Sunday at Glastonbury Festival 2013

Space Ritual

First stop on a glorious Glastonbury Sunday is the Spirit of '71 Stage where Space Ritual, fronted by ex-Hawkwind sax player Nik Turner, are playing from 3pm-4pm. Turner isn't the only Hawkwind alumni on stage as guitarist Mick Slattery, drummer Terry Ollis and keyboardist Thomas Crimble all featured in early Hawkwind line-ups.


Waiting for Space Ritual | Spirit of '71 Stage

The band delivers an hour of driving space rock and seem to be enjoying themselves as much as we are. Adding to the fun is dancer Ms Angel who has a new costume for every song, including a huge pair of gold wings that she wears for the cover of the Turner-penned Hawkwind classic Brainstorm. Andrew Kerr, who has a long association with the festival and who co-organised Glastonbury Fayre in 1971, appears stage-side for the last few tracks and gets a cheery welcome from Turner.

Public Image Limited

It's a short walk to the Other Stage next to see Public Image Limited. It's a first for both PiL and John Lydon himself as neither have performed at the festival before.

Speaking about PiL's appearance before the festival, John Lydon said: "What a great chance for The Rolling Stones and Michael Jagger to see Public Image Ltd and Johnny Rotten at Glastonbury. Hugs and Kisses baby Rockers.

Come the day, the field is packed, John Lydon is full of passion and bravado and the band treat us to a set full of PiL hits including opener This Is Not a Love Song, Death Disco, Public Image and Rise.

Xavier Rudd

Later, I opt for semi-aimless wandering as the festival draws to a close. Simon Evans in the Cabaret Tent is very funny and I catch snatches of The Beat at William's Green, System 7 on the Spirit of '71 Stage and Bobby Womack on the West Holts Stage.

I leave West Holts, walk through the Field of Avalon and hear some really high-energy drumming coming from the Avalon Tent. I wander in and there's a guy on the stage surrounded by didgeridoos, guitars and various drums and percussion instruments.

As the set progresses, I'm completely blown away by the musicianship and intensity of the songs. I ask the guy next to me who's playing and find out its Xavier Rudd. The energy in the tent is amazing and I have the melody of one song, Spirit World, going round and round in my head for the rest of the night. As festival closing acts go, they don't get much better than Mr Rudd.

Main stage running orders and video highlights

Click the links below to view the artist's highlights video at the BBC's website.

Pyramid Stage

Bassekou Kouyate, First Aid Kit, Rufus Wainwright, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Rogers Interview, Vampire Weekend, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Mumford & Sons, Mumford & Sons interview

Other Stage

Zulu Winter, The Heavy, Stornoway, I Am Kloot, Public Image Limited, Of Monsters and Men clip 1 / clip 2, Editors, Smashing Pumpkins, The XX

West Holts Stage

Riot Jazz, Matthew E White, Dub Colossus, The Congos, Ondatropica, Sergio Mendes, Lianne La Havas, Bobby Womack

Park Stage

Rozi Plain, The Pictish Trail, Stealing Sheep, Tim Burgess, Laura Mvula, Michael Kiwanuka, Steve Mason, Cat Power clip 1 / clip 2

John Peel Stage

The Dancers, The Bots, Suuns, Deap Vally, Villagers clip 1 / clip 2, Tom Odell, Jessie Ware clip 1 / clip 2, James Blake, Tyler, The Creator & Earl Sweatshirt, Phoenix