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No, Ed Sheeran Was Not Using A Backing Track At Glastonbury


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Despite the fact that he has just completed an excellent closing set at Glastonbury Festival, Ed Sheeran has still found himself the victim of a whole load of criticism for it. Whether he's been accused of using a backing track, or simply not being Glasto material.

Ed Sheeran performing live in New YorkEd Sheeran performing live in New York

Ed Sheeran certainly doesn't deserve the amount of hate he's getting for his headline performance at Glastonbury 2017, but thankfully he appears to be taking it all in his stride. And, let's face it, it's hardly going to have a negative effect on his career.

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15,000 Glastonbury-Goers Attempt World Record For Human Peace Symbol


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Up to 15,000 festival-goers are believed to have converged on the Stone Circle at Glastonbury this week to create the world’s largest human peace sign.

Organisers of the massive annual festival estimate that 15,000 punters and staff gathering at the Stone Circle, considered the spiritual centre of the festival, to make an unofficial bid to have the most people ever to form a peace symbol.

The record is held by a 2009 gathering of 5,814 people who stood together at the Ithaca Festival in New York. Because of practicalities, that record won’t be broken as so many people can’t be counted in the time period imagined.

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Ed Sheeran Confirmed As Final Glastonbury 2017 Headliner


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Arguably the worst-kept secret in the music industry has been confirmed: Ed Sheeran will indeed be playing this year’s Glastonbury Festival as the third and final headliner.

The 26 year old megastar, whose newly-released third album Divide was released at the start of March, will be headlining on the Sunday night alongside previously announced headliners Radiohead (Friday) and Foo Fighters.

Confirming the news in a short Instagram film, Sheeran himself described the opportunity to headline the most prestigious festival in the world as “awesome”, and it brings to an end months of speculation as to who the final headliner would be. The full line-up of the 2017 Glastonbury Festival will be announced in the near future.

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Emily Eavis Says 'Leaked' Glastonbury 2017 Line-Up Is "Fake News"


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Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has denied that the ‘leaked’ line-up for the 2017 edition of the event is real, slamming it as “fake news” and assuring fans that the real line-up will be announced in the very near future.

Over the weekend, music fans saw a spreadsheet of the supposed finalised line-up and stage schedules of Glastonbury 2017 on the public-edited site Clashfinder. So far, the only confirmed performers have been two of the three headliners, Radiohead and Foo Fighters, but the purported line-up included the likes of Lorde, Haim, Royal Blood, Craig David, Stormzy and even the legendary Kraftwerk.

Emily Eavis Michael EavisEmily Eavis, pictured with her father Michael, has denied that the leaked Glastonbury line-up is real

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Foo Fighters Confirmed As Second Glastonbury Headliners


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Foo Fighters have been confirmed as this year’s Glastonbury headliners, two years after being forced to pull out of the festival when singer Dave Grohl broke his leg.

The band will headline the festival’s Saturday night, with Radiohead already confirmed to top the bill on the Friday and the Sunday headliner yet to be revealed.

Glastonbury Festival To Temporarily Move Site For 2019


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Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has announced that the festival will temporarily re-locate to another site nearly 100 miles away in 2019, in order to allow the land at its longstanding home at Worthy Farm a second year to recover.

While he was not specific about the site to which it would be moving, Eavis told the BBC on Monday (December 19th) that it would be “towards the Midlands”. A proposed move to Longleat was believed to have fallen through earlier this year, so speculation is rife as to the location that's being planned.

GlastonburyThe appalling mud at this year's festival has taken its toll

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Ed Sheeran Hotly Tipped To Headline Glastonbury 2017


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Having made a tentative return to social media earlier this week after the best part of a year off, Ed Sheeran is reportedly on the verge of landing the biggest gig in music – a headline slot at Glastonbury Festival.

Sources told The Sun on Thursday night (December 15th) that the 25 year English star, who had one of the world’s biggest selling albums of the last couple of years with his sophomore effort X in 2014, is set to be unveiled as the second headliner on the iconic Pyramid Stage in July next year.

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran is being hotly tipped to headline Glastonbury 2017

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Radiohead Confirmed As First Headliners For Glastonbury Festival 2017


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Radiohead have been officially confirmed as the first headliners at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival, after a number of rumours strongly suggested that they would be one of the three bill-topping acts.

Glastonbury’s organiser Emily Eavis confirmed the news that many had been expecting on Thursday afternoon, posting on Instagram: “YES! Radiohead will be back at Worthy Farm and we really can't wait!”

Radiohead logoRadiohead's 'bear head' logo appeared on the grass near the Pyramid Stage this week

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Glastonbury Festival Sells Out Despite Website Difficulties


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Next year’s Glastonbury Festival has already sold out, with tickets being snapped up within an hour of going on sale.

But it wasn't smooth sailing for fans trying to purchase tickets, as website SeeTickets crashed shortly before the 9am onsale time.

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First Tickets For Glastonbury 2017 Sell Out In 23 Minutes


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Pre-released coach and ticket packages for next year’s Glastonbury Festival sold out in just 23 minutes when they went on sale last night.

Up to 15,000 tickets were bought up when the travel packages, which include tickets to the festival, went on sale on Thursday evening (October 6th) at 6pm. Delighted fans who got lucky expressed their joy on social media, but many disappointed people voiced their dismay at the ticketing system.

Registration for Glastonbury tickets closed on October 3rd, and the annual bunfight that is the general sale for the remainder of the tickets happens this Sunday (October 9th).

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Glastonbury Festival Site Move Breaks Down


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It may the biggest and most prestigious music festival in the world, beloved by millions of revellers, but the long-term future of Glastonbury is reportedly under threat, with its founder Michael Eavis quoted as saying he “fears” it may not have a home after 2017.

It has previously been indicated by the Eavis family that safety concerns about a pipeline running underneath Worthy Farm has meant that a move to Longleat Safari Park in nearby Wiltshire has been under negotiation. However, a report in The Telegraph on Monday (September 12th) quotes Eavis as saying that talks with the estate have broken down.

