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Adele headlined the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night of the 2016 Glastonbury Festival. She impressed the crowds performing songs from her most recent album '25' as well as tracks from '21' and '19'. Worthy Farm Pilton, Glastonbury Somerset, United Kingdom - Saturday 25th June 2016

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Adele

Ellie Goulding seen wandering around backstage at Glastonbury Festival 2016. The singer decided to come to the festival early to take in a bit of the festival atmosphere. Celebrity Sightings - Day 2 at Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 25th June 2016

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Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding

Adele headlined the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night of the 2016 Glastonbury Festival. She impressed the crowds performing songs from her most recent album '25' as well as tracks from '21' and '19'. Worthy Farm Pilton, Glastonbury Somerset, United Kingdom - Saturday 25th June 2016

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Adele

As the mud deepened, spirits were still high at Glastonbury Festival 2016. Wellies, shorts and fancy dress are all part of the standard attire for the festival. Day 2 at Worthy Farm Pilton, Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 25th June 2016

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Atmosphere and Guest
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Atmosphere and Guest

Jess Glynne performed on the Pyramid Stage in one of the afternoon slots on the Friday at Glastonbury Festival 2016. The singer was all smiles as she wore a sparkly green suit on stage. Glastonbury, UK - Thursday 23rd June 2016

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Jess Glynne

Poppy Delevingne holding hands with her husband James Cook backstage at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival. Celebrity Sightings at Glastonbury Festival Worthy Farm - Friday 24th June 2016

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Poppy Delevingne

In these general Atmosphere shots, workers and volunteers are seen trying to set up Glastonbury Festival as quickly as possible after a delayed start due to flooding. At Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Friday 24th June 2016

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Professor Green was one of the many celebrities seen wandering around backstage on the first day of Glastonbury Festival 2016 - Somerset, United Kingdom - Friday 24th June 2016

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Blur frontman Damon Albarn played a standout set at Glastonbury Festival with The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians. Worthy Farm, Pilton Friday 24th June 2016

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Damon Albarn and The Orchestra Of Syrian Musicians
Damon Albarn and The Orchestra Of Syrian Musicians
Damon Albarn and The Orchestra Of Syrian Musicians

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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Rio Ferdinand - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Celebrity Sightings at Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th June 2015

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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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Pete Townshend and The Who - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 5 - Performances at Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Sunday 28th June 2015

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Pete Townshend and The Who
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Pete Townshend and The Who

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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Will Young - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 5 at Glastonbury Festival - Somerset, 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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Glastonbury May Have To Move Site In The Future, Says Michael Eavis


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Glastonbury has become one of the key dates in Britain’s social calendar over the last ten years, but a major shake-up of the festival could be on the horizon. Michael Eavis, the founder and organiser of the annual musical celebration, has admitted that it may have to move location in the future.

With just a week to go until the 2015 edition, which will see headline performances by Florence + The Machine, Kanye West and The Who, 79 year old Eavis told Sky News on Friday (June 19th) that he does not own the entire site and, as a result, is finding it increasingly difficult to get the requisite commissions to stage the event each year.

Michael EavisMichael Eavis admits Glastonbury may have to re-locate in the future

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Florence + The Machine Confirmed As Replacing Foo Fighters In Glastonbury Headlining Slot


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Florence and the Machine has been confirmed as heading Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage on Friday June 26th, after Foo Fighters were force to withdraw from the festival. Dave Grohl’s band made the announcement that they’d be giving up their headlining slot yesterday, due to the frontman fracturing his leg at a concert in Sweden last Friday.

Florence and the MachineFlorence + The Machine is your new Glastonbury headliner.

“We’re very pleased to announce that Florence + The Machine will play the Friday night Pyramid headline slot, which Foo Fighters were forced to withdraw from yesterday,” Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis said in a statement.

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Foo Fighters Cancel Glastonbury Headline Appearance


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It’s the news that many Glastonbury goers have been dreading: Foo Fighters have indeed cancelled their Friday night headline appearance at the festival later this month, in addition to their two massive Wembley gigs this weekend and Murrayfield Stadium gig, because of Dave Grohl’s leg break earlier in June.

