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Blur are Glastonbury's best

Blur's headlining show at last year's Glastonbury Festival has been named the best performance at the music event in the past 40 years, as voted for by BBC 6 Music radio listeners.
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Blur's headlining slot at Glastonbury last year has been voted the best performance at the festival in 40 years.

BBC 6 Music radio presenter Lauren Laverne revealed the British indie group - which consists of Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree - took first place for their 2009 reunion show.

The poll - which was voted for by listeners of the British radio station - felt the group's performance was better than Coldplay's 2000 set and Pulp's 1995 show.

Radiohead came second and third for their 1997 and 2003 slots respectively.

Despite coming second, Blur have claimed in the past that they could not hear themselves while on stage due to a monitor problem.

Other artists to make it into the top 20 acts of the last 40 years included David Bowie, REM and Morrissey.

Glastonbury 2010 takes place this weekend and Blur's lead singer Damon will again be performing but as part of his virtual band Gorillaz.

BBC 6 Music listeners' top 20 Glastonbury performances:

1. Blur - 2009

2. Radiohead - 1997

3. Radiohead - 2003

4. Pulp - 1995

5. David Bowie - 2000

6. Orbital - 2004

7. Coldplay - 2000

8. The Cure - 1990

9. REM - 2003

10. Elbow - 2004

11. Johnny Cash - 1994

12. Jeff Buckley - 1995

13. The Chemical Brothers - 2000

14. Robert Plant and Jimmy Page - 1995

15. Manic Street Preachers - 1999

16. Morrissey - 2004

17. Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros - 1999

18. Portishead - 1998

19. Beastie Boys - 1994

20. Suede - 2003

Posted on 24 Jun 2010 16:30 to category : Music News

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