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The Who Reveal They Replaced Prince At Glastonbury As They Claim Headlining Set Was 'Sabotaged'


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A blog post on the official website of legendary rockers The Who has claimed the band’s Glastonbury set was ‘sabotaged’ and that they were drafted in to headline the festival as a last minute replacement for Prince. The entry is thought to have been written by a member of the band’s road crew who worked behind the scenes during the band’s headling set.

The WhoThe Who have claimed their Glastonbury set was ‘sabotaged’.

Giving a full account of the band’s Glastonbury performance, the writer reveals that the headliners were actually a ‘last-months addition to the show, replacing Prince who decided not to come this year’. The band closed out the festival on the Sunday evening, following sets from Patti Smith, Paul Weller and Lionel Ritchie.

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Festival-Goers Burn A Huge Amount Of Calories By Dancing And Walking


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Music festivals: weekends of massive over-indulgence that take a serious toll on your body, most of us believe. Wrongly, as it transpires, as a new study indicates that the average festival attendee ends up burning off a huge number of calories every day through dancing and walking between stages.

According to the NME, a tech company called Withings has published a study claiming that music fans at festivals burn off as much as 9,000 calories over a three-day event, walking over 15 miles in the process. Not sure that quite offsets the effect of treating your body like a dustbin at the same time, but it’s interesting news nonetheless.

GlastonburyFestival-goers burn an average of 9,000 calories over a three day event, says a new study

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Lily Allen Required Medical Attention After Collapsing At Glastonbury


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Lily Allen was reportedly treated by paramedics at Glastonbury after partying a bit too hard over the weekend. The 30 year pop star, who is a regular attendee at the annual music spectacular, received medical attention after collapsing backstage on the Saturday night (June 27th).

According to a report in The Sun on Sunday (July 5th), Lily was with her husband Sam Cooper and a number of friends in the VIP area when she passed out having sat down on the grass to take a breather. Witnesses told the paper that she was “out of it” for about 45 minutes, as concerned friends took her to a nearby car and called paramedics, who after supplying her with oxygen decided that she needed no further attention.

Lily AllenLily Allen was up on her feet for the Wireless Festival in London this weekend

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Kim Kardashian On Her Sex Tape, Caitlyn Jenner’s Secret & Briefly Living With O.J. Simpson


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Kim Kardashian has revealed some pretty juicy details about her life, including discovering Caitlyn Jenner’s secret, her father’s relationship with O.J. Simpson and how Paris Hilton responded when Kardashian’s sex tape was leaked. Kardashian discussed these aspects of her life during an interview for the cover of next month’s Rolling Stone magazine. They’ve released a few excerpts of the interview before the issue is released on Friday (3rd July).

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian revealed some interesting details about her life in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.

Read More: On Cellulite, Selfies And The Objectification Of Women: What We Learnt From Kim Kardashian's Commonwealth Club Of California Talk.

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Lionel Richie On Course For Number One Album After Glastonbury Show


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Soul legend Lionel Richie could be headed back to the top of the charts, with the news that one of his compilation albums has received a massive sales boost on the back of his Glastonbury performance at the weekend.

The 66 year old singer played the Pyramid Stage on Sunday afternoon, in front of what was later confirmed as the biggest crowd of the entire festival. His hit-packed show was also televised on the BBC, making for probably the most well-received set of the entire weekend.

It transpires that the public has been snapping up his 2003 The Definitive Collection in their droves, with the compilation in the top spot in the midweek charts announced on Wednesday (July 1st). It’s a jump of 103 places!

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Glastonbury Reveller Criticised For Trying To Shame Kim Kardashian With Sex Tape Flag During Kanye West's Set


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A Glastonbury audience member has been criticised online for flying a flag showing a still from Kim Kardashian’s sex tape during Kanye West’s headlining set. Kardashian, who is four months pregnant, attended her husband’s Pyramid Stage set at the British festival on Saturday night and later called it the ‘craziest show ever’ on twitter.

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian appear on the flag of one audience member at Glastonbury on Saturday.

The flag showed a still from the tape, which featured Kardashian and her former partner Ray-J and was leaked without the reality star’s consent in 2007. The flag also had the words “Get Down, Girl, Get Head Get Down,” written across it.

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Could Glastonbury Be Moving To London?


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Could the Glastonbury Festival one day be moving to London? An idea to temporarily relocate the legendary festival has been floated by Labour MP Gareth Thomas, who has suggested that the British capital would host it for one year in 2023 if London won the bid for European Capital of Culture.

Thomas, the MP for Harrow West, is campaigning to be selected as the party’s mayoral candidate. He suggested that Epping Forest or Hackney Marshes could be considered as one-off site for the festival, according to a report by The Independent.

He would push for a special edition of Glastonbury as part of a series of “pop-up” arts and culture events throughout London, even the outskirts, during 2023, if he were elected as Mayor.

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Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 5

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Mixed Reviews, Lots Of Lights And A Stage Invader! It's Kanye West At Glastonbury


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Last night US rapper Kanye West headlined Glastonbury, Britain’s most iconic music festival, in a decision which was controversial even by standards set in recent years (remember all those Metallica nay sayers?). But now that it’s all over, just what did the Glastonbury audience make of Yezzus on the Pyramid stage?

Kanye WestKanye West on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage on Saturday.

With a stage set which featured nothing more than a ceiling made up of a few hundred lightbulbs, Kanye West took on Glastonbury solo, opening up with the very appropriate ‘Stronger’. But it wasn’t long until some drama went down, as midway through the third song Kanye fell victim to a stage invader, later identified as comedian Lee Nelson.

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Nick Grimshaw - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 4 at Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Sunday 28th June 2015

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The Libertines Play Secret Set Of Old And New Material On Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage


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The Libertines were the very welcomed surprise on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage yesterday evening, filling in the empty slot left when Florence + The Machine stepped up to headline in place of Foo Fighters. The reunited four piece, who will soon be releasing their third album, treated the crowd to a mix of classic tracks and some new material during the performance, which began at around 8.30pm.

The LibertinesThe Libertines’ Peter and Carl sharing the mic at Glastonbury.

Minutes before the band appeared on stage a banner featuring the artwork of their 2002 debut album Up the Bracket was unveiled, announcing their imminent arrival. Both the band and Glastonbury organisers managed to keep the appearance a secret until the last minute, with the group landing at the site via helicopter just hours before.

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China Issues Warning to Glastonbury Festival over Dalai Lama


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China has issued a warning to the Glastonbury Festival organisers over their booking of the Dalai Lama. The Tibetan spiritual leader is to give a talk at this weekend's festival to promote a message of "compassion, non-violence and the oneness of humanity."

Dalai LamaDalai Lama's booking at the Glastonbury Festival has caused a stir in China

However, officials in China have warned that the Eavises' booking is tantamount to offering the Dalai Lama a platform to "engage in anti-China splittist activities," Reuters reports. The leader is not scheduled to meet with officials in Britain, though China nevertheless is concerned that he may be intent on promoting his wish for an autonomous Tibet in the UK.

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