Hurts top NME poll to find this year’s best Glastonbury performance

John Peel Stage slot voted ahead of U2, Coldplay and Beyonce

Hurts have topped an NME poll to find the best performance at this year’s Glastonbury.

Our online poll, which received 500,000 votes, invited fans to rate performers from this year’s Worthy Farm event out of 10.

The synth-pop duo, who played on the John Peel Stage, held off competition from Pyramid Stage headliners U2, Coldplay and Beyonce to top the poll.


Pulp, The Wombats, Two Door Cinema Club, Queens Of The Stone Age, Elbow and Kaiser Chiefs completed the top ten.

Hurts scored an average vote of 8.13, putting them clearly ahead of U2‘s rain-soaked set, which scored 7.43.

Elsewhere, Radiohead‘s secret set on the Park Stage scored 5.12, putting them in 12th place, just behind Mumford and SonsOther Stage set.

Last month, Muse topped an NME poll to find the best ever Glastonbury performance.

Their 2004 headline slot saw off fierce competition from Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Blur, David Bowie, Pulp and Stevie Wonder.


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