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Glastonbury tickets sell out in 34 minutes to record number of fans

Tickets for next year’s Glastonbury Festival sold out in 34 minutes to a striking number of interested fans. There were 2.4 million people registered as eligible ticket holders, setting a record for the UK festival. The 2020 festival’s sell-out time was rivaled by the 2014 edition, which sold out just a couple of minutes faster. […]

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Man jailed for attempting to set up pop-up drug shop at Glastonbury 2019

Authorities jailed a man after security caught him with a stockpile of Class A and B drugs at last month’s Glastonbury festival. Glastonbury 2019 took place June 26 – 30 at Worthy Farm for another year of numerous highlights including a historic headlining performance by Stormzy, various Keith Flint tributes, and more. 2020 will mark […]

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Gambling odds are trickling in for Glastonbury’s 2020 headliners

2020 marks Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary. With such a rare milestone forthcoming, the prolific festival is naturally expected to have some larger-than-life artists on its anniversary roster. Fervor surrounding the lineup has even led to gambling over potential appearances, and thanks to Sky Bets, the odds are now available for all to see. Fleetwood Mac, Elton […]

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The Chemical Brothers share emotion tribute to Keith Flint at Glastonbury

Glastonbury’s triumphant 2019 edition brought a number of highlights, including Stormzy‘s history-making performance, styled to the nines with a custom vest designed by Banksy. Though, the landmark UK festival went on this year with palpable sadness in the air with The Prodigy‘s absence following the death of frontman Keith Flint. The legendary British dance group […]

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Glastonbury announces plans for a Keith Flint tribute performance

After Keith Flint‘s passing in March, The Prodigy announced that they would be cancelling all upcoming performances. However, their presence will not be completely missing from the festivalsphere this year, as Glastonbury has just announced plans for a ‘Keith Flint Appreciation Hour’ set. Led by Prodigy guitarist Gizz Butt, who noted that “it’ll be a […]

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Stormzy, Miley Cyrus, The Chemical Brothers, and Tame Impala top Glastonbury’s 2019 lineup

Glastonbury has dropped their highly anticipated 2019 lineup in full after months of tantalizing individual announcements. The first headliner announced for this year, revealed back in November 2018, Stormzy, will make history this summer as the first UK rapper to ever headline the festival. Now, the grime emcee is joined by The Killers, The Cure, […]

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Jeff Goldblum speculated to be playing Glastonbury with full orchestra

Jeff Goldblum, best known for his roles in Jurassic Park and Independence Day, is speculated to be performing at Glastonbury Festival 2019 with his orchestra. The acclaimed jazz musician, along with The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, released their debut album, The Capitol Studio Sessions, last year and graced listeners with a sprinkling of intimate shows. It was reported […]

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Glastonbury Festival set to ban plastic bottles come 2019

Glastonbury Festival is looking to implement a site-wide plan on plastic bottles come 2019. Festival co-organizer Emily Eavis originally shared the news of the initiative with BBC Radio 6, describing it as “the big project,” in conjunction with the festival’s return in 2019. The festival isn’t set for 2018, as it is a “fallow” year, allowing for […]

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Glastonbury Festival set to ban plastic bottles come 2019

Glastonbury Festival is looking to implement a site-wide plan on plastic bottles come 2019. Festival co-organizer Emily Eavis originally shared the news of the initiative with BBC Radio 6, describing it as “the big project,” in conjunction with the festival’s return in 2019. The festival isn’t set for 2018, as it is a “fallow” year, allowing for […]

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BBC announces The Biggest Weekend festival to be held in Glastonbury’s stead in 2018

BBC has announced that it will be holding a new festival series in 2018 called The Biggest Weekend that will take place in four sites across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.The BBC festival is said to be similar to Glastonbury Festival, which will not be held in 2018. Glastonbury Festival takes place on a working […]

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Game of Thrones cast shocks festival goers with surprise appearance at Glastonbury 2017

As the countdown to the long awaited seventh season of Game of Thrones reaches its last few days, the hype around the Emmy-winning series has reached astronomical levels. Most fans eagerly await the return of Kit Harrington’s character, Jon Snow. The actor had some pretty amusing things to say when interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! a […]

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Glastonbury responds to zero-hours contract controversy

Glastonbury, the UK’s venerable festival, has been under fire as of late for claims of exploitation of their workers. There are claims that organizers of the large scale festival employed workers nationwide for a simple job — litter picking. After a mere two days of work picking trash, nearly 700 were laid off, after the impression […]

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Glastonbury responds to zero-hours contract controversy

Glastonbury, the UK’s venerable festival, has been under fire as of late for claims of exploitation of their workers. There are claims that organizers of the large scale festival employed workers nationwide for a simple job — litter picking. After a mere two days of work picking trash, nearly 700 were laid off, after the impression […]

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Glastonbury under fire for accusations of exploiting workers

England’s Glastonbury festival is currently mired in controversy for accusations of worker exploitation in its aftermath. The Independent reports that the event’s organizers “hired hundreds of workers from across Europe on zero hours contracts and then fired them after just two days.”The iconic festival has been held since the 1970s on founder Michael Eavis’ extensive farm property […]

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The Essential Mix hits festival season with 5 sets from EDC and Glastonbury

As June draws to a close and summer officially begins, the de facto “festival season” finds itself in the midst of its peak. In celebration of the ongoing abundance of music festivals around the globe, BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix broadcast a special six-hour episode this weekend, tapping into enviable sets from two of the world’s largest […]

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Jeremy Corbyn will introduce Run The Jewels at Glastonbury 2017

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will be making an appearance at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, where he will introduce American hip hop super group Run The Jewels. The duo, who have previously voiced their support for Corbyn, were similarly introduced by a recorded video of Bernie Sanders at Coachella 2016.In a recent interview with the Guardian, […]

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Bobby Tank – Catalyze (Metrik Remix)

It’s always a good day when a brilliant new Drum & Bass offering hits the SoundCloud stream. London-based producer Metrik has released his remix of Bobby Tank‘s “Catalyze,” which stands as an incredible tribute to the original track. Late in 2016, Tank released the original track with Luca Franco. The initial “Catalyze” has a euphoric, dreamy feel to it, which […]

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