Glastonbury is prepared for the arrival of Metallica on a showery Saturday in Somerset.
Metallica is the first metal band to headline. Drummer Lars Ulrich said being asked to play was “the biggest honor”.
The festival was beset by a downpour for an hour, but a predicted lightning storm failed to materialize.
Acts on the main stage so far have included Nick Mulvey, Lana Del Rey and ex-Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.
Classics such as Black Dog were given drastic West African and South East Asian overhauls, but a full-throttle rock version of Whole Lotta Love triggered a crowd surge – even after it took a detour into a violin solo.
Preceding him on the Pyramid Stage, R&B star Kelis also re-tooled some of her most famous songs, giving a jazzy big-band treatment to tracks like Milkshake and A Capella.
Famous faces spotted at the festival include Stella McCartney, Laura Carmichael, Lily James and Bradley Cooper.
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