A statement from the band on Tuesday afternoon read: “Due to injuries sustained in Dave Grohl's fall from the stage during Foo Fighters' June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, doctors have required the cancellation of the remainder of the band's dates in the UK and Europe. After undergoing surgery Monday, Dave's full recuperation time is still to be determined.”

Dave GrohlDave Grohl just before the accident in Gothenburg

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Special European Performances From Laura Mvula And Keane To Screen At Glastonbury 2015 [Videos]


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While Glastonbury 2015 will provide us all with endless live entertainment on the various stages, there are some shows that are just worth re-visiting, and thus, immortalising in film. Laura Mvula and Keane are among them, and they'll have their very own European concerts screened at the cinema tent later this month.

Laura Mvula stillLaura Mvula's Amsterdam performance to screen at Glastonbury

It's a busy five days what with all the musical talent and other stuff going on around the site, but one of the top areas to visit this year is the Pilton Palais Cinema Marquee. As well as showing some classic movies like 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', 'The Phantom of the Opera' and 'Bladerunner', through the week there'll be newer stuff on like 'The Theory Of Everything', 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' and 'Whiplash'. But also, with it being a music festival and all, this will be your chance to see some more live music action.

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Glastonbury's Emily Eavis Reveals She Received Death Threats Over Kanye Booking


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With a little under a month to go before it kicks off, probably the most talked-about thing about Glastonbury 2015 has been the booking of Kanye West for the Saturday night headline slot. In a new interview, the festival’s chief organiser Emily Eavis has revealed that she has received death threats as a result.

Speaking with The Times, Eavis, 36, who runs the festival with her father Michael, stood proudly by their decision to book the rapper to headline the Pyramid Stage, but said that some of the abuse they’ve received has been “just horrible”.

Michael EavisMichael and Emily Eavis, the father-daughter team behind Glastonbury

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Stephen Hawking To Appear At Glastonbury


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Glastonbury is famous for very many things – stone circles, crusty hippies and loud music – but almost certainly not for science. However, a reputation for serious thought might start developing with the news that Stephen Hawking is to make an appearance at this year’s festival.

Glasto’s official Twitter account confirmed that the world-renowned professor, whose life was recently the subject of the Oscar-winning movie The Theory of Everything, will be appearing at the Kidz Field. He’ll be part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the creation of that area of the festival, which is aimed at children aged 12 or under.

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking will make an appearance at Glastonbury

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Third Glastonbury Headliner To Be Announced On June 1st


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It looks like Glastonbury is going to keep the speculation about its third and final headliner going pretty much right up until the festival itself. Michael Eavis, the owner of Worthy Farm where the three-day event is held, has revealed that the announcement will come on June 1st.

The NME reported that Eavis was speaking at an event at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum on Tuesday evening (April 21st), describing the history of the prestigious festival. It was when he was talking to attendees and posing for pictures afterwards that he made the revelation – adding that the artist would be a “big one”.

GlastonburyA shot of the crowd at Glastonbury 2014

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Glastonbury 2015 Line Up Revealed


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The (almost) complete line-up for this year’s Glastonbury has been revealed by the festival’s organisers – except for the third and final headliner on the Sunday night.

The likes of Florence + The Machine, Pharrell Williams and The Chemical Brothers are among the picks of the main body of the festival, and they’ll join the already announced headliners Foo Fighters (on Friday) and Kanye West (on Saturday). Lionel Richie has also been confirmed in the traditional Sunday afternoon ‘legend’ slot.

Florence WelchFlorence + The Machine is just one of dozens of acts to be confirmed as playing at Glastonbury 2015

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Online Petition To Cancel Kanye West's Glastonbury Performance Proves Surprisingly Popular


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Love him or hate him – and it really is one or the other, it seems – Kanye West at Glastonbury story has certainly got people talking about him more than ever before. While some are hailing the decision to make him the Saturday night headliner at the legendary festival, many others were left dismayed and even angry at the booking.

One disappointed ticketholder even went as far as to create an online petition at Change.org, just a few hours after Monday’s (March 16th) announcement. Neil Lonsdale, a lucky ticketholder for the 2015 festival, has attracted over 10,000 signatures for his petition as of Tuesday evening.

