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Glastonbury 2004 License Submitted

Glastonbury 2004 License Submitted

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has submitted the application for next year's festival, scheduled to take place on June 25, 26 and 27 2004.

Glastonbury 2004: Looking Good!

Glastonbury 2004: Looking Good!

Glastonbury 2003 will long be hailed, in Michael Eavis' words, as "The Year it all finally came together." We can now reveal plans for next year's headliners and other exciting developments...

Glastonbury 2003: They Did It!

Glastonbury 2003: They Did It!

After the trials and tribulations of previous years, Glastonbury 2003 soared like a pheonix to majestically claim its crown as the undisputed best festival in the world... again.

Glastonbury Daily News: Sunday

Glastonbury Daily News: Sunday

It's official. It's been the best Glastonbury ever. Michael Eavis himself has endorsed the 2003 event as 'Perfect', in fine Pa Larkin style...

Glastonbury Daily News: Saturday

Glastonbury Daily News: Saturday

We had it all today - rain, sun, sex, lies (Q's daily paper gulled thousands of us into believing Saddam Hussein had been captured!) a special festival version of Big Brother (for those who missed Tanya's eviction) and we even booked a gig for a Leveller

Glastonbury Daily News: Friday

Glastonbury Daily News: Friday

This may be the first official day of the festival but thousands of festival goers have been here for several days already...

Glastonbury daily news: Wednesday & Thursday

Glastonbury daily news: Wednesday & Thursday

The sun is shining and the atmosphere is positively sizzling, as the world's biggest and best festivals cranks into action. Follow our coverage throught the weekend, and watch out for some very special surprises!

Glasto Warm-Up - Final Line-up Revealed!

Glasto Warm-Up - Final Line-up Revealed!

Monday 23rd June, The Dome, Tufnell Park - from 7pm until 1am we're going to be pulling out the stops to bring you non-stop music and entertainment at the ultimate Glasto Warm-up Party!

Glastonbury: Priority Ticket System is a wish, not a reality!

Glastonbury: Priority Ticket System is a wish, not a reality!

Glastonbury Festival organisers are still trying to finalise a new system for the distribution of tickets for future festivals after this year's record sell-out. No announcement will be made until at least a month AFTER this year's event, which begins on

The Glastonbury Warm-up Party: Tickets onsale & Selling fast!

The Glastonbury Warm-up Party: Tickets onsale & Selling fast!

Tickets are now on-sale for the ultimate Glastonbury Warm-up party! With a bunch of superb bands and DJ's (including at least 2 former Pyramid Stage acts 1 of which headlined!), and a few hundred like minded souls, it'll be the hottest party in town!

Glastonbury 2003: Left Field Line-up

Glastonbury 2003: Left Field Line-up

Following its successful inception at Glastonbury 2002, the Left Field returns in 2003, bigger, better and angrier than ever- and with what promises to be a dazzling array of speakers and performers. We know where we will be spending most of the festival!

Glastonbury: The Full Line-up Revealed!

Glastonbury: The Full Line-up Revealed!

We can now reveal the full line-up for this year's Glastonbury Festival, including the Pyramid Stage, The Other Stage, the New Stage, the Dance Tent and the One World Stage (formerly Jazzworld). There are a few surprises in there!

Joe Strummer film to premiere at Glastonbury!

Joe Strummer film to premiere at Glastonbury!

The world premiere screening of 'The Last Night London Burned' will take place in the Left Field on Friday 27th June, documenting the last live performance of ex-Clash legends Joe Strummer & Mick Jones in November 2002, before Joe's death.

Official Glastonbury festival meet-up announcement!

Official Glastonbury festival meet-up announcement!

Virtual Festivals would like to invite you to the Official meet-up of the online festival community at the Glastonbury Festival on Thursday 26th June at 8.30pm

VF EXCLUSIVE - Glastonbury Cheese!

VF EXCLUSIVE - Glastonbury Cheese!

First there was the new fence, then Radiohead making their UK festival comeback, and now CHEESE. That's right Glastonbury Mature Cheddar can be purchased from your local supermarket...

Michael Moore for Glastonbury 2003!

Michael Moore for Glastonbury 2003!

The organisers of the Left Field at this year's Glastonbury's festival are aiming to bring Michael Moore, author of Stupid White Men and director of Bowling for Columbine, down to Somerset to inject some serious agitation into the event!

Manics for Glastonbury?!

Manics for Glastonbury?!

As reported on www.foreverdelayed.org.uk, the Manic Street Preachers are appearing on the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night of the festival!

The 'Burn added to IoW & Glastonbury lineups

The 'Burn added to IoW & Glastonbury lineups

With a sound headily reminiscent of festival favourites The Levellers, The 'Burn are a band it's probably worth checking out.

The Coral, Eels & Interpol for Glastonbury

The Coral, Eels & Interpol for Glastonbury

The Coral, Eels and Interpol have all confirmed that they will appear at this year's Glastonbury Festival on the Saturday (28 June), although the line-up has not yet been officially announced by the organisers...

Coopers, Zwan, Supergrass & more for Glastonbury!

Coopers, Zwan, Supergrass & more for Glastonbury!

A new batch of artists have come forth to confirm their appearances at this year's Glastonbury Festival, although the official line-up will not be revealed for a few more weeks.

