Beyonce concludes Glastonbury 2011 in style

Star closes Sunday night with an explosive performance


Beyonce concludes Glastonbury 2011 in style

Photographer:Sara Bowrey

United Kingdom United Kingdom | by Chris Eustace | 26 June 2011

Having kept the huge crowd waiting for 15 minutes, she kicked things off in spectacular style, emerging from her own mini-pyramid to play 'Crazy In Love' as fireworks went off either side of the stage.

Telling the crowd "You're  witnessing my dream, I always wanted to be a rockstar", ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’, ‘Naughty Girl’ and ‘Baby Boy’, featuring a brief cameo from Tricky, followed, with Beyonce getting the crowd to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to her friend Steve.

‘If I Were A Boy’ featured a snippet of Alanis Morrissette's ‘You Oughta Know’, while a cover of Prince's ‘The Beautiful Ones’ segued into Kings Of Leon's ‘Sex On Fire’.

The crowd were asked to sing the first half of ‘Irreplaceable', before a rapturously received medley of former group Destiny's Child's hits, featuring ‘Independent Woman Part 1’, ‘Bootylicious’, ‘Bug-A-Boo’, ‘Say My Name’, ‘Jumpin' Jumpin'’ and ‘Survivor’, as well as Lady Gaga's ‘Telephone’.

The singer then played the cover of Etta James' ‘At Last’ that she sang at President Obama's inauguration, before rounding things off with ‘Run The World (Girls)’ and a closing ‘Halo’, coming down to the crowd barriers at the end of the song, telling the audience that she'd "never forget this."


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