Poll: Which Glastonbury act stole the show last weekend?


As the hordes make their way home after what another rip-roaring success of a Glastonbury Festival, us fresh faced souls who missed out on a weekend of booze, flags, fun, and of course music, can reflect on the coverage that we caught.

So with Glasto done for another year, we are asking you who you thought was the best performer at the Somerset epic.

We’ve got you started with a shortlist of five, but if you think we’ve missed anyone just give us a shout in the comments box below.

Florence and the Machine

Stepping up to the Friday night headline slot due to the unfortunate leg break of the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, the flame-haired songstress and her band wowed the crowd on the opening night.

The London-based group even threw in a cover of the Foo’s Times Like These, in a set that included all the expected hits like You’ve Got the Love and Dog Days are Over as their frontwoman bounded across the stage with vigour.

Kanye West

“You’re watching the greatest living rock star on the planet” was the quote that many remember from Kanye’s Saturday night slot. Who said he wasn’t humble?

Love him or loathe him, the rapper kept the crowd enthralled through a combination of a spectacularly simple stage design featuring a wall of lights above his heads and the swagger only “Yeezus” himself can pull off.

Jamie XX

The current favourite for the Mercury Music Award (4/1) Jamie XX delivered an even more stripped back approach to his set on the Other Stage.

A case of simply letting his music do the talking as the DJ gave away little in crowd participation yet produced a euphoric performance as he doffed his cap to the era of 90s house music that undoubtedly inspired his work.

Lionel Richie

Filling out the traditional Sunday afternoon ‘legends’ slot Lionel Richie reportedly drew the biggest crowd of the entire festival, with over 120,000 allegedly in attendance.

While the 66-year-old soul star romped through the hits, the undoubted highlight of his set simply has to be the flash-mob style security that joined Richie and the adorning crowd by busting some shapes to Dancing on the Ceiling.

The Who

Closing Glastonbury is always a job for a big act, and they don’t come much bigger than The Who.

They may be in their 70s but Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend still know what it takes to deliver the rock star personas that surely even challenges Kanye West for the top-spot.

Classic like “My Generation” and “Baba O’Reilly” ensured even those not of a certain vintage left Worthy Farm admiring the ageing rockers.

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Ben Stones

Ladbrokes News’ equine expert, Ben likes nothing more than studying the form to pick out a winner or two for our readers. A Journalism and Media Studies graduate from the University of Winchester, Ben has previously written for a number of football and racing blogs and websites, as well as contributing to the sports pages of his home-town newspaper.