Celebrity couple Alex Turner and Alexa Chung (who both neglected to bring wellies) hang out in the backstage bar. Turner arrived onsite this morning holding a guitar, stoking rumours that The Last Shadow Puppets would play a surprise set tonight. Fellow Monkeys Jamie Cook and Nick O’Malley are also onsite, camping with friends.
The Park Stage, Glastonbury, 6pm, Friday June 27. The Emily Eavis-curated stage witnessed some of the most exciting performances of the weekend, including surprise shows from Franz Ferdinand and Last Shadow Puppets (featuring Jack White). See the new issue of NME (on sale Wednesday July 2) for a full write-up.
The Ting Tings on the John Peel Stage, Friday June 27. "This is the biggest gig we’ve ever played, or will ever play" declared vocalist Katie White mid way through the set. The band then got the whole of their massive crowd singing loudly as they finished with former Number One single ‘That’s Not My Name’.
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Pete Doherty headlines the Park Stage, Friday night. The star drew a huge crowd at the Park Stage area, and was watched from the side of the stage by members of Franz Ferdinand, who had played on the stage earlier, plus his Babyshambles bandmate Drew McConnell, who was sporting a new mohawk haircut.
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Glastonbury Festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, Friday June 27. Eavis Sr gave a press conference on Thursday night, during which he declared: "We don’t need welly boots this year! This is going to be a vintage festival! It’s going to be wall-to-wall sunshine!" 20 minutes later it started raining.
British Sea Power fans applaud the band’s set on the John Peel Stage, Saturday June 28. The band were joined onstage by members of the London Bulgarian Choir, who sang a short unaccompanied interlude before joining the band on an epic version of ‘No Flags’.
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Glastonbury 2008. In a press conference on Thursday night (June 26), organiser Michael Eavis hailed this year’s line-up as the best ever. "We’re within a thousand of selling out," he said. "People have been calling me up from Australia and Brazil yesterday saying ‘If I leave now can I come in?’ Isn’t that great?"
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Glastonbury 2008: the view from the campsite, looking towards The Other Stage. There are rumours that the festival will be scaled down next year, but Michael Eavis denies this: "People have said Glastonbury is like the Roman Empire which gets bigger and bigger but it has to collapse. But there’s no way we can make it smaller, no way we can take away any of the stages."
Michael Eavis gives a press conference on the final day of the festival. "We’ve had fantastic weather and a fantastic festival," said the Glastonbury founder. "We’re in the safety zone now. There was a danger of losing it last year, particularly with all the mud. We had brilliant headliners last year, which the media didn’t think we had this year, but we’ve proved them wrong, it was absolutely brilliant."
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Mark Ronson is joined by Lily Allen for a cover of Kaiser Chiefs’ ‘Oh My God’, Pyramid Stage, Sunday June 29. The producer told the crowd: "I’ve been asking her to do a song with us for two years now. This is the first time she’s done it. It must be because she loves you lot, thank you Glastonbury."
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