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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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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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