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What are your favourite ever Glasto sets?

I'm gonna do a top 20, but if you haven't been too many times then of course you might not do quite as many. Good way to fill the post-Glasto void! 

Wiki has a decent reminder of lineups: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glastonbury_Festival_line-ups - some years are pretty incomplete outside big stages though..

I went to 04, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 16 and 17

My top 20 are:

1. Radiohead Pyramid Stage 2017

2. Rolling Stones Pyramid Stage 2013

3. Pulp Park Stage 2011

4. LCD Soundsystem Other Stage 2016

5. Blur Pyramid Stage 2009

6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Pyramid Stage 2009

7. Muse Pyramid Stage 2004

8. Arcade Fire Other Stage 2007

9. Paul McCartney Pyramid Stage 2004

10. Sigur Ros John Peel 2016

11. Chic Pyramid Stage 2017

12. Primal Scream Pyramid Stage 2005

13. British Sea Power Other Stage 2004

14. The Killers New Bands Tent (John Peel) 2004

15. The Chemical Brothers Other Stage 2007

16. Justice West Holts 2017

17. Queens of the Stone Age Other Stage 2011

18. Sergio Mendes West Holts 2013

19. Doves John Peel 2009

20. The XX Other Stage 2011

Despite not spending that long on the Pyramid, a lot of my highlights have been there. I guess a great Pyramid gig is that bit more special. Also a couple of acts in Muse and The Killers who I didn't even think of seeing when they were last at the farm had great gigs earlier on in their careers.

Over to you...

 

 

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1 - Blur (Pyramid, 2009)

2 - Flaming Lips (Other, 2010)

3 - Kate Tempest (West Holts, 2017)

4 - Neil Young (Pyramid, 2009)

5 - Radiohalf (Park Stage, 2010)

6 - Radiohead (Pyramid, 2017)

7 - Mogwai (Park, 2014)

8 - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Pyramid, 2009)

9 - Laura Marling (Pyramid, 2014)

10 - Kate Tempest (Rum Shack, 2014)

11 - Ray Davies (Pyramid, 2010)

12 - PJ Harvey (Other, 2016)

13 - Brian Jonestown Massacre (John Peel, 2014)

14 - Justice - West Holts (2017)

15 - Jurassic 5 - West Holts (2014)

16 - Gaslight Anthem (John Peel, 2009)

17 - Lightning Seeds - Avalon (2010)

18 - Fionn Regan - Park (2010)

19 - Willie Nelson (Pyramid, 2010)

20 - Afriquoi - West Holts (2017)

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I've only been to 3 years so I'll do a short and sweet one:

1) The Killers - John Peel - 2017

2) LCD Soundsystem - Other - 2016

3) Hot Chip - West Holts - 2015

4) Radiohead - Pyramid - 2017

5) Run The Jewels - Pyramid - 2017

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Done 4 years

 

1. Lionel 2015

2. Killers 2017

3. Coldplay 2016

4. Enter Shikari 2015

5. Rolling Stones 2013

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1. The Stones 2013

2. Stevie Wonder 2010

3. Coldplay 2016

4. Chic 2013

5. Chic 2017

6. Faithless 2010

7. Chemical Brothers 2011

8. Lionel Richie 2015

9. Elbow 2011

10. The Prodigy 2009

11. Muse 2010

12. Florence and the machine 2015

13. Dolly 2014

14. Burt Bacharach 2016

15. Jack Johnson 2010

16. The Wailers 2014

17. Shakira 2010

18. The Jacksons 2017 only as I was at the front

19. Hacienda Classical 2017

20. The Who 2015

 

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Only been three years 

 

1) Radiohead - Pyramid 2017

2) LCD Soundsystem - Other 2016

3) Enter Shikari - John Peel 2015

4) The XX - Pyramid 2017

5) Chic - Pyramid 2017

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1. Blur Pyramid Stage 2009

2. Rolling Stones Pyramid Stage 2013

3. Chase and Status West Holts 2011

4. Foo Fighters Pyramid Stage 2017

5. Stevie Wonder Pyramid Stage 2010

6. Pulp The Park 2011

7. Kasabian Pyramid Stage 2009

8. The Specials Pyramid Stage 2009

9. Dolly Parton Pyramid Stage 2014

10. Bruce Springsteen Pyramid Stage 2009

11. Everything Everything Williams Green 2015

12. Chemical Brothers Other Stage 2011

13. Chic Pyramid Stage 2017

14. Wolf Alice John Peel 2014

15. Run the Jewels West Holts 2015

16. John Hopkins The Glade 2015

17. Dizzee Rascal The Pyramid Stage 2010

18. The Eels Other Stage 2011

19. Yeah Yeah Yeahs Other Stage 2009

20. Blood Red Shoes The Queens Head 2010

 

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I'll give you top 5 because I'm lazy:

1. Rolling Stones

2. Stevie Wonder

3. Pulp (the Park)

4Hot Chip (2015)

5. Paul McCartney

 

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1 Rolling Stones 2013

2 Justice 2017

3 Chic 2017

4 Adele 2016

5 Chemical Bros 2015

6 Hot Chip 2015

7 Metallica 2014

8 Chic 2013

9 Foo fighters 2017

10 Bazza 2017

11 Liam Gallagher 2017

12 EZ 2015

13 Dog Blood 2013

14 Arcade Fire 2014

15 Vaccines 2013

16 Jungle 2015

17 Disclosure 2013

 

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1 Portishead 2013

 

 

... and walks away with a smug grin on his face. Case closed, come back at me if you dare...

