Glastonbury Day 3: Dolly Parton



Glastonbury Day 3: Dolly Parton

Mid afternoon at Glastonbury, and anticipation for the traditional Sunday singalong slot is tangible.


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Glastonbury Day 3: Toumani and Sidiki



Glastonbury Day 3: Toumani and Sidiki

So it turns out John Lennon was right after all. You really can get a tan from standing in the English rain.


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Glastonbury Day 2: Pixies and Metallica



Glastonbury Day 2: Pixies and Metallica

Scowling down from the Other Stage, the Pixies are not looking for our love.


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Glastonbury Day 2: Jack White



Glastonbury Day 2: Jack White

Jack White did not come to Glastonbury for the magical healing vibes. Good.


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Glastonbury Day 2: Lana Del Rey and Robert Plant



Glastonbury Day 2: Lana Del Rey and Robert Plant

Glastonbury can be a cruel mistress, punishing us with her ever changing moods. This morning brought thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening. Now the sun is ablaze across the festival, and the pre-Metallica mood is incongruously mellow to the max.


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Glastonbury Day 2: Kelis and Fat White Family



Glastonbury Day 2: Kelis and Fat White Family

Who's got the cleanest boots in the rain-sodden, mud-slicked Vale of Avalon this weekend? Kelis, that's who.


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Glastonbury Day 2: Midlake (and mud lakes)



Glastonbury Day 2: Midlake (and mud lakes)

I love the smell of Glastonbury in the morning. It smells like... OK, not quite victory. But not quite defeat either. More like bacon, coffee, marijuana, mud, sweat and beers. And, there is no getting away from it, cow shit...


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Glastonbury Day 1: Arcade Fire



Glastonbury Day 1: Arcade Fire

Most Glastonbury headliners save their triumphant fireworks for the encore, but Arcade Fire make their own rules.


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Glastonbury Day 1: Elbow



Glastonbury Day 1: Elbow

“Glastonbury! Are you seeing clearly now the rain has gone?” Guy Garvey bounds onto the Pyramid Stage, flooding the festival with avuncular game-show cheer, like that favourite teacher who always managed to get the kids on his side at school.


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Glastonbury Day 1: Courtney Barnett and Lily Allen



Glastonbury Day 1: Courtney Barnett and Lily Allen

In a welcome blast of sunshine between downpours, an excursion to the fringe stages on the southern slopes of the Glastonbury site provides a welcome relief from the liquid mud lakes and crowd crushes around the main arenas.


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The 32nd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Such has been the drooling media focus on Kate Bush this week, it might be tough to imagine British music journalists listening to anything else these past few days. I'm not, in fairness, exempt from the hysteria: here's...