Photo Gallery: Glastonbury - the backstage celebrities

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Damon Albarn chats to Harry Enfield on Saturday afternoon, ahead of Blur's Sunday night headline set. Albarn was extremely nervous about the show - so much so he burst into tears on Sunday morning. Photo: PA Photos

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Graham Coxon arrives at Glastonbury on Sunday afternoon. Blur's headline set that night was rapturously received, with the crowd singing the chorus to 'Tender' even when the band were no longer onstage. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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Model Daisy Lowe & boyfriend William Cameron pose for NME's photographer at Glastonbury. Lowe's step dad, Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey, was also onsite - he played a well-attended set on Friday with his side project, the Hot Rats. Photo: Joe Plimmer

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The Big Pink enjoy the backstage hospitality after their 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: Guy Eppel

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Friendly Fires relax backstage. They chatted to us about their love of Michael Jackson - you can watch our musicians' tribute to Michael Jackson at NME.COM/video. Photo: Danny North

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Gabriella Cilmi had plenty of time to kill on Friday - the Amy Winehouse-aping singer was the second act on the Pyramid Stage, so was able to relax from 1pm onwards. Photo: PA photos

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Emily Eavis on Friday afternoon, shortly after paying tribute to Michael Jackson via Twitter. "So sad to hear the news about MJ," she wrote. "There will be tributes all over the site all weekend. A truly great artist." Photo: Tim Cochrane

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Florence Welch enjoys the backstage hospitality ahead of her Saturday night slot on the John Peel Stage. Her cover of Candi Staton's 'You Got The Love' was many people's highlight of the weekend so far. Photo: Joe Plimmer

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Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos. The singer was in high spirits all weekend. After his band's Other Stage headline performance on Saturday, he posted a message on Twitter, thanking everyone for coming to see Franz, "rather than hanging out with The Boss." Photo: Tim Cochrane

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The Prodigy's Keith Flint turned up on Saturday afternoon, swaggering in to the backstage area with a huge entourage in tow. Photo: PA Photos

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Lily Allen caused double takes when she arrived onsite wearing a blonde wig. Photo: PA Photos

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Bombay Bicycle Club in the hospitality area behind the Pyramid Stage shortly after their set on the Park Stage on saturday afternoon. The North London band release their debut album 'I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose' on July 6. Photo: Danny North

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Dominic West, the British-born actor who plays Jimmy McNulty in 'The Wire', was the most popular celebrity onsite, generating high-fives and ear-to-ear grins wherever he went. Photo: Danny North

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Michael Eavis gave his now-traditional press conference on the Sunday, declaring Glastonbury 2009 "the best ever". He also let slip that he had taken a late-night stroll up to Shangri-La - the first time he's ever explored the festival's outer limits - because he wanted to "see what people did in the night". Photo: Joe Plimmer

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Kanye West protege Mr Hudson arrives backstage. There was a rumour that he would be joined onstage by Kanye, but this turned out not to be true. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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Jo Whiley takes a break from presenting the BBC's Glastonbury coverage to hang out in the bar. Photo: Joe Plimmer

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Maximo Park's Paul Smith spoke to NME backstage and made an interesting observation, saying he thought a gesture Neil Young made during 'Hey Hey My My (Into The Black)' was a subtle tribute to Michael Jackson, who died the day before. Photo: Joe Plimmer

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Drag queen Jodie Harsh, who DJ'd in the Dance Village on Sunday night. Photo: PA Photos

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Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts hangs out backstage on the Saturday at Glastonbury 2009. Other spots that day included Jonathan Woodgate, Badly Drawn Boy and The Verve's Nick McCabe. Photo: PA Photos

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Pixie Geldof and a friend turned up on site on Saturday afternoon. Photo: PA Photos

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Pixie's sister Peaches Geldof was there too - you can watch an interview with her at NME.COM/video. Photo: Joe Plimmer

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Spurs football star Jonathan Woodgate was onsite, although he refused our requests for an interview. Photo: PA Photos

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Pete Doherty kept an unusually low profile this year - especially in comparison to 2007,when he stole a bike and rode it round the backstage area in the early hours of the morning. Photo: PA Photos

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Paulo Nutini was there too, boozing it up after his set on the Other Stage, Saturday June 27. Photo: PA Photos

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The Geldof sisters, Pixie and Peaches, were a constant presence in the backstage area. Photo: PA Photos

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VV Brown sports an umbrella. Fortunately, by the time she played, on Saturday morning, the sun had come out. Photo: PA Photos

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The Virgins chill out after their Friday afternoon performance. Donald Cumming was making the most of his first experience of Glastonbury. On Thursday night he took the long walk up to the Stone Circle. Photo: Andy Whitton

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Matt Horne, of 'Gavin And Stacey' fame, seemed to be enjoying himself. He told his Twitter followers: "I didn't speak to any press at Glasto, so anything you see, as per, is made up." Photo: PA Photos

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