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RIP Orbital: a festival obituary

RIP Orbital: a festival obituary

Techno pioneers Orbital have announced their break up today, after 25 years together.

Glastonbury 2006: A reporting oddity ... ?

Glastonbury 2006: A reporting oddity ... ?

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 ...

Belle and Sebastian best Scottish band ever!

Belle and Sebastian best Scottish band ever!

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 boss becomes Dr Eavis

Glastonbury boss becomes Dr Eavis

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 tour 'justice' for Glasto

Kings tour 'justice' for Glasto

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.

All aboard the Glasto ghost-train

All aboard the Glasto ghost-train

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?

New Oasis date announced

New Oasis date announced

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.

Eavis announces Extravaganza

Eavis announces Extravaganza

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.

ID cards to replace tickets at Glasto

ID cards to replace tickets at Glasto

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.

Macca to headline again...

Macca to headline again...

... 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 told to shut it

Joss Stone told to shut it

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.

Oasis announce massive outdoor gigs

Oasis announce massive outdoor gigs

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.

'Teenage Kicks' tribute for Peel at Glasto?

'Teenage Kicks' tribute for Peel at Glasto?

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.

'Bad boy' Eavis shocked by award

'Bad boy' Eavis shocked by award

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.

Fashionable festivals the new catwalk

Fashionable festivals the new catwalk

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.

Power keeps power of Mean Fiddler!

Power keeps power of Mean Fiddler!

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.

Council gives Glasto thumbs up

Council gives Glasto thumbs up

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'.

Glasto tickets vs Chinese government?

Glasto tickets vs Chinese government?

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.

Anyone for opera?

Anyone for opera?

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!

ROCK THE (concrete) CASBAH - VOTE NOW!!!

ROCK THE (concrete) CASBAH - VOTE NOW!!!

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.'

Glastonbury: 'And now for something completely different'

Glastonbury: 'And now for something completely different'

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.

Muse back on the road after tragedy

Muse back on the road after tragedy

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.

Arise Sir Michael!

Arise Sir Michael!

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...

Sex, Mud and Rock n' Roll at Glasto 2004

Sex, Mud and Rock n' Roll at Glasto 2004

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

Glasto 2005 licence: looking good!

Glasto 2005 licence: looking good!

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.

Liam: I f**cking hate Glastonbury

Liam: I f**cking hate Glastonbury

'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.

Glasto 2005: U2 and Prince in the frame!

Glasto 2005: U2 and Prince in the frame!

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!

Muse triumph ends in tragedy at Glastonbury

Muse triumph ends in tragedy at Glastonbury

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.

Macca does the business at muddy Glasto!

Macca does the business at muddy Glasto!

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.

Glast off!

Glast off!

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

Cloudbusting gun to keep Glastonbury dry

Cloudbusting gun to keep Glastonbury dry

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.

Cool runnings so far as Glastonbury warms up

Cool runnings so far as Glastonbury warms up

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?

Glastonbury: Thursday

Glastonbury: Thursday

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...

Weather takes its toll on Glastonbury opening

Weather takes its toll on Glastonbury opening

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

Glastonbury ravaged by storms as VF arrives

Glastonbury ravaged by storms as VF arrives

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

Weather takes its toll on Glastonbury opening

Weather takes its toll on Glastonbury opening

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

EXCLUSIVE!! Damien Rice to play twice

EXCLUSIVE!! Damien Rice to play twice

Following in the footsteps of Sistor Sledge and Scissor Sisters, the sultry Irish songwriter is set to play a second set at Glastonbury

EXCLUSIVE!! Eavis eyes U2 for Glastonbury 2005

EXCLUSIVE!! Eavis eyes U2 for Glastonbury 2005

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

Glastonbury warm-up at Uni of Warwick

Glastonbury warm-up at Uni of Warwick

Virtual Festivals and Warwick Students Union are teaming up to host an unofficial Glasto warm-up party on Tuesday night

Bring Glastonbury live to your phone

Bring Glastonbury live to your phone

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

Football fever sweeps through fields of Glastonbury

Football fever sweeps through fields of Glastonbury

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

Glastonbury tickets sell for over a grand ... for charity

Glastonbury tickets sell for over a grand ... for charity

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

Glastonbury looking a little under the weather

Glastonbury looking a little under the weather

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

Glastonbury Warm-up in Brixton this Saturday

Glastonbury Warm-up in Brixton this Saturday

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

Sitting room only for new ladies lavs at Glastonbury

Sitting room only for new ladies lavs at Glastonbury

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!

