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Glastonbury could face bankruptcy as festival’s 2021 fate remains uncertain

With the lights turned out on Glastonbury 2020 and growing uncertainty regarding next year’s festival season, organizers Michael and Emily Eavis worry that the iconic UK festival could face bankruptcy. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Michael Eavis bluntly stated, “[2021] has to happen for us, we have to carry on. Otherwise it will […]

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Glastonbury announces immersive virtual festival and charity merchandise

Glastonbury is all hands on deck for what would’ve been the festival’s 50th anniversary. While normal operations were cancelled, the legendary UK event launched curated Spotify playlists, continued their annual talent competition, and created a special pop up channel via BBC to celebrate years’ past. While the aforementioned efforts will center around its annually recurring […]

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In lieu of Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary, BBC launches special pop-up channel to celebrate festival’s legacy

While forced to cancel plans for the highly anticipated 50th anniversary, Glastonbury festival is still very much alive as organizers continue efforts to celebrate its upcoming milestone. In addition to aiding COVID-19 relief efforts, including the donation of unused ponchos to health workers, Glastonbury curated Spotify playlists relating to each respective stage as well as […]

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Despite 2020 festival cancellation, Glastonbury’s talent competition is still on

Glastonbury Festival was all set to celebrate its 50th anniversary this June, but the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the festivities until 2021. All festivities, that is, except one. Glastonbury has announced plans to continue with its Emerging Talent Competition, an annual competition to find the best up-and-coming talent in the UK and Ireland. While […]

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Despite 2020 festival cancellation, Glastonbury’s talent competition is still on

Glastonbury Festival was all set to celebrate its 50th anniversary this June, but the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the festivities until 2021. All festivities, that is, except one. Glastonbury has announced plans to continue with its Emerging Talent Competition, an annual competition to find the best up-and-coming talent in the UK and Ireland. While […]

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Glastonbury pools cancelled 50th anniversary lineup into Spotify playlists [Stream]

As society goes digital, the world’s premier festivals are doing their best to accommodate in lieu of forced cancellations. Six days after announcing their 50th Anniversary lineup, Glastonbury had to cancel their 2020 plans in following “the new government measures” set forth in the UK (and pretty much every region around the globe). Since then, […]

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Glastonbury pools cancelled 50th anniversary lineup into Spotify playlists [Stream]

As society goes digital, the world’s premier festivals are doing their best to accommodate in lieu of forced cancellations. Six days after announcing their 50th Anniversary lineup, Glastonbury had to cancel their 2020 plans in following “the new government measures” set forth in the UK (and pretty much every region around the globe). Since then, […]

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Good Morning Mix: The Chemical Brothers reiterate their claim to legend status at Glastonbury 2019

It’s not often that a group throws down a career-defining performance after more than 20 years in the game, but with their headlining effort at Glastonbury‘s 2019 Pyramid Stage, The Chemical Brothers‘ did just that. For an hour and a half, the UK duo mystified the sea of festival-goers, presenting an ultimate synergy of audiovisuals […]

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A ‘celebration of Glastonbury’ will take place on BBC in lieu of festival

Glastonbury recently announced that its 50th anniversary edition would be postponed amid public health concerns surrounding COVID-19. Though the news has brought sadness to many, BBC is doing its best to keep spirits high with a special edition broadcast in celebration of the festival’s longstanding legacy. “We are already looking forward to next year’s festival […]

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A ‘celebration of Glastonbury’ will take place on BBC in lieu of festival

Glastonbury recently announced that its 50th anniversary edition would be postponed amid public health concerns surrounding COVID-19. Though the news has brought sadness to many, BBC is doing its best to keep spirits high with a special edition broadcast in celebration of the festival’s longstanding legacy. “We are already looking forward to next year’s festival […]

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Glastonbury canceled for COVID-19 concerns 6-days after announcing this year’s lineup

