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Blur In Frame For Glastonbury Headline Slot

27th February 2009

The recently reformed Blur are likely to play a headlining set at this year's Glastonbury festival, according to organiser Michael Eavis.Bruce Springsteen was announced last week as the Saturday headliner for the Somerset event this...

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Bruce Springsteen To Headline Glastonbury Festival

23rd February 2009

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen is to headline this year's Glastonbury Festival, it has been announced.The New Jersey musician, known as the Boss, will take to the Pyramid Stage at the Somerset event on Saturday June...

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Reunited Blur To Headline T In The Park And Oxegen

5th February 2009

Blur are to headline this summer's T in the Park and Oxegen festivals, it has been announced.The reunited Parklife stars will join Kings of Leon, Katy Perry and Snow Patrol at the Scottish and Irish...

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Glastonbury 2009 Tickets Sell Out Five Months Early

3rd February 2009

Tickets for this summer's Glastonbury festival have sold out, despite no headline acts having been confirmed for the Somerset event.Some 90 per cent of tickets were snapped up via an early deposit scheme, with fans...

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The Boss Announces European Tour Return

28th January 2009

Bruce Springsteen has announced his 2009 world tour, which includes 19 European shows.The Golden Globe-winning singer will kick off his US tour in San Jose, California in April, moving across the continental US towards a...

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Alex James 'Turned Down Coldplay'

23rd January 2009

Blur bassist Alex James has claimed he turned down the opportunity to sign Coldplay to his record label.James alleges he went to watch to watch Chris Martin and co play with Damien Hirst and Joe...

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Glastonbury Festival Tickets 90% Gone, Says Eavis

20th January 2009

Some 90 per cent of tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival have already been sold, according to organiser Michael Eavis.While last year's event did not sell out in advance - as had been typical in...

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Coldplay And Adele Confirmed For Neil Diamond Tribute

24th December 2008

Grammy nominees Coldplay and Adele are among the artists set to honour Neil Diamond at a gala concert next year.The British acts will take to the stage at the MusiCares person of the year show...

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Fascinating Fact 6572

23rd December 2008

MICHAEL EAVIS, the founder of Britain's GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, will receive the Midem Green World Award in January (09), for his commitment to environmental issues....

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Jarvis Joins Knife Crime Benefit

15th December 2008

JARVIS COCKER was among the artists who congregated to perform at the South Bank Centre in London last night (December 14th).Beatboxer performer Shlomo curated the event, which was organised in aid of anti-knife crime schemes...

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Blur Confirm They Will Reunite For Hyde Park Summer Show

9th December 2008

Blur will perform as a four-piece for the first time in nine years next summer, at a huge concert in Hyde Park.The full line-up - Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree -...

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Glastonbury Festival Breaks Even For First Time Ever

3rd November 2008

The Glastonbury Festival has failed to make a profit for the first time since its inception.Organiser Michael Eavis said the event's breaking even was down to spiralling management costs, as well as fuel prices."Glastonbury costs...

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Noel Gallagher Makes R Kelly Glastonbury Jibe

16th October 2008

Oasis' Noel Gallagher has attacked the lineup choices for Glastonbury Festival again, while announcing a new stadium tour.Speaking at a Wembley Stadium press conference unveiling his band's 2009 tour, Gallagher jokingly asked whether US R...

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Gilmour Lays Into Glasto

7th October 2008

David Gilmour has criticised the Glastonbury festival, claiming that he was denied the chance to play the event with his PINK FLOYD bandmate Rick Wright.Keyboard player Wright – who was one of the founding members...

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Half Of Glastonbury 2009 Tickets Gone After Early Sale

6th October 2008

More than half of the tickets for next year's Glastonbury festival have been sold, some eight months before the event itself takes place.Tickets went on sale on Sunday morning, with more than half of the...

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Glastonbury 2009 Tickets To Go On Sale Early

24th July 2008

Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival can be reserved as early as October, it has been confirmed.Some 100,000 tickets will be made available in October for the 2009 event, with fans able to pay a...

