Glastonbury Festival 2008 – Saturday (June 28)


The rubbish mounts up at Glastonbury Festival, Saturday June 28.
Pic: Danny North


Glastonbury Festival as it looked at 8pm, Saturday June 28. Michael Eavis has declared that this year’s event was "make or break", but claims he now has "three or four" headliners in mind for 2009.
Pic: Danny North


CSS, The Park Stage, Saturday June 28. Taking to the balloon-decorated stage at 12.05am (BST), singer Lovefoxxx, sporting an enormous woolly coat and white afro wig, screamed wildly at the audience then launched into new track ‘Rat Is Dead (Rage)’.
Pic: James Quinton



Battles, Park Stage, Saturday June 28. The US math-rockers’ set included the epic ‘Atlas’, an NME Single Of The Week in 2007.
Pic: Andrew Whitton


Battles, Park Stage, Saturday June 28. The avant-rockers played just before headliners CSS.
Pic: Andrew Whitton


The crowd before the Jay-Z performance on the Pyramid Stage during day two of the Glastonbury Festival, Somerset.
Pic: PA Photos


Biffy Clyro, John Peel Stage, Saturday June 28. The Scots rockers’ set was marred by fans chanting "Fuck Jay-Z!" throughout. The rapper was headlining the Pyramid Stage at the same time.
Pic: Sonia Melot



Last Shadow Puppets’ Alex Turner and Miles Kane share a joke during their surprise set on Glastonbury’s Park Stage.
Pic: Tom Oxley


Elbow, The Other Stage, Saturday June 28. The indie veterans were joined onstage by Sheffield troubadour Richard Hawley for ‘The Fix’. Hawley also appears on the recorded version of the song, which appears on current album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.
Pic: Andy Willsher


Amy Winehouse, Pyramid Stage, Saturday June 28. The troubled singer’s set ended in controversy when she appeared to assault a member of the audience.
Pic: Andy Willsher


‘Can I interest you in a hat?’ ‘No thanks’. ‘Oh’.
Pic: Andrew Whitton



Jay-Z’s entourage arrive on site.
Pic: Andrew Whitton


Eyeball Man resented his conjoined twin.
Pic: Andrew Whitton


Band Of Horses, John Peel Stage, Saturday June 28. The band debuted new song â


Black Lips, John Peel Stage, Saturday June 28. Vocalist Cole Alexander took to the stage wearing a hijab. Adding to the sense of confrontational surrealism, the stage was decorated with pigs’ heads on sticks.
Pic: Guy Eppel


Wicker sculptures near the Avalon Stage, where former ‘Pop Idol’ victor Will Young performed on Saturday afternoon.
Pic: Rick Martin


Vampire Weekend, John Peel Stage, playing the second of two sets at Glastonbury Festival. Most people agreed that the New York band’s first appearance, on The Other Stage, had the edge on their second.
Pic: Sonia Melot


The Wombats played a sun-drenched set on the Other Stage at Glastonbury this afternoon (June 28), prompting the biggest sing-alongs and cheers at the stage so far today.
Pic: Danny North


Seasick Steve, Pyramid Stage, Saturday June 28. The nomadic bluesman – who lives in a van – played a raucous, stripped-down set on a battered three-string guitar. Towards the end he swapped it for a one-string axe. "This thing sounds like shit," he noted, not inaccurately.
Pic: Danny North


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."


The Teenagers, John Peel Stage, Saturday June 28. At one point frontman Quentin Delafon jumped down into the pit and began picking out girls from the crowd to dance onstage to ‘Homecoming’.
Pic: Jacob Perlmutter


Neon Neon, The Other Stage, 4pm. Frontman Gruff Rhys – also of Super Furry Animals – was joined onstage by special guest Har Mar Superstar.
Pic: Guy Eppel


Golden Silvers leave the stage after a well-received afternoon set on Glastonbury’s Other Stage, Saturday June 28.
Pic: Andrew Whitton


Panic At The Disco lark about backstage ahead of their headline appearance on the Other Stage, Friday June 27. The Las Vegas band drew a sparse crowd, with most Glastonbury-goers opting to watch Kings Of Leon on the Pyramid Stage instead.


Florence And The Machine onstage in the Last Man Standing Saloon, Friday June 27. The punky duo are also due to play Glastonbury’s Queen’s Head Stage on Sunday (June 29).


Florence Welch of blues-pop duo Florence And The Machine. Welch spent much of Friday drinking in the backstage bar with Klaxons’ Jamie Reynolds before making her Glastonbury live debut on Saturday.


Lykke Li with drumstick and tambourine. Her appearance on Glastonbury’s Park Stage was greeted by cheers from the mud-speckled crowd on the festival’s second day.
Pic: Guy Eppel


Lykke Li performing on the Park Stage at Glastonbury today (June 28). The Swedish singer songwriter played to a heaving crowd as the sun finally appeared from behind clouds.

Pic: Guy Eppel


Martha Wainwright, Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury, 12.30pm. The confessional singer-songwriter (and sister of Rufus) aired tracks from her second album ‘I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too’, released in May 2008.
Pic: PA Photos


A fan’s overly literal tribute to Shakin’ Stevens’ 1981 hit ‘Green Door’ at Glastonbury 2008. The veteran performer appeared on the Pyramid Stage at 11am, Saturday June 28, kicking off the second day of festivities at Worthy Farm.
Pic: PA Photos


Pic: Guy Eppel


Neon Neon
Pic: Guy Eppel


Amy Winehouse, Pyramid Stage, Friday June 28. Her set was not quite the triumphant return to form fans had hoped for, with many punters remarking on the ‘Rehab’ star’s wobbly voice and slurred diction.


"Got any Sinitta?" Some bozo on the wheels of steel, yesterday.
Pic: Rick Martin


Crowds gather at the Avalon Stage to watch Will Young (Saturday June 28), who took the opportunity to praise Friday night’s Pyramid Stage headliners Kings Of Leon. The Pop Idol singer said that Caleb Followill and co were "the only band I’ve left my Winnebago for this weekend".
Pic: Rick Martin


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?"
Pic: Tim Cochrane


The Courteeners, John Peel Stage, Saturday June 28, 4.30pm. Keep checking back for more Glastonbury photos – we’ll be updating the gallery all weekend.
Pic: Tim Cochrane


Rumours that James Blunt would be pulling out of his Glastonbury appearance left festival-goers devastated.
Pic: Guy Eppel


Black Kids, The Other Stage, Saturday June 28. The band played an energetic early afternoon set including singles ‘I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You’ and ‘Hit The Heartbreaks’.
Pic: Guy Eppel