Glastonbury 2015: The best bits you missed from Lionel Richie and the Dalai Lama to The Libertines' secret set

It might have rained too much but nothing beats a Pyramid Stage sunset

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Glastonbury is over for another year, with hoardes of weary festival-goers trekking home to their hot showers and comfy beds.

There were the usual dreaded downpours and a fair splattering of mud but with surprise sets, special guest appearances, amazing performances and some of the yummiest food stalls out there, it's the happy memories that will last.

To prepare you for when your mates arrive home excited to share their stories, here are some of the best things you missed at Worthy Farm this weekend:

Florence + The Machine covering the Foos

Not everyone was convinced when Florence was announced as Dave Grohl's replacement but the flame-haired singer more than proved her doubters wrong with a confident and exuberant headline set. She even dropped in a stunning cover of Foos classic "Times Like These" just to prove that she can match the best of 'em.

The Libertines performing a surprise set

Emily Eavis left this one a mystery right until the last moment when Pete Doherty and Carl Barat stormed the Pyramid Stage spraying beer as the surprise act taking Florence's original Friday evening slot.

Fans got a taste of some new tunes as well as a mass sing-along to some much-loved earlier songs before the likely lads finished with "Don't Look Back Into The Sun".

Patti Smith inviting the Dalai Lama on stage

This was just too adorable for words. The Dalai Lama had appeared in the Stone Circle for a talk earlier in the day but made a re-appearance on the Pyramid Stage during the Godmother of Punk's set. Everyone sung "Happy Birthday" ahead of his 80th next week, Patti had written him a poem and he even had a birthday cake.

Kanye declaring himself 'the greatest living rockstar'

Arguably this was more one of the most 'obnoxious' and 'annoying' moments of the festival rather than one of the best, but we're including it just because it wouldn't have been a Kanye gig without some egomaniacal behaviour. It was also really quite amusing. He said it at least three times.

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Kanye West is known for being rather too in love with himself

Everyone heading to Arcadia for the best club night

Think a gigantic 50ft metal spider complete with flame throwers, dancers shooting lightning bolts from their hands and some of the best DJs on earth hiding inside it and you have Arcadia. And it is awesome. 

Lionel Richie drawing the weekend's biggest crowd

Forget Kanye and the rest of the headliners, it's all about the Sunday afternoon 'Legends Slot'. Lionel Richie rivalled Dolly Parton's huge crowd last year by drawing the biggest audience of the whole 2015 festival. That's more than 100,000 people all grooving along to "Dancing On The Ceiling".

The Who rinsing Kanye to close the festival

Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend of The Who just could not resist taking a swipe at "greatest living rockstar on the planet" Kanye West during their Glastonbury headline slot.

"We're going to make a big f**king rebellion; yeah who's the biggest rockstar in the world?" yelled the band's frontman before Townshend launched into an impressive guitar solo and showed Yeezy who's boss.

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Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who close the festival

How beautiful Glastonbury is

Incredible aerial images showed us just how massive tent city really is when everyone arrived last Friday. Now, photos from across the festival have proved that Worthy Farm has got to be one of the most beautiful places to spend a summer's weekend.

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