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Sunday 31 August 2014

Glastonbury braced for Stones debut

Published 29/06/2013 | 07:07

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Rolling Stones fans look forward to seeing their idols at Glastonbury

The Arctic Monkeys thrilled Glastonbury festival-goers when they took to the Pyramid Stage as the Friday headliners.

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The Sheffield rockers delighted the crowds with songs including Crying Lightning, as well as tracks from their new album, like She's Thunderstorms.

There was no surprise that I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor proved the biggest hit of the night, with dancing duly carried out by the tens of thousands who crammed into the field to see the set.

Kathleen Pavey, 17, from Bristol, said: "They've been really good at getting the crowd going - but we would have preferred to hear more of the older songs."

Rapper Dizzee Rascal had preceded the band, performing such crowd pleasers as Bonkers.

On the Other Stage, trip hop act Portishead headlined, the voice of Beth Orton providing a more relaxed and refined atmosphere than that at the frenetic Pyramid Stage.

Revellers staying up until the early hours were also being given the chance to see Radiohead singer Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace performing a secret set that did not appear on the official line up.

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