Glastonbury Festival 2004 News
Techno pioneers Orbital have announced their break up today, after 25 years together.
Michael Eavis never intended to hold the Glastonbury Festival next year, making a mockery of the rest of the world's media who 'broke' the 'story' - told first by VF many moons ago ...
Festival faves Belle & Sebastian have been voted the best Scottish band of all time as part of a definitive list of the top 50 ever. Travis came second and Idlewild finished third.
Glastonbury festival founder and organiser, Michael Eavis, will today pick up an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath for his services to the arts.
Kings Of Leon have paid homage to their UK fans and described their determination to get it right on their current tour, following a disappointing Glastonbury performance in June.
A "terrifying" ghost train is being planned to give next year's Glastonbury goers the festival fear - but can it be any scarier than a portaloo on Sunday night? Or this bloke caught at TDK Cross Central?
After selling out their 2005 summer shows in Manchester, Milton Keynes and Glasgow, Oasis have added an extra date on the south coast - and you can buy tickets here from Saturday.
Glasto organiser Michael Eavis has revealed the dates for next year's Musical Extravaganza concert, which is held annually in Glastonbury Abbey - meaning you don't have to bring your wellies.
As the government prepares to introduce ID cards to keep terrorists out of the UK, Glastonbury organisers are hoping a similar system will banish ticket touts from infiltrating the festival.
... this time on an even bigger world stage than Glastonbury. An estimated 140 million people will watch Sir Paul perform at american football's Super Bowl - wonder if he'll flash a boob?
Joss Stone has been told to cut her workload or risk losing her voice, following a demanding schedule of touring that saw her play a number of festivals in the summer, including Glastonbury.
One of this year's Glastonbury Festival headliners, Oasis, have announced three massive outdoor gigs to take place next summer in Milton Keynes, Manchester and Glasgow.
Following the untimely death of broadcaster John Peel, one of his favourite bands The Undertones has asked to headline the stage at Glastonbury which will now be named in his honour.
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has revealed his surprise at being awarded an honorary doctorate from the University Of Bath for his ongoing contribution to culture and art.
Zany designer John Galliano's unveils his latest collection inspired by crusty Glasto goers, in the same week that a leading modeling agency reveals festivals have becoming hotspots for new talent.
In an astonishing u-turn, Mean Fiddler has ousted chief executive Dean James and scrapped a planned acquisition because its founder and chairman, Vince Power, has refused to go.
The licensing of next summer's Glastonbury Festival has been given a boost, after Mendip District Council met to review this year's event and described it as the 'best and safest ever'.
This year's Glastonbury 'ticket debacle' has been nominated alongside the Communist regime in China for the not very prestigious prize of 'Internet Villain' in the Future UK Internet Awards.
After the success of the English National Opera's performance at Glasto 2004, a new website is offering free classical feeds sorted by 'mood'. So whether you want it chilled or thrilled - check it out!
09011 33 22 22 - an easy number to remember, but don't delay...support the Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music by voting NOW for the Trust's first flagship base on BBC2's 'Restoration.'
Not content with putting on the biggest weekend festival in the world, those good folk at Glastonbury are doing it all over again - in a slightly more refined manner you could say.
Just days after the tragic death of Bill Howard, the father of drummer Dominic, Muse have announced they will complete the rest of their festival dates.
It's been said enough times that Michael Eavis should be knighted, so we're spearheading a Guerilla campaign to try and make it happen - we need your help...
We have now recovered sufficiently to bring you the ultimate coverage from Glastonbury 2004. Sure, we've got all the usual reviews and the best gallery in the world, but this year we got down and dirty to expose the complete mud, sex and toilet debauchery
After all the mud, love, noise and dry-cleaning from this year's Glasto, Melvin Benn, top chief at Mean Fiddler (the people who saved Glasto) has confirmed that it's looking great for 2005. Hurrah.
'Grumpy' Oasis admit they were only at Glasto for the money, amid allegations that the Gallaghers had a row before what many claim was a highly disappointing headline show on Friday.
