Glastonbury 2015 – The Story Of Friday In Photos

Glastonbury Festival is fully in swing! Here’s all the action from Worthy Farm, from The Libertines and Bastille’s surprise sets to Pussy Riot and Charlotte Church’s bonkers Q&A. Keep up with the latest images from NME’s snappers on the ground below.

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Florence + the Machine giving it some on the Pyramid Stage.

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Mark Ronson brought out a massive array of guests on the Other Stage tonight, going up against the Libertines’ simultaneous secret show on the Pyramid with a starry roster of big-name cameos: Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Boy George, Mary J Blige, you name it.

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Here’s Jamie xx in mad concentration pose.

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Glastonbury Festival 2015 – Day 1

They had to wait till they were old men to play, but Motorhead played with the breathless energy of young men at their first ever Glastonbury appearance, 40 years after forming.

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Sharon Van Ettan got into the hippy Glasto vibe with a trippy floral shirt. Good look, Shazza.

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The ‘Are We There’ singer didn’t draw the biggest crowd, but did deliver one of the most emotional sets of the weekend.

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We did have a bit of sun today. Honest.

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The Pyramid Stage crowd lapping up the Libs.

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Here’s The Vaccines as they trundle onstage. Guitar? Check. Shades? Check. Natty white threads? You betcha.

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Circa Waves drew a boisterous and, err, slightly naked crowd in their spot in the John Peel tent.

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Forty minutes and one fucked-up drum kit later, Circa Waves were done.

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Peace

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Jungle took their hooky neo-soul sound to the Other Stage for a mid-afternoon bit of groovin’ – and didn’t disappoint in the slightest. How about that second album now please, fellas?

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Jungle even brought out B-Girl Terra, the breakdancing infant from their ‘Platoon’ video.

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Alabama Shake’s Brittany Howard giving the crowd what they want on the Pyramid Stage.

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Did we mention it’s been raining? It’s still raining. Hard.

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Mary J Blige bringing a slick R&B touch to proceedings here at Worthy Farm.

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Hooton Tennis Club giving it some.

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Catfish and the Bottleman battled through illness to entertain a rain-sodden Pyramid Stage crowd early. Vann, we salute you.

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After a surprisingly sunny Thursday at the festival, it well and truly pissed it down for Catfish. Not that this lot seemed to mind too much.

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RIP Van McCann’s guitar.

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It just wouldn’t be Glastonbury without a torrential downpour now, would it?

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Is King Gizzard the Phil ‘Incredible Contorting Face’ Jones of rock?

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More evidence of the brutal rain that swept Worthy Farm around lunchtime. Here’s one soggy Catfish and the Bottlemen fanatic spotted walking away drenched from the Welsh group’s performance.

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Everything Everything in colourful drapes on the Pyramid Stage.

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Playing hot on the heels of their new album ‘Get To Heaven’, Everything Everything were a technicolour wonder in front of a rowdy main stage crowd, peaking with a brilliant rendition of recent single ‘Distant Past’.

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Following The Charlatans on the Other Stage were Wakefield wildcards The Cribs. Gary, Ryan and Ross Jarman played tracks from their latest album, ‘For All My Sisters’ to a hyped-up crowd.

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The band were watched from the side of the stage by rock chums The Vaccines as well as The Charlatans, who hung about after their gig to support their fellow guitar heroes.

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Bastille played a special secret Glasto set at 1pm on the William’s Green stage, which has become the best place to find surprise shows at the festival, with similar gigs last night from Wolf Alice and Drenge.

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Madrid garage rockers Hinds whipped their hair back and forth on the John Peel Stage.

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Silver Hayes – the revamped Dance Village of old – hosted a traditional Maori Haka welcome and blessing on the area’s Gully Stage during Friday lunchtime.

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Glasto head honcho Michael Eavis joined the Haka onstage for one of his many interesting site appearances.

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Pussy Riot were introduced onto the Park Stage by Charlotte Church. So far, so weird. Then a military truck rolled out and its driver was given a thorough beatdown by the Russian activists. So bananas that half the crowd ended up with a potassium overdose.

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Here’s the surprising new face of the anti-austerity movement – Ms Church – and Nadya Tolokonnikova (right) having a lovely time on The Park stage.

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Tim Burgess of The Charlatans opens up the Other Stage at 11am Friday morning, with a secret set that included some of the iconic indie bands most loved hits.

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