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Kanye West has proven to be a divisive choice for Glastonbury headliner

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Kanye West Announced As Headliner For Glastonbury 2015


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Kanye West will headline the Glastonbury Festival 2015, taking to the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night. The hip-hop megastar joins rockers Foo Fighters, who were previously announced for Friday. AC/DC, Noel Gallagher and Taylor Swift remain favourites for the Sunday slot.

Glastonbury FestivalKanye West has been confirmed to headline the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday night

There had been plenty of speculation regarding Kanye's potential appearance at the festival and the news has now been confirmed on the festival's website.

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Kanye West To Headline Saturday Night At Glastonbury


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Kanye West has been unveiled as the second headline act for Glastonbury 2015. The controversial hip-hop artist will top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night, joining Friday’s headliners Foo Fighters. The third and final headliner for Sunday has not yet been confirmed.

Strong rumours emerged earlier on Monday (March 16th) that West was getting the prestigious Saturday night spot, and this was confirmed via the official Glastonbury Twitter feed and by the festival’s organiser, Emily Eavis.

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Kanye West will headline Glastonbury

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Lionel Richie To Headline Glastonbury Music Festival 2015


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At 65-years-old Lionel Richie will make his Glastonbury Festival debut as he has been confirmed as the headline act in the coveted Sunday evening slot in June 2015, which is always reserved for music's biggest stars.

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Richie will play in the Sunday evening slot at the music festival

Richie burst onto the music scene as a member of the Commodores, but in 1982 he ventured out as a solo artist and eventually carved out one of the most successful careers ever, selling more than 200 million albums worldwide and winning four Grammy Awards.

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Could Diana Ross Play At Glastonbury 2015?


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Diana Ross is reportedly in talks with the organisers of Glastonbury Festival to perform there next year. If confirmed, she’ll be playing the famous ‘legends slot’ on Sunday afternoon on the Pyramid Stage.

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Could Diana Ross be heading for Glastonbury next year?

An insider source told The Sun “it won’t be cheap but she’s worth every penny. She still tours around the world and puts on a fantastic show.”

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Dolly Parton's Glastonbury Dog & 5 Other Celebrity Acts Of Kindness


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Dolly Parton has offered to take the dog found at the Glastonbury Festival home with her. Dolly the Dog, named after Parton who was headlining at the festival, was discovered abandoned during the clean-up operation.

Dolly PartonDolly Parton headlined at Glastonbury this year.

Read More: Dolly Parton Goes TO Glastonbury, Gets A Tonne Of Fans And Maybe Even A Dog.

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Q.1) Did Dolly Parton Mime At Glastonbury? Q.2) Should We Care?


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Dolly Parton has been hit with accusations that she mimed songs during her Glastonbury Festival performance last weekend. The 68 year-old country and western star topped off her recent UK tour to promote her new album, Blue Smoke, with a long-awaited appearance on the Pyramid Stage at the Somerset site.

However, her performance has drawn criticism from many who believe that the singer mouthed the words to a pre-recorded track onstage instead of singing live. In the face of the scrutiny, Parton's spokesman has responded with an outright denial: "No, she sings live," he told the Sunday Mirror. "Some people don't know an amazing singer when they hear one."

It was Kay Burley of Sky News who first decided to air her views regarding Dolly's perceived miming. "Oh, Dolly is miming. How disappointing," she tweeted, ahead of a string of similar sentiments from users of the social site. However, TV host Stephen Fry jumped to Parton's defence, blaming television-related delays for making it look like Dolly's sound wasn't synched.

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Angel Haze - Glastonbury Festival 2014 - Performances - Day 3 - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 28th June 2014

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Dolly Parton


Dolly Parton Glastonbury Festival

This Sunday, (June 29th) country legend Dolly Parton will be making her Glastonbury debut at the festival’s iconic Pyramid stage. The 68 year old singer has had one of the longest careers in music, but with her latest tour Blue Smoke, she’s showing no signs of slowing down. So in celebration of Dolly and her extraordinary career, here’s 10 things you might not know about the queen of country.

