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Wellies, Weller and Weather, Glasto wades in for final day

Closing day of Glastonbury is well underway, and the rain has been set at 'fine trickle' since about 2am.

Today will see Dame Shirley Bassey do her big numbers on the Pyramid Stage - on a Sunday billing that also includes Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs and The Who, who are straight on to the site from headlining Knowsley Hall up in Liverpool last night.

For more details check out the Bonner's report on Townshend and Daltrey's show here on the festivals blog here at www.uncut.co.uk/blog/index.php?blog=10&title=

Forgot to mention yesterday that I caught a bit of Modfather Paul Weller, the sun shone on 'Wild Wood' for the Pyramid Stage festival sing-along.

Great that he treated us to Jam tracks 'Thick As Thieves','Running On The Spot' and rabble rousing crowd pleaser 'Town Called Malice' was a tip-top finale.

Off to see The Waterboys now, Mike Scott and co have actually played headline slots for the past two nights running, that is stamina! Today, however, they play a daytime slot over on the Pyramid Stage - I'm off to check it out now.

Incidentally, in Pete Doherty Watch, apparently the rumoured Barat/Doherty reunion is off. But Doherty has been wandering round backstage like a minstrel with a guitar strapped round his shoulder. He's also been drunkenly riding a bike. Check out the NME picture gallery at www.nme.com/festivals/glastonbury


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