Glastonbury 2011: Sunday scorcher gives festival a fitting finale

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MUD, magic and mayhem – this year’s Glastonbury Festival did not disappoint.

An estimated 137,616 pop fans descended onto Worthy Farm for a weekend jam-packed with some of the hottest acts on the planet.

Headliners U2, Coldplay and Beyonce wowed the crowds and performed all of their famous hits.

Morrissey, Wu-Tang Clan, BB King, Paul Simon and the Chemical Brothers produced dazzling displays.

Surprise guests Radiohead and Brit-pop kings Pulp stunned the crowds – the latter attracting an estimated 30,000 ‘Common People, which is a record for The Park stage.

It would not be Glastonbury Festival without a drop of rain, but revellers endured torrential downpours on Wednesday and Thursday.

It led to the familiar muddy scenes that have become so accustomed with the festival.

The sun finally broke through on Sunday and scorching temperatures gave the spectacle a fitting finale.

As of Sunday, there were 309 reported crimes – up by four from the previous year – and 123 arrests – up from 109 last year.

This year’s event was certainly a special event and here’s hoping the festival comes back bigger than ever after a well-earned break in 2013.

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