 

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Chic '13 > Chic '17

LCD '16 and Chic '13 are my two favourites. Blur 09 was also very special.

 

 

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51 minutes ago, BrokenDown said:

7. Pablo honey.

 

I believe this is some sort of local joke.

9.

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1 hour ago, OneLittleFish said:

 

20 - Afriquoi - West Holts (2017)

They were fantastic werent they!!

pj harvey '16 is up there too

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2 minutes ago, Slugworth said:

9.

Dammit. Must try harder.

 

My actual number one set was LCD sound system.

 

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There are a few that stand out to me for different reasons

1 - Imagine Dragons - It was my first year and a band me and my friend went to, to realising how many songs we knew. It was a good atmosphere and epistomised Glastonbury weather as we had rain and sun throughout the set

2 - Kasabian - I just remember seeing all the flares throughout "Fire" and completely understood the difference between seeing a Glastonbury headliner and one at another festival

3 - Dolly Parton - Whilst she was a bit before my time, everyone knows most of her songs. Never seen a crowd like it.

4 - MGMT - A band I had listened to a lot growing up so it was awesome to see them at Glastonbury. Probably the first band I knew a lot about before actually seeing them. 

5 - Rudimental - Their Other Stage headline set was a lot of fun, helped by the fact we had been there for their set that got shut down the year before.

6 - Kanye West - This was helped that one of my friends was SUPER EXCITED to see him. Love him or hate him I think most people thought his set would be interested. Really, really enjoyed iy.

7 - Adele - When the festival got her she was the biggest star on the planet, I don't think that can really be argued. I was hesitant just because I like my headliners to be lively and have a bit of a dance along but she absolutely smashed it and was only topped by one other act since I've been going

8 - Coldplay - I know this isn't going to be a popular one but I thought they were incredible. The visual aspect of the show was like nothing I've seen before and myself and my friends had an amazing 2 hours singing and dancing along.

9 - George Ezra (Ended up seeing him twice as he was a TBA on BBC Introducing, too) - Myself and my friend managed to get really close, in front of the crush barrier (there was SO much space in front of it, is that normal? it was really busy behind it!) so had an amazing view, the closest I've been for any act on the main stages I would say. Loved his old album and his new song "Don't Matter Now" was brilliant.

10 - The Killers - Forgot how many of their songs I knew until their set. Definitely going to have to go to one of their gigs when they're back. The crowd and atmosphere was amazing!

 

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Top 5, because I'm lazy...

1. Bowie, 2000

2. Radiohead, 2017

3. Arcade Fire, 2014

4. LCD Soundsystem, 2016

5. Underworld, 1999

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Too early in the morning for lists but the Flaming Lips from this year has slipped very easily into my top 5, maybe 3.

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So hard to put in order, some are interchangeable, but the top 5 are definite.

1. Flaming Lips - The Park 2017
2. Nick Cave - Pyramid 2013
3. Vintage Trouble - West Holts 2015
4. Rolling Stones - Pyramid 2013
5. Queens of the Stone Age - Other 2011
6. Lucy Rose - Avalon 2013
7. Of Monsters and Men - John Peel 2016
8. Ray Davies - Pyramid 2010
9. Future Islands - John Peel 2017
10. Frank Turner - Other 2015
11. Faithless - Pyramid 2010
12. James - Other 2016
13. Royal Blood - John Peel 2014
14. St. Paul & the Broken Bones - Other 2016
15. The Hives - Other 2013
16. Foo Fighters - Pyramid 2017
17. Levellers - The Glade 2010
18. White Lies - Other 2014
19. Elbow - Pyramid 2011
20. Eels - Other 2011

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Without giving too much thought to it at all.....

 

1  BOWIE (pyramid 2000).

 

Then others that spring to mind... (can't beat a pyramid singalong clearly)

2 Blur (pyramid 2009)

3&4 REM and Radiohead consecutively (pyramid 2003) - can't separate these two, best weekend EVER!

5 Flaming Lips (pyramid 2003) - first time I saw them, bloody great, before Radiohead I think(?!)

6 Macca (pyramid 2004)

7 Brian Wilson (pyramid 2005) - bliss in the sun on the hill.

8 The Stones (pyramid 2013) - but stodgy in the middle

9 Flaming Lips (2010 Other)

10  Killers (2004 JP) - a band perfectly on the cusp of becoming big.

11 Killers (2005 pyramid)

12 The Magic Numbers (2005 JP) - my mates, smashed it.

13 Chic (West holts 2013)

14 The Music (2002 JP, no idea why I enjoyed this so much, 02 was a lame year)

15 Pet Shop Boys (pyramid 2000) - singalong fun

16 Coldplay (2005 pyramid)

17 Stevie Wonder (2010 Pyramid)

18 The Beautiful South (2005 Acoustic) sorry to anyone stood near us.

19 The Wailers (pyramid 2000, 1st band I saw at Glastonbury, bliss in the sun on the hill!)

20 Coldplay (pyramid 2016)

 

If I gave it more thought it would probably be a lot different!

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