2015 Glastonbury News
Just over two months after Kanye pronounced himself the greatest living rock star at Glastonbury 2015, it’s prime time to start the rumour mill for next year’s line-up, right? Festival founder Michael Eavis has gone one better and told Newsbeat that the event has already booked headliners until 2017. He’s not ready to name names, though. “It’s more than my life’s worth to tell you that,” he said. After a warning from his daughter and co-organiser Emily about not naming any upcoming headliners, Michael remained tight-lipped but did say two of the artists booked for 2017 haven’t headlined the festival before.
POSTED: 09/09/15 – Source: BBC Newsbeat
Dave Grohl has admitted that he “cried like a baby” when he watched Florence and the Machine at Glastonbury. They stepped up to the headline slot after Foo Fighters were forced to cancel after the frontman broke his leg after falling off a stage in Sweden. In an interview with Q Magazine, he said he was so overwhelmed and grateful to Florence Welch for stepping in. “I was totally looking forward to playing with them at Glastonbury,” he said.
POSTED: 28/07/15 – Source: BBC Newsbeat
While The Who may have stormed Glastonbury last month, they weren’t actually meant to be there. According to a post written on the bands website, the always rumoured but never appearing Prince was supposed to see out Sunday night at Worthy Farm but cancelled at the last minute. “Not many know that we were a last-months addition to the show, replacing Prince who decided not to come this year,” the post reads. Apparently written by one of the bands guitar techs, the piece also says how the band’s equipment was sabotaged before the show. “As we began to prepare our coming changeover, we found someone had sabotaged the carefully-tested audio connections for much of our gear.
POSTED: 10/07/15 – Source: independent.co.uk
Noel Gallagher has said he will happily headline Glastonbury next year while hinting at playing acoustic shows later this year. Speaking to NME, Gallagher hinted at “acoustic gigs”, explains his upcoming touring schedule and positions himself for Glastonbury 2016. “It’s up to them to ask, isn’t it?” Gallagher said on headlining Glastonbury. “My phone number’s not ex-directory.”
POSTED: 07/07/15 – Source: nme.com
The BBC have defended their coverage of Kanye West’s headline slot at Glastonbury Festival after 44 people complained about it. Over 40 people complained about the BBC’s coverage of the rapper’s set on Saturday night (June 27). The broadcaster confirmed they had received feedback from “some viewers who were unhappy with some of the language used by Kanye West during his headline set”. Posting an official response online, the BBC confirmed that they had warned viewers to expect bad language and that the coverage did go out past the watershed at gone 10pm.
POSTED: 01/07/15 – Source: nme.com
It was a party attended by around 135,00 people. So – naturally – the mess left behind at Glastonbury was on a monumental scale. It’s up to a team of volunteer litter pickers to carry out the unenviable task of clearing up people’s bottles, tents and anything else they’d decided to leave behind. As campers departed the site, hundreds of people started helping out. The clean-up is a military-style operation with a focus on recycling. In 2014, half of all the rubbish at the festival was recycled. Organisers hope it’ll be 60% this year. Last year, 85 tonnes of cans and plastic bottles were recycled, as well as 11 tonnes of clothing, tents and sleeping bags.
POSTED: 29/06/15 – Source: BBC Newbeat
The stage invader was comedian Simon Brodkin – better known as Lee Nelson. Newsbeat was given an interview with Simon, but only in character as Lee. Lee said he’d borrowed his son’s toy microphone for the stunt, but denied wrecking Kanye’s set. “Wrecked his show, wrecked his show? If anyone’s going to wreck the show it’s Kanye himself, let’s be honest. Listen I was also doing it for the people. I was helping them out.”
POSTED: 29/06/15 – Source: BBC Newbeat
Bookmakers have unveiled the odds for which acts will headline next year’s Glastonbury Festival. After Dave Grohl’s broken leg forced the US band to cancel their European tour, Foo Fighters are now favourites to headline next year’s event. Other acts deemed by William Hill likely to occupy one of the three headline spots include Muse, Fleetwood Mac, Oasis (pending a reunion), Daft Punk, Radiohead, AC/DC, The Stone Roses, The Rolling Stones and Bloc Party. Blur, Ed Sheeran, Green Day, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Coldplay, Eminem and Prince are considered as outside chances.
