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A minute's silence held at Glastonbury in memory of Manchester and London terror attack victims

A minute silence has been held at the start of Glastonbury Festival. Photo: PA Images

A minute's silence has been held at Glastonbury Festival in memory of the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

A crowd gathered in front of the Pyramid stage to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 22 May.

New Order's Peter Hook, whose daughter attended the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester where 22 people died, introduced the silence.

Please can we use it as a chance to send our hopes and our prayers for love, life and freedom - the things that we are here to celebrate. We send our sympathies to everyone affected by the events in London and Manchester and everyone affected in Grenfell Tower. God bless you all, thank you.

– Peter Hook

As the silence finished, there was a huge round of applause and Happy Mondays singer Rowetta declared: "Glastonbury, you got the love. Now let's get this party started!"

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