/NME



Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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



Photo: Danny North/NME

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



Photo: Danny North/NME

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



Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

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



 
 
 
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