BeyonceThree years ago Beyonce had the best seat in the house for a little masterclass in Glastonbury scene-stealing. Hubby Jay-Z was headlining -- an event that had cause consternation in some circle, notably Noel Gallagher's -- and stage-side Beyonce had a perfect position to see what it took to win over the Glasto crowd. On the evidence of Sunday night's set, she must have been taking notes.

With the biggest stadium band on the planet (U2) and the Pyramid Stage's "house band" (Coldplay) Beyonce had enough to contend with without taking into account the fact she was the first woman to headline the festival since Sinead O'Connor in 1991.

Flanked by her all-female band and a quartet of dancers, Beyoncé appeared in a gold-sequined jacket and little else, walking down a staircase to the strains of 'Crazy in Love.' No messing about -- she meant business, especially as the follow-up was 'Single Ladies.' Both signature hits so early?