The festival's organiser Emily Eavis told the BBC that plans were afoot to pay tribute to Prince, as well as to David Bowie.
The festival’s organiser Emily Eavis told the BBC on Wednesday (May 4th) that a metal sculpture in the shape of a lightning bolt, inspired by the iconic cover art of Bowie’s 1973 album Aladdin Sane, will hang above performers on the Pyramid Stage.
Massive acts such as Adele, Coldplay and Muse are set to grace the main stage as headliners at the three day festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset, in late June.
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Adele had previously admitted she was scared of the festival’s huge crowds.
Muse have invited their fellow Glastonbury headliner Adele to join them onstage during their Friday night slot, in a bid to help her overcome her nerves. Adele will headline the festival for the first time on the Saturday evening and has previously said she was scared of performing in front of the huge crowds.
Muse have invited Adele to join them on stage at Glastonbury to help overcome her nerves.
Speaking on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1's Breakfast Show on Wednesday morning (April 13th), Muse frontman Matt Bellamy said: "The best thing for her to do would be to come the night before, watch us and come on and sing a song with us.”
Glastonbury headliner Adele is considering dressing up as Beyonce so she can see Muse and Coldplay perform at the U.K. music festival.
The soul superstar is performing on the iconic Pyramid stage at the event for the first time in June (16), and is planning to go incognito to watch her favourite bands without attracting undue attention.
According to Britain's Daily Star newspaper she told fans at a concert in London on Tuesday (05Apr16),"I'm going to go in disguise. Obviously on stage I'll be me but when I watch Muse and Coldplay I'll be dressed as someone else. Perhaps as Beyonce, although I'd need to get a spray tan and that wouldn't be considered politically correct."
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Corbyn will join Billy Bragg on his Left Field stage at the festival this summer.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accepted an invitation to speak at this year’s Glastonbury Festival from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Mr Corbyn will speak out against plans to renew the controversial Trident programme and call on the government to ban the bomb in front of the crowd of 135,000 music fans.
Jeremy Corbyn will appear at this year’s Glastonbury festival.
A Glastonbury source told The Mirror: “Jeremy has accepted the invitation from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to speak. It’s a fabulous coup for them.” Corbyn will appear alongside festival regular and political activist Billy Bragg on his Left Field stage.
Festival announcement pranks are always the best. At least, we hope it's a prank.
The folks at Glastonbury have an important announcement: Florence Foster Jenkins will perform on the Pyramid Stage for the 2016 festival in the form of a hologram. Yep. You heard us right. The legendary soprano will resurrect her extraordinary vocal prowess once again.
Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant star in 'Florence Foster Jenkins'
What better way to celebrate April Fool's Day than by sharing news that the world's worst opera singer will return from the dead as a special guest this summer? It's been announced that she will join the likes of 2Pac, Bob Marley and Michael Jackson in the ever-growing list of historic holographic performances following the release of the 'Florence Foster Jenkins' biopic starring Meryl Streep which is out this Spring.
Fans of New Order have launched a petition online urging the band to perform its soccer anthem World in Motion at Glastonbury.
The group was confirmed as a festival act on Tuesday (29Mar16) and devotees want to make sure the summer (Jun16) gig in Somerset, England is a memorable one.
They also want retired England soccer star John Barnes to join the band onstage for the performance of the 1990 World Cup tune, which has become one of the nation's most beloved sporting anthems.
Barnes showed off his rapping skills on the track.
Ellie Goulding, LCD Soundsystem, The 1975 and veteran rockers ZZ Top are among the acts added to the line-up for Britain's iconic Glastonbury music festival.
The raft of newly announced acts will join previously disclosed headliners Adele, Muse and Coldplay in playing the event at Worthy Farm, England, which runs from 22 to 26 June (16).
Also added to the bill in Tuesday's (29Mar16) announcement were British grime star Skepta, rockers Foals and The Last Shadow Puppets, Beck and Earth Wind & Fire.
The news was revealed by a post from the official Glastonbury Twitter account, featuring an image of a poster naming the new additions to the line-up which read, "We're pleased to reveal our first Glastonbury Festival 2016 line-up poster (by Stanley Donwood)..."
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The acts that will be joining Adele, Coldplay and Muse this year have been revealed.
Glastonbury has unveiled its first line-up poster for the annual festival, which will take place this year from June 22nd to 26th at Worthy Farm. The newly confirmed acts will join already announced headliners Muse, Adele and Coldplay, with a further 800 acts to be announced on a second poster in the coming weeks.
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The three main headliners might be booked, but there's always 'secret gigs' and surprise guests...
It’s that time of year again: the annual rumour mill of who is going to be making appearances at Glastonbury, plausible or otherwise. Although the three Pyramid Stage headliners have been revealed – Muse on Friday, Adele on Saturday, and Coldplay rounding things off on Sunday – there are literally several hundred other slots to be filled on the numerous other stages.
The Sunday afternoon ‘legends slot’ has also already been confirmed, with ELO set to entertain the crowds. However, there are always rumours flying around during the festival itself as to who’s going to be making low-key, surprise appearances. The reformed Libertines did so last year, appearing at the Pyramid Stage. So, are there any major names that might do this in 2016?
Continue reading: Glastonbury 2016 - Plausible And Implausible Rumours
Barry Gibb is reportedly set to join band Coldplay during their closing slot at Glastonbury Festival.
While the Bee Gees singer had been rumoured to making an appearance previously, he has now allegedly been invited to perform a medley of iconic Bee Gees hits with Chris Martin's group on the Pyramid Stage on June 26 (16) at Worthy Farm.
Barry, 69, is the only surviving member of the Seventies band he founded with his brothers Robin and Maurice Gibb in 1966.
The singer, songwriter and record producer rose to worldwide fame alongside his brothers as one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed groups in the history of popular music.
Continue reading: Barry Gibb 'To Jam With Coldplay At Glastonbury'
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