England’s annual summer music rite – the Glastonbury Music Festival — returned to Hyde Park recently with a superstar lineup that included Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Public Enemy, Smashing Pumpkins, The Lumineers, Primal Scream, and show-stopping closers The Rolling Stones.
For the first time since 1969, The Rolling Stones rocked the 70,000-plus Glastonbury crowds with hits like “Tumbling Dice,” “Sympathy for The Devil,” “Gimme Shelter” and the new single “Doom And Gloom.”
Here are the Top 5 Moments from Glastonbury 2013, according to fans and news outlets across the globe:
5. Public Enemy’s Ferosh Set: Before revving up fans with hits like “Fight the Power” and “Don’t Believe the Hype,” Chuck D raged, “What is this b******* about people cheering for a hologram?” referring to Coachella’s virtual Tupac Shakur in 2012. “We have real rappers!”
4. Royal Spotting: It’s not a party without an appearance by Prince Harry, who was reportedly seen Saturday night. Regular fest-goer Kate Moss was also on site and so were Sienna Miller and Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.
3. Haim and the Arctic Monkeys: The Los Angeles sister act delivered a smashing performance of “Falling” and the Monkeys oozed style and hair gel while performing “R U Mine” and more hits.
2. Crowd-Surfing Baby: Spectators were gobsmacked when the fest’s tiniest fan was seen floating atop a crowd in a baby buggy covered with a rain tarp. The Guardian reports that cries of “Oh, that’s his dad on stage!” made the surreal sight slightly less shocking.
1. Mick and Keef: “Mick Jagger was just jumping up and down for two hours straight. It blew our expectations out of the water,” Dougy Mandagi, frontman for Temper Trap who opened for the legendary rockers, told Australia’s Faster Louder magazine.
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