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Glastonbury 2013: Best Pictures From The Festival

  • "You're not watching fucking Tame Impala, are you?" sneered bassist Chilli Jesson by way of an introduction to Palma Violets' Glastonbury debut on The Park Stage, before careening into opener 'Jonny Bagga' Donuts'. Watch Palma Violets and Haim take the NME Glastonbury quiz.

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    Added: 30 Jun 2013

  • The Vaccines took to the Pyramid Stage at 6.30pm. Dressed in a black denim jacket, frontman Justin Young said: "OK Glastonbury, hands in the air, oh yeah" before a rousing version of 'Wetsuit'.

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  • Like something out of a J.G Ballard novel, the Block 9 area was a mind-scrambling trip.

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  • Crystal Castles' headline set on the John Peel Stage began 20 minutes late and ended after just 40 minutes, with reports that the BBC's live stream was cut midway through, apparently at the band’s request. Nevertheless, the duo powered through hits like 'Baptism' and 'Celestica', with Glass happily venturing out into the crowd.

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  • Miles Kane was joined on stage by Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner, the pair reforming their Last Shadow Puppets act for a special performance.

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  • Over on the Sonic stage, Disclosure brought their chart-topping hits to an overfilled tent. The duo were joined onstage by a number of their guest vocalists including Aluna Francis for 'White Noise', her second guest spot of the day after also popping up during Dizzee Rascal's set, and Jessie Ware for 'Confess To Me'.

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  • If this counts, it wins the award for Great Hat Of Glastonbury 2013. And trust us, the competition was fierce.

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  • Haim played the Park Stage on Saturday before a secret guest slot with Primal Scream later on.

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  • Sheffield-based rock duo Drenge drew an impressive crowd to their first ever Glastonbury set. Playing at the new William's Green stage a little after noon, the band put in a performance which included tracks 'Dogmeat', 'I Wanna Break You In Half' and 'People In Love Make Me Feel Sick', which singer/guitarist Eoin Loveless playfully described as "a love song".

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  • Rows of iridescent flags = quintessential Glastonbury.

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  • AlunaGeorge got the packed out tent dancing to the likes of 'Just A Touch' and 'You Know You' Like It whilst a huge cheer greeted 'Attracting Flies'. It was a busy weekend for Aluna Francis – she sang her hit 'White Noise' with both Dizzee Rascal and original collaborators Disclosure.

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  • Who knew there was a half pipe at Worthy Farm?

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  • Despite rumours of The National, David Bowie and Daft Punk, it was US alt-pop act MS MR who took to the stage in the John Peel tent to fill the mystery 2pm slot. The duo ran through the majority of their debut album including set highlight 'Fantasy'.

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  • Palma Violets' Pete enjoys a smoke backstage. Best sunglasses of the weekend? Probs.

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  • "Glastonbury!" said Johnny Marr after playing 'Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before'. The former Smiths guitarist and NME Awards 2013 Godlike Genius winner also played his old band's 'Big Mouth Strikes Again', 'How Soon Is Now?' and 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out', plus a host of his own solo material including single 'Upstarts'.

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  • Anyone know who this crew are meant to be?

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  • Major Lazer's Walshy Fire crowdsurfs at their epic Saturday West Holts slot.

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  • Diplo and friends got the party started with tracks from new album 'Free The Universe'.

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  • Though their 1pm set was early, Jagwar Ma started a dance party in a packed out John Peel tent. Producer and songwriter Jono Ma (who recovered from an illness just in time for their European festival dates) and vocalist Gabriel Winterfield played songs from debut album 'Howlin' and thanked "the sun god" for bringing the good weather.

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  • Nas arrived 20 minutes past schedule at the Sonic Stage, during which time a patience-trying MC attempted to keep the crowd amused. Queens' finest, in a hoody and sunglasses, performed tracks from new album 'Life Is Good', 'No Introduction, 'The Don', and classics 'N.Y. State Of Mind' and 'It Ain't Hard To Tell'. He was joined on stage by a bassist, trumpet player and backing vocalists.

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  • The official police statistics for Glastonbury 2013 revealed that crime is down considerably on the last time the event took place.

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  • Alabama Shakes brought a soulful vibe to the Other Stage, where their Glastonbury debut was well-received by a large crowd baking in the early-evening sun. Beginning with 'Rise to the Sun' and leading into 'Hang Loose' and 'Hold On'.

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  • Public Enemy (without Flava Flav) were pitted against the Rolling Stones slot but still managed to draw a crowd, playing 'Don't Believe The Hype', 'Bring The Noise' and 'I Shall Not Be Moved'.

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  • Solange brought summer vibes to the Park stage peaking with 'Losing You'.

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  • The Strypes drew a large crowd for their 4pm slot in the John Peel tent, with many festival-goers keen to check out the much buzzed-about Irish teenagers for themselves. Opening with 'Mystery Man', frontman Ross Farrelly stomped angrily around the stage, glowering at the audience behind an ever-present pair of sunglasses.

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  • Toy played the John Peel Stage on Saturday afternoon and told us afterwards to expect an album in December. Watch the interview here.

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  • Drawing a massive crowd to the Other Stage, Two Door Cinema Club sported suits and ties for their triumphant Glastonbury return. "It hasn't rained yet, it's amazing! It's a wonderful day," said Alex Trimble before 'Wake Up'. The band were watched by Noel Gallagher and his wife Sara MacDonald. "This is a beautiful sight, you know?" added Trimble after a raucous 'I Can Talk'.