GlastonburyThe iconic Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, 2016

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Adele Is Trying To Quit Swearing During Concerts


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She’s as famous for her potty mouth as she is for selling millions of records, but Adele has vowed to try and curb her swearing. The ‘Hello’ singer managed to swear a massive 33 times during her Glastonbury set this year, which was broadcast live on the BBC with viewers pre-warned to expect bad language.

AdeleAdele has vowed to try and stop swearing so much

Speaking about her Glastonbury performance during her show at Los Angeles’ Staples Centre on Monday night, Adele said: “I managed to swear 33 times, 33 times. I mean I’m not a mathematician — I didn’t even pass my exams and that — but that’s like every couple of minutes, swearing, right?”

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Will Ed Sheeran Be Headlining Glastonbury In 2017?


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Ed Sheeran is reportedly in talks to headline next year’s Glastonbury Festival as part what’s going to be a massive 2017 for the singer. Sheeran is currently on a nearly year-long career break, after spending the last five years recording and touring, but next year reportedly promises big things from him, including a new album and a Glastonbury headlining slot.

Ed SheeranCould Ed Sheeran be headlining Glastonbury in 2017.

According to The Sun, Ed’s team are currently holding talks with Glastonbury organisers and the festival is keen to book him, while Ed wants to fulfil a life-long ambition. A source said: “Ed has always wanted to do Glasto, it’s been a huge ambition.”

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Adele Says Hello Again To Number One Spot After Glastonbury


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Thanks to her show-stopping headlining performance at Glastonbury last weekend, Adele’s third album 25 has returned to the number one spot in the UK albums chart. The album enjoyed a huge surge in sales (up 231% from last week) thanks to her Glastonbury appearance, which was streamed live on the BBC and watched by over 3.5 million viewers.

AdeleAdele’s 25 is back at number one following her Glastonbury set.

25, which was released on November 20th 2015, has now spent 13 weeks at number one in the UK. Its rise up the charts this week was also helped by it finally being made available on streaming services last Friday (24 June).

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Ellie Goulding Wants People To "Carry The Spirit Of Glastonbury Home" After Brexit


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Singer Ellie Goulding called on the public to “carry the spirit of Glastonbury home” with them when she played the festival’s main stage over the weekend. Goulding had previously tweeted that she was ‘heartbroken’ over the result of the EU Referendum, which hanged heavy over the annual festival all weekend.

Ellie Goulding at GlastonburyEllie Goulding shared her thoughts on Brexit during Glastonbury.

“I know things have been a bit weird the past few days. Actually that’s an understatement,” she told the crowd. “But it is so nice to be in a place where there is so much unity and where everyone is so happy and friendly and dancing together and laughing together and loving each other."

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Viola Beach's Streams Increase By Over 6,000 Per Cent After Coldplay Tribute


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On Sunday night Coldplay used their headlining slot on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage to pay tribute to Viola Beach and give them the festival moment they never got to have. During their set, singer Chris Martin urged the crowd to send the band’s song ‘Boys That Sing’ “up the charts”, before playing it alongside a recording of the band.

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Katie Price "Proud" That Son Harvey's Response To Trolls Made It On Glastonbury Flag


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Katie Price has said she is “proud” of son Harvey, after a flag was flown at the Glastonbury Festival over the weekend, showing his response to online bullies. In May Harvey appeared alongside his mother on ‘Loose Women’ where he said his answer to people who were mean to him was “hello you c***”.

Katie PriceKatie Price is proud that son Harvey made it on to a Glastonbury flag.

The flag, flown over the weekend, showed an image of Harvey’s face alongside his explicit response. Price tweeted a photo of the flag with the caption, “So proud my son Harvey's comment to trolls and bullies has made it on a flag at Glastonbury.”

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Adele Wows Glastonbury With Stunning Headlining Set


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On Saturday night (June 25) Adele finally took to Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage to headline the festival for the first time in her career. Opening with ‘Hello’, Adele treated the crowd to a set which was both emotional and uplifting and resulted in one of the festival’s biggest ever sing-a-longs.

AdeleAdele headlined Glastonbury on Saturday night.

Changing ‘Hello’s’ lyrics to fit the festival Adele sang "I've been Glastonbury dreaming”, to huge cheers from the crowd. Once the ballad ended she told the sea of revellers, "I'll just have to go straight into another one my darlings, cos I don't know what to say to you yet,” before going into ‘Rumour Has It’.

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Adele Prepares For Glastonbury, As BBC Braces Itself For Swearing


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Adele is preparing to headline Glastonbury Festival for the first time ever today, taking to the Pyramid Stage just after 10pm. For fans who aren't lucky enough to be there live, the performance will be broadcast on BBC Two, who will be warning viewers that some bad language is to be expected.

AdeleAdele will headline Glastonbury tonight.

According to the Mirror, the BBC will broadcast a warning ahead of Adele’s headlining set, telling viewers to expect “strong language”. Fans of Adele know that the singer is no stranger to using four letter worlds during her often emotional sets.

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Damon Albarn Tells Glastonbury "Democracy Has Failed Us"


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Blur frontman Damon Albarn has said, “democracy has failed us”, after the results of the historic referendum came in, showing Britain had voted to leave the European Union. Albarn joins a host of celebrities who have expressed their dismay over this morning’s results, including Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

Damon AlbarnDamon Albarn has told Glastonbury, “democracy has failed us”.

Speaking from the Pyramid Stage, Albarn said: "I have a very heavy heart today, because, to my mind, democracy has failed us. Democracy has failed us because it was ill-informed. And I just want all of you to know that when you leave here, we can change that decision. It is possible.”

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Muse's Matt Bellamy: "Something Will Go Wrong During Glastonbury Set"


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Muse frontman Matt Bellamy is preparing for his band to headline Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage tonight, for the third time in their career. Bellamy says the band are ready for anything, including something going wrong on the night, saying Muse has learnt to “embrace the chaos” of huge live gigs.

MuseMuse’s Matt Bellamy.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Bellamy said: "Really, the stage is not yours. There are so many components that are unpredictable and out of your control, so there is no one to blame if anything goes wrong, which it will.

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Glastonbury Gridlock: Festival Goers Have Been Stuck In Traffic All Day


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Glastonbury Festival goers are facing a major traffic crisis as they make their way down to Worthy Farm in Somerset for the biggest greenfield event in the world. The musical line-up doesn't even kick off until Friday, but already people are flocking in their thousands and bringing a whole load of congestion with them. 

