The last batch of tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival have sold out, organisers have announced. Weekend camping tickets went quickly in just over an hour, before coach packages were snapped up by festival-goers. The festival's Twitter feed apologised to people who missed out after "demand far outstripped supply".
POSTED: 21/04/13 - Source: BBC News Online
The Rolling Stones have been named as one of the three headline acts for the Glastonbury Festival 2013. It will be the first time the Rolling Stones have played at the festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, which will draw about 135,000 people. The other headline acts at the festival, taking place on the final weekend of June, are Mumford and Sons and the Arctic Monkeys. The full line-up, announced on the official website includes Primal Scream, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and Elvis Costello, with chart acts such as Professor Green and Dizzee Rascal also appearing. Surprises include country star Kenny Rogers, who is among the figures playing the main Pyramid Stage.
POSTED: 27/03/13 - Source: BBC News Online
Registration for tickets to this year's Glastonbury Festival has reopened today. Sunday, April 21 will be the last opportunity for fans to get hold of tickets to the festival with anyone hoping to purchase tickets required to register online beforehand. Those who have registered for previous Glastonbury ticket sales are not required to register as their details are saved. Registration will be temporarily suspended before and during the main ticket selling period, so fans must register before tickets go on sale. Anyone who signed up prior to the 2007 Festival will need to submit a new registration.
POSTED: 18/03/13 - Source: nme.com
Take That star Mark Owen has teased that the man band could headline Glastonbury Festival in 2014. During an interview with The Sun, the singer revealed that the group will soon be meeting up to talk over any future projects, mentioning that a stint on Glasto's famous Pyramid stage next year could be in the pipeline. Owen explained: "I love Glastonbury. I would go there, definitely. We’re all meeting up in a few weeks, so we’ll see.”
POSTED: 07/03/13 - Source: mtv.co.uk
Nas will headline the newly-named Silver Hayes area at this year's Glastonbury Festival in Somerset. The US rapper is one of the artists named to perform in the field formerly known as the Dance Village. It will include the 7,000-capacity Sonic tent for dance-oriented headliners. Disclosure, Hot Natured, David Rodigan, Sub Focus, Aluna George, Eats Everything, Rudimental and The Congos will also play in the dance area.
POSTED: 22/02/13 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Alex Turner has been using his birthday cake wishes properly.
Earlier this year, the Arctic Monkeys frontman revealed he’d been wishing the band could have another crack at headlining Glastonbury. They’ve now been signed up as the headline act for this year’s Friday slot. When asked last month what was left for the band to achieve, Alex said: “There’s a lot left, yeah. I’d really like another shot at headlining Glastonbury. “I don’t think we got that quite right when we did it in 2007.” It’s a good signing for Micheal Eavis and his daughter Emily – the band put on a great performance at last year’s Olympics and are unlikely to disappoint.
POSTED: 18/02/13 - Source: thesun.co.uk
Rihanna is reportedly in talks to headline the Pyramid Stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival. The 'Diamonds' singer is apparently being lined up to follow in the footsteps of Beyonce – who headlined the Pyramid Stage on the final night of the 2011 festival - by closing this year's Glastonbury. A source told the Daily Star On Sunday: "She is the perfect choice. Beyonce stole the show two years ago and there's no reason why Rihanna can't do the same. She's got a huge back-catalogue and is undoubtedly the biggest female artist around at the moment bar Adele."
POSTED: 17/02/13 - Source: nme.com
Glastonbury Festival has launched its annual emerging talent competition which gets the winning band a slot on the main stage. Former victors include Scouting For Girls, the Golden Silvers, Stornoway, the Subways, We Have Band and Treetop Flyers in 2011. The contest is aimed at new, unsigned artists from the UK and Ireland. This year's Glastonbury Festival takes place at Worthy Farm in Somerset from 26-30 June. Acts will be able to enter for one week on the Glastonbury website from 9am on Thursday until 5pm on 24 January. To take part, acts need to send a link to a track for organisers to listen to. A panel of 40 of the UK's top music bloggers will compile a longlist of 120 acts, which will be cut to a shortlist of eight artists by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis. There will then be a live final at Worthy Farm in April to decide the winning act.
POSTED: 15/01/13 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Radiohead have hinted that they are one of the three headline bands at Glastonbury festival this June.
The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Mumford & Sons are all in the frame to top the Pyramid Stage bill. Now Thom Yorke has let slip that his band are likely to play the Somerset event too. Promoting his side project Atoms For Peace on Zane Lowe’s radio show on Monday night he said that particular band wouldn’t play Glasto but that “parts” of it would appear.
POSTED: 09/12/12 - Source: thesun.co.uk
Fleetwood Mac look nailed on for a Glastonbury headline appearance next June.
The reunited band have announced a US tour which ends two weeks before the Somerset festival. Iconic frontwoman Stevie Nicks said: “If everything goes well we’ll be in Europe doing festivals this summer, then we’ll actually tour Europe.” The band have vowed to play all their classics at the gigs.
