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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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More Additions To Glastonbury Festival Lineup Confirmed

21st May 2008

The lineup for the Stonebridge Bar at Glastonbury Festival 2008 has been announced.While not home to the type of big name acts that feature on the main stages of the Somerset festival, the bar is...

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Jay-z Headlining Glastonbury Is Cool, Say Mgmt

21st May 2008

Hotly-tipped US duo MGMT have said Jay-Z's headlining of this year's Glastonbury festival is good news for the event.The Somerset festival - held at Worthy Farm, Pilton, at the end of June - has not...

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Get Cape: Glastonbury's Problem Is The Weather

16th May 2008

Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly has said poor weather rather than Jay-Z is to blame for slow ticket sales at this year's Glastonbury Festival.The New York rapper is headlining the legendary music event and has been cited...

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Neil Diamond And Rihanna Top Us Charts

15th May 2008

Veteran musician Neil Diamond and R 'n' B star Rihanna have both made history in topping the US albums and singles charts this week.Home Before Dark, Diamond's 29th studio album, has debuted at number one...

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Pete Doherty Released After 29 Days Of 14-Week Sentence

6th May 2008

Pete Doherty has been released from prison after completing 29 days of a 14-week sentence.The Babyshambles frontman was jailed in April after violating the terms of his probation order.But the former Libertine has now been...

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Full Glastonbury Festival Lineup Revealed

29th April 2008

The full lineup for this year's Glastonbury Festival was 'leaked by printers' a day before the official announcement was expected.The roster for the Somerset festival, which takes place at Worthy Farm in Pilton, was due...

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Full Glastonbury Festival Lineup 'Revealed' Early

29th April 2008

The full lineup for this year's Glastonbury Festival was leaked a day before the official announcement was expected.The roster for the Somerset festival, which takes place at Worthy Farm in Pilton, was due to be...

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Full Glastonbury Lineup 'Revealed' One Day Early

28th April 2008

The full lineup for this year's Glastonbury Festival has been leaked a day before the official announcement was expected.The roster for the Somerset festival, which takes place at Worthy Farm in Pilton, was due to...

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Official Documents 'Confirm' Beyonce-jay-z Marriage

23rd April 2008

A marriage licence confirming the nuptials of Beyonce and Jay-Z has been filed in New York State, according to local officials.It was reported earlier this month that the former Destiny's Child member, 26, and the...

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Paul Weller Says Fans Have Ruined Glastonbury

22nd April 2008

Paul Weller has claimed slow ticket sales for this year's Glastonbury Festival are due to the event's target market changing.The former Jam star believes that as the Somerset festival has evolved, a different type of...

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Paul Weller: Glastonbury Fans Not What They Used To Be

22nd April 2008

PAUL WELLER claims that Glastonbury fans are not what they used to be.Speaking to BBC6 Music, the singer said that the "disgusting" bad weather of recent years combined with less genuine music fans attending the...

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Culture Secretary Says Anti-tout Legislation Is Last Resort

22nd April 2008

Ticket touts can be targeted without the need to introduce new legislation, according to the culture secretary.Andy Burnham has called on the entertainment and sporting industries to ensure that fans are able to acquire tickets...

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Cribs, Jamie T And Biffy Clyro Added To Glastonbury Bill

18th April 2008

The Cribs and Biffy Clyro are among a number of bands confirmed as new additions to the bill for this year's Glastonbury Festival.Wakefield trio the Cribs, comprised of twins Gary and Ryan Jarman and their...

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Emily Eavis Defends Jay-z's Glastonbury Headline Slot

15th April 2008

Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has slammed criticism of the decision to choose rapper Jay-Z to headline this year's event.The New Yorker's appointment has been linked with comparatively slow ticket sales for this year's festival...

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Noel Gallagher: I'm Not Having Hip-hop At Glastonbury

14th April 2008

Noel Gallagher has attacked Glastonbury Festival organisers for picking Jay-Z as a headline act for this year's event.The New York rapper's planned appearance has received a lukewarm reception from festival fans, with many blaming the...

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Glastonbury Provides £73m Boost For Local Community

11th April 2008

Glastonbury Festival injected more than 73 million into the surrounding community last year, a new report has shown.While the festival can prove disruptive for residents in and around the village of Pilton, a report by...

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Glastonbury Provides £73m Boost For Local Community

11th April 2008

Glastonbury Festival injected more than 73 million into the surrounding community last year, a new report has shown.While the festival can prove disruptive for residents in and around the village of Pilton, a report by...

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Glastonbury Boss Eavis Hits Back At Jay-z Rumours

9th April 2008

Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has denied rumours in the tabloid press that headliner Jay-Z is to pull out of this year's event.The Sun newspaper's Bizarre gossip column had claimed the New York rap star...

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Glasto Ticket Registration Reopened After Tickets Remain

8th April 2008

The registration deadline to buy tickets for this year's Glastonbury festival is to be reopened after the event failed to sell out in the first two days of sales. Thousands of fans flooded phone lines...

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Jay-z To Pull Out Of Glastonbury?

7th April 2008

Rapper JAY-Z is reportedly thinking of pulling out of his headline slot at this year's Glastonbury festival, due to the disappointing reaction to news of his appearance.A source told the Sun that the rapper, who...

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Glastonbury Tickets Still On Sale As 100,000 Go On Day One

7th April 2008

Tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival are still available after the event failed to sell out on the first day of sales.Thousands of fans flooded phone lines and a ticketing website at 09:00 BST on...

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Choreographer Wayne Mcgregor To Be Youth Dance Champion

4th April 2008

Award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor will be the country's first youth dance champion, it was announced today.His appointment follows a review which found that cross government work could increase access to dance for more young people...

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Emily Eavis: Weather Not Jay-z To Blame For Fall In Glastonbury Registrations

26th March 2008

Glastonbury Festival organiser EMILY EAVIS has attributed the declining number of people registering for tickets to the bad weather – rather than the announcement that JAY-Z will have a headlining slot.Eavis told NME magazine that...

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Goldfrapp, Editors And The Enemy 'Confirmed' For Glastonbury

13th March 2008

Goldfrapp, the Editors and the Enemy have signed up to play this year's Glastonbury festival, reports claim.The Guardian has claimed that Scottish band the Fratellis and veteran singer Jimmy Cliff have also been confirmed for...

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Glastonbury 'Not Green Enough' For Radiohead's Thom Yorke

28th February 2008

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has ruled his band out of this year's Glastonbury festival because of concerns over the event's carbon footprint. Yorke, who fronts Friends of the Earth's Big Ask climate change campaign, said...

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Glastonbury Organisers Deny 2008 Festival Will Be The Last

15th February 2008

The founder of the Glastonbury festival has denied rumours that this year's event could be the last.Michael Eavis, the Somerset farmer who started the legendary festival in 1970, has moved to deny speculation about its...

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