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Glastonbury Festival serves up music and mud in equal measures

Glastonbury Festival serves up music and mud in equal measures
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The Glastonbury Music Festival in the UK is famous for being muddy, and this year was no exception. The sea of mud stretched in all directions. But no-one cared. Dolly Parton even wrote a song about it, for her first festival appearance.

One “Glasto fan”, Alan from Liverpool, explained why he was enjoying it so much: “It’s just the atmosphere, the ambiance, the vibe, the people, the set up. It’s just the best place in the world.”

Another fan concurred that the mud wasn’t spoiling the event. Sam, from Hemmel, said: “I’m a very good festival goer. Well, to be fair I was a bit concerned about the rain, but then I realised the best thing to do is to wear your sunglasses upside down. Even when it’s cloudy and overcast like this you are still having a good time. The best thing about Glastonbury is that it’s amazing.”

Despite torential rain on Friday, the show went on.

Jack White rolled rather than rocked when he overbalanced into his drummer sending the whole kit flying.

Dolly Parton did rock however, attracting the biggest crowd of the festival, a massive sea of festival-goers (many wearing blonde wigs) singing along to a medley of her hits.

Lilly Allen also made a welcome appearance, as did Paolo Nutini.

Metallica headlined Saturday night, and having played a tight, mean set, their drummer, Lars Ulrich, said: “That was sensational! The energy was fantastic!”