Michael Eavis has confirmed that next year's festival will definitely go ahead, before Worthy Farm is rested over summer 2006. And there may be thousands more tickets available this time!
Local heroes Muse saw Glastonbury out for another year with a truly mesmerising headline set on the Pyramid stage, but the celebrations were cut short by the sudden and tragic death of drummer Dom's father, backstage at the festival.
Paul McCartney sends 120,000 spirits soaring, despite muddy conditions and a wet performance by previous night's headliners Oasis, as festival organisers herald Glastonbury 2004 as one of the best yet.
It's finally here and warming up! The first day of the festival has kicked off in sun-drenched style, wiping out the memory of two days of heavy rainfall and England's shock defeat last night
Festival organiser Michael Eavis has announced plans to keep the rain at bay, using a homemade device that supposedly breaks up menacing looking clouds before they reach the site.
After torrential rain, the sun has finally appeared, the shades are out, camping fields are packed, and there's some talk of a football game that's about to kick off - who needs to be in Portugal?
Much like the football, Thursday at Pilton Farm was a game of two halves. Rain stopped play in the morning, but bright sun baked the mud in the afternoon and left smiles all around...
Rain, gales, mud - parts of the notorious million pound fence blowing down - Pilton Farm was last night gripped in storm warnings and sludge - But the first rays of sunshine have finally burst through
Rain, gales, mud and parts of the notorious million pound fence blowing down - Worthy Farm was last night gripped in storm warnings and sludge - But the first rays of sunshine have finally burst through
Rain, gales, mud, and parts of the notorious million pound wall reportedly collapsing cause chaos for first ones in - but the first rays of sun have just burst through
Following in the footsteps of Sistor Sledge and Scissor Sisters, the sultry Irish songwriter is set to play a second set at Glastonbury
Even before this year's three day festival has even begun, Glastonbury supremo Michael Eavis tells Virtual Festivals that he wants the Irish living legends to headline next year
Virtual Festivals and Warwick Students Union are teaming up to host an unofficial Glasto warm-up party on Tuesday night
For the first time ever, music fans will be able to download photos of their favourite Glasto bands to their mobile phones while artist are still on stage. Whole sets will also be available online next week
Inspired by England's recent performances, and boasting an even greater sense of opportunity than Wayne Rooney, a VF message boarder is calling on footi fans to unite for a mass kick about at Glasto
Three pairs of VIP passes, which were advertised on eBay, have been snapped up for a staggering £7,150 after festival organiser Michael Eavis donated them to Wateraid to help raise funds
With less than a week to go, the Met Office is forecasting an 'unsettled picture' in the days leading up to the festival. But the outlook is slightly better for the weekend. Pray
VF has teamed up with Glasto's Left Field bringing a little slice of the festival to Brixton this Saturday in support of War on Want. Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock and The Cooper Temple Clause top the bill
Female festivals goers are to be given their own special toilets at this year's Glasto to avoid the usual problems of sharing facilities with the so-called smellier sex. Bring forth the She-Pee!
In just a few days, convoys of market stalls, side-shows, food wagons, and art projects will be setting off for Glastonbury. One of the most colourful will be a crushed velvet-lined pink marquee
Virtual Festivals brings you a new online way of pre-ordering tents and other equipment to be picked up later from inside the festival. It's aptly named 'Sorted!' and it starts in time for Glastonbury
With VF's tradition of bringing you the finest festy coverage from the ground, we're inviting the best writers among you to get your work published on the world's number one festival site.
The veteran Oxford rockers will continue their ten year anniversary celebrations by filling the Sunday slot on the Pyramid Stage - made vacant recently by Pete Doherty's rehab quest to Thailand.
Noel Gallagher has promised a greatest hits set when the band headline the Pyramid Stage on the opening night - their first Glastonbury appearance in almost 10 years.
The Libertines have cancelled festival appearances at London's Meltdown, The Isle Of Wight and Glastonbury, following Pete Doherty's latest rehab trip, this time to Thailand.
Sometimes you just have to keep your fingers crossed! There are a small number of Glastonbury Tickets still to be won...and we've rounded them up for you here.
