The Top 10 festival sets … ever?

Radiohead at Glastonbury Festival 2003 by Mike Eccleshall
Radiohead at Glastonbury Festival 2003 by Mike Eccleshall

With a panel that included Dizzee Rascal, Carl Barat, Ricky Wilson, and Larry Love, a national newspaper has published what it reckons are the best 10 festival sets ever - but we want to know yours...

The following 10 were selected by the industry panel, before their final positions were settled via a public vote. The results were published in The Knowledge supplement of The Times on Saturday (23 July). They are…

1. Radiohead, Glastonbury, 1997
2. The Who, Woodstock, 1969
3. Jimi Hendrix, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967
4. Nirvana, Reading, 1992
5. The Rolling Stones, Hyde Park, 1969
6. Pulp, Glastonbury, 1995
7. New Order, Reading, 1998
8. Kevin Rowland, Reading, 1999
9. PJ Harvey, Glastonbury, 1995
10. Iggy Pop, Reading, 1998

Now we want to know your personal favourite ever festival moments to compile an alternative Top 10. It can be from any festival, big or small, north or south, indie or urban…

And to help get your memory firing, here’s 10 of the best that we’ve been privileged to witness (in no particular order):

Blur – Glastonbury, 1998
Metallica – Download, 2004
Embrace – T In The Park, 2000
Muse – V Festival, 2001
Nitin Sawhney – Big Chill, 2003
Primal Scream – Glastonbury, 2003 
Rage Against The Machine – Reading, 1993
Status Quo – Guilfest, 2005
Mark Lanegan – Leeds, 2004
Willie Nelson – Glastonbury, 2000

To put forward your nominations for the best festival set ever, go to the thread on VF’s message boards HERE, or email: We’ll publish the results soon.