Michael EavisMichael Eavis says traffic was caused by early arrivals

Today (June 22nd 2016), Glastonbury 2016 opened and with it came gridlock. People have been queuing for more than 12 hours to get onto the site, with some even abandoning their cars to go and set up their tent. However, that's not been an easy job either as it's revealed that extremely muddy conditions and torrential rain are what's causing the delays.  

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Michael Eavis Reveals Prince Was 'In Talks' To Headline This Year's Glastonbury


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Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has revealed that Prince was close to performing at this year’s festival, which will now be headlined by Adele, Coldplay and Muse. Speaking to The Sun, Eavis said he was sad to learn of Prince’s passing last month, saying he was a ‘real star’ the festival had never had.

PrinceMichael Eavis has said Prince was ‘in talks’ to perform at this year’s Glastonbury.

“I was going to meet his agent, it was all planned but it didn’t happen,” Eavis said. “His death was so sad. That’s a real star that we never had.” Prince had previously been close to headlining the festival in 2014, before Metallica took the spot.

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Glastonbury Plans Prince And David Bowie Tributes


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Glastonbury Festival is planning a tribute to Prince, in addition to its confirmed plans to commemorate the late David Bowie next month.

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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Muse Invite Adele To Join Them On Glastonbury Stage To Help Calm Her Nerves


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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.

AdeleMuse 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.”

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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Is Headed To Glastonbury To Speak Out Against Nuclear Weapons


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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 CorbynJeremy 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.

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April 1st Breaking News: Florence Foster Jenkins To Play At Glastonbury 2016


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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 in Florence Foster JenkinsMeryl 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.

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Glastonbury Festival Reveals First Line-Up Poster


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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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Glastonbury 2016 - Plausible And Implausible Rumours


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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?

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Glastonbury Festival 'Honoured' To Have Adele Among This Year's Headliners


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Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has said it’s a ‘great honour’ to have Adele headline this year’s festival. On Friday night Adele broke the news that she was the final headliner for Glastonbury 2016, while on stage at London’s O2 Arena. It will be the first Glastonbury appearance for Adele, who will headline on the Saturday evening.

AdeleAdele will headline the Saturday night of this year’s Glastonbury.

On twitter Eavis wrote: “What a great honour it is to have the wonderful Adele confirmed for this year's Saturday night headline spot on the Pyramid Stage!” Earlier this year, in an interview with I-D magazine, Eavis had said Adele would be a ‘great fit’ for the festival.

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Hello Glastonbury! Adele Is Your Final 2016 Headliner


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Adele has been confirmed as the final headlining act for this year’s Glastonbury Festival, taking the Saturday night slot on the Pyramid Stage. The singer made the announcement during her sold-out show at London’s O2 Arena on Friday night, with the news later being confirmed by festival organisers.

AdeleAdele is the final headlining act for this year’s Glastonbury festival.

The Sun reports that Adele told the sold-out crowd: "Who's going to Glastonbury this year? See you there. I'll be there. I'll be headlining on the Saturday night this year.” Rumours had been swirling for weeks that Adele could be the final headliner, but the singer had previously said she was too scared of the big festival crowds.

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PJ Harvey Announced As Sunday Night Other Stage Headliners At Glastonbury


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The eagerly anticipated Glastonbury 2016 line-up continues to unfold as PJ Harvey is announced as the Other Stage headliner on Sunday evening - facing Coldplay on the Pyramid Stage and complimenting Jeff Lynne’s ELO, performing in the Sunday afternoon ‘legends’ slot.

PJ HarveyPJ Harvey will be taking to Glastonbury's Other Stage on the Sunday night

PJ Harvey will be taking to the muddy fields for her first Glasto performance in 12 years after she took to the stage at the iconic festival in 2004.

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Joke Petition Launched To Stop Coldplay From Headlining Glastonbury


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A petition has been launched on change.org in reaction to Coldplay’s headlining slot at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. But the British rock band need not worry about it yet, as the petition is actually a joke, meant to highlight the ridiculousness of the one started last year when Kanye West was announced as headlining the festival.

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The petition, started by Felicity Martin, is titled ‘Cancel Coldplay's headline slot and get a rock band’. ‘Coldplay are an insult to music fans all over the world,’ the description reads. ‘We spend hundreds of pounds to attend glasto, and by doing so, expect a certain level of entertainment. Lets prevent this musical injustice now!’

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Coldplay Finally Confirmed As First Glastonbury 2016 Headliners!


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The rumours are true! Coldplay have just been confirmed as the very first headliners for Glastonbury 2016 after months of speculation. Further line-up additions are yet to be announced but are expected to feed into public consciousness throughout the Spring. The gig will mark Coldplay's first and only festival date of the year.

Chris Martin of ColdplayColdplay return to Glastonbury after 5 years

The 'Adventure of a Lifetime' singers will be headlining the legendary Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2016, with a confirmed date of June 26th; the Sunday. The show will be the band's fourth appearance at the UK event, having previously performed in 2002, 2005 and 2011. Their presence will be very much welcomed after the massive success of their 2011 set, which was subsequently voted Top Glastonbury Moment of all time on BBC Radio.

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Is Glastonbury At Risk From The Gas Main At Worthy Farm?


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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.

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Emily Eavis Says '80%' Of Glastonbury 2016 Line Up Is Sorted


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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.

Kanye West GlastonburyLast 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."

