Glastonbury became "Glastallica" tonight as Metallica headlined the Pyramid Stage. The heavy metal act burst into classic hit Creeping Death after showing a short film poking fun at the controversy their slot has created.
After playing For Whom The Bell Tolls and Wherever I May Roam, frontman James Hetfield told the massive audience the band was "proud" to be able to "represent, shall we say, the heavier side of music".
The air was lit up with red and gold flashing lights as enthusiastic members of the huge crowd headbanged along.
As anticipation built ahead of the Californian four-piece appearing on stage, a film mash-up showing the bandmates dressed in bear costumes shooting at fox hunters was shown on the large screens on either side.
A woman was airlifted from the festival with spinal injuries this afternoon.
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance said the woman was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.
Avon and Somerset Police said there had been 66 arrests and around 110 crimes so far - around a third fewer than this time last year.
– Inspector Liz Hughes
"The festival is going very well so far from our perspective although we're certainly not going to be complacent.
"In the first couple of days we made some positive arrests of people we believe had come with the intent to commit crime.
"However, you still need to be sensible as you continue to enjoy all the entertainment on offer.
"Remember too that if you hold your phones up in the air they are easy to grab so think about leaving the photos and simply enjoying the moment!"
Celebrities like Lana del Rey, Florence Welch, Alexa Chung have been spotted braving the mud at Glastonbury festival after rain and hail subsided.
It's been a rainy day at the Glastonbury Festival where well over a hundred thousand people have been wading through mud to watch some of the biggest names in music from around the world. They're trying not to let the weather hamper their enjoyment, as Bob Cruwys reports...
Metallica is among several big names to headline at Glastonbury Festival today. The veteran rockers are due to perform on the Pyramid stage at 9.45pm, despite calls to ban the group after it emerged front man James Hetfield will narrate a TV series about hunting bears.
Artists Jake Bugg and influential crooner Bryan Ferry will be headlining on the Other and West Holts stage this evening.
Canadian rockers Arcade Fire ensured the first day of main music at Glastonbury ended with a bang tonight as they headlined the Pyramid Stage.
Fireworks went off ahead of their set while several people in the audience let off colourful flares as they played.
Frontman Win Butler told the crowd: "Thank you for the flares. It's pretty amazing. Hope you didn't get arrested."
Lily Allen has performed on Glastonbury Festival's Pyramid Stage when it was powered back up. It was earlier switched off amid lightning in a thunderstorm.
Lightning amid a thunderstorm over Glastonbury Festival saw the organisers switch off the Pyramid Stage during a set my Rudimental.
Rudimental were on stage this evening at Glastonbury when they were forced to cut their performance short due to an electrical storm.
The band tweeted: