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Glastonbury 2014 – a view from the sofa

I didn’t go to Glastonbury this year, and it’s the first time I can remember not thinking ‘I wish I was there’ while watching the coverage on the BBC. The weather played a big part in that – no matter how much people try to kid themselves that the mud doesn’t matter, it does. When […]

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Let the Glastonbury 2015 rumours begin!

With the bedraggled festival-goers leaving the site and the clean-up operation in full swing, Glastonbury 2014 is officially consigned to the history books and attention is immediately switched to next years festival. There’s been a lot of rumours about headliners for Glastonbury 2015, and Michael Eavis even claimed that the deal to book one of […]

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Glastonbury rumours

Update – 26 June: Looks like the earlier reports of Coldplay opening Glastonbury on Friday morning were a bit premature, as the slightly more boring Kaiser Chiefs have now apparently been ‘officially’ confirmed as the TBA act on The Other Stage tomorrow. Coldplay rumours are still circulating though, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see […]

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Online petition to stop Metallica headlining Glastonbury reaches almost 25,000

There’s been a lot of criticism of Glastonbury’s decision to inviteĀ veteran rock band Metallica to headline this years festival, with Scottish prog-rock band Mogwai the most notable fellow Glasto band to speak out and diplomatically label them as ‘shite‘. Bands and fans speaking out about a line-up decision is always going to happen, but things […]

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Glastonbury 2014 band clashes announced

UPDATE – 4 June The actual stage times for the main stages have now been announced so you can start planning your days a bit more! Here’s the full schedule: Pyramid Stage times Friday Arcade Fire 22.00-23.45 Elbow 20.00-21.15 Lily Allen 18.30-19.30 Rudimental 16.45-17.45 De La Soul 15.15-16.15 Rodrigo y Gabriela 13.45-14.45 The War on […]

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Is Glastonbury sexist? (Infographic)

Now that the full line-up for this year’s Glastonbury Festival has been revealed, I thought it would make for an interesting study to work out exactly what it takes to be a Glastonbury headliner. I looked at all the Pyramid Stage headliners for the past 15 Glastonbury Festivals (which takes us all the way back […]

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Full Glastonbury 2014 lineup revealed – Metallica confirmed as headliner

Glastonbury Festival organisers have finally confirmed that US rock titans Metallica will be headlining this years festival – joining Arcade Fire and Kasabian at the top of the Pyramid Stage bill. The confirmation came with the announcement of the full lineup, following last months initial 80 acts. You can see the full lineup in all […]

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Mystery final Glastonbury headliner is ‘one of the biggest-selling bands in the world’ says Michael Eavis

Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has dropped a big hint about who the final headliner is going to be for this years festival during an interview with the Bristol Post. The initial line-up was revealed earlier this month and confirmed both Arcade Fire and Kasabian as Pyramid Stage headliners for the Friday and Sunday night […]