It’s been just six days since Glastonbury announced its long-awaited 50th anniversary lineup, but the the explosion of the global coronavirus pandemic has forced their hand: Glastonbury 2020 is canceled. In a statement on Twitter early Wednesday morning, Festival organizers Michael and Emily Eavis explain how they arrived at the gut-wrenching decision to cancel. “Clearly […]

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Glastonbury delivers 50th anniversary lineup: Kendrick Lamar, Thom Yorke, Taylor Swift, FKA Twigs, and more

We now have one small pinpoint of light in an otherwise pitch black tunnel for events at the moment. As spring festivals, tours, and professional sports come to a screeching halt and travel restrictions tighten, Glastonbury picks an apt time to deliver their highly anticipated 50th anniversary lineup, set for this summer. Headliners Taylor Swift, […]

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Glastonbury tasked with reducing noise levels, managing camping capacity for 2020

For its milestone 50th anniversary, Glastonbury 2020 will be tasked with improving several key areas of production including reducing noise levels as delineated by the Mendip District Council. The historical music and cultural event is currently the world’s largest music festival. Glastonbury 2020 will take place June 24 – 28 with headliners Paul McCartney, Taylor […]

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Glastonbury tasked with reducing noise levels, managing camping capacity for 2020

For its milestone 50th anniversary, Glastonbury 2020 will be tasked with improving several key areas of production including reducing noise levels as delineated by the Mendip District Council. The historical music and cultural event is currently the world’s largest music festival. Glastonbury 2020 will take place June 24 – 28 with headliners Paul McCartney, Taylor […]

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Pet Shop Boys partake in a spot of ‘Monkey business’ amidst Glastonbury rumors

Original gangsters of synth-pop, the Pet Shop Boys find their inner funk with a bit of “Monkey business,” the disco-directed third showing from their upcoming album Hotspot, due January 24. “Monkey business” may be getting a 2020 release, but is more of a 1970s sonic pool party packaged into a three-minute radio edit as electronic […]

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Pet Shop Boys partake in a spot of ‘Monkey business’ amidst Glastonbury rumors

Original gangsters of synth-pop, the Pet Shop Boys find their inner funk with a bit of “Monkey business,” the disco-directed third showing from their upcoming album Hotspot, due January 24. “Monkey business” may be getting a 2020 release, but is more of a 1970s sonic pool party packaged into a three-minute radio edit as electronic […]

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Pet Shop Boys partake in a spot of ‘Monkey business’ amidst Glastonbury rumors

Original gangsters of synth-pop, the Pet Shop Boys find their inner funk with a bit of “Monkey business,” the disco-directed third showing from their upcoming album Hotspot, due January 24. “Monkey business” may be getting a 2020 release, but is more of a 1970s sonic pool party packaged into a three-minute radio edit as electronic […]

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Pet Shop Boys partake in a spot of ‘Monkey business’ amidst Glastonbury rumors

Original gangsters of synth-pop, the Pet Shop Boys find their inner funk with a bit of “Monkey business,” the disco-directed third showing from their upcoming album Hotspot, due January 24. “Monkey business” may be getting a 2020 release, but is more of a 1970s sonic pool party packaged into a three-minute radio edit as electronic […]

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Paul McCartney announced as Glastonbury 2020’s first headlining act

Sir Paul McCartney joins the previously announced Diana Ross on the lineup for Glastonbury 2020. The Beatles’ frontman teased his booking this morning when he shared a photo of Phillip Glass, Emma Stone, and Chuck Berry to his twitter page. Festival organizers confirmed the booking shortly after. For years, rumors have swirled about the paramount […]

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Death threats for booking Kanye and other fun stories from Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis

There are only a handful of festivals whose lineups make international headlines each year, and although Glastonbury classically sells out well before any of its talent is revealed, it seems like the UK festival regularly leads the pack when it comes to rumors and reveals. The mystique is well earned, however, as Glastonbury has shown […]

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