Martina Topley-Bird kicks off final day of Glastonbury

Singer declares festival as 'one of the best ever'

Martina Topley-Bird declared this year’s Glastonbury festival as “one of the best ever” as she opened the festival’s third and final day (June 29) of the 2008 event.

Taking to the Pyramid Stage at 11.30am (BST), the former Tricky collaborator played a career-spanning set, including ‘Poison’, ‘Phoenix’ and ‘April Grove’.

During the set she paid tribute to Bristol, dedicating ‘Sandpaper Kisses’ to the city where she first made her name in the trip-hop scene.


‘Valentine’, meanwhile, was introduced as being “for all you lovers out there”.

At the end of her set she told the crowd to “have a fucking brilliant day”.

“This has been one of the best Glastonbury‘s I’ve been at. I hope it has been for you too,” she added.

Martina Topley-Bird played:

‘Shangri La’



‘Sandpaper Kisses’



‘April Grove’


‘Baby Blue’

‘Something To Say’

‘Too Tough To Die’

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