The story of Glastonbury 2019 in photos

We're here! Team NME have descended on the greatest-festival-on-earth to bring you minute-by-minute coverage from every corner of the Glastonbury site. Follow us on Instagram @nmemagazine for even more of the action.


1Day One: The hill's got a friendly new addition

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Festival-goers enjoy the evening light during day one of Glastonbury Festival.

2Day one: what's that I spy in the background?

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The Pyramid stage looking glorious in the sunshine.

3Day one: Kapow!

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What an opening ceremony! Fireworks and fires light up The Park to mark the opening of Glastonbury Festival 2019.

4Day One: Fireworks over Tipis

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What a lovely sight. Glastonbury is truly magical.

5Day two: I do like to be beside the seaside

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One of the many new additions this year is Glastonbury-on-sea! Michael Eavis opens the new pier attraction with his usual legendary enthusiasm.

6Day two: they only went and got wed!

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Congratulations Jack and Sarah who kicked off Thursday at the festival by getting hitched!

7Day two: What trip to the sea is complete without...

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Here for the rock this weekend? Well, go listen to Miley Cyrus and shove this in your gob.

8Day two: Pip Blom relax the day before they play

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The dutch quartet headed down to Worthy Farm a day early to enjoy themselves, and soak up everything the festival has to offer before they open the John Peel stage tomorrow (Friday).

9Day two: Extinction Rebellion and Greenpeace march through the site

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Thousands joined in Extinction Rebellion and Greenpeace's march from the Park Stage to the Stone Circle.

10Day two: Michael and Emily Eavis perform at the Avalon Cafe

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In what could be the most wholesome moment of the weekend, during in Michael's set he brought out Emily for a father-daughter duet of 'Somethin' Stupid'.

11Day two: Jayda G brings disco to Silver Hayes

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The energetic DJ delighted an incredibly rowdy crowd over at WOW.

12Day two: Pale Waves luxuriate before their secret set

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We managed to snap Heather and the gang moments before they played a secret set on Williams Green.

13Day three: Squid

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Brighton's finest indie kings, the little Squiddies came and saw us for a chat early doors on Friday morning.

14Day two: Let's get thrashy

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Who said Glastonbury doesn't do metal? Entombed show us all how to headbang.

15Glastonbury Festival 2019 - Day Three

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The Vaccines opened Thursday at The Other Stage. What better to rile people up for three days of music than with some indie bangers?

16Day Three: Sheryl Crow soaks up the sun

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Sheryl Crow plays a scorching set of back-to-back hits including 'All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun', 'My Favourite Mistake', 'Soak Up The Sun' and 'Everyday Is A Winding Road'.

17Day three: Backstage with Goat Girl

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London punk band, Goat Girl, posed for a snap for us backstage.

18Day three: Indie hero spotted in shrubbery

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We found Bill Ryder Jones standing in a bush. We hope he's alright.

19Day three: Amyl and the Sniffers know how to put on a show

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Our favourite Aussie ne'er do wells never fail to deliver a raucous set. We love you Amyl! And yer Sniffers ain't too bad either.

20Day Three: Mac DeMarco

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Mac brings his slacker rock to The Other Stage.

21Day Three: Bastille

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Dan Smith crouches down to survey the HUGE crowd formed for their mid-afternoon Pyramid Stage set.

22Day three: Jorja Smith oozes sophistication on West Holts

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Her soulful R&B was the perfect accompaniment to the setting sun.

23Day three: Stormzy

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With an opening video of Jay Z, guest performances from Chris Martin and Dave and Fredo, and incredible choreographed dancers, Stormzy's headline set will go down in history.

Read more: Alright, doubters – Stormzy’s Glastonbury headline set was a platform to elevate others, a statement of intent and bloody brilliant

24Day three: Tame Impala headline the Other Stage

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The band’s huge performance was an exhilarating success, and should their new album hit just as hard as previous releases, it’s hard not to imagine them headlining the whole damn thing in the near future.