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Foals Condemn Johnny Rotten From Stage

21st July 2008

FOALS criticised the behaviour of John Lydon – aka Johnny Rotten – from the stage of the Latitude Festival this weekend.The Oxford band, who have just released their debut album ANTIDOTES, drew a substantial crowd...

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Noel Gallagher Calls For Action On Knife Crime

5th July 2008

Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has urged for more action on spiralling knife crime among Britain's youth.Some 18 teenagers have died as a result of stabbings in London alone this year, with 16-year-old Shakilus Townsend the...

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Verve Close Glastonbury With Attack On Eavis

30th June 2008

The Verve closed this year's Glastonbury festival by criticising organiser Michael Eavis, who they suggested opposed their booking.Lead singer Richard Ashcroft thanked Mr Eavis' daughter Emily for selecting them to headline the final day of...

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Weather Conditions Set Stage At Glastonbury

27th June 2008

Glastonbury festival is set to begin today with weather conditions looking considerably better than last year.Whilst it rained for roughly three hours last night, the ground remains firm at the Somerset farm and there is...

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Amy Winehouse Begins Rehearsals After Hospital Exit

24th June 2008

Amy Winehouse has commenced rehearsals for her scheduled summer shows despite being hospitalised with traces of emphysema.The troubled singer was taken to the London Clinic in Marylebone last week and it was claimed yesterday that...

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Dame Shirley Bassey Pulls Out Of Mandela Concert

23rd June 2008

Dame Shirley Bassey has withdrawn from the bill for a charity concert in honour of Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday.The Diamonds Are Forever star was admitted to hospital in Monaco last month, where she now lives,...

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Crack And Cigarettes Give Winehouse Emphysema, Says Dad

23rd June 2008

Amy Winehouse is suffering from early stage emphysema, according to her father Mitch.The troubled singer was hospitalised on June 16th after fainting outside her London home and has remained in the London Clinic after test...

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Jay-z Calls Glastonbury Headlining Furore "Ridiculous"

21st June 2008

Jay-Z hae expressed his exasperation at the criticism of his headline slot at Glastonbury Festival.The Roc-A-Fella star is to play the Pyramid stage at the legendary festival on Saturday June 28th but his booking has...

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Shakin' Stevens Looking Forward To Glasto

20th June 2008

SHAKIN' STEVENS has said he is "very pleased" to be performing at this year's Glastonbury Festival.The singer, sometimes tagged 'The Welsh Elvis', said he was thrilled at the prospect of playing the biggest festival in...

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Winehouse 'Hopes To Play Glastonbury' Despite Hospital Stay

20th June 2008

Amy Winehouse is still hoping to perform at Glastonbury Festival and the Nelson Mandela charity concert, despite having been hospitalised.The troubled singer was taken to the London Clinic in Marylebone on Monday and kept in...

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Glastonbury Festival Heading For Sell Out

11th June 2008

With the sun shining and the prospect of good weather ahead peoples attentions are turning towards what is probably the most talked about music festival in the world, GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL. When asked by Contactmusic.com in...

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Eavises: This Will Be Glastonbury's Flagship Year

6th June 2008

Michael and Emily Eavis have dismissed criticism of the 2008 Glastonbury Festival and said this year's event could be the best yet.Tickets sales for this year have been comparatively slow - though more than 126,000...

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Dame Shirley 'Recovering' After Emergency Surgery

27th May 2008

Dame Shirley Bassey is recovering in hospital after an emergency operation on her stomach, according to her spokesman.The Diamonds Are Forever star was admitted to hospital in Monaco, where she now lives, after calling her...

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Eavis Has "Total Faith" That Winehouse Will Play Glastonbury

21st May 2008

Emily Eavis has said that she has "total faith" that Amy Winehouse will perform at this year's Glastonbury festival.Speaking to BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat, the festival organiser said: "I have total faith, I think she'll...

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