With Jet happily being replaced by Badly Drawn Boy at this year's Glastonbury, we've found someone who has created the ultimate tool for ensuring you have a great time and catch all your favourite bands...
Virtual Festivals are supplying the bands on Friday night at Glastonbury's Left Field, and we are dedicating the whole night to Strummerville - we also have the full weekend LF lineup!
VF are helping Left Field get into the Glasto spirit with a warm-up gig on Sat 19th June in Brixton. Headlined by ex-Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and DJ'd by the Cooper Temple Clause this will be a great night out!
The full line-up for Glastonbury 2004 can now be offically revealed. Although many of the performers had already announced themselves, there are, as ever, some very interesting surprises!
Tuesday, June 1, 7am is when we can tell you the full Glastonbury 2004 line-up. Although we have a VERY good idea of who's on that list we'd be roasted alive if we told you early! Until then, here are some teasers
Writer and activist Naomi Klein and her film-director husband Avi Lewis have confirmed that they will be flying over for the Glastonbury festival at the end of June to meet up with campaigners and to join in the debates at the Glastonbury Left Field.
Ever wondered how a dairy farm turns into a festival? Keep an eye on the festival site as it takes shape over the coming weeks with this webcam, showing the latest pictures of the the Pyramid Stage!
PJ fans have waited 4 long years since the Mercury Award winning 'Stories from city, stories from the sea', but her much anticipated seventh album 'Uh Huh Her' is out on May 31, but if you can't wait...
Despite no official announcement from Glastonbury Organisers, Noel Gallagher has confirmed that the Pyramid Stage will play host to Oasis' only live performance of the summer.
In the latest twist to the Glasto ticket saga, Michael Eavis looks set to take on VirtualFestival's suggestion that a ticket lottery is the fairest way to distribute tickets to the masses.
Okay - don't go getting all excited, but there have been a number of people successful in buying legitimate Glastonbury tickets from Aloud.com over the last day or so...read on here!
Despite rumours circulating on the internet the festival organisers say that any line up news before the official announcement on June 2 should be taken as pure speculation
Darkness singer Justin Hawkins has launched a vicious tabloid attack against the Glastonbury Festival, following Michael Eavis' alleged comments that the band wanted an extortionate sum to perform this year...
The 24 finalists for the Glastonbury Festival Unsigned Performers Competition 2004 have now been chosen. One competitor from each stage category will go on to perform at this year's festival.
Lost Vagueness is back for 2004 with a swanky new website and plans to conquer the world. Do you want a trailer at Glasto or does your band swing? Details here.
Mozza has been speaking to the music press about his summer plans in the Uk.
Polly will play The Pyramid Stage on 25 June.
Last year, the band leapt (or star-jumped) at the chance to perform at 10.30am, for peanuts, at Glastonbury. Three Brit awards and 1.2 million album sales later, they won't come back for less than a million, says Michael Eavis!
According to the duo's official site they will play at this year's Glastonbury Festival.
Michael Eavis will be opening the red tape to the new Somerset-based record label Studio 6, at Taunton's brand new Virgin Megastore on Wednesday 10th March, 12 noon and everyone is welcome to attend!
We've just spoken to the man who co-hosted a talk with Micheal Eavis at the Oxford Union last night, and whilst we're waiting for the full low-down on what was said we can drop a few morsels to whet your appetites...
Michael Eavis has announced the latest controversial measure to crack down on touts at the this year's Glastonbury Festival.
This is something of a 'watch this space' item, but we've just learnt that there's to be another announcement about buying Glastonbury tickets very shortly...
Two tickets per person, per household or per credit card? We're still waiting for the final booking arrangements, but message board chatter is starting to clarify things a little...
Tickets will be available from 8pm on 1st April, but you'll only be able to buy two tickets per person, and each ticket will be personalised to prevent them being sold on at a profit.
Glastonbury chief Michael Eavis has announced that the Festival will hold a competition for musicians, with winners being offered a chance to play on one of the main stages at Glastonbury Festival 2004!