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Top 5 Glastonbury Moments

Splendour In The Grass is now only 25 days away. Although, for some, they might look like 25 long, torturous, Splendour-less days of waiting. Thankfully, the UK’s Glastonbury Festival has provided us with so many distractions.

From Wednesday the 24th to Saturday the 28th hundreds of acts played to hundreds of thousands of festival attendees in the English countryside and like every year, there was mud, music and god damn mayhem.

Here are our top 5 Glasto moments:

The Dalai Lama and Patti Smith joined forces

The Tibetan spiritual leader and punk poet Patti Smith took to the Pyramid Stage together and smiles were shared all round. The Dalai Lama said he admired Smith’s voice and movement during his speech about happiness. Smith then came onstage to recite some of her punk poetry, showing that the 68 year old singer/writer has still got it after all these years. Straight after their appearances, Lionel Richie took to the stage, so clearly anything is possible at Glastonbury.

Kanye West got Kanye’d

After Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 VMA Awards, the world has been waiting for the same thing to happen to him, and during his headlining show at Glastonbury on Sunday it finally did. English comedian Simon Brodkin joined Kanye on stage for a few brief seconds and then was promptly removed by security, but not before he completely threw the singer off track. Take a look:

Mark Ronson and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker on stage together

Mark Ronson’s set got even better when Kevin Parker, Aussie front-man of Tame Impala, joined him on stage to rock out 'Daffodils' and 'Summer Breaking'. Calling Tame Impala his “favourite rock and roll band, period”. Watch them rock the fuck out (and Parker sweep his hair back constantly) in the video below:   

The Chemical Brothers re-live the 90’s

Their Sunday night set was apparently an onslaught of heady and relentless hits, keeping the crowd in a frenzy for its entirety. They played their crowd-pleaser ‘Hey Boy, Hey Girl’ with an overwhelming response, showing the DJ duo aren’t afraid to revisit their 90’s hits. Along with their relentless bangers, the stage was engulfed in a dramatic light and smoke show, making it one hell of a performance.  

Pussy Riot declare a People’s Republic of Glastonbury

The Russian punk feminist activists took to the stage in and out of costume to play their set and spread the word of political activism. The Pussy Riot trio Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Pyotr Verzilov jumped on an actual surplus Russian military van onstage and declared a People’s Republic of Glastonbury, proving that they are still the same rebellious and provocative girl-power group.  

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