Glastonbury Festival 2002 News
Richie Havens, the folk singer who opened the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival with a three hour set, has died aged 72
Tired of singing your heart out and making festival performances really special whilst the band take all the credit? Well Elbow want to put that right by naming and thanking everyone who sang along with them at Glastonbury 2002!
Exuding Christmas spirit, Glasto guru Roy 'Stone' Naylor is kindly offering signed prints of his incredible photos, and copies his book 'Stone Free: A Photographic Trip Through 10 Years of the Glastonbury Festival' - a must have for the festy fanatic!
Organiser Michael Eavis has declared Glastonbury 2002 "a 100% success", with a 50% drop in crime and none of the overcrowding problems that dogged previous years and threw the future of the festival into serious jeopardy.
Significantly reduced crime and casualty figures prove that the new safety and security measures employed at this year's festival have been a resounding success.
The music finally got under way yesterday morning, following days of anticipation for thousands of festival goers that got here early. And there was no let down as the opening day kicked off with Fatboy Slim on the Dance Stage at one minute past midnight.
Now that the festival is well and truly under way, the inevitable questions are being asked of the new security measures. The infamous fence has indeed kept thousands of ticketless people out.
This year's make or break Glastonbury festival kicked off early when hundreds of festival goers arrived days in advance to begin soaking up the atmosphere of what is feared will be the last of this eclectic and much loved festival.
Unless you've been living in the wilderness for the last year, you'll know that the most important weekend of the musical year is upon us. So get your wellies, and we'll see you there (or here!)...
As final preparations for this year's festival fall into place, the message of 'No ticket, no entry' seems to have seeped through to most people...
Our server was struck by an unprecedented surge of traffic directly after The Match, as thousands of England fans turned to our festival listings for comfort!
Over 1500 people have signed an online petition urging the organisers of the Glastonbury Festival to show the World Cup final, on Sunday 30th June, on big screens, as they did in the 1998 World Cup.
The full line-up for this year's Glastonbury Festival has now been officially announced - most of it is as we had predicted.
The Super Furry Animals have withdrawn from all of their forthcoming live appearances.