POSTED: 29/06/15 – Source: nme.com
Day Three At Glasto 2015
The final day of Glastonbury saw VIP visitors, veteran rockers and a field full of people in novelty Lionel Richie T-shirts singing along to ‘Hello’.
In her mid-afternoon set on the Pyramid Stage, Patti Smith was joined by the Dalai Lama (pictured above), bringing on the 80 year-old Tibetian religious leader so that the crowd could wish him a happy birthday.
Lionel Richie (pictured above) drew one of the biggest crowds of Glastonbury 2015 to The Pyramid Stage for his Sunday afternoon Pyramid Stage performance in the ‘legends set’ that drew crowds stretching to the very edges of the arena. Richie seemed overawed by the size of the crowd, clapping the audience after ‘Say You Say Me’ and asking “What the hell is going on?!” twice following a performance of ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’.
Paul Weller (pictured above) was feeling the pressure in his Pyramid Stage set, directly before The Who. He told the crowd: “We’re on limited time tonight, we’ve only got 25 minutes left and we’ve got about 40 songs to play.”
The Chemical Brothers (pictured above) headlined The Other Stage, going up against The Who at Glastonbury for a second time – the two acts were in the same slot on the same stages in 2007. The brothers played for just over an hour and a half, during which fans waved flares as they remixed and distorted version of many of their tunes. They ran over their allotted 11:15pm closing time, before finishing their set with ‘Galvanise’, just as the Arcadia spider started spewing flames.
The Who (pictured above) headlined the Pyramid Stage on the final night of Glastonbury 2015, telling the crowd, “Here we are again. We’ve got a lovely, simple job to do tonight which is to send you home happy and maybe a bit deaf. So here we are.” Their set finished with guitarist Pete Townshend taking a potshot at Saturday night headliner Kanye West. Referring to West’s claim that he was “the greatest living rock star on the planet” during his set, Townshend said “who’s the biggest rock star in the world?” to cheers from their crowd.
POSTED: 29/06/15 – Source: nme.com
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The Dalai Lama has made an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival, praising it as “a festival of people, not governments or politicians”. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader gave a talk in the Peace Garden, where the crowd sang happy birthday in advance of his 80th birthday on 6 July. He arrived using a Glastonbury t-shirt to cover his head as rain soaked the festival site. “I see old and young, everybody full of joy,” he said. “While you are here, enjoy the joyfulness here. But you should remember on this same planet are human beings being killed by human beings.” He mentioned conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Nigeria as he delivered a message of peace and respect. He is also expected to appear on the festival’s Pyramid stage later.
POSTED: 28/06/15 – Source: BBC News Online
The Maccabees say Kanye West’s entourage is so big that other Glastonbury acts have had their guest lists squeezed. “We were told we only had one guest each this time,” Felix White said. “I’ve not got that many other friends who want to come, but I’m just making a point!” The duo are performing on the Other Stage later, while Kanye West is the headline act on the Pyramid Stage. “We were told that this viewing platform’s been set up just for Kanye so he’s got hundreds and hundreds of guests apparently,” Felix added.
POSTED: 28/06/15 – Source: BBC Newsbeat
The stage invader who interrupted Kanye West’s headline Glastonbury performance tonight (June 28) has been identified as Simon Brodkin, a British comedian best known for his character Lee Nelson, who had a TV show, Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show, in 2010. Brodkin ran onstage in a “Lee-zus” T-shirt and carrying a mic during ‘Black Skinhead’, the fourth song of West’s set. Though he was quickly apprehended by a security guard, Brodkin’s actions disrupted the rapper’s debut headline show, and he was forced to restart the track. Tweeting from his Lee Nelson account, the comedian wrote: “Some people were saying Kanye shouldn’t headline Glasto so I thought I’d give him a hand.”
POSTED: 28/06/15 – Source: nme.com
Day Two At Glasto 2015
Day two at Glastonbury Festival saw stage invaders, rivalries, packed tents and one-off collaborations as acts including, Kanye West, Slaves, The Maccabees took to the stage at Worthy Farm.
George Ezra (pictured above) drew a huge crowd to his 3pm Pyramid Stage slot, as the Londoner played a set drawn from his debut album and well-loved covers. Ezra gave renditions of Bob Dylan’s ‘Girl From The North Country’ and Macy Gray’s ‘I Try’ to the sun-soaked audience.