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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

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Burt Bacharach - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 5 - Performances at Glastonbury Festival - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 28th June 2015

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Stella Mccartney - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 4 - Performances at Glastonbury Festival - Somerset, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th June 2015

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Kanye West - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Performances at Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 27th June 2015

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Atmosphere - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive in Glastonbury via helicopter at Glastonbury - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 27th June 2015

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Atmosphere - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West leave Denim Airfield via helicopter, headed for Glastonbury at Glastonbury - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 27th June 2015

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Kim Kardashian - Kim Kardashian spotted leaving her London hotel, on her way to the Glastonbury Festival at w1, Glastonbury Festival - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 27th June 2015

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Cressida Bonas - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 4 - Celebrity Sightings at Glastonbury Festival - Somerset, United Kingdom - Saturday 27th June 2015

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Carl Barat - The Libertines play a surprise gig at Glastonbury at Glastonbury - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Friday 26th June 2015

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Atmosphere - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 3 - Performances at Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Friday 26th June 2015

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Kanye West - Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are staying in retro style Airstream caravan on a special VIP field at Glastonbury at Glastonbury - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th June 2015

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Atmosphere - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 2 - Atmosphere at Glastonbury Festival - Somerset, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th June 2015

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Maria and Issy from Somerset - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 1 - Atmosphere at Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Wednesday 24th June 2015

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Pictured: Model maker Hannah Reed places real Worthy Farm mud in Glastonbury Festival scene at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort at Glastonbury - Windsor, United Kingdom - Monday 22nd June 2015

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Kanye West, Florence Welch and Roger Daltrey

Ella Eyre - British singer Ella Eyre put down some very special tracks to launch First Great Western's Summer Tracks campaign. Over the summer, First Great Western will be giving passengers the chance to witness exclusive and intimate live gigs on trains to some of the biggest summer music festivals. The award winning Comeback and Waiting All Night singer performed on a train to give passengers a preview for what is in store for them over the summer. To get passengers in the festival mood First Great Western will be setting up one-off sets with a surprise music act on board a service from London Paddington to Castle Cary, ahead Glastonbury on Saturday 27th June. Bringing the festival spirit to the train with some of her top tracks, Ella marked the start of First Great Western's Summer Tracks campaign, where singers and bands will take to the train to warm up festival-bound travellers headed for Glastonbury, Reading and Wilderness. Ella Eyre comments: "I'm so excited to be launching the Summer Tracks campaign to get festival-goers in the mood with some great acts performing live on the way to top festivals this summer. It's something different - most musicians are used to radio stations rather than train stations!" Jamie Anderson, Campaigns Manager at First Great Western said: "We're thrilled that Ella Eyre has launched are Summer Tracks this year and are looking forward to surprising our passenger with a guest act that will perform on one of our trains to the Glastonbury Festival this summer. It's going to be an incredible journey to remember for our passengers. What better way to travel than with exclusive gig you can enjoy from the comfort of your train seat?" Passengers who book a First Great Western train to Glastonbury are also in for the chance to win a pair of tickets to Ella Eyre's concert at [where] in [date/month]*! As an official travel partner for the Glastonbury Festival, First Great Western will run over 50 additional trains to a at Glastonbury - United Kingdom - Friday 12th June 2015

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Foo Fighters Confirmed For Glastonbury 2015, Adele In Talks


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US rockers Foo Fighters have self-confirmed to play Glastonbury this year after being named best international band at the NME awards on Wednesday night. Frontman Dave Grohl revealed the news in a video message recorded for the audience at the Brixton Academy.

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"Thank you Chrissie for presenting this award to us.This is amazing, we love you very much, but we also love all of the fans for voting for our band for this award. We're very thankful and very happy - sorry we couldn't make it tonight, but we will be seeing you over the summer at some big outdoor festival that nobody knows we're playing. It's Glastonbury! So we'll see you at Glastonbury - thanks a lot everybody!" he said.

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Glastonbury Rumours: Fleetwood Mac Say No, Foo Fighters Say Maybe


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Glastonbury speculation time! Two bits of news have emerged in the last 24 hours that have changed the minds of opinion-formers as to who will be headlining the 2015 edition of the wildly popular British festival.

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Foo Fighters' odds of headlining Glastonbury have been slashed after Dave Grohl (above) expressed interest

First of all, Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood has categorically denied that his band will be headlining the festival. Speaking on Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 programme, he said "One of the things that I'd like to clear up is that we're not playing Glastonbury. A lot of folks think that we are, so loud and clear: We love Glastonbury and all the surrounding history of such a lovely festival but we're not playing it." This squelches rumours that have been doing the rounds since May after Christine McVie said “if Michael Eavis provides the wellies I’ll be there”.

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Dolly Parton Goes To Glastonbury, Gets A Tonne Of New Fans And Maybe Even A Dog


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When "sweet natured, older lady" Dolly was discovered at the Glastonbury Festival (28th-29th June), hidden in a small tent with little food and no water, we all assumed something had gone horribly wrong for the headlining country music icon.

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

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Kelis and Kelis Rogers - Glastonbury Festival 2014 - Performances - Day 5 - Kelis - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Monday 30th June 2014

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Ellie Goulding - Glastonbury Festival 2014 - Performances - Day 4 - Ellie Goulding - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 28th June 2014

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Matt Smith - Glastonbury Festival 2014 - Celebrity sightings and atmosphere - Day 4 - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th June 2014

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Could Prince Still Play Glastonbury?


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Festival goers could still party like its 1999 this weekend, as rumours that Prince could still appear at Glastonbury continue to surface. As we previously reported, it was revealed this week that negotiations to book the funk legend for a Worthy Park headline slot broke down after the star got cold feet following ‘social media rumours’ about his appearance.

PrinceCould Prince still play Glastonbury? [Photo: Getty Images, credit: Ethan Miller]

However, tabloid reports suggest that the ‘Purple Rain’ singer could still appear at this weekend’s event.

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Michael Eavis Reveals Reason Why Prince Pulled Out Of Glastonbury 2014


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Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has revealed that Prince pulled out of playing this year’s event because of “social media chit-chat”. Prince had agreed to play the historic festival but became angered when the planned performance was seemingly leaked to bookmakers, who slashed the odds of the Purple one headlining.

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“We wanted him to play and it got to the point where his people were talking to us about him doing it,” Eavis told fashion designer Henry Holland for the Guardian. “But before he confirmed he got really upset because he thought we had advertised that he was playing.” “Rumours get everywhere and one of those rumours was that Prince was coming, so he didn’t want to do it in the end,” he continued. “All the social media chit-chat now about who might be playing really doesn’t help us.”

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5 Things You Can Do With Free WiFi At Glastonbury 2014


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Glastonbury revellers will be able to enjoy free wifi this year thanks to a heard of special cows dotted around the festival. 

The EE cattle won’t be hard to spot. Artist Hank Kruger decorated them and he, seemingly, had little creative license as each one bears the company colours of turquoise and yellow.

