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Glastonbury 2010 In Pictures: Fans throng sun-baked festival

Performers from Trash City at Glastonbury Festival, on the first day of music at Worthy Farm, Somerset
Performers from Trash City at Glastonbury Festival, on the first day of music at Worthy Farm, Somerset
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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If anything defined this year's Glastonbury, it was the heat. Dry, uncompromising, and painfully affecting.

After four days of constant walking, scorching and an inadvisably-low intake of fluids, the festival drifted into a haze. The temperatures forced punters to jostle for rare patches of shade, seek treatment for heat stroke, and enjoy music when they could.

Like the English football team, whose schizophrenic performances bookended the festival, the music had trouble performing when it needed to. Gorillaz, after a promising start, could not keep up a crowd buoyed by Dizzee Rascal's infectious energy.

Followed as it was by exalted music-makers Bobby Womack and Lou Reed, it was all a little sophisticated. While some watched Gorillaz agog, most others battled flat-lining attention spans.



Similarly Muse. Lead singer Matt Bellamy has never hidden his love of Fortean Times-inspired trivia teleported in from the cosmos. The band's increasingly concept-rich conceits make them less appropriate headliners than they once were. Their music, homogenised by Bellamy's incessant noodling, lacks the stand-out tracks that propelled them into the stratosphere here six years ago. It was left to Stevie Wonder to bring things back from the brink, closing the festival with singalongs, saucy badinage and neverending hits, beginning with Michael Jackson tribute 'Break of Dawn' andhis own classic 'If you really love me'.



Much of the rest was triumphant, and fun, and slid speedily across the musical bases: huge amounts to see, but notables like Florence, the XX and Grizzly Bear gracing the more indie-oriented stages; Rob da Bank, Chase and Status and Fatboy Slim occupied the dance-slanted nooks. Femi Kuti and Dr John loomed over West Holts, formerly the Jazz/World stage, a musical mile from what people "really, really want": Kylie, Julian Casablancas, the Pet Shop Boys. Such breadth appeased any "tribes" represented.



Recent nay-saying that the festival neglects the young is insane. Teens were the most visible age-bracket on site. Boys wore Breton stripes, short shorts and head-scarves for the heat; short dresses for girls, the braver opting for jumpsuits and bikinis.



Away from the main stages, The Park, an addition overseen by Michael Eavis's daughter Emily, brought calm sophistication in the form of teacakes and a Helter-Skelter watch-tower with exquisite views. Those craving a harder edge skipped to Shangri-La come night fall, where mini-arenas inspired by Blade Runner pumped out drum and bass until dawn. Those still on their feet hiked to Worthy Farm's hills, where people freely distributed incoherent murmurs and chemical catalysis.



Then, another sunrise, another rapid increase in temperature. Such heat comes rarely; memories of it will take longer to evaporate.



Glastonbury: Highlights



Kylie



Scissor Sister Ana Matronic introduced her as "a lucky member of the audience" who had been invited on to the Pyramid Stage. Five years after pulling out of the festival when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Kylie bounced on to the biggest roar of the weekend. She didn't hog the limelight but ultimately eclipsed the New Yorkers.



The Edge



A defining moment of the festival: the U2 guitarist (his band knocked off the bill because of Bono's spine operation) joined Muse on Saturday night for a rendition of "Where the Streets Have No Name", which seized the crowd. Thrilling. As for Muse, when your highlight is a 23-year-old cover...



Yorke/ Greenwood



The "special guest" rumour slot turned out to be half of Radiohead – Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood. They played Yorke's solo work, Radiohead classics like "Karma Police" and closed with a version of "Street Spirit" as the sun set.



Snoop



Glastonbury's investment in rap seems to be paying off after the criticism that accompanied Jay-Z's billing two years ago. Snoop Dogg upped the gangster rating with tracks like "Bitch Please" and questions to the audience such as "Who likes smoking weed?"



Shakira



Belted through a back catalogue ("Underneath Your Clothes", "She Wolf", "Whenever, Wherever") to the ecstasy of her many female followers. Their boyfriends, reluctantly dragged along, perked up when the Colombian began moving her hips. Was wearing more clothes than most in the crowd.



Willie Nelson



He's 77, he has shoulder-length hair, a Stetson and shades, and a mellow voice that pushed out 30 sings in an hour, among them "Whiskey River", "Crazy" and "Good Hearted Woman". He and the crowd fought back tears as he crooned "Always On My Mind".



A Proposal



A man went down on one knee at the front during folk artist Laura Marling's set, at the end of "Blackberry Stone" ("I whisper that I love this man..."). Marling told the crowd: "I don't know if you saw, but someone just proposed and got a good answer."



A Birth



The diary of Victoria Iremonger, 30, from Boston, Lincs. Wed: get to Glasto, waters break, doctors refuse to let baby be born in field. Thurs: Reuben born at Yeovil Hospital. Fri: Back to the festival, with Reuben.



Fierce Sunshine



Careful what you wish for. The customary deluge and mudbaths never appeared; instead, there was patchy, sunburnt flesh. Like a Hieronymus Bosch painting, but with expensive bottled water. Medics treated almost 3,000 for sunstroke.



Natural justice



During gorillaz's Friday-night set a bawdy audience member climbed on top of a wooden trellis and stripped, baring first his bottom and then his frontal jewels. The audience reacted unkindly, pelting him with bottles.

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