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Glastonbury clean-up begins as 175,000 people leave site

For the past five days it has been home to some 175,000 people, but today the clean-up operation of Glastonbury Festival 2014 begins.

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Metallica roar into Glastonbury as act welcomed

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".

James Hetfield (left) and Kirk Hammett of Metallica Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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.

Robert Trujillo of Metallica performing on the Pyramid Stage Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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