Calexico confirmed for Glastonbury

Calexico confirmed for Glastonbury

The melodic folk group will play the One World stage (formerly known as the Jazz Stage) on Sunday, June 29, in the late afternoon/ early evening.

Glastonbury strikes back against the Touts

Glastonbury strikes back against the Touts

Please note that the list to 'rehouse' tickets seized from touts has now closed and there are no more 'jobs' available at this year's festival with Oxfam, Greenpeace or the litter picking crews.

Moby to headline SOLD OUT Glastonbury!

Moby to headline SOLD OUT Glastonbury!

Moby has announced that he will perform a headline slot on the Main Stage at this year's Glastonbury, closing the festival on Sunday 29th June 2003, the slot previously rumoured to be filled by Prince!

EXCLUSIVE - Radiohead small club dates!

EXCLUSIVE - Radiohead small club dates!

Radiohead are coming to a venue near you...

More artists confimed for Glastonbury

More artists confimed for Glastonbury

David Gray has confirmed that he will perform at Glastonbury 2003 "before R.E.M. on the Friday night". Suede and the Super Furry Animals have also confirmed that they will appear.

Sugababes for Glastonbury!

Sugababes for Glastonbury!

According to The Sunday People tabloid, the UK's coolest pop band "have agreed to do an hour-long set at the Glastonbury festival in June."

Dave Gahan and Polyphonic Spree announce Festival dates

Dave Gahan and Polyphonic Spree announce Festival dates

It has been announced that the Depeche Mode singer will perform at the Glastonbury and Move festivals. All 25 members of the Polyphonic Spree will also cast their sonic love vibes over Worthy Farm.

Radiohead confirmed for Glastonbury

Radiohead confirmed for Glastonbury

Shock! Horror! You'd never have guessed. Well they kept that one close to their chests. We're being sarcastic, of course. Long after we predicted they would, Radiohead have finally put the bookies out of their misery and confirmed their headline slot.

Glastonbury 2003: Licence APPROVED!

Glastonbury 2003: Licence APPROVED!

After a tense seven hour hearing, the future of this year's Glastonbury Festival was finally secured, as the festival organisers managed to convince the local councillors to grant them that licence, despite initial rejection.

Live In-Depth Coverage of the Glastonbury 2003 Licence Hearing

Live In-Depth Coverage of the Glastonbury 2003 Licence Hearing

VF sent a mobile team to the licence hearing at Mendip District Council to bring you a blow-by-blow on proceedings... and after over 7 hours we got the result to you first. Glastonbury 2003 - here we come!

Radiohead Announce Festival Dates!

Radiohead Announce Festival Dates!

The band have anounced that they will be stepping up their profile this year (last year, they made one single festival appearance at Spain's Benicassim Festival). This year, they will be hitting Germany and Sweden. Oh, and did someone say Glastonbury?

PJ Harvey to preview new album at Glastonbury 2003

PJ Harvey to preview new album at Glastonbury 2003

PJ Harvey has said she is close to completing her sixth studio album and intends to showcase it at Glastonbury this year. She is planning to release the album later this year, ahead of a UK tour.

Big Names for the 2003 Festivals!

Big Names for the 2003 Festivals!

Prince at Glastonbury? The Chili Peppers at V2003? Linkin Park and Jay-Z for Reading and Leeds? Travis for T in the Park? Yep, the rumour mill is in overdrive this year, but if speculation proves correct (and we usually are!) then the outlook rocks!

New Glastonbury Festival 2003 licence hearing date announced.

New Glastonbury Festival 2003 licence hearing date announced.

Mendip District Council have set Monday 17th Feb as the new date for the Glastonbury Festival licence hearing.

Glastonbury 2003: the Organisers strike back!

Glastonbury 2003: the Organisers strike back!

Following the Mendip District Council's refusal of a public entertainment licence for the 2003 Glastonbury Festival, Michael Eavis has submitted a new license application, and is also appealing against the original decision.

Glastonbury Festival 2003 - LICENCE REFUSAL

Glastonbury Festival 2003 - LICENCE REFUSAL

Dateline: 12th December 2002 6pm-11pm. Mendip District Council tonight weighed up the future of Glastonbury Festival 2003. The gates opened at 6pm...and we kept you posted throughout the night.

R.E.M. for Glastonbury 2003, T in the Park, Move and Euro Festivals

R.E.M. for Glastonbury 2003, T in the Park, Move and Euro Festivals

As well as headlining Glastonbury, Virgin Trains Move and T In The Park, R.E.M. are set to play a host of dates across the continent to support their forthcoming new album and greatest hits compilation.

Glastonbury: The Book - the perfect stocking filler!

Glastonbury: The Book - the perfect stocking filler!

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!

Bon Jovi for Hyde Park... and Glastonbury?!

Bon Jovi for Hyde Park... and Glastonbury?!

Bon Jovi have confirmed that they will headline a massive outdoor gig in London's Hyde Park on Saturday June 28, 2003. This co-incides with Glastonbury 2003 (June 27-29), fuelling speculation that they might squeeze in a visit to Somerset...

Superstars rock the Astoria for Oxfam

Superstars rock the Astoria for Oxfam

Ms. Dynamite, Coldplay, Idlewild and a grumpy Noel Gallagher were among the stars that took the stage at last night's charity bash, organised by Glastonbury Festival heiress Emily Eavis. Virtual Festivals was there to bring you the low down...

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