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Glastonbury Festival in pictures - Friday

  • U2 run through a drizzly headline set on the Pyramid Stage on Friday night.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 25 Jun 2011

  • Bono looking, erm, resplendent in a leather jacket and trousers during their Friday night Pyramid Stage headline set.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • You can watch a video interview with U2's The Edge here. He says of Glasto: "It's more a way of life than a festival" and describes the keyed-up Pyramid Stage crowd as "the world's greatest festival audience".

    Photo: PA

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Art Uncut stage a protest during U2's set, as campaigners revolted against the band's 'tax exile' status. You can see the 20-foot wide balloon, on which they wrote "U Pay Your Tax 2".

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    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • This year marks U2's first ever Glastonbury appearance. The Irish band were due to headline the Pyramid Stage in 2010, but cancelled and were replaced by Gorillaz after frontman Bono injured his back.

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    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • U2 kick off their Glasto set with five songs in a row from their 1991 album 'Achtung Baby', flanked by huge video screens showing references to the band's 'Zoo TV' tour of the period.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Bono mentions the non-event of last year, saying before 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For': "Sorry for calling in sick last time." He had earlier said to the audience, "It might be the leylines, but there's a very special feeling about tonight."

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • During U2's set, Bono sings a snippet of the William Blake poem 'Jerusalem' before 'Where The Streets Have No Name'. He also pays tribute to fellow Glastonbury headliners Beyonce, Coldplay and Primal Scream by singing snippets of their songs 'Independent Women', 'Yellow' and 'Movin' On Up' respectively.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Bobby Gillespie’s gang Primal Scream bring their classic album ’Screamadelica’ to the festival on the Other Stage.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 25 Jun 2011

  • People have a tough decision to make - Primal Scream or U2? The two bands share a time slot at Glasto 2011. We asked some bands which acts they planned to catch - click here to find out what they said.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 25 Jun 2011

  • Looks like Alice Glass of Crystal Castles is finally off the crutches. The band perform on The Park stage on Friday night.

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 25 Jun 2011

  • Cee Lo Green performs at West Holts on Friday night, telling the crowd, "I spent a lot of money on these shoulder pads, do you like them?" Click here to read our review of his set.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 25 Jun 2011

  • The rumours are true. Radiohead's not-so-secret show happens on The Park stage. Click here to check out our verdict on the band's performance.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Mumford & Sons play one of the biggest shows of their career so far on the Other Stage on Friday night. Singer Marcus Mumford told NME that the band were "shit scared" about their performance, despite having played the festival before.

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Warpaint play on The Park stage on Friday.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 25 Jun 2011

  • Cage The Elephant rock out on the John Peel Stage.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 25 Jun 2011

  • Caribou drops some late-night beats on The Park stage on Friday.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 25 Jun 2011

  • Jamie xx takes some time away from his band for his own solo set at Oxlyers In West on Friday.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Morrissey mocks U2 during his set on the Pyramid Stage, sarcastically declaring: "I'll sing as fast as I can, I know you're all waiting for U2."

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Biffy Clyro play their first Pyramid Stage show at Glastonbury, giving a stern warning to the weather. "Fuck the rain... with a big fat cock," says frontman Simon Neil before an acoustic version of 'Machines'.

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    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Before the show bassist James Johnston told NME: "We've played here a few times now, but never on the Pyramid Stage, so now we're just panicking over what's going to work and what's not going to work," he said. "It's all kicking off when we take our tops off... we're basically a rock band and we're really proud to bring a rock show to Glastonbury."

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • An aerial shot of the festival site at Worthy Farm on Friday.

    Photo: South West News

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil sings the intro to Sunday night headliner Beyonce's 'Crazy In Love' during his band's 14-song set.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Click here to read our review of Fleet Foxes' set on the Other Stage.

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    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Not all the banners for U2 are negative at Glasto - looks like someone's got a crush on The Edge.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Gig-goers watch Two Door Cinema Club perform at Glastonbury Festival 2011.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • The 'King Of Blues', BB King, performs on the Pyramid Stage on Friday.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • We hope these tourbuses don't have to move any time soon.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Elbow's Guy Garvey enjoys some relaxation time backstage.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • No festival is complete without some Oompa Loompas.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Another loving sign for U2 is spotted in the crowd.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • The Edge's guitar tech checks the musician's instruments before U2 take to the stage.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Biffy Clyro joke around backstage before their big performance.

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    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • A few Glasto-goers enjoy the first full day of the festival.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons looks angry with NME's photographer. We hope they made up afterwards.