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  • Everything Everything returned to the John Peel stage playing songs from new album 'Arc'.

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  • "Take speed! Take ecstasy!" said Bobby Gillespie before Primal Scream played 'Loaded' on the Pyramid Stage. After opening with '2013', Primal Scream dipped into their varied back catalogue, including a pounding version of ‘XTRMNTR’ single 'Swastika Eyes'.

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  • At night fires, candles and lasers illuminated the festival site.

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  • The second day of music at Glastonbury 2013 concluded with a showstopping Rolling Stones set packed with classic hits.

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  • Arriving to a soundtrack of tribal drumming and jungle noises, the band took to the Pyramid Stage at 9.40pm (BST) and launched into their first song, 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'. "It's great to be here, Glastonbury," said frontman Mick Jagger before playing 'It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It)'.

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  • "I'm going to tell you something, you know it's great to be here doing this show," Jagger said from the stage before third song 'Paint It, Black', during which two flares were lit up in the crowd. "You all look amazing, after all these years they finally got around to asking us. Thank you Michael [Eavis]."

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  • "I arrived last night," Jagger then told the crowd. "I went to Shangri-La, I saw the Arctic Monkeys." The singer then strapped on an acoustic guitar for little-heard track 'Factory Girl', renamed 'Glastonbury Girl' especially for the occasion, and which Jagger claimed to have written "last night". ' 'Wild Horses' followed, then 'Doom And Gloom' from last year's 'GRRR!' compilation.

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  • Mick Taylor rejoined the band for a long 'Midnight Rambler' and '2,000 Light Years From Home'. The crowd perked up for a run of hits beginning with 'Sympathy For The Devil', which saw a giant mechanical phoenix atop the Pyramid Stage come alive, flapping its wings and raising its head before plumes of fire burst out from the top of the stage.

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  • The legendary spectacle at Arcadia played host to a plethora of DJs such as Andy C and Fatboy Slim.

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  • Smashing Pumpkins played on Saturday evening. The setlist included 'Quasar', 'Disarm', 'Tonight, Tonight' and a cover of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'.

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  • Talented upstarts Drenge hang out backstage.

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  • Vampire Weekend made a triumphant return to the Pyramid Stage in front of a large crowd that crept all the way up the top of the hill. The New Yorkers, who last played the festival in 2010, walked on to a colourful floral wallpaper backdrop and got things underway with their 2009 single 'Cousins'.

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  • The xx played a secret warm-up show at the BBC Introducing stage ahead of their scheduled headline slot tonight on the Other Stage. Crowds spilled out of the tent as the trio played just two tracks - 'Chained' and 'Fiction' from their 2012 album 'Coexist'.

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  • It's not all about the music y'know. A crowd gathered for a raucous tomato fight in the sun on Sunday afternoon.

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  • Deap Vally’s appearance on the John Peel tent was briefly delayed by an impromptu bit of karaoke in honour of the stage manager’s 60th birthday, but the L.A garage-rock duo soon arrived to enliven a crowd largely suffering from the night before. "Wake the fuck up, Glastonbury!" sang Lindsey Troy.

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  • You never know what you're going to bump into at Glastonbury.

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  • The brilliant Cat Power drew quite a crowd for her Sunday evening set. She played songs from new album 'Sun'.

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  • Earlier, Tyler, The Creator's Glastonbury debut went ahead without Earl Sweatshirt, his fellow OFWGKTA bandmate, who was forced to pull out following a bout of pneumonia. Tyler, sporting an FC Barcelona top, seemed subdued throughout, and the crowd gradually thinned as the headliners approached. Regardless, the front rows of the tent were delighted to hear 'We Got Bitches' and 'Yonkers'.

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    Added: 01 Jul 2013

  • Bobby Womack headlined West Holts, coming onstage at 9.30pm with Blur's Damon Albarn on piano. Sitting on a stall at the centre of the stage, he dedicated the title track of his acclaimed 2012 album, 'The Bravest Man In The Universe', to his "main man" Albarn, who helped produce it. "Bobby look how many people have come to see you man!" Albarn said before they launched into 'Stupid'.

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  • Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds took to the Pyramid Stage at 5.45pm, starting off with the opening track to their recently released album 'Push The Sky Away', followed by 'We No Who U R' and 'Jubilee Street'. The band also played tracks from across their fifteen album strong back catalogue including 'From Her To Eternity', 'Deanna' and 'Tupelo' as rainclouds came over the stage.

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  • Mumford and Sons brought Glastonbury 2013 to a close with their debut headline set on the Pyramid Stage. The band took to the stage at 9.45pm to a crowd that was dense, but notably smaller than that for The Rolling Stones last night. Beginning with 'Lovers Eyes', Marcus Mumford then told the crowd, "We came for a party," before playing 'I Will Wait'.

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  • 'Thistle And Weeds' started a less barnstorming portion of the set including 'Ghosts That We Knew' and 'Hopeless Wanderer'. After that, Lovett mentioned the night before's superstar headliners. "So we've been a band for coming on six years, The Rolling Stones have been together for a lot longer than that," he said. "The big difference between them and us is we've played Glastonbury four times."

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    Added: 01 Jul 2013

  • The festival draws to a close as people leave the Somerset site for another year. Was it all a dream?

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    Added: 30 Jun 2013