The sun came back out at Worthy Farm, the crowds had just about stopped reeling from the Libertines’ shock Pyramid Stage set the night before, and a tonne of great bands were out in force – yes, Saturday at Glastonbury was a thing of splendour. Here’s what you missed…
The Pyramid Crowd waiting for Kanye.
The most opinion-splitting Glastonbury headline set ever? Quite possibly. Kanye West was a one-man hip-hop power-house on the Pyramid Stage, but drew criticism from viewers watching from home.
Yeezy beneath an elaborate lighting rig, tearing through songs from across his six-album career.
Looking good, Deadmau5 crowd.
Deadmau5 on the Other Stage – a typically stripped down, minimalist affair from the EDM titan.
John Peel Stage headliners Suede entertaining the masses.
Spiritualised going up against Kanye on the Park Stage.
The Park Stage in all its glory on Saturday night.
Pharrell rocking a sailor hat, leather jacket combo. Hey, why not, he’s freakin’ Pharrell.
Pensive looks onstage from the Maccabees.
Jamie T and the Maccabees. Did anyone say supergroup?
Flying the flag for brilliantly giddy synth-pop at Worthy Farm this year was La Roux, who pulled a pretty massive Saturday evening crowd.
Gotta love a bit of La Roux.
Father John Misty drops to his knees on the Park Stage.
Father John Misty getting up close and personal.
Sleaford Mods likened Slaves, who were on before them, to Take That in their set. No love lost there, then.
Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson: you WOULD like him when he’s angry.
Clean Bandit – furry good. Get it? GET IT?
Clean Bandit brought their mix of club beats and strings to the Other Stage in a busy early afternoon slot.
Burt Bacharach! He’s still got it, Worthy Farm found out today.
Bertie boy bashing out the hits. ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’ however, was especially appreciated after yesterday’s downpours.
Palma Violets stage invasion chaos.
Chilli from Palma Violets having a mid-set sit-down.
Set number two of the day from Swim Deep was just as ferociously energetic as the first.
Slaves fans as far as the eye can see.
Slaves thundering through tracks from their recent debut album ‘Are You Satisfied’ in the John Peel tent.
Courtney Barnett bringing her sardonic grunge to Pilton in the first of two sets she had planned for today. And people call her slacker rock…
This guy, it’s probably fair to say, is thoroughly enjoying Glastonbury.
Biggest audience of the weekend? We’ll see what Kanye has to say about that later. But rest assured it was a massive, massive crowd that flocked to see gravel-throated but baby-faced folkster George Ezra.
George bossin’ it.
Young Fathers in full flight.
More Young Fathers.
Headbanger Barnett! Courtney looks like she learned a trick or two from Motorhead on the Pyramid Stage yesterday.
Stepping for Azealia Banks, who pulled out yesterday, were the Stypes. Not exactly a like-for-like replacement in terms of sound, but rad nonetheless.
Say what you like about The Strypes, but they know how to shake a tambourine.
Hands up who likes Frank Turner? The folkster drew a pretty monstrous crowd on the Other Stage.
Frank Turner basks in the applause of an adoring crowd.
Frank Turner rocking out.
Swim Deep opened the Other Stage, pulling a sizeable crowd as they teased tracks from their upcoming Britpoppy new album.
Swin Deep in action.