Frank Turner made his third appearance at Glastonbury Festival this weekend, following a set at Strummerville last night and an appearance on the Other Stage this morning with a special appearance in The Leftfield with Billy Bragg. Burt Bacharach opened his incomparable songbook on the Pyramid Stage, where the 87-year-old led a band through versions of hits including ‘Alfie’, ‘Do You Know The Way To San Jose’ and as the sun blazed down.
Years & Years (pictured above) drew a massive crowd to the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury today with a rowdy and dramatic set. Some fans were unable to gain entry to the tent and had to be content with watching the show from just outside. Jamie T joined The Maccabees in their slot before Ben Howard and headliner Deadmau5 on The Other Stage, where they played a mixture of fan favourites and material from new album ‘Marks To Prove It’.
Pharrell Williams (pictured above) brought a full production involving choreographed dancers to his evening slot on the Pyramid Stage. Pharrell flattered the crowd by saying “When you go to England, you definitely meet the most beautiful girls.”
Kanye West (pictured above) ended his headline performance by proclaiming himself the “greatest living rock star in the world.” The Chicago rapper performed a nearly two hour set on the Pyramid Stage, playing tracks from throughout his career as well as a short cover of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. He was joined on stage by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and performed some of the set while hoisted above the audience by a crane. A man made his way onto the stage at the very start of the set and was immediately tackled by security and removed, causing West to restart ‘Black Skinhead’. The man has since been identified as comedian Simon Brodkin, aka comedian Lee Nelson.
Other artists performing today included Clean Bandit, Ella Eyre, Enter Shikari and Deadmau5.
POSTED: 28/06/15 – Source: nme.com
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Day One At Glasto 2015
Glastonbury 2015 is underway, and the first day passed with wet weather, surprise performances and shows from some huge artists. The Charlatans were the first band to perform on Glastonbury’s new look Other Stage as they played a secret set at 11am. Hundreds of fans were left shut out of the tent as Bastille played a secret Glastonbury set this afternoon.
Catfish And The Bottlemen (pictured above) played a rain-lashed 4pm set at Glastonbury’s Other Stage, during which the wet conditions presented considerable technical difficulties for the Llandudno-based band. Pools of water formed on stage and McCann made frequent references to the effect of the water on their instruments. He apologised profusely for a short lull while guitars required retuning. Motörhead played on the Pyramid Stage at 6.30pm to a large and loud crowd, marking their 40th anniversary with their first ever Glastonbury performance.
The Libertines (pictured above) performed a secret set on The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, filling the gap in the line-up left vacant when Florence + The Machine stepped up to the headline slot to replace the injured Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters. Mary J Blige played a career-spanning set that saw her on her knees performing ‘No More Drama’ and telling the crowd “You’re going to make me cry. She later popped up again – alongside Grandmaster Flash and George Clinton to perform ‘Uptown Funk’ during Mark Ronson’s set, which ended with a mass dance-off to the summer hit.
Ronson (pictured above) brought out a huge number of guest stars for his Other Stage performance: Theophilus London did ‘Ooh Wee’, MDNR did ‘Bang Bang Bang’, Daniel Merriweather did his Smiths cover ‘Stop Me’ and Kyle Falconer of The View did ‘The Bike Song’.
Florence And The Machine’s last-minute headline set on the Pyramid Stage saw the singer (pictured above) running into the crowd and covering Foo Fighters track ‘Times Like These’ in tribute to Dave Grohl, who was forced to pull out of the top spot when he broke his leg earlier this month.
Other performers throughout the day included Benjamin Booker, Alabama Shakes, James Bay (pictured above), Hot Chip and Rudimental.
POSTED: 27/06/15 – Source: nme.com
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37 arrests, 80 reported crimes and 83 injured as Glastonbury gets underway. Avon and Somerset Police said they are “thoroughly investigating” a sexual assault at Glastonbury. A spokesman said they have so far made 37 arrests, the majority for thefts from tents and drugs offences, and that around 80 crimes have been reported. Around 83 people have been treated for injuries since the festival began, with 17 taken to hospital for further treatment, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust said.
POSTED: 26/06/15 – Source: somersetcountygazette.co.uk
Rain has fallen on the Glastonbury Festival (pictured above) as fans enjoyed the first day of music on the main stages. A heavy shower on Friday afternoon brought out the wellies, ponchos and umbrellas and created puddles on site.
