Stevie Wonder Closes Glastonbury

With emotional rendition of 'Happy Birthday'
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Motown icon Stevie Wonder has closed Glastonbury with an emotional hit laden set.

Of all Glastonbury's traditions, perhaps the best loved is getting an 'oldie' performer to close the event. In the past decade, the likes of David Bowie, Prince and more have ended the festival on a high by trawling through their hits.

This year, Motown icon Stevie Wonder was given the nod. With more Grammy awards under his belt than any other male performer in history, the singer comes with considerable pedigree and remains a sensational live performer.

Following a show in London, the soul legend had a tight live routine. Emerging onstage to huge cheers Stevie Wonder brought out the hits for Worthy Farm, treating a Pyramid Stage crowd to a stunning set.

Opening with 'My Eyes Don't Cry' the singer mixed his 70s social commentary material with those seismic Motown pop cuts. Playing classics such as 'Signed, Sealed And Delivered' the soul legend was on terrific form.

Before 'Living For The City' Stevie Wonder sent out an anti-war message to fans, saying "I believe God is about the perpetuation of life, not the destroying of it". The blind performer then added: "If I could see I could really kick some ass."

"If you're gonna be a hater just go drink some haterade and just die."

The Motown icon paid tribute to his close friend Michael Jackson, just over a year to the day since he died. Stevie Wonder performed 'Human Nature' originally written for the 'Thriller' star.

To close, Stevie Wonder sang 'Happy Birthday' was Glastonbury celebrated its 40th anniversary. The huge crowd joined in, with Michael Eavis appearing onstage to wild applause.


Stevie Wonder played:

'My Eyes Dont Cry'
'Master Blaster'
'We Can Work It Out'
'If You Really Loved Me'
'Higher Ground'
'Dont You Worry 'Bout A Thing'
'Living For The City'
'Human Nature'
'Uptight'
'For Once In My Life'
'Fingertips'
'Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours'
'You Can Feel It All Over'
'I Just Called To Say I Love You'
'Superstition'
'Free'
'Happy Birthday'

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