POSTED: 05/12/12 - Source: thesun.co.uk
Fresh rumours have emerged that Fleetwood Mac will appear at Glastonbury 2013. In an interview with ABC radio earlier today, vocalist, Stevie Nicks added weight to the suggestions that the pop-behemoths will be at Worthy Farm next year. She revealed the band are likely to be on tour by next spring, which would provide the perfect platform for a set at next June's festival.
POSTED: 16/10/12 - Source: gigwise.com
A week after all of the Glastonbury Festival tickets for 2013 sold out in 1 hour 40 minutes, reports claim that The Rolling Stones are being lined up to headline next year's event. According to the Sun, a source has claimed that Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis is desperate to convince the band to top the bill at Worthy Farm in 2013. "The band are gearing up for a load of live dates but tend to leave big decisions like this until the last minute," they said. "Michael Eavis is desperate to get the band confirmed and has made initial contact with their people."
POSTED: 12/10/12 - Source: nme.com
Glastonbury tickets have sold out in a record time of just 1 hour and 40 minutes after thousands of fans flooded the website and phone lines. The festival's Twitter feed apologised to the "thousands" who missed out, adding that there had been some problems with getting through "due to the sheer volume of people". Fans could reserve up to eight tickets - each costing £205 plus booking fee. Any returned tickets will be put on sale in April 2013. Every ticket purchaser had to have registered on the site before the end of September. Those who managed to secure a ticket paid a £50 deposit immediately, with the remaining money due when the booking site reopens on 2 April 2013.
POSTED: 07/10/12 - Source: BBC News Online
Emily Eavis has confirmed that The Stone Roses won't be playing Glastonbury 2013. The organiser took to Twitter this morning to canvass public opinion on who should headline the festival. "Right, the time has come to ask you all who you want to see at next years' Glastonbury..let us know as we gather all our ideas and get going!" she wrote. In reponse to one user, who requested The Stone Roses, she replied: "Stone Roses not playing next year."
POSTED: 28/09/12 - Source: nme.com
Organisers have announced plans for a small increase in ticket prices for Glastonbury festival when it returns next year. Tickets for 2013's event will cost £205, plus a £5 booking fee on each pass and a £6 postage fee per order. It marks a small increase from Glastonbury 2011 where tickets were £195 plus £5 booking fee. Tickets for next year's event at Somerset's Worthy Farm go on sale at 9am on Sunday 7 October.
POSTED: 05/09/12 - Source: BBC Newsbeat
Glastonbury festival boss Michael Eavis is pursuing The Stone Roses as headliners for next year's event. Eavis was spotted watching the reunited band at Hungary's Sziget festival on Friday (August 10). And the following day he told NME: "I'm very keen on The Stone Roses – I always have been. They played at Pilton Party for 300 people in 1995, which is the year they cancelled on the main event and Pulp stepped in to replace them. I would like them to come back at some point. Are they a possible headliner for next year? I think it is possible, yeah."
POSTED: 13/08/12 - Source: nme.com
The Glastonbury festival and promoters Festival Republic are to end their partnership after more than ten years, it has been announced. Festival Republic, led by Melvin Benn, runs other music events such as Reading and Leeds and has been co-organiser of Glastonbury since 2001. Since then, the Somerset festival has attracted 177,500 people a year. Benn said Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis agreed it was the right time to "go their separate ways". In a joint statement, Festival Republic called the separation "mutual and cordial", adding: "Time moves on and now is the time for Michael and the Glastonbury team to pick up the reins again and build for the future."
POSTED: 27/06/12 - Source: BBC News Online
Tickets for next summer's Glastonbury Festival will go onsale in October, it was confirmed this morning. Tickets for the event, which will run from Wednesday June 26 to Sunday June 30 in 2013, will go onsale on October 7 at 9am (GMT). As with sales for previous years, anyone wishing to buy tickets will need to register in advance in order to be able to obtain their ticket. All ticket holders (not just the person who purchases the tickets for a group) must make sure they register in advance so that their ticket can have their photo printed onto it. Registration is open now at Glastonburyfestivals.co.uk and must be completed in advance of attempting to purchase tickets.
POSTED: 21/06/12 - Source: nme.com
Glastonbury Festival boss Michael Eavis has revealed that Adele has rejected his offer to headline the event in 2013. The singer has apparently refused to perform as the main act on the Pyramid Stage because she is uncomfortable playing to huge crowds. Speaking of Adele to The Metro, Eavis claimed: "She knows that we want her anyway, but she doesn't want to do a thing our size, "Going on the Pyramid Stage is a bit daunting in front of 80,000 people; it's a bit much really." He went on to add that the 24-year old would rather hang-out with her pals at the festival instead of taking to the stage, stating: "She comes every year usually, and has her own little party."
POSTED: 18/05/12 - Source: mtv.co.uk
Metallica's Lars Ulrich has admitted the band would love to headline Glastonbury. The sticksman told NME that they if Michael Eavis ever wanted to book them they'd be more than up for it. Asked if they'd like to headline Glastonbury, Ulrich said "We've never played Glastonbury. I don't know if Michael would ever invite a harder rock band to play. It's something I would love to do at some point. We love playing, we love connecting with people, and you want to try to do that in as many situations as possible. Mid-May to September in Europe, it doesn't get better than that."
POSTED: 23/04/12 - Source: nme.com
Look back at Glastonbury 2011 HERE