POSTED: 26/06/15 – Source: BBC News Online
Music fans have begun setting up camp at the Glastonbury Festival after the gates opened for this year’s event. While the main stages do not open until Friday, many smaller venues put on live music, DJs and films for those arriving early. Some 177,000 people are due on site during the weekend. Tickets, costing £225, sold out in 26 minutes last October. But the weather is not expected to be as bad as 2014, when performances were halted due to a lightning storm. According to BBC Weather, there will be some light showers on Friday morning and on Sunday.
POSTED: 24/06/15 – Source: BBC News Online
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has claimed that the annual event could be forced to move to a new location in the future. Glastonbury, which runs this year from June 24-28, has been taking place in its current home of Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset from its inaugural event billed as the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival in 1970. The 79-year-old festival organiser has spoken of increasing problems in staging the festival due to the fact that the Eavis family does not own the entire site that it takes place on. “I’m always worried about the future, about the land not being available because I only own the middle bit,” Eavis said in a recent interview with Sky News. “Where the Pyramid is and all the land around it is owned by other people, so that could be a problem long-term.” He added: “I may have to find a site that’s bigger and is all under the control of one person. That’s the ideal situation, so that might happen in the long-term”.
POSTED: 19/06/15 – Source: nme.com
Florence and the Machine will headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this year, following Foo Fighters’ withdrawal from the Friday night slot. “Once we heard… Foo Fighters had been forced to pull out, there was only one person we wanted to call and that was Florence,” said organiser Emily Eavis. Florence Welch had already been confirmed to perform with her band before Foo Fighters on 26 June. She last performed at the Somerset event in 2010. Foo Fighters cancelled their Glastonbury appearance and a string of other dates after frontman Dave Grohl fractured his leg in a stage fall in Sweden. Organisers said revised Pyramid Stage set timings for 26 June would be announced soon.
POSTED: 17/06/15 – Source: BBC News Online
Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis has revealed that she received death threats after booking Kanye West to headline this year’s festival. In what has resembled the backlash sparked by the booking of Jay Z in 2008, some festival-goers have been angered by the selection, with an online petition calling for Kanye to be replaced by a rock band attracting more than 133,000 signatures. In a new interview with The Times, Eavis, who organises the festival with her father, Glastonbury founder Michael, has asserted that attracting West is “an amazing coup”, but said some of the abuse she’s received has been “just horrible”. “It was not a pleasant world we unwrapped,” said Eavis. “I had death threats and stuff. It was just horrible. It was just crazy. It was getting out of control. We had Time magazine, all the American news channels saying they were going to come down. This incredible onslaught worldwide. “It was quite upsetting because we were talking about something that was so exciting and interesting and fresh and brilliant for the festival. Kanye West is making the most exciting music at the moment. He is an amazing force as a performer. For us, getting the biggest star in the world was an amazing coup.”
POSTED: 28/05/15 – Source: nme.com
The Who have been confirmed as Glastonbury Festival’s final headliner, closing the event on Sunday 28 June. The rock band join Foo Fighters and Kanye West at the top of the bill for the sold out festival next month. Roger Daltrey said The Who would “close this year’s event with a bang”. The band will also headline the British Summertime Hyde Park festival with a show on Friday 26 June, supported by Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs, Johnny Marr and Gaz Coombes. Paul Weller will also play before The Who at Glastonbury, in the penultimate Sunday night slot on the Pyramid Stage.
POSTED: 06/05/15 – Source: BBC News Online
Glastonbury organisers have asked people not to bring laughing gas to the Stone Circle this year. Described as the festival’s “sacred space”, the Stone Circle and surrounding King’s Meadow has “lost its way” recently, festival bosses say. “I’m writing to ask for your help in reclaiming the King’s Meadow,” says Liz Eliot, co-ordinator of the Green Fields, in a note on the website. “It breaks our hearts to see our Sacred Space used this way. “It’s become known as a place where people take nitrous oxide, a damaging drug which pollutes our beautiful field with noise, litter and N2O gas (a greenhouse gas which is 298 times more polluting than carbon dioxide).”
POSTED: 28/04/15 – Source: BBC Newsbeat
Resale tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2015 have sold out within 12 minutes. Cancelled and returned tickets went on sale this morning at 9am, following last week’s line-up announcement. Tickets for the festival originally went on sale in October, with all 135,000 tickets selling out in 25 minutes. 15,000 coach and ticket pacakages also sold out in 15 minutes.
