Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Stevie Wonder to close Glastonbury

Stevie Wonder is due to perform at Glastonbury

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 Sunday on the hottest day of the year so far.

Stevie Wonder headlines the main stage in his festival debut, while football fans will also be able to watch England take on Germany 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 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.

Singer Matt Bellamy, whose band last played the festival six years ago, belted out hits including Supermassive Black Hole, Plug in Baby and Time is Running Out. He also told the crowd: "Happy 40th Glastonbury - big cheer for Mr Eavis and his daughter."

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