Glastonbury - Friday's highlights

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The Horrors' Faris Badwin got his T-shirt ripped to shreds at their Glastonbury performance today (June 24). The band played a raucous set on the John Peel stage which saw Badwin jump into the crowd during 'She Is The New Thing' and got mauled by fans. Photo: Andy Whitton

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Little Boots had to leave the site after her Friday afternoon set on the John Peel Stage - but was then so desperate to see Blur play on Sunday she flew back by helicopter. Photo: Danny North

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Little Boots' set was rapturously received, with the most enthusiastic crowd response being saved for album track 'Remedy' - which is surprising, because few members of the crowd were familiar with it, since the album has not been out long.

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Doves headline the John Peel Stage on Friday night. They pulled a decent crowd, despite being up against stiff competition from Neil Young, Bloc Party, and The Kinks' Ray Davies. Photo: Joe Plimmer

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Friendly Fires brought the indie rave to Glastonbury on Friday (June 26th), playing the Other Stage at 6.30pm without their customary carnival dancers but with plenty of energy nonetheless.

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Singer Lady Gaga performs hit single 'Poker Face'. The song had already been covered at Glastonbury by punk-rockers The Rakes, and featured in Faith No More's recent set in London. Photo: Guy Eppel

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The Dead Weather played a 'surprise' set on the Park Stage on Friday evening. The band aired tracks from their forthcoming album 'Horehound', plus covers of tracks by Van Morrison and Bob Dylan. Photo: Andy Whitton

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The Big Pink play a Saturday lunchtime set on the John Peel Stage. Their dark, atmospheric set was somewhat incongruous in the blazing sunshine, but the tent was nonetheless packed with hipsters. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Specials bring the house down on Friday evening on the Pyramid Stage. IN addition to doling out hits such as 'Too Much Too Young', the reformed ska legends raised a cheer by slagging off the BNP. Photo: Danny North

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The Specials had never played Glastonbury before. Kicking off the show with 'Do The Dog' from 1979's debut album 'Specials', the band went on to play classics including 'Gangsters', 'Rat Race' and the 1981 UK Number One single 'Ghost Town', which closed the set. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Streets, Jazz World Stage, Friday night. Mike Skinner played a cover of Michael Jackson's 'Beat It', as well as a new song, 'Trust Me'. In the run-up to the festival, Skinner also made a crop circle of his face on a field overlooking the Glastonbury site. Photo: Guy Eppel

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Jack Penate on the John Peel Stage, Friday evening. The tent was packed with fans eager to hear tracks from new album 'Everything Is New'. Penate was in energetic mood, diving into the crowd after 'Let's All Die' and bellowing, "This has been genuinely wonderful." Photo: Tim Cochrane

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In a subtle tribute to Michael Jackson's passing, Lily Allen wore a white glove for her Pyramid Stage slot at 6.20pm on Friday (June 26th). Her set was attended by a huge crowd, aided no doubt by the appearance of blazing sunshine after a day of dispiriting rain. Photo: Tom Oxley

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The Ting Tings have now played Glastonbury three times, on the BBC Introducing Stage in 2007, the John Peel Stage in 2008, and now on The Other Stage. This year the band injected extra fun by playing a record by Aerosmith as well as the Ghostbusters theme. Photo: PA Photos

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Alison Mosshart, one half of The Dead Weather alongside Jack White, enjoys a smoke during the band's 'surprise' set on the Park Stage on Friday evening. Photo: Andy Whitton

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Jamie T on the John Peel Stage, Friday night. He had crowds spilling out of the tent, and treated the vast throng to songs from his forthcoming second album 'Kings And Queens', including super-catchy new single 'Sticks 'N' Stones'. Photo: Tom Oxley

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Neil Young keeps on rocking in the free world, Friday night, Pyramid Stage. 12 years after he was forced to pull out of the festival thanks to a ham sandwich injury, Young played a triumphant set, watched by Dominic West aka 'The Wire''s Jimmy McNulty, who told NME that Young's set "blew [his] socks off." Photo: Guy Eppel

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