POSTED: 19/04/15 – Source: nme.com
The line-up for Glastonbury Festival has been revealed, but the final headliner – who will join previously announced bill toppers Foo Fighters and Kanye West – is yet to be announced. Acts to play the festival, which will run from June 24-28 at Worthy Farm, include Florence + The Machine, Jamie T, Alt-J, Patti Smith, Super Furry Animals, Jungle, The Chemical Brothers, Suede, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Motorhead, Alabama Shakes, Paloma Faith, Mark Ronson, Run The Jewels, Future Islands, The Fall, Pharrell Williams, Franz Ferdinand & Sparks, La Roux, Fat White Family and Kate Tempest. Wolf Alice, Belle & Sebastian, Clean Bandit, Young Fathers, Peace, Enter Shikari, Spiritualized, Hot Chip, The Waterboys, FKA Twigs, Caribou, Ben Howard, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Mavis Staples, George Ezra, Courtney Barnett, Death Cab For Cutie, Father John Misty and Sharon Van Etten will also appear. Resale for ticket and coach packages will take place begin at 6pm on April 16, with the resale of General Admission tickets following at 9am on April 19. More details can be found at the festival website.
POSTED: 14/04/15 – Source: nme.com
Following the news that Kanye West will be headlining the coveted Saturday night slot at Glastonbury Festival, someone has taken such offense to the announcement that they’ve started a petition to stop the performance from happening altogether. Branding Yeezy “an insult to music fans all over the world”, Neil Lonsdale from Kings Lynn, Norfolk has managed to drag in almost 11,000 supporters in less than a day. Considering the capacity of Glasto is over 150,000 people, Lonsdale’s got quite a way to go.
POSTED: 17/03/15 – Source: mtv.co.uk
Kanye West will headline Saturday night at Glastonbury Festival, it has been revealed. Emily Eavis of the festival tweeted the news earlier this evening, writing: “We are thrilled to let you know we have the one and only Kanye West headlining Saturday night on the Pyramid stage!” West joins previously announced headliners Foo Fighters at the event, which takes place on Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset from June 24-28. West will be the second ever solo hip-hop act to top the festival bill, following Jay Z’s appearance on the Pyramid Stage in 2008. There is now one final headline slot to be announced for the festival.
POSTED: 16/03/15 – Source: nme.com
A source told The Mirror: “Most of the acts have been booked for Glasto but Michael and daughter Emily Eavis are still trying to get Adele for Saturday night. “She has been on their wishlist for a few years now. Negotiations are ongoing but this is the closest they have got to signing her.” Last year Adele commented on what it would feel like to perform at a festival, and it wasn’t a positive one. The 26-year-old said: “The thought of an audience that big frightens the life out of me”.
POSTED: 19/02/15 – Source: heatworld.com
Foo Fighters have revealed they are headlining the Friday night of Glastonbury. They announced the news after being named best international band at the NME Awards. In a video message, singer Dave Grohl confirmed they were returning in the summer for the festival. They’re the first big act to be announced. The band were unable to attend the ceremony in person, but Dave Grohl sent a video acceptance speech instead. “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.”
POSTED: 18/02/15 – Source: BBC Newsbeat
Lionel Richie will play the Sunday teatime slot at next year’s Glastonbury Festival, organisers have announced. The former Commodores star, is the first artist confirmed for the 2015 event. “We are over the moon,” said festival co-organiser Emily Eavis, daughter of Glastonbury founder Michael. “We felt very lucky to get the call from a true Motown legend asking to play next year,” she continued. “He’s got so many amazing songs, to see him perform here on the farm is just going to be wonderful.” Richie said he was “really excited to play Glastonbury next year as it’s one of the most iconic festivals in the world”.
POSTED: 30/11/14 – Source: BBC News Online
Foo Fighters are the new favourites to headline Glastonbury next year with bookmakers. Dave Grohl himself has told NME that he is interested in the headline slot, with Emily Eavis responding to his comments. Now William Hill have cut the US band’s odds from 14/1 outsiders to 8/11 favourites. Fleetwood Mac remain among the list of potential headliners with odds of 6/4, despite Mick Fleetwood stating outright that the band will definitely not be performing at next year’s festival.
