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Glastonbury: Stevie Wonder closes 'hottest ever' festival

Stevie Wonder performs on the Pyramid Stage as he closes the Glastonbury Festival
Stevie Wonder performs on the Pyramid Stage as he closes the Glastonbury Festival
Kylie Minogue appears at the Glastonbury Festival
Shakira performing on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival
A festival goer eats an ice lolly during the warm weather at Glastonbury Festival
Performers from Trash City at Glastonbury Festival, on the first day of music at Worthy Farm, Somerset
A festival goer arrives before the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset
Emma Watson backstage during the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset
Kelly Osbourne (left) and Pixie Geldof backstage during the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset
Stevie Wonder performs on the pyramid stage as he closes Glastonbury Festival 2010, at Worthy farm in Pilton, Somerset
Stevie Wonder performing on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset
Kylie Minogue appears as a guest during Scissor Sisters performing on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset
Kylie Minogue appears as a guest during Scissor Sisters performing on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset
Maxi Jazz on the pyramid stage as Faithless perform on the last day of Glastonbury Festival 2010, at Worthy farm in Pilton, Somerset
The crowd watching bands on the Pyramid Stage on the last day of Glastonbury Festival 2010, at Worthy farm in Pilton, Somerset
Paloma Faith backstage on the last day of Glastonbury Festival 2010
Pixie Geldof backstage during the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset
Pixie Geldof backstage during the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset
Revellers use whatever they can to seek shade from the sun as temperatures soar during Glastonbury Festival 2010 at Worthy farm in Pilton, Somerset
Umbrellas and parasols become a familiar sight as temperatures soar and revellers seek shade from the sun during Glastonbury Festival 2010 at Worthy farm in Pilton, Somerset
A reveller dances on top of a stone at the stone circle during a magnificent sunset at Glastonbury Festival 2010, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset
Matt Bellamy of Muse (right) with guest The Edge of U2 performing on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset
A reveller in the crowd watching Shakira on the Pyramid stage dances on someone's shoulders
The crowd watching The Dead Weather on the Pyramid stage
Revellers in the crowd watching Shakira on the Pyramid stage
St Michael's Tower on Glastonbury Tor is lit up at night for the first time to mark owner National Trust's debut appearance at the Glastonbury Festival, in Somerset
La Roux performing on the Other Stage during the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset
Villager Frank Naish, 86, the oldest cider-maker in Britain, poses for a photograph backstage at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Paloma Faith performs on the Pyramid Stage during day four of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2010
Paloma Faith performs on The Pyramid Stage during Day 4 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Paloma Faith performs on The Pyramid Stage during Day 4 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
A festival goer in fancy dress poses for a photograph at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2010
A sign urges festival goers to take their tents home with them at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Festival goers walk around the Other Stage area as the sunsets at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27
Festival goers walk around the Other Stage area as the sunsets at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
A festival goer walks in the late evening sunlight at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT performs on The Pyramid Stage during Day 4 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
England fans watching a giant screen in the Football Field look upset after Germany win the world cup match against England at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2010
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: England fans watching a giant screen in the Football Field look upset after Germany win the world cup match against England at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Myles Kennedy performs with 'Slash' on The Pyramid Stage during Day 4 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010 in Glastonbury
Slash performs on The Pyramid Stage during Day 4 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 27, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Rapper Tinie Tempah performs on the Orange Chill And Charge stage at Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2010
Kylie Minogue performs with the Scissor Sisters at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Mick Jones (L) and Paul Simonon perform with Gorillaz on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2010 on June 25, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Festival founder Michael Eavis delivers his traditional Sunday morning press conference at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Matt Bellamy of 'Muse' performs on The Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Norah Jones performs on the Pyramid Stage during day four of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Laura Whitmore attends Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Festival goers enjoy the fine weather at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury
Festival goers enjoy the fine weather at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury
Festival goers enjoy the fine weather at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury
Jack White from 'The Dead Weather' performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Two festival goers share a joke as they have a wash at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
A festival goer makes her way to a flushing toilet at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
The sun rises over the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
People gather at the stone circle as the sun rises over the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Music fans watch as Dizzee Rascal performs on the Pyramid Stage at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Damon Albarn of Gorillaz performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2010 on June 25, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Festival goers wear fancy sunglasses in the crowd as Jackson Browne performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
The Gorillaz perform on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips performs live on the Other Stage during Day 2 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Damon Albarn of Gorillaz performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2010 on June 25, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Damon Albarn of Gorillaz performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2010 on June 25, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Festival goer enjoys the atmosphere as La Roux performs live on the Other Stage during Day 2 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
Festival goers hold inflatable toys as La Roux performs live on the Other Stage during Day 2 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
A festival enjoys herself as Dizzee Rascal performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 2 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
People enjoy the sunset at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
A festival goer has water thrown at her during Dizzee Rascal performng live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 2 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
A festival-goer enjoys Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
People enjoy the sunny weather at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
People enjoy the sunset at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
People gather in the Arcadia Field at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
A festival goer enjoys Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
A festival goer relaxes in a hammock on Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2010 in Glastonbury, England
British model Kate Moss and boyfriend Jamie Hince arrive at Glastonbury Festival, in Glastonbury, England, Friday, June 25, 2010
Shakira performs on the Pyramid Stage at the 2010 40th Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England.
Shakira performs a song during the kick-off celebration concert for the 2010 FIFA World Cup at the Orlando Stadium on June 10, 2010 in Soweto, South Africa.
Prince Charles visited Glastonbury on Thursday
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The "hottest ever" Glastonbury ended on a high as Motown legend Stevie Wonder led a massed rendition of Happy Birthday.

The 60-year-old belted out his famous hit of the same name to help the festival celebrate its 40th anniversary - and temper disappointment over England's World Cup exit.

Around 140,000 fans at Worthy Farm in Somerset basked in four days of sunshine and soaring temperatures, with most facing an arduous journey home during the traditional Monday exodus.

Sunday night headliner Wonder, who has won more Grammy Awards than any other male solo artist, proved a hit with both young and old.

The multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and record producer had the crowd singing along with songs like Superstition, Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) and a soul take on Beatles classic We Can Work it Out.

Festival organiser Michael Eavis joined Wonder on stage as he sang his hit Happy Birthday in honour of the festival turning 40.

Gillian Leech, 58, from Stockport, said of Wonder's set: "This was exactly the type of thing I like. Stevie captured the Sunday vibe really well. It was laid back but still a party atmosphere. He rounded off a brilliant weekend."

Some of the other big acts appearing over the four days included pop princess Kylie Minogue, Colombian superstar Shakira, virtual band Gorillaz and Devon's power trio Muse.

Mr Eavis, 74, hailed festival goers for their good behaviour. He added: "I have not seen one person drunk - more than 100,000 and not one person. They have been civilised," he said. "This is the hottest Glastonbury ever. I hope not too hot. But getting nice weather makes such a big difference."

This year medical staff treated nearly 3,000 people - mostly for sun stroke and dehydration. A total of 345 crimes were reported on site - down from 363 last year, with 112 arrests.

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