Glastonbury honcho Michael Eavis held a press conference on the final day of the weekend and talked about the future of the festival, saying he could see himself run it for another six years. For anyone already panicking that Glastonbury might not endure till the end of time, we imagine the reins would be left in Emily’s capable hands.
“We’ve got three headliners already – and that’s without Prince. We’ve got some good headliners. We had an agent yesterday by the stage watching Metallica with me, saying ‘My band want to do it next year’. I can’t tell you who it was but that was done on the platform watching Metallica. Is it a British artist? He‘s definitely British, but the band are not British any more.”
Eavis said that the conversations with Prince were still open. Eavis said: “We’re always having a go at Prince, but it’s up to him whether he wants to do it or not. Most of the people in the world want him to play here. I did ask him to hop on the train and come down so I can show him around the farm sometime. It hasn’t been taken up yet.”
Glastonbury icon Billy Bragg appeared to introduce the English National Ballet on the Pyramid Stage.
The folk singer performed ‘Between the Wars.’
The English National Ballet performed a section of ‘Lest We Forget’ called Akram Khan’s Dust.
The WW1-themed performance drew festival-goers to tears.
And you thought putting Metallica on the Pyramid Stage was radical?
Darlia played the John Peel Tent with lead singer Nathan Day topping an energetic set by smashing his guitar on the stage. Pretty rock ‘n’ roll for 11.30 in the morning.
Darlia ended the set with a lengthened version of ‘Queen Of Hearts’ and also played ‘Napalm’ and ‘Candyman’, among others.
Australian band The Preatures lured more fans to the tent to witness singer Isabella Manfredi pulling off a series of handstands and cartwheels as the band played a new, unnamed song.
Wearing a white t-shirt bearing the phrase ‘New York is for lovers’, Mandfredi dedicated ‘Threat’ to “All the ladies in the audience.” Later on in the set, asked the crowd if they were “ready to dance really badly” before an energetic closing rendition ‘Is This How You Feel?’
Fresh from a secret set on Thursday, The 1975 played their second show of the weekend, taking to the Pyramid Stage early afternoon.
At their secret set on Thursday, the 1975 were halted by a can being thrown on stage. No such problems today.
The Kooks played a secret set on the John Peel Stage, leaving those still clinging onto hopes for a Prince cameo at the festival disappointed. At least they had the svelte indie pop tones of ‘Naieve’ to console them.
The Kooks’ Luke Pritchard arrived onstage dressed like Beetlejuice, for some reason.
Just a couple of Dolly devotees found near the Pyramid Stage.
Dolly Parton drew possibly the biggest crowd of the weekend with her set on the Pyramid Stage. Who’d have thunk it?
Dolly’s set included a rap about mud. No, really.
Yoko Ono bloody loves peace. True story.
Yoko One’s backing band is currently Yo La Tengo. Can you believe they didn’t opt for the name ‘Yoko Tengo’? Ono they didn’t!
St Vincent slaying it.
Playing songs from her recent self-titled album, as well as ‘Strange Mercy’ hits, Annie Clark was in imperious form on the Park Stage.
Rad dress, too. St. Vincent, we salute you.
Then it was time for the Black Keys, who brought their bluesy rock to the Pyramid Stage in an emphatic early evening performance.
More Black Keys raucousness.
For Worthy Farm’s pop-loving contigent, Ellie Goulding brought her squeaky, synth-led tunes to the Other Stage in the early evening, playing a hit-packed set that included ‘Starry Eyed’ and ‘Anything Can Happen’.
London Grammar were another of Sunday’s big hitters, delivering their swoonsome, lightly operatic minimalist pop to the Other Stage.
James Blake wowed the Park Stage. We like how dirty those wellies are: means the guy’s been wandering Worthy Farm, seeing the sights…
A wider look at James Blake in action on the Park Stage.
“GLASTONBOOUURREEEEEHHHHH!” Kasabian’s Tom soaking in the atmosphere as the Leicester band take to the Pyramid Stage for their headline slot.
As closers go, you couldn’t have asked for much more than Kasabian’s explosive Pyramid Stage set. Worthy Farm, it’s been fun – see you again next year…