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Should Metallica Be Removed From Glastonbury Headline Slot?


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Over 14,000 people have signed an online petition to have Metallica removed from this year’s Glastonbury line up. But why? Is the idea of ‘Enter Sandman’ ringing out across the festival fields really just too much for some to handle? Well maybe, but the actual reason why a petition has been launched to ban the rock giants is to do with one of frontman James Hetfield’s more questionable hobbies.

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When he’s not fronting Metallica, singer James Hetfield hunts bears, he’s also a member of America’s National Rifle Association and is set to narrate an eight-part TV series called 'The Hunt', documenting the killing of Kodiak brown bears in Alaska. Unsurprisingly, animal rights activists are outraged at the singer’s after work activities and have called for the band to be pulled from the festival.

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Prince Live: Three More Shows In U.K, Is He A Glastonbury 2014 Headliner?


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When Prince played a set of guerrilla gigs in the U.K last February hysteria ensued. The legendary rocker has a novel approach the way he announces – and plays – his live shows. And we wouldn’t be surprised if the “special guest” at this year’s Glastonbury Festival turns out to be The Purple One. Headliner’s just too obvious.

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According to The Guardian, who have an exclusive on this, Prince has scheduled three shows. Birmingham on 15 May, Manchester on 16 May and Leeds on 23 May, but, in true Prince no one knows which venues, or even whether he'll be playing with his band, 3rdEyeGirl.

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Oasis Tipped To Play Glastonbury 2014, After Liam's Cryptic Tweets


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An Oasis reunion could be on the horizon after frontman Liam Gallagher tweeted the letters of the band's name over the course of a few hours on Thursday evening (April 24, 2014). Bookmakers Paddy Power subsequently suspended betting on the band playing Glastonbury 2014.

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Gallagher, who tweeted O, A, S, I, S, followed it up by posting, OASIS LG. 

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A Week In News: 'Noah' Conjures A Box Office Miracle, Glastonbury Line-Up Revealed, And 'How I Met Your Mother' Bids Farewell


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Nice Work, 'Noah': Darren Aronofsky's latest epic, Noah, was released last weekend and managed to triumph at its debut box office with $44 million, despite all the negative publicity regarding religious condemnation and middling reviews. Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson, Noah is based on the well-known Genesis tale but is given a pump of testosterone with the Black Swan director's dramatic CGI marvel. Check out the trailer.

Empire Film Awards: Emma Thompson and James McAvoy were the big winners at this year's Empire Film Awards, taking home trophies in their respective acting categories for Saving Mr. Banks and Filth. Space thriller Gravity and the fantasy sequel The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug were the evening's most-awarded movies with Simon Pegg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sally Hawkins, Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman, Steve Coogan and Margot Robbie also honoured for a smashing year in film. Find the full list of winners here.

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Glastonbury Line-Up Confirmed: Elbow, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, Jack White...And Who Else?


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After months of speculation, the official line-up has been confirmed for the 2014 Glastonbury Festival, which will be held from the 27th to the 29th June this year. The festival tweeted this year's snazzy line-up poster which listed a tonne of previously unconfirmed acts. Sadly, and despite the rumours, it doesn't look like Prince will be getting funky at Glasto but the appearance of Elbow, Arcade Fire, Kasabian, The Black Keys, and Jack White should make up for the Purple One's absence.

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Kasabian Have Been Confirmed To Play Glastonbury Festival This Year.

Joining these four big name acts will be an intriguing and eclectic mix of acts of all sorts of genres. Skrillex, De La Soul, Ms Dynamite, Rudimental, Disclosure, Lil Louis and DJ Pierre will be bringing dance music whilst Kelis, Janelle Monáe, Jurassic 5 and M.I.A will be giving the festival a hip hop flavour.

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Elbow Score No.1 Album, But Are They Headlining Glastonbury 2014?


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Elbow have topped the UK albums chart with their sixth effort, The Take Off And Landing of Everything. The record, described as a love letter to both New York and Manchester, fended off competition from Paloma Faith's A Perfect Contradiction, which debuted at number two. Pharrell Williams' GIRL was pushed down to number three.

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Over on the singles chart, dance anthem Tsunami (Jump) for Canadian duo DVBBS and Miami DJ is the new number one. Featuring rapper Tinie Tempah, the song was first released in September last year. This time, it took the top spot and pushed My Love by Route 94 down to second place. Pharrell's Oscar-nominated track Happy was at number three, while Pixie Lott's Nasty could only settle for number nine.

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Tyler, The Creator Posts Bail After Being Charged With Riot Misdemeanour


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The L.A. based rapper, Tyler, the Creator, was arrested on Saturday (15th March) in Austin, Texas on suspicion of inciting a riot. The 23-year-old was apprehended by police at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and charged with Riot- Class A misdemeanour, according to the Statesman.

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Tyler The Creator was arrested in Austin on Saturday (15th March).

Tyler, the Creator a.k.a. Tyler Gregory Okonma alleged incited a riot whilst performing at a local entertainment venue in Austin on Thursday (13th March). According to KVUE news, Okonma encouraged those waiting to see his performance to push past the venue's employees. The venue was already at capacity and thus leading a chant of "push, push push", according to The LA Times, posed a threat to his own personal safety as well as the venue employees and attendees. Footage of the incident was released to TMZ by Austin police and show how busy the venue was prior to the forced entry of those waiting outside. 

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Dolly Parton, Blondie, Confirmed For Glastonbury 2014, But Who's Headlining?


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After we speculated back in October, Emily Eavis has confirmed that Dolly Parton will be playing Glastonbury 2014 - most likely in the 'legends slot' on Sunday - while Blondie's Debbie Harry has also stated the band has been booked for the Worthy Farm festival in June.

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Announcing the news to BBC 6 Music, Eavis said of the Dolly booking, "It's something we've been wanting to happen for a long time, and she finally said yes."

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Lily Allen Confirms Herself For Glastonbury 2014, But Who Will Headline?


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Lily Allen is the first major act to confirm an appearance at Glastonbury Festival 2014.

The singer, who made her comeback with new single 'Hard Out Here,' confirmed the news on Nick Grimshaw's Radio 1 Breakfast Show on Tuesday (November 19 2013).

