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Dolly hits back at "miming" claims

Dolly Parton on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Dolly Parton, who wowed the crowds at the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday has hit back at claims that she was miming during her performance.

She told The Sun: "My boobs are fake, my hair's fake but what is real is my voice and my heart."

The 68-year-old drew the biggest crowd of the festival when around 100,000 people flocked to the Pyramid Stage on Sunday to see her sing hits including Jolene and Blue Smoke.

Dolly's fans at Glastonbury Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Parton's spokesman told The Sun: "It's ridiculous to suggest Dolly was miming. She's been performing for more than 60 years - she doesn't need to.

"This should not overshadow what was truly a great gig and accomplished performance. Dolly adored every single moment."

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Mass musical exodus at Glastonbury

The party's over and now the big clean up is underway. Glastonbury 2014 is over and thousands of very tired people began to leave the Somerset site this morning.

But plans are already up and running for next year and Michael Eavis says the headliners for 2015 are booked. Our reporter Laura Makin-Isherwood spent the whole weekend at the festival and has today been witnessing the mass exodus from Worthy Farm.

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Michael Eavis: Headliners booked for Glastonbury 2015

The organiser of Glastonbury has hailed this year's festival as a "great success" and said he already has next year's headliners sorted.

Farmer Michael Eavis said: "Myself, I think I can run another six years, which would take me up to about 50 years.. and then see what happens after that."

Michael collected the Best Festival award in February. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mr Eavis said he remained hopeful that Prince would one day play. "We're always having a go at Prince, but you know it's up to him whether he wants to do it or not.

"Most of the people in the world want to play here so I did ask him to hop on the train and come down to Castle Cary station and I'll show him around the farm some time.

"It hasn't been taken up yet though."

He went on: "We've got three headliners for next year already. And that's without Prince.

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Dolly Parton 'excited' about playing Glastonbury

Country legend Dolly Parton has said she plans to perform in dazzling white - despite the risk of mud - to ensure fans can make her out on the Pyramid Stage.

She said the conditions made her feel at home as she grew up in Tennessee on a farm and has even written a special song about it.

Dolly Parton was given an award backstage at Glastonbury Festival Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

Dolly said was "excited" about playing the festival and could not believe she had never appeared before.

"This is going to be a big deal and because this is the biggest festival in the world, I even wrote a song about the mud, so I'll be doing that in the show," she said.

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Eavis to keep Glastonbury going for 'a few more years'

Michael Eavis is hoping to keep Glastonbury going for "a few more years," the 78-year old farmer who has been running the festival for 44 years said.

"Myself, I think I can run another six years, which would take me up to about 50 years.. and then see what happens after that."

People watch the Manic Street Preachers perform Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Mr Eavis, who organises the mammoth event with his daughter Emily, said he remained hopeful that Prince would one day play.

"We're always having a go at Prince, but you know it's up to him whether he wants to do it or not.

Glastonbury has been hailed as a "great success," despite the mud Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Festival goers watch a laser show and pyrotechnics at the Arcadia arena Credit: REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

"Most of the people in the world want to play here so I did ask him to hop on the train and come down to Castle Cary station and I'll show him around the farm some time.

"It hasn't been taken up yet though."

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Eavis: Metallica 'played like their lives depended on it'

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has hailed this year's festival as a "great success," saying last night's headliners, Metallica, had played "like their lives depended on it".

James Hetfield of Metallica performs. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The veteran rockers performed on the Pyramid stage last night, despite calls to ban the group after it emerged front man James Hetfield will narrate a TV series about hunting bears.

Metallica performs on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The heavy metal act burst into classic hit Creeping Death after showing a short film poking fun at the controversy their slot has created.

Robert Trujillo of Metallica performing on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festiva Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Eavis previously defended the decision to have Metallica as one of this year's three headliners on the Pyramid Stage, saying no other band had ever been so "keen" to play.

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