POSTED: 07/11/14 – Source: nme.com
Taylor Swift announced the UK dates of her 1989 tour earlier today, and has left a suspicious looking gap in her calendar. The Shake It Off singer will be performing at just three dates across the country next year, which just so happen to be around the same time as Glastonbury Festival. She’ll be performing on June 27th at London’s British Summertime Hyde Park, with her next tour date not until July 6th in Ottawa, meaning Taylor could easily hop over to Somerset and play on the Friday 26th or Sunday 28th. EASILY. Now we’re not saying T-Swizzle will definitely be taking to the stage at Worthy Farm, but it is an almighty coincidence that she’ll be just miles from the site of the music extravaganza.
POSTED: 03/11/14 – Source: mtv.co.uk
Michael Eavis has ruled out the possibility of Queen or Fleetwood Mac headlining Glastonbury in 2015. Both bands are among bookmakers’ favourites to play The Pyramid Stage next year. However, in a new interview with Music Week, Eavis says neither act will appear, with Fleetwood Mac said to be “unavailable.”
POSTED: 30/10/14 – Source: nme.com
Glastonbury organisers have placed Native American headdresses on a list of items that on-site traders are forbidden to sell without prior authorisation. The list also includes items such as alcohol, cigarettes, candle flares, flags and products bearing the festival’s name or logo. Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has stressed that headdresses haven’t been banned outright. Eavis told NME: “It isn’t a ban, it’s just that we’ve asked the two traders selling them to hold off.”
The move is being hailed as a victory by the instigator of an online petition calling for a ban on the garment at the festival. Though controversial, Native American-style headdresses have become a staple sight at festivals in the US and Europe.
POSTED: 15/10/14 – Source: nme.com
Noel Gallagher has said that he would be interested in a headline slot at Glastonbury Festival, although not with Oasis. He was quick to quash any rumours that it would take place at Glastonbury 2015 but when asked if he would do it solo he said “Yes, if I was asked, yes. If you are listening Michael Eavis, I’ll do it.”
POSTED: 14/10/14 – Source: nme.com
The firm which runs Glastonbury festival made a profit of just £764,000 in 2013, despite selling £35m worth of tickets. Among the costs incurred by Glastonbury Festivals Ltd, owned by Michael Eavis, were payments of £2.6m to companies owned by Eavis and his relatives. These included land rental, staff costs, management fees, loss of earnings by the land’s Worthy Farm and hire of the Pyramid Stage. Records filed to Companies House showed the business paid £348,000 in charitable donations. The company made a loss of £544,000 in 2012 when the festival didn’t take place. Records showed that, by the end of 2013, the company had taken £7.9m in advance ticket sales for the 2014 event.
POSTED: 09/10/14 – Source: nme.com
Glastonbury 2015 has sold out in less than 30 minutes. Around 15,000 pre-sale tickets were sold earlier this week and the remaining 120,000 took just 26 minutes to go. Much quicker than the 87 minutes it took to sell them in 2013. People paid £225 for a ticket even though the festival’s line up won’t be confirmed until next year. Music fans all over the country had to be up early to try and make sure they were online at 9am sharp to try and get hold of a ticket. They were only available to buy through the official website. The festival’s official Twitter page let fans know that were all gone.
POSTED: 05/10/14 – Source: BBC Newsbeat
This year thousands of people braved storms, as well as the long drop toilets to go to Glastonbury 2014. So whether you’re hoping to return to Worthy Farm for more, or hoping to sample the Pyramid Stage for the first time, you’ll need to have registered. Today the first 15,000 tickets for Glastonbury 2015 have already sold out, twice as quickly as last year in just 14 minutes. The festival tweeted the news, but more tickets go on sale on Sunday 5 October.
POSTED: 01/10/14 – Source: BBC Newsbeat
Fleetwood Mac have addressed rumours suggesting they may finally perform at next year’s Glastonbury Festival. The group have been firm favourites to headline the Pyramid Stage for a number of years, but organisers have failed to secure Stevie Nicks and Co for the line-up. However, during an interview with Uncut magazine, Nicks has revea;ed that the prospect of playing Worthy Farm in 2015 is already being “discussed”. She explained to the publication: “Chris (Christine McVie) is excited to come back to London. It’ll be soon, probably May. “Glastonbury? You never know. You have to weave festivals in. It’s being discussed.”
POSTED: 26/09/14 – Source: mtv.co.uk