Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Stevie Wonder to close festival

Stevie Wonder will be the main attractions as a scorching Glastonbury festival comes to an end

Motown legend Stevie Wonder and England's World Cup football clash are set to be the main attractions as a scorching Glastonbury festival comes to an end.

The four day music spectacular has enjoyed the best weather in recent memory, and temperatures will soar again on the hottest day of the year so far.

Stevie Wonder headlines the main stage on Sunday night in his festival debut, while football fans will also be able to watch England take on Germany on Sunday afternoon on a special big screen installed on site.

On Saturday the 140,000 revellers packed into Worthy Farm, Somerset, enjoyed a third day of blue skies and temperatures topping 27C - a welcome change from the muddy conditions that have plagued Glastonbury in recent years.

More than 2,100 people have so far been treated by the festival medical team - many for dehydration and sunburn. Two people also died after suffering heart attacks on site on Friday night.

Fans were treated to a series of surprise stage appearances on Saturday, including pop princess Kylie Minogue and U2 axeman The Edge, who were also both making their first appearances at the festival.

Kylie was due to headline the event in 2005 but pulled out when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

She appeared for one song with The Scissor Sisters to help celebrate the festival's 40th anniversary.

The Edge played on Saturday night with headliners Muse. U2 had been due to play but were forced to pull out after singer Bono suffered a back injury.

A mammoth crowd watched Devon power trio Muse's epic rock show, which was also accompanied by stunning light effects.

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