BBC - Beyonce - BBC Glastonbury Festival - 2011

Steve Lamacq

16:00 – 19:00 // In the studio next is Marc Riley

Wed 22nd June – Sun 26th June 2011

Worthy Farm, Pilton

Beyoncé

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Irreplaceable

Sunday night's Pyramid Stage has never quite seen a headliner like Beyoncé. The former Destiny's Child singer watched from side of stage as husband Jay-Z blew Noel Gallagher and half of Pilton away with an extraordinary set three years ago, and returned in 2011 to take on Glasto for herself.

The Texan's stunning entrance confirmed that Knowles knows how to put on a show, and one of the biggest crowds the Pyramid stage has ever seen were delighted to be greeted by Sasha at her fiercest. This set, peppered with Prince and Kings Of Leon covers alongside the biggest hits of Beyoncé's career will be remembered long after the grass has re-sprouted on the fields of Worthy farm.

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Set list Powered by Songkick

  • 1.

    Crazy In Love

  • 2.

    Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

  • 3.

    Naughty Girl

  • 4.

    Baby Boy feat. Tricky

  • 5.

    Happy Birthday

  • 6.

    Best Thing I Never Had

  • 7.

    End Of Time

  • 8.

    If I Were A Boy

  • 9.

    Sweet Dreams

  • 10.

    Why Don't You Love Me

  • 11.

    Why Don't You Love Me (reprise)

  • 12.

    The Mamas

  • 13.

    The Beautiful Ones

  • 14.

    Sex On Fire

  • 15.

    1+1

  • 16.

    Irreplaceable

  • 17.

    Independent Women

  • 18.

    Bootylicious

  • 19.

    Bug A Boo

  • 20.

    Telephone

  • 21.

    Say My Name

  • 22.

    Jumpin' Jumpin'

  • 23.

    Survivor

  • 24.

    At Last

  • 25.

    Run The World (Girls)

  • 26.

    Halo

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Reviews

Beyonce at Glastonbury 2011

The Guardian 26 June

It's a pretty gobsmacking opening that leaves you wondering what she's going to do next...

Beyonce At Glastonbury 2011 - Review

NME 26 June

Along with the likes of Plan B, Tinie Tempah and Jessie J, Beyonce proved that - in terms of Glasto moments on the big stages at least - this was the year of pop.

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    Nice to see a superstar genuinely excited by a new experience. Can't happen to her very often if at all these days. Great show (I watched from the comfort of my sofa), and seems a genuinely nice person.

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    Ha Ha Ha could not stop laughing after watching Beyonce perform Zane Low looking really stuck for word and very uncomfortable while the other performer chatted on about how good it was.
    Glastonbury....SELL OUT with no SOUL
    Next will be Ndubz and some wanna be boy band

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    Comment number 3.

    Glastonbury is the new Las Vegas (Beyonce! oh dear)....very safe acts headlining and I thought it was all a bit lack lustre this year....unlike when I used to go and it was not that long ago. I can't think of one band that blew me away, I can take or leave U2, they have a big following and do a reasonable job, the set was OK but nothing to get too excited about. I do like Fleet Foxes but I don't think their set will go down in history as a memorable one...it was just OK. Saturday was not bad (apart from Coldplay....another safe act who were so borrrrrrring), I thought that Elbow were below par and not as good as their previous performances at Glasto, the Horrors were good though plus Battles (strange band). Laura Marling was probably the stand out set on Sunday plus Hurts who were surprisinlgy good. Finally I have never been able to understand the appeal of Mumford & Sons and Paolo Nutini, the later has made it fairly big and why this has happened is a complete mystery to me....maybe someone can enlighten me?

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    Sorry but I thought it was rubbish and not what Glastonbury is supposed to be about!! Zane Lowe's reaction was priceless and spot on!!

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    Comment number 5.

    This is, without any doubt, the worsted Glastonbury I’ve ever seen. These ‘middle of the road’ performers will turn this once great festival into ‘Top of the Pops Live’. Having said that the mock-rock band (U2) on Friday were dire. The bass player and drummer looked like bored session musicians.
    Get Jools Holland’s team to sort out the 2013 line up.

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    Comment number 6.

    Typical of the BBC not to mention a huge 50 foot balloon bearing the words" U pay tax 2"
    at Glastonbury. Unlike the rest of the country,their CSE grade social(ist) engineers don't think it's newsworthy?

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    Comment number 7.

    Beyonce's performance was absolutely amazing. Not sure how Zane Lowe can not appreciate that when some of the music he showcases on his show is utter rubbish. Glasto looked amazing as ever and with Beyonce headlining, I so wish I had been there.

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    Comment number 8.

    in reply to hurdguryman ,were you watching a diferent festival.colplay were without doubt the best entertainment of this year.ihad my personal favourites which always biases things ,but the buz next day after coldplay was so noticable that i have to disagree with you.

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    Comment number 9.

    i was there in front row right in the middle !! i also drew a picture of her that went backstage hope she got it ... SHE WAS BEYOND ANY MUSIC ACT IVE EVER SEEN THE DEPTH OF EMOTION AND IMPCAT OF VOICE WAS INCREDIBBLE TO BE THERE AND EXPERIENCE THE LOVE SHE HAD FOR WHAT SHE CREATED WAS AMAZING WE WIL NEVER FORGET IT !! THANKYOU BEYONCE !

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    Comment number 10.

    I am literally gob smacked at the comments here, no matter what genre Beyonce is from, not every artist in the world can get 150K+ people as excited as she did nor build up the energy, excitement and amazement that she managed to do - all whilst dancing in heels! But thats besides the point, what stood out most is her amazing voice and talent. Its about time people stopped being so snobby about music and learn to accept that popular music doesn't always mean manufactured rubbish.

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