25Day four: Vampire Weekend open The Park with a secret set

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Ezra and co delighted with their pick and mix set where they took request from the audience, and even covered Fleetwood Mac.

26Day four: Starcrawler

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LA band Starcrawler played Williams Green on Saturday afternoon.

27Day four: Slowthai

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Slowathai is going BIG places. He brought the mosh (and Loyle Carner!) to William's Green.

28Day four: Neneh Cherry

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Neneh Cherry is an underrated legend. Rapping, singing and with a steel drum band from North London, she rattled through bangers like '7 seconds' and 'Buffalo Stance' up on Williams Green.

29Day four: Lizzo

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She brought the juice – and a huge crowd. All hail Lizzo

30Day four: Liam Gallagher

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The former Oasis frontman proved that, even without brother Noel, he has more than enough hits to provide a string of unforgettable Glastonbury moments!

31Day four: Lewis Capaldi

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King of the Lols Lewis Capaldi drew a HUGE crowd to his Other Stage set. The Scot is blowing up!

32Day four: Idles get rowdy

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Woke punks Idles roll around on stage and have a rowdy ol' time.

33Day four: Surprise! It's Foals

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Foals were the secret set on Saturday morning. Yannis always brings the party

34Day four: The Courteeners

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Manc lads Courteeners played their indie hits to a sing-along crowd of thousands.

35Day four: The Comet Is Coming

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Mercury-nominated trio who's apocalyptic future jazz blends Afro-beat influences with frantic drumbeats.

36Day four: Chemical Brothers

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The band's fifth time on The Other Stage might be their finest yet.

READ MORE: The Chemical Brothers on Glastonbury’s Other Stage: there is no greater live dance act in the world right now

37Day four: Wu-Tang Clan

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Fresh from heading up the 'Gods of Rap' tour, the veteran crew continue to celebrate 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' with a set packed with classics and some surprises.

READ MORE: ‘Gravel Pit’, Young Dirty Bastard and a shameless Nirvana cover — how could you not love Wu-Tang Clan’s Glastonbury set?

38Day four: Brandon is THE MAN

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A spectacular redemption tale, The Killers smashed their Pyramid Stage set.

39Day four: The Killlers take the Pyramid

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Bringing out guests like Johnny Marr and Pet Shop Boys, Brandon and band had the whole field singing along.

40Day three: Kylie and Cave, together again

Nick Cave was one of the guests to join Kylie during her Legends Slot showing on Sunday afternoon

41Day three: Anyone else free?

After popping up in Stormzy's headline set on Friday, Coldplay's Chris Martin helped celebrate Kylie's Glasto debut, too.

42Day three: Piano man

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Actor and musician Jeff Goldblum announced his second album from the West Holts stage during his Sunday afternoon set

43Day three: In the pit with Slaves

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We sent NME's Andy Hughes into the moshpit during Slaves' set and he came out with these stunning pictures

44Day three: Through the fire and flames

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As if it wasn't hot enough, metal sensations Bring Me The Horizon graced the Other Stage with plenty of gusto and flame-throwers on Sunday afternoon

45Day three: a family affair

Miley Cyrus roped in her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus and rapper of the moment, Lil Nas X, to perform the latter's country-smash 'Old Town Road'

46Day three: Billie on the farm

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Billie Eilish's debut Glasto performance was a revelatory experience and showed headliner-potential from the off

47Day three: Word on The Streets

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Mike Skinner's headline set on the John Peel was so rammed that the field looked like it was going to be closed of. Mega stuff.

48Day three: Christine and the team

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The French pop star brought her blend of pop and theatre to the Other Stage on Sunday night – the results were staggering

49Day three: Sunday, we're in love

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Third and final Pyramid headliner The Cure turned in a hits-fuelled headline set, with 'Friday I'm In Love' and 'Boys Don't Cry' being two of the weekend's biggest moments

50Day three: Janelle Monae's dazzling show helps us make it all fit together

The US pop star headlined Glasto's West Holts Stage on Sunday evening and brought her high-concept pop bonanza along to round out the weekend

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