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Click here to check out our review of The Vaccines playing on the Other Stage.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Jo Whiley is spotted in some bright pink wellies at Glastonbury Festival 2011.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • There are quite a few stag dos going on at Glasto 2011.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Wu-Tang Clan pose for the cameras during their Pyramid Stage performance.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Well, these look nice and cosy...

    Photo: South West News

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Wu-Tang Clan gave a shout out to their late bandmember, rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard - represented onstage by his son, Young Dirty Bastard.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man moaned to the crowd about his entry to the UK, claiming customs officials had treated the band "like the Taliban".

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Dubstep songstress Katy B performs at Glastonbury Festival 2011.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • The Wombats perform on the Other Stage. We're pretty sure a guitar isn't an ideal umbrella, though...

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Murph and his Wombats play on the Other Stage.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • An aerial shot of the Glastonbury Festival 2011 site on Friday.

    Photo: South West News

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Metronomy perform on the Pyramid Stage.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Footy player Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen Rooney are caught backstage at Glasto 2011.

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    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Metronomy help kick off Glasto 2011 as they play on the Pyramid Stage on Friday.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Face-paint and balloons - two festival essentials.

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    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Brother perform on the Other Stage on Friday. If you missed it, the band gave Rastamouse some Glasto advide. What was theirs? "Hide your drugs!"

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • A shot of the crowd on Friday at Glastonbury Festival 2011.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • During his Friday slot on the John Peel Stage, Miles Kane compared opening for Arctic Monkeys and for Beady Eye: “It was different. The Monkeys was a bit more like a festival vibe. It was brilliant of Liam [Gallagher] and that to take us out, but that was a bit more respectful.”

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • A bird's-eye view of the muddy mess that is Glastonbury Festival.

    Photo: South West News

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • During their set on the Pyramid Stage, Two Door Cinema Club played a new song called ‘Sleep Alone’.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • We wonder what was happening onstage - the guy at the front looks terrified.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Two Door Cinema Club perform on the Pyramid Stage on Friday.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Good move: bringing his own cider. Bad move: wearing that ridiculously hideous mask.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • We really hope this guy didn't flash the camera for the big screen.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • A few Glasto-goers embrace the sunshine.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Gotta hand it to the Eavis clan - they know how to be creative with their signs.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Note to punters: don't fall asleep on the grass, or this will happen to you.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • NME's favourite New Zealanders The Naked And Famous play on the Other Stage on Friday afternoon.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Noah & The Whale's Charlie Fink looks quite dashing backstage on Friday. His band are performing on Saturday night on the John Peel Stage.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • For all the latest news, photos and reviews from Glasto, visit nme.com/festivals/glastonbury.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • A few more punters enjoying the music of Glasto '11.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • A colourful bird's-eye view of the campsite at Glastonbury Festival 2011.

    Photo: South West News

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • We catch up with Professor Green at Glasto on Friday.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Well, we don't really see any grass any more...

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Looks like this guy's got the biggest head at Glasto - despite the site being filled to the brim with celebs.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Two Door Cinema Club hang out backstage before performing on the Pyramid Stage on Friday afternoon.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Glasto-goers enjoy the first full day of live music on Friday.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • There's not a cow in sight on the dairy farm right now.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Lily Allen's supposedly celebrating her honeymoon at Glasto. These guys decided to spend their stag-do weekend at the fest. Maybe someone will get married there, too!

    Photo: PA

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • The tents are pitched. The clothes are muddy. The sun is out (for now). Glasto 2011 is here, and it's time for the live music to start.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Sufi trance musicians the Master Musicians Of Joujouka play on the Pyramid Stage on Friday morning. The band are most famously known for their links to Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • In case you missed the news, Radiohead have been confirmed to perform a special, not-so-secret-any-more set on Friday night on The Park stage.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Radiohead might not be the only surprise, though. There are loads more possibilities floating around the rumour mill, including appearances from Destiny's Child and Prince.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • When the sun comes out, so do the bees.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • The toilets might be visibly marked, but it can't be easy walking across that sea of tents to get to them.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Someone tell this girl there won't be that much rain this weekend.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • We wonder how many pats on the back these guys have received so far.

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Good luck washing all that body paint off, folks.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Once a year, cows are swapped for tents and flags at Worthy Farm.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Ever wanted the perfect fairy costume? Visit fairylove.com for it, apparently. Huge picture frame to carry around is optional.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • it's only been about a day since gates opened, but rubbish is already everywhere. Good thing the farm is taking next summer off to recover.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Um, we're not quite sure what's going on here. We're sure it was fun to watch, though...

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Does that man know he's got about a dozen people living inside his dress?

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Glastonbury Festival is never short of entertainment - both on and off the stages. Gallery: Glastonbury - backstage bands and blaggers 2011

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011