Pink Pamper to ruffle some feathers at Glastonbury

Pink Pamper to ruffle some feathers at Glastonbury

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

Happy campers you will be thanks to Joe Bananas & VF

Happy campers you will be thanks to Joe Bananas & VF

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

Be part of the VF Glasto Fan Crew!

Be part of the VF Glasto Fan Crew!

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.

It's 'Alright' - Supergrass replace Libertines at Glastonbury.

It's 'Alright' - Supergrass replace Libertines at Glastonbury.

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.

Oasis may need to 'stretch it out' at Glastonbury.

Oasis may need to 'stretch it out' at Glastonbury.

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.

Libertines cancel festival dates

Libertines cancel festival dates

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.

Glastonbury Tickets to be won!

Glastonbury Tickets to be won!

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.

Glasto: Avoid the clash!

Glasto: Avoid the clash!

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...

VF Brings Strummerville to Glastonbury Left Field!

VF Brings Strummerville to Glastonbury Left Field!

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!

Left Field Glasto warm-up gig

Left Field Glasto warm-up gig

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!

Glastonbury 2004: The Lineup Exposed!

Glastonbury 2004: The Lineup Exposed!

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!

Glastonbury 2004: The Full Line-Up!

Glastonbury 2004: The Full Line-Up!

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

Glastonbury Confirmation: Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis!

Glastonbury Confirmation: Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis!

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.

Glastonbury Live Webcam Now Online!

Glastonbury Live Webcam Now Online!

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!

Hear tracks from the new PJ Harvey album!

Hear tracks from the new PJ Harvey album!

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...

Oasis Confirm Glasto Appearance

Oasis Confirm Glasto Appearance

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.

Michael Eavis: Let's have a lottery!

Michael Eavis: Let's have a lottery!

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.

Glastonbury Tickets - Late Availability (sometimes!!)

Glastonbury Tickets - Late Availability (sometimes!!)

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!

Glastonbury Line-up: Speculation Mounts!

Glastonbury Line-up: Speculation Mounts!

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

The Darkness Vs Glastonbury - Round 2!

The Darkness Vs Glastonbury - Round 2!

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...

Glastonbury: Unsigned Bands Finalists announced

Glastonbury: Unsigned Bands Finalists announced

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 - Glasto Trailers and Bands...

Lost Vagueness - Glasto Trailers and Bands...

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.

All Things Morrissey

All Things Morrissey

Mozza has been speaking to the music press about his summer plans in the Uk.

P J Harvey Confirms Glastonbury Date

P J Harvey Confirms Glastonbury Date

Polly will play The Pyramid Stage on 25 June.

The Darkness: Glasto Can't Afford Us!

The Darkness: Glasto Can't Afford Us!

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!

Chemical Brothers confirmed for Glasto 04!

Chemical Brothers confirmed for Glasto 04!

According to the duo's official site they will play at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Michael Eavis to launch local record label

Michael Eavis to launch local record label

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!

Micheal Eavis spills a few beans...

Micheal Eavis spills a few beans...

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...

Glasto 2004 ticket update - credit cards not accepted

Glasto 2004 ticket update - credit cards not accepted

Michael Eavis has announced the latest controversial measure to crack down on touts at the this year's Glastonbury Festival.

More Glastonbury ticket info imminent

More Glastonbury ticket info imminent

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...

More News on Glastonbury Tickets

More News on Glastonbury Tickets

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...

Glastonbury Festival 2004 - Ticket Arrangements Announced

Glastonbury Festival 2004 - Ticket Arrangements Announced

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.

Your Chance to Play a Main Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2004!

Your Chance to Play a Main Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2004!

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!

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