The moments that made Glastonbury 2016

Glastonbury is over for another year, and it did not disappoint.

Once all 175,000 fans had eventually made it there, and digested the momentous political news on Friday, there was still time for some live music.

Here’s what you may have missed.

Adele burped in a fan’s face

She also dropped the F-bomb over 30 times in her Saturday headline set, which was to be expected.

Labour’s deputy leader enjoyed a silent disco

As the Labour party revolted against their leader Jeremy Corbyn, his deputy Tom Watson found the perfect place to get away from it all: a silent disco at Glastonbury at 4am on Sunday morning.

He posted a one-minute Snapchat video of himself at the party with the caption ‘Silent Disco’ and the nerd emoji.

His Twitter was conspicuously silent the following day, before he was seen checking his phone as he waited for a train back to London.

Michael Eavis sang some karaoke during Coldplay’s headline set

Coldplay invited the bearded farmer and festival organiser up on stage for a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ at the end of their Sunday night headline set. And perhaps surprisingly, there weren’t too many duff notes.

Coldplay also had a fitting tribute to Viola Beach

Chris Martin also paid tribute to the young band Viola Beach, who died in a car accident earlier this year along with their manager, with a cover of their song ‘Boys That Sing’.

Chris Martin: ‘So Kris and Jack and River and Tomas and their manager Craig, this is what would have maybe been you in 20 years or so and I hope we do this song justice’ (PA)

He said that it was their chance to headline Glastonbury for one song, in the slot normally reserved for their cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’.

Watch their set in full on the iPlayer.

PJ Harvey made a poetic point about Brexit

The news of Britain’s vote to leave the EU was as much of a dampener for the Glastonbury crowds as the rain showers over Worthy Farm. But PJ Harvey took a reflective moment between songs to quote the John Donne poem ‘No Man is An Island’.

Glasto paid tribute to Bowie and Prince

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One fan went to great lengths to make a David Bowie mannequin (Getty)

Following the deaths earlier this year of two musical legends, there were countless tributes at Glastonbury this year.

Early on there were crowd singalongs at the GlastonBowie stage, before acts like Blossoms, The Last Shadow Puppets, Jess Glynne covered Bowie songs, and Hot Chip produced a Prince-themed DJ set.

There was also a performance of Philip Glass’ Heroes Symphony to close the Park Stage on the Saturday night.

Til next year, Glasto.


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