Beyonce Debut Closes Glasto

GLASTONBURY, UK (VIP NEWS) — US singer Beyonce made her debut at Glastonbury, bringing the three-day festival to a close.

She headlined the main Pyramid Stage, making her one of a handful of women to do so over the past 40 years.

Beyonce played all her biggest hits and a medley of Destiny's Child songs and got a great reception from the crowd.

The 29-year-old opened her set with Crazy In Love and afterwards told the audience: "I want you all to know right now you're witnessing my dream."

"I always wanted to be a rock star and tonight we are all rock stars," she added.

But there was no appearance on stage from her husband Jay-Z, who headlined Glastonbury in 2008.

The couple were spotted watching Coldplay perform on Saturday and there were rumours Jay-Z may join her on stage.

It is believed Beyonce has spent the last three weeks in the UK, at a rehearsal studio in London. She is supported on stage by backing singers The Mamas.

Beyonce arrived on stage to a burst of fireworks and her first words to the crowd were: "Glastonbury, are you ready?"

Her 90-minute set included all her signature songs, including Single Ladies, Independent Women, Halo and If I Was A Boy.

But she also paid homage to several other artists, with her own versions of Alanis Morissette's You Oughta Know, the Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams and Kings of Leon's Sex On Fire.

She was joined on stage by Bristolian artist Tricky for Baby Boy.

Beyonce was something of a controversial headline choice for some fans who think it's further indication that Glastonbury is becoming more mainstream.

Jay Z's announcement as a headliner at a predominantly rock music festival two years ago, sparked a debate over rap music's place at Glastonbury – spearheaded by Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher.

Suzanne Vega, who was the first woman to headline at Glastonbury in 1989, headlined on the acoustic stage at the same time as Beyonce.

Elsewhere on the site, artists like Plan B, Paul Simon and Brit winner Laura Marling played to crowd basking in some hot sunshine.

After a wet start to the weekend, it's estimated temperatures reached up to 25C on Sunday.

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