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Glasto round-up

Glastonbury has been and gone for another year, so what happened?

The festival saw an eclectic line up, full of talking points, not least Amy Winehouse‘s mumbling performance and subsequent punching of a fan. Maybe he dissed the cocktail umbrellas in her barnet? Jay Z managed to stuff Noel Gallagher’s words down his throat by drawing one of the biggest crowds ever to the stage and opening with Wonderwall. He’s got 99 problems, but Oasis ain’t one. The Verve made a triumphant return and previewed tracks from their upcoming album Forth, which is out in August.

Rowdy acts were also high in number with Alice Glass from Crystal Castles getting dragged from the speaker stack and almost having her set shut down mid-show. Similarly, Does It Offend You Yeah? didn’t make any friends with the security by telling their crowd to crowd surf and join them on stage. Dizzee wasn’t quite as lucky, having to ask the crowd in front of him “where’s my rowdy crew” to get them moving in the mud.

Other highlights included Goldfrapp bringing two female dancers to the stage, getting them to show their knickers to the crowd. Elsewhere Wiley joined Hot Chip on stage who had already covered Prince during their set, Har Mar Superstar joined Neon Neon and MGMT had people spilling out of the tent.

Same time next year then?