Sunday 26th June. Sometime around 5pm. Just imagine. https://t.co/XLsERHQMYv
This year's event may have to be moved for the first time in forty years.
Glastonbury Festival could turn into Gas-tonbury according to new reports suggesting the event may have to be moved away from its usual venue of Worthy Farm due to increasing fears over a gas main running through the site. Let's hope the happy campers don't get too over-excited this year.
Continue reading: Is Glastonbury At Risk From The Gas Main At Worthy Farm?
Eavis said she believe ‘there are enough headliners for at least another 15 years’ of the festival.
Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis has revealed that next year’s line-up is already ’80%’ sorted. Eavis was giving a winter update on the annual festival to the BBC, where she also revealed some exciting new developments that visitors can expect in 2016.
Last year’s headliner, Kanye West.
"We are about 80% of the way there already. We are so lucky at the moment to have so many huge bands touring and wanting to play,” Eavis told the BBC. “That's one of the reasons we are doing a festival in 2017 - we already have the headliners pencilled in for that too, which is unusual."
Continue reading: Emily Eavis Says '80%' Of Glastonbury 2016 Line Up Is Sorted
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’.
Coldplay performing in 2014
Continue reading: Coldplay Announce Release Date Of 'A Head Full Of Dreams'
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."
Continue reading: Glastonbury 2016 Tickets Sell Out In Just 30 Minutes
Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters performing on their long awaited first UK gig since Dave Grohl broke his leg and was forced to cancel Glastonbury at Milton Keynes Bowl at Milton Keynes Bowl, Glastonbury - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom - Saturday 5th September 2015
Kanye West’s speeches never fail to amuse and terrify in equal measure. Here’s our list of his top five most outrageous speeches and public announcements…
In case you missed it, earlier this week, Kanye West announced he plans to run for President of the United States in 2020. This isn’t the first time West has shocked audiences with his outlandish claims so, in celebration of West’s oratory, we’ve compiled a short list of his most wonderfully bizarre speeches to date.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the VMAs in Los Angeles on 30th August.
Continue reading: Kanye West’s VMA 2015 Speech & Four Other Of His Most Bizarre Speeches
The band closed the three day festival last month, having last performed there in 2007.
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 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.
A new study by tech company Withings claims that going to music festivals is a pretty effective form of exercise.
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.
Festival-goers burn an average of 9,000 calories over a three day event, says a new study
Continue reading: Festival-Goers Burn A Huge Amount Of Calories By Dancing And Walking
The 'Air Balloon' singer is said to have collapsed in the VIP area at the festival last weekend, but quickly recovered.
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 Allen was up on her feet for the Wireless Festival in London this weekend
Continue reading: Lily Allen Required Medical Attention After Collapsing At Glastonbury
Kim Kardashian revealed some unheard details about her past during an interview with ‘Rolling Stone’.
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 Kardashian revealed some interesting details about her life in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
Richie played a hit-packed set to over 100,000 revellers at Glastonbury on Sunday, a show that was also televised. Cue people buying 'The Definitive Collection' in their hordes.
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!
Continue reading: Lionel Richie On Course For Number One Album After Glastonbury Show
One audience member’s cry for attention during Kanye’s Glasto performance has been condemned by fans as misogynistic and disgusting.
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 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.
Labour MP Gareth Thomas believes that Glastonbury could be held in an outer London borough in 2023, if it wins a European Capital of Culture bid.
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.
Continue reading: Could Glastonbury Be Moving To London?
Sunday 26th June. Sometime around 5pm. Just imagine. https://t.co/XLsERHQMYv
RT @emilyeavis: Yes! ELO are playing this year's Glastonbury Sunday teatime slot. Can't wait!
We are extremely happy to confirm that @JeffLynnesELO will play the Sunday teatime slot at Glastonbury 2016! https://t.co/dBzskU2eQd
@bbcglasto Sounds like a plan. (Maybe bring a few cameras and microphones? And some crisps.)
Lovely sunset on the farm this evening. You can watch it on the @bbcglasto live webcam… https://t.co/xH76Ye8oXR. https://t.co/ttdUhBsNMk
RT @GlastoCountdown: 145 Days and 19 Hours Until Glastonbury 2016!
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Last night, @BBC6Music broadcast David Bowie's incredible Glastonbury 2000 set. Listen for the next 29 days at https://t.co/q2mzBbQdJF.
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