"It got confirmed yesterday," she said, "I'll be doing 16 weeks of festivals over the summer and then tour." Lily said Glastonbury would be her first "big" gig of 2014 and added: "It's the best festival, I think - that, and Fuji Rock in Japan,"

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Glastonbury Festival Sold Out, But Eavis Maintains Headliners Will Be Debutants


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Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival sold out in record time on Sunday (October 6, 2013), with 120,000 tickets - costing £210 each - being snapped up in around one and a half hours. 

Over one million people had registered for the event, with the unlucky music fans now relying on a handful of small re-sales next year to secure tickets.

Organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said in a statement, "We have, once again, been blown away by the numbers of people who were hoping to join us at the festival, and we're sorry that many of you have missed out on a ticket.

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A Week In Music, Kanye Has A New Edge, Robyn And Snoop Switch Genders And Glastonbury 2013 Sees Landmark Performance From The Stones


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Albums of the week... Following 2011's massively successful collaborative album with Jay-Z 'Watch The Throne', Kanye West makes a return with a new solo effort entitled 'Yeezus'. He proves yet again that he is one serious hip-hop artist as he introduces a brand new edge to his sound that has not failed to engage his devoted fans with a number one spot on six charts including the US, the UK and Canada. As Joe Wilde summarises, 'This may be his best album to date and is probably his most discussed one too, but one thing it definitely is, is a Kanye West album and no-one can do anything quite like what he can do.' Read the Yeezus album review here

Another album that's gaining some serious attention is everyone's favourite Icelandic rock band Sigur Ros, whose seventh album 'Kveikur' has not left any disappointment in the wake of its highly anticipated release. Their sound remains familiarly ambient as on 2012 offering 'Valtari', though has definitely become noisier and a little darker. Our reviewer Jim Pusey had only good things to say, revealing, 'Despite all the darkness to be found here, Sigur Ros have managed to create one of their most compelling albums to date by embracing that darkness and quite literally shining a light on it.' Read the review of Kveikur here

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Glastonbury Festival 2013 In Pictures: Sun, Cider And The Rolling Stones [Pictures]


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And that's it. Another year passes and Worthy Farm closes its gates on the Glastonbury Festival revellers for another 12 months. Though there's always the distant murmur of someone professing it "the best Glastonbury ever," there was a palpable feeling that this year's festival was among the finest in history. Firstly, there was heightened anticipation given the fallow year in 2012 and secondly, the sun came out. Oh, and The Rolling Stones made their debut, rollicking through a two-and-a-half-hour set on Saturday (June 29, 2013) and scoring five-star reviews across the board.

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The surprise return of David Bowie in 2013 had left many commentators speculating on the possibility of the Thin White Duke headlining the legendary festival, though there was no lingering thoughts of "What if?" once Glastonbury got underway on Friday with a snappy set from Sheffield heroes Arctic Monkeys. Bowie became all but a moot point after Saturday, when Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and company played a career spanning set that included 'Jumping Jack Flash,' 'Tumbling Dice,' 'Start Me Up,' 'You Can't Always Get What You Want,' 'Gimmie Shelter,' 'Doom and Gloom' and 'Midnight Rambler.' "The night belongs to the Stones. By turning on the charm as well as the formidable back catalogue, they prove themselves well worth the wait," said the Guardian's Dorian Lynskey. 

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The Rolling Stones At Glastonbury VS. Die Hard- And The Winner Is...?


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The Rolling Stones headlined at Glastonbury on Saturday (29th June) but the viewing public were more interested in watching Bruce Willis' 1988 classic action film, Die Hard, according to The Daily Mail. 2.54 million tuned into the BBC to watch The Rolling Stones' performance whilst 2.78 million watched Bruce Willis punch, kick and shoot in Die Hard

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Mick Jagger with Ronnie Wood in the background performing at Glastonbury.

The BBC sent over 300 staff members to the Glastonbury Festival, at the cost of £2 million, but more people tuned into watch Bruce Willis' Die Hard than Saturday's (29th June 2013) coverage. 

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The Rolling Stones, Public Enemy And Elvis Costello Bring Worthy Farm To It's Knees: Glastonbury Day Two Round-Up


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After decades of failed attempts, Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis finally managed to book the biggest rock group of all time for the world-renowned UK festival, and with an absolutely riotous set that had the huge crowd off their feet for the full 2+ hours set, The Rolling Stones managed to show just why they are still the biggest band on the planet.

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The dinosaurs rockers proved their worth on the Pyramid Stage

Their headlining slot on Saturday (June 29) night proved to be the icing on the cake to what had already been an absolutely triumphant day two at the Somerset festival and after a hit-filled set from the Arctic Monkeys during the Friday headlining show on the Pyramid Stage, followed by the huge set from the Stones last night, the pressure really is on for Mumford and Sons to deliver when they take to the stage on Sunday (June 30) night to close the festival. Good news for people at home (in the UK) too, because the group did show some of their performance on the BBC afterall (an hour of it at least), despite saying otherwise prior to the set. Checking off such classics as '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction,' 'Gimme Shelter' and 'Paint It Black' during their set, they may have been together for half a century, but Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood managed to grab hold of the audience like few other bands on the bill would be able to.

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Liam Gallagher Opens Glastonbury Festival With Oasis Songs [Pictures]


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Liam Gallagher and his band Beady Eye played an unbilled set at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday morning (June 28, 2013), officially opening three days of music set to be headlined by Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones and Mumford & Sons. The show took place on The Other Stage at the rather early time of 11am, though thousands made the journey from their soaked tents to watch the former Oasis man.

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Though Beady Eye's show did not feature in the programme, frotman Liam has dropped a major hint earlier in the week, tweeting, "11am Friday - BE there or BE square.LG," while photographs showed the band travelling to Glastonbury on the train. Gallagher had always vowed never to return to the Pilton site following his former band's headlining set in 2004, telling The Sun, "The sound is s*** and really quiet. You can hear the crowd talking while you're playing.It's like Bond Street with mud, with loads of celebrities walking around in their boots and umbrellas. I'm not having it."

