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Posted on Jun 30, 2014 03:12 pm
So much of the press for this year's Glastonbury has been directed at controversial headliners Metallica. And, while the Bay Area thrash legends might have proved without a shadow of a doubt that heavy metal has it's place at the hallowed British music festival, it's important to remember that there were a whole host of other acts who played at the event. Ultimate-Guitar gives you a run down of some of the other highlights of the weekend.
On before Metallica on the Pyramid stage on Saturday night, the former White Stripes frontman delivered one of the most intense sets of Glasto 2014, running though cuts from his two solo albums, "Blunderbuss" and "Lazaretto," as well as choice cuts from the White Stripes back catalogue. He even threw in a cheeky reference to Metallica's "Enter Sandman" at one point in the set:
Also on the bill on Saturday, Glastonbury veteran Robert Plant returned to the event with an eclectic performance. Drawing from his solo career, as well as featuring reworked cuts from Led Zeppelin, Plant's performance showed the work of an artist who is in the midst of a post-Zeppelin career high. He might have refuted the repeated cries for Stairway from the audience, but the former Led Zeppelin frontman delivered a powerhouse performance:
Manic Street Preachers
Welsh alt-rockers Manic Street Preachers have played at Glastonbury so many times now that they've practically become part of the furniture. As a result, they're a band who has entertaining the Glasto crowd down to a fine art. This year's hits filled performance was as welcome as ever, and featured this blistering version of 1992 hit single "Motorcycle Emptiness":
Aside from Metallica, Dolly's has been the most talked about performance at Glasto 2014. Reportedly drawing more punters to the festival site than The Rolling Stones did last year, the country legend's set crammed in the hits from her extensive back catalogue to the delight of the festival crowd. "Jolene" was the obvious sing along highlight of what was, by all accounts, a blinder of a set: