Glastonbury Festival 2003 News
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 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...
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.
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...
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
This may be the first official day of the festival but thousands of festival goers have been here for several days already...
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!
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 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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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...
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!
As reported on www.foreverdelayed.org.uk, the Manic Street Preachers are appearing on the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night of the festival!
With a sound headily reminiscent of festival favourites The Levellers, The 'Burn are a band it's probably worth checking out.
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...
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.
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.
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 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!
Radiohead are coming to a venue near you...
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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!
Mendip District Council have set Monday 17th Feb as the new date for the Glastonbury Festival licence hearing.
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.
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.
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.
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 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...
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...