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Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye Open Glastonbury Festival With Morning Set


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Liam Gallagher was given the enviable job of opening the 2013 Glastonbury Festival with a surprise set on The Other Stage on Friday morning (June 28, 2013). The singer, who aired his dismay for the festival following his former band Oasis' set in 2004, arrived on-stage and immediately launched into Flick of the Finger, a recent single for Beady Eye.

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The cloudy weather and early start did nothing to deter the famous Mancunian, who was on typically brash form. "It's never too early for a bit of Rock'n'Roll aggro, is it?" asked Gallagher as his new band launched into Morning Glory, an Oasis hit written by his brother Noel Gallagher.

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Get Lucky? Odds In Favour Of Daft Punk Playing Surprise Gig At Glastonbury


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Daft Punk might have the most successful single of the year, having recently hit the billion mark on sales for Get Lucky, but the band remains as mysterious as ever. Case in point: Glastonbury. Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have not announced any tour dates following the release of Random Access Memories. Surely that’s impossible though, they have to promote the album somehow.

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The robots at Glasto?

This seems to match up with bookies’ line of reasoning. Currently, the odds for the duo making a surprise appearance at the festival (which kicks off today) are set at 6/4, according to NME. For reference, the odds for Beady Eye (5/1), David Bowie (6/1) and Queens of the Stone Age (10/1) are also pretty high.

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Glastonbury Weather Dries Up Ready For The Big Acts


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Many Glasto goers woke up to the pitter patter of rain on canvas this morning as Wednesday's warm, humid weather well and truly dissolved into rain. By the Thursday evening, the site was drenched - what had initially been forecast as a "short sharp shower turned into an all-day deluge," according to the BBC. And where there's rain, there's mud: big sticky, gloopy, welly-stealing piles of it. This didn't deter any of the 118,000 ticket holders already onsite, with revellers retreating to indoor tents or embracing the wet weather and sludge with gusto by making mud slides. As the main festival wasn't even fully underway by then, we can't say we'd like to be sharing their tent this weekend - let's hope they've brought some babywipes!

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Glastonbury Festival Organisers Michael & Daughter Emily Eavis.

Unlike everywhere else in the country, the rest of the weekend in the South-West is set to be mild, but not exactly toasty, with mean temperatures of 18°C combined with average windspeeds of about 15mph: so that little weather forecaster's cartoon of a grey cloud will pretty much sum up the weekend. 2009's extreme weather saw torrential downpours and thunderstorms lighting up the valley but was followed by 2010's glorious sunshine, which caused sunstroke and dust problems. Punters have a whole weekend of musical, comical and performance joy ahead of them to distract them from any weather woes though. Saturday night will be headlined by The Rolling Stones who have described the Glastonbury headline slot as an experience they were "destined" for, with organisers Michael and Emily Eavis "thrilled" to have the legendary Stones perform.

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Glastonbury Festival Weather 2013: Get Your Wellies On


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The weather forecast for the Glastonbury Festival this weekend does not look brilliant: expect a lot of cloud. However, those visiting the Glastonbury Festival this year may be pleased (or rather not depending on your predisposition) to hear the traditional mud is likely to be back. Around 135,000 people attend the festival annually and this year is no exception. The festival site, located near the Somerset village of Pilton, opened its gates for early goers. Most slept in their cars overnight lying in wait to get a decent (probably on higher ground) site to set up camp.

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The weather forecast for Shepton Mallet (the closest town to the festival site), according to the BBC, is:

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The Forecast Looks Good For A Sunny Glastonbury Festival


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Glastonbury Festival will be returning after a year off this weekend (June 28 - 30) and after a year away it looks as though at least one classic Glasto tradition will be void from this year's itinerary; the rain. Weather forecasts are indicating that in a much-needed break from the norm, the weather at this years Glastonbury will actually be good for a change and the sun will shine on in Somerset for the full stretch festivities.

BBC Weather is predicting an overall mix of sun and cloud over the course of the week, with a few chances of rain cropping up at points. Of course this is the British summer, and the British summer is never complete without buckets of rain at the worst possible time. Forecasters are predicting that the rainfall will only really be a problem on Tuesday and Thursday, which might make setting up the festival a living hell for organisers, and the same for earlier-comers on Thurs, but hopefully the sun will pull through and things will go off without too much disruption.

Temperature wise, weather experts are predicting an average in the mid-teens, with highs of 24C on the Sunday, when the headliners are Mumford And Sons. Also playing headlining slots during the weekend are the Arctic Monkey and Rolling Stones, who are making their first ever appearance at the festival in it's many years as a British summer institute - not that you'll be able to see them unless you have tickets for the festival that is.

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Arctic Monkeys Return With New Single 'Do I Wanna Know' [Listen]


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Arctic Monkeys have returned with 'Do I Wanna Know,' the first single to be taken from their fifth studio album.

The new track, first played at a concert in California last month and subsequently used as a set opener during the bands Scandinavian shows, is now available to download on iTunes. A new video for the track has also rolled out online.

Featuring a thudding beat throughout and a rip-roaring Queens of the Stone Age-esque chorus, Do I Wanna Know is certainly an interesting track, if a little unremarkable. The band have also premiered new song 'Mad Sounds' at the Hultsfred Festival in Sweden on Friday (June 14, 2013) and again at the Danish NorthSide festival on Sunday. Both new songs re likely to feature on the band's forthcoming new album.

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Dalai Lama's Monks To Play Glastonbury


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Festival goers may turn to hallucinogenic drugs or alcohol for mind altering experiences this summer but a peaceful group of Buddhist monks will help you seek enlightenment through meditation.

To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Tibetan Declaration of Independence, the Dalai Lama's monks will make an appearance at Glastonbury, bringing their Buddhist choral chanting to the fields of Somerset.

On June 27th (the Thursday), the Grammy-nominated group will perform and carry out Buddhist rituals by creating a Sand Mandala - a ceremony that symbolises the transitory nature of material goods - in honour of their special anniversary's coincidence with the world-renowned arts and music festival.

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Here's The Catch: Rolling Stones Ban BBC From Broadcasting Glastonbury Set


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Ah, there had to be a catch didn't there? Surely the Rolling Stones weren't going to accept a relatively paltry fee for headlining the Glastonbury Festival when they could be selling out Wembley Stadium or some other soulless hangar and pocketing tens of millions. We were a little surprised when Jagger and company signed on the dotted line to play the historic festival on Saturday June 27, though it appears they're already tampering with things.

