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Emily Eavis Announces Plastic Bottle Ban From Glastonbury Festival In 2019

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 16 February 2018

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Around 85 tonnes of plastic and cans are recycled after each Glastonbury after being left behind by revellers.

Glastonbury Festival is conspicuous by its absence from the calendar of the British summer of 2018. However, its organiser Emily Eavis revealed that a significant plan is afoot for when the prestigious festival returns next year, announcing that the use of plastic bottles will be outlawed.

Attending the NME Awards in London on Tuesday night (February 14th), where Glasto won the Best Festival Award, Eavis told The Mirror: “Our big mission for next year is banning plastic bottles. We’re in the middle of it at the moment.”

Despite requests to leave the campsite as clean as possible, approximately one million plastic bottles are used and abandoned at the festival site during its five-day run when it is held. Over half of the waste left over at the site is recycled each festival, adding up to 85 tonnes of cans and plastic in 2014 alone.

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It's a good job the weather held up at Glastonbury Festival or Craig David's pristine white outfit might not have remained that way. - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 24th June 2017

Atmosphere in the Arcadia area at Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 24th June 2017

Johnny Depp makes an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd June 2017

Five Sets From Glastonbury Festival Well Worth Re-Watching

By Adam Holden in Music / Festivals on 27 June 2017

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The festival might be over but there's still plenty of performances to watch on catch-up that you might've missed.

There aren't many weekends of the year that most of the country pray for rain, all except the fortuitous 250,000 people that descend on a farm in Glastonbury as most of the country sit at home and watch with what the twitter hashtag describes as #glastoenvy. There are of course some benefits to being an armchair viewer of Glastonbury Festival. The beer is always cold, the toilets are always clean and set clashes are not a concern.

Image caption Foo Fighters headline the Pyramid Stage on Saturday

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The Very Best Set Numbers From Glastonbury Headliner Ed Sheeran

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 26 June 2017

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Ed Sheeran performed a spectacular set on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday.

Ed Sheeran headlined the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival this weekend and you'd be hard-pushed to find a more rocking acoustic set anywhere. To a 200,000 strong crowd, he played a mixture of his biggest hits as well as the lesser known numbers from the likes of 'Divide' and 'X'.

Image caption Ed Sheeran performing back in 2015

It was the perfect way to end the last Glastonbury for two years, with the festival expected to return to Worthy Farm bigger and better than ever before in 2019.

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Barry Gibb performing on Sunday afternoon at Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Sunday 25th June 2017

Crowd shots from the third day at Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Worthy Farm, Mendip, United Kingdom - Saturday 24th June 2017

Johnny Depp Talks About Donald Trump Assassination At Glastonbury

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 23 June 2017

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Depp personally introduced a screening of his film 'The Libertine' at Glastonbury when he made the controversial remarks.

Johnny Depp seemed to threaten the American president Donald Trump with assassination during a brief appearance at Glastonbury Festival.

The 54 year old actor appeared in person to introduce a screening of his 2004 film The Libertine on Thursday (June 22nd), and asked the assembled crowd: “Can you bring Trump here?”

When the people booed him in response, Depp told them: “You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

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Katy Perry And Biffy Clyro Among First Tranche Of Acts Confirmed For Glastonbury 2017

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 30 March 2017

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Glastonbury Festival confirmed an additional 83 acts on top of the three already-announced headliners on Thursday.

Glastonbury Festival has announced the first tranche of artists to be playing at Worthy Farm this year, confirming 83 acts in addition to the three main headliners of Ed Sheeran, Radiohead and Foo Fighters.

Among the dozens of confirmed acts announced on Thursday (March 30th) are some surprisingly massive names, not least in the shape of pop royalty Katy Perry and Scottish rock titans Biffy Clyro who could expect to headline virtually any other festival in the world.

A large number of music veterans and heroes of yesteryear are also scheduled to make appearances. Former Bee Gee Barry Gibb is set to take the traditional Sunday afternoon ‘legend’ slot, filled by Madness, Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton in the previous three editions of Glastonbury.

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The 1975 Speak To Their Generation At Glastonbury After Brexit

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 26 June 2016

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Frontman Matt Healy said ‘Glastonbury stands for everything that our generation wants.’

The 1975 frontman Matt Healy took time out of the band’s Glastonbury set on Saturday (June 25) to speak about his thoughts on the EU referendum result. Dressed in a white flared suit, the singer said he felt the older generation had voted for something that his generation didn't want, causing cheers from the crowd at Worthy Farm.

Image caption The 1975’s Matt Healy.

“This song is about compassion, and loving people, and I feel like as a young person I’ve got a responsibility to say something. What do I know – I don’t f****** know anything, I’m a popstar in a suit,” he said introducing ‘Loving Someone’.

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Glastonbury 2016 To Have First Women Only Venue The Sisterhood

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 05 June 2016

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In a historic move the festival will be offering a space to “all people who identify as women”.

This year’s Glastonbury will feature a venue open to women only for the first time in the festival’s history. Named The Sisterhood, the space will be hidden in the festival’s Shangri-La area and is described as an "intersectional, queer, trans and disability-inclusive space open to all people who identify as women".

Program and line up will be revealed shortly on our FB page! https://t.co/yZgH9Ci901 #sisterhoodshangrila pic.twitter.com/qglbGTcKmR

— The Sisterhood (@join_sisterhood) 4 June 2016

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Coldplay Announce Release Date Of 'A Head Full Of Dreams'

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 06 November 2015

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Chris Martin confirmed that their seventh album will be released on December 4th, and debuted the band's the new single.

Coldplay have revealed the release date of their seventh, and possibly final, studio album, and it’ll be out before the end of 2015.

The band’s lead singer Chris Martin appeared on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 breakfast show on Friday (November 6th) to announce that A Head Full of Dreams will be out on December 4th. Grimshaw also premiered the album’s first single, a summery track entitled ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’.

Image caption Coldplay performing in 2014

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Glastonbury 2016 Tickets Sell Out In Just 30 Minutes

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 04 October 2015

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But who will headline next year’s festival?

Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival have sold out in just 30 minutes. The 118,200 standard tickets went on sale at 9am on Sunday morning (October 4th), at a price of £228 plus £5 booking fee, with eager fans rushing to snap them up in just half an hour.

Coldplay are among the favourites to headline Glastonbury 2016.

A spokesperson for the festival told the BBC, "We have, once again, been staggered by the sheer number of people from around the world who hoped to come to the festival, with demand significantly outstripping supply."

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