Dolly PartonDolly Parton will play Glastonbury this Sunday

1. Dolly started very young

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The 14 Best Beards At The Glastonbury Festival [Pictures]


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Thousands of Glastonbury Festival revellers turned out to watch the Kaiser Chiefs launch the first full day of music at the event, on the Other Stage early on Friday morning. "Glastonbury sing along if you know the words," yelled frontman Ricky Wilson before launching into 'Every Day I Love You Less and Less'.

Glastonbury FestivalLarge beard, larger hat [Photo: Getty Images, credit: Matt Cardy]

With rain persistent all morning, the fans have already begun navigating the muddy fields and paths but appeared in high spirits for the Kaiser Chiefs.

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Glastonbury Festival Goers Told To "Prepare For Rape" By BBC


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Glastonbury Festival goers were warned to "prepare for rape" by a subtitle blunder during the weather report on BBC News at Ten. The weatherman told the audience to "prepare for rain" but the caption instead read, "prepare for rape". 

Glastonbury Festival 2014Festivalgoers at Glastonbury 2014 [Photo: Getty Images, credit: Ian Gavan]

A BBC spokeswoman was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying: "We try to ensure our subtitling is as accurate as possible but there are occasions when mistakes inevitably occur.

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Atmosphere - The sun sets on the eve of the Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th June 2014

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Festivalgoers Should Embrace The Rain As Glastonbury Weather Forecast Is Grim


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With the Glastonbury 2014 weather forecast predicating a rain-soaked festival, ticketholders should stock up on towels, pack those wellys and embrace what is sure to be a muddy ol’ time. 

Glastonbury mudIt probably won't be this muddy, but we're suggesting you prepare for the worst...

In fact, the only thing predictable about this weekend’s weather forecast in the South West of England, where the legendary festival takes places, is its unpredictability. Expect dramatic changes of temperature, cloudbursts of rain and even blazing sunshine. The order of which: anyone’s guess.

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Glastonbury Weather 2014: It's Going To Rain. Loads.


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Glastonbury festivalgoers are famously robust whatever the weather, packing willies, umbrellas and waterproof ponchos to ensure their heads don’t drop should the heaven decide to open. 

Glastonbury FestivalIt Could Be A Muddy Glastonbury Festival. Photo: Getty images, Credit: Matt Cardy

And it looks like this year might be a wet one. Forecasters are predicting sunshine up until the gates open, then a deluge of rainfall is set to cascade over Worthy Farm as Arcade Fire, Kasabian and Metallica headline the Pyramid Stage. The Met Office are predicting heavy rain showers between 10am and 9pm on Friday - the first full day of music at the festival. 

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10 Acts You Had No Idea Were Playing Glastonbury


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Part of Glastonbury’s enduring reputation is its propensity for composing a line-up that is extensive that a wealth of acts will pass by unnoticed. We’ve sieved through the thousands of acts who will be making the trip to Worthy Farm to highlight ten acts whose inclusion in the festival bill may surprise many. Sifting through the lower rungs of the bill uncovers a slew of rising stars and forgotten flames, those who are on the ascension to the upper levels of cultural recognition as well as those whose days of glory are far behind them.

Metallica James HetfieldMetallica will be this years most controversial performers. Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Frazer Harrison

Beyond the endless stretch of humans eyeing up the pyramid stage with binoculars are copious tents and smaller stages which host a myriad of curiosities, from fading pop stars regurgitating their hit songs for the umpteenth time to all manner of odd theatrics, spoken word performances, comedians, circus performances and Happy Monday’s hype-man Bez, who has this year been granted his very own ‘Acid House’ stage. Here then, are ten acts who to varying degrees will surprise festival goers with their very presence at the culturally sacred Somerset site: 

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Jake Bugg and Trainers - This year Small Steps were the smallest charity at the Glastonbury Festival, but it still managed to get shoes from celebrities in attendance such as Rita Ora, Professor Green, Kate Nash, Kenny Rogers, B. Traits and Seasick Steve, with more still to come from acts including Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts, Example, Iggy Azalea and Jake Bugg. - United Kingdom - Thursday 1st August 2013

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