According to The Independent, the BBC has been told by the band that despite their media partnership with the festival, only a teaser of the group's performance will be broadcast. The ageing rockers demand that only the opening four songs of the set could be televised, with viewers told that the band has demanded a "blackout" of the rest of their performance. The BBC's head of music television Mark Cooper was in discussions last night with organise extensive coverage.

The Stones charged television viewers $40 to watch their shows in New York last summer, though the latest demand doesn't seem to have anything to do with money. According to a source, frontman Mick Jagger said he "didn't sign up for a TV show," and is concerning about factors beyond their control affecting a performance that could be beamed around the world. In other words, if it's raining, the band may not look or sound their best.

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A Week In Music - Yeah Yeah Yeahs Progress From Punky Roots With Mosquito, 30 Seconds To Mars' 'Up In The Air' Comes With A Warning And Daft Punk Break Records With 'Get Lucky'


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Albums of Note... Yeah Yeah Yeahs have returned after a lengthy break, with Mosquito. It’s a marked step in the band’s evolution and a further step away from their punky roots. Mosquito has opened up further avenues of creative possibilities for a band that once seemed shackled by their arty roots and somewhat more importantly, Karen O now has blonde hair, now folks. That’s the big news here.

The possibilities for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs now seem endless. The inclusion of Kool Keith's alter ego Dr Octagon on 'Buried Alive' is one such example. Although slightly scattergun in its approach, Mosquito almost feels like a record the band needed to make to reach the next stage of their evolution.

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Glastonbury Hopefuls Left Disappointed As Last Tickets Sell Out In An Hour


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If you’re still after a ticket for this year’s Glastonbury Festival, think again. The final batch of tickets went on sale today at 9am and sold out in just over an hour, The Guardian reports. The tickets on sale today were all returns from people that had previously purchased a ticket but were no longer able to attend. Such is the enduring hype surrounding the festival, the few remaining chances to go were all snapped up.

With the line-up for the festival now announced, those lucky people with tickets now know exactly who it is that will be entertaining them for the weekend. Headliners over the three main days will be Arctic Monkeys, Rolling Stones and Mumford & Sons. Remarkably, it’s the first time that the Rolling Stones have ever appeared at the festival, in their 50 year career. They will be joined by a vast array of band, comedians, theatre acts and street entertainers. Amongst the best-known musical acts on the bill are Dizzee Rascal, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Portishead and Rita Ora.

Emily Eavis, one of the festival organisers, apologised to anyone that was disappointed by not being able to get a ticket. She asked people to email ticketing@glastonburyfestivals.co.uk with any feedback of the ticket purchasing (or not) experience. The festival will take place this year between June 28-30. 

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Got That Festival Spirit? Charlie Watts Doesn’t - He Really Doesn’t


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For everyone shelling out £200+ for a Glastonbury ticket, you can pretty much be sure that their dreams include winning the lottery or playing the Pyramid Stage. But it turns out, not even all rock stars want to play the festival.

And we’re not talking any rock stars, but the Rolling Stones – this year’s headliners of the now infamous stage. Alright, not all of them, just Charlie Watts, the drummer. “I don't want to do it,” moans Charlie in an interview with The Guardian. “Everyone else does. I don't like playing outdoors, and I certainly don't like festivals. I've always thought they're nothing to do with playing. Playing is what I'm doing at the weekend. That's how I was brought up. But that's me, personally. When you're a band … you do anything and everything. But Glastonbury, it's old hat really. I never liked the hippy thing to start with. It's not what I'd like to do for a weekend, I can tell you.” This is all great news for those you have actually shelled out the pricey cover fee for a ticket. Now they know the drummer of the headline act would rather be at home drinking tea.

“The worst thing playing outdoors is when the wind blows, if you're a drummer, because the cymbals move … it really is hard to play then,” adds Charlie, giving a musical reason why outdoor playing isn’t the best.

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A Week In Music - James Blake Still Seeking His Niche, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Triumph With Lily Cole Video, Eels Stage A Love-In In Bournemouth


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Albums of Note... It’s been a long two years since James Blake released his debut eponymous album and now, the pioneering producer returns with Overgrown, album number two. Peppered with quality collaborations, with hip-hop legend RZA and electronic music’s figurehead Brian Eno, Overgrown is the sound of an artist still trying to find his niche, but releasing high quality, accomplished tracks, whilst he’s on his journey. Blake really is a talent to behold, as his ingenious moulding together of poles apart genres and production wizardry clearly shows… when you're already as accomplished at all manner of musical exercises as he is then it will obviously be hard to focus all this talent and all this energy into one place.

Splitting opinion like musical Marmite, John Grant returns with Pale Green Ghosts. This album may sound unrecognisable as Grant, to anyone already familiar with his work. He’s hooked up with Gus Gus’ Biggi Viera and has decamped to Reykjavik. As a result, a new reliance on vintage-sounding synthesisers and a nod to club-land has John Grant sounding like an altogether different proposition to the John Grant of days gone by.Grant's dyspeptic edge may be blunted, but when called upon the man can make a fine ass post-modern disco song, like we ever doubted that he could, and Blackbelt is a tweaked remix away from the transient world of A Lists, charts and chat shows. Cleverly poignant, its way with knock out disses would give Jake Shears something to think about if it proved to be a permanent change of direction…

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Extra Glastonbury Tickets Snapped Up


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An additional 20,000 tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival sold out quickly on Sunday morning, to the delight of successful music fans who missed out in the main sale three weeks ago.

Today's tickets constituted those from the April 1st sale which were returned or where payment for the £145 tickets failed to process properly.

A total of 137,500 of the festival's 177,000 maximum capacity were sold three weeks ago using organiser Michael Eavis' new registration system, designed to beat ticket touts.

Previous ticket sales for the festival have been blighted by tickets appearing on internet auction websites soon after the annual sell-out is completed.

This year 400,000 applicants passed through the festival's online pre-registration process, which required them to provide photo identification.

Most of those will have failed to get tickets to the extremely popular festival, which returns after taking a break in 2006.

Headline acts already confirmed for this year's event include the Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, The Who and Dame Shirley Bassey.

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