Glastonbury Festival 2005 News
Glastonbury's winning ingredients
Earlier this year VF conducted an in depth survey on every major UK festival. We asked those who went to rate everything from
the ticket price to the toilets. The results from Glasto make interesting reading...
Glasto 2005 'one of the safest ever'
Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed that Glastonbury 2005 was one of the safest events in the festival's history, with
crime (excluding drug offenses) down almost 20 per cent on 2004.
The Great Glastonbury Survey Results!
What effect did the mud have on people's enjoyment of the fest? How did it compare to previous years? How many had sex - and
with who? Just some of the pressing issues put to bed by our Glasto 2005 survey!
Eavis: Festival-Goers are my Inspiration!
Michael Eavis has publicly applauded the crowds at Glastonbury for their show of positive camaraderie in the face of the "nightmare"
floodings. He also revealed his highlights from 2005 and threw in a few names of bands he'd like to have back in '07
Lowest ever crime at Glastonbury
Avon & Somerset Police have reported that crime at this year's Glastonbury Festival was particularly low due to - we reckon
- the criminals' debilitating fear of mud!
Sun shines on Glasto Sunday!
Trench foot and sunken tents have been replaced by naked flesh and warm beer as the sun finally shines on Worthy Farm. It's
been a chaotic one, but the final day is shaping up to be the best of the weekend.
Thunderstorms ravage Glastonbury!
After its perfect sun-drenched start yesterday, Glastonbury was thrown into total chaos this morning by brutal thunderstorms
that caused serious flooding and power failures across site. But the show must go on!
Eavis: The rain's good for morale!
Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has no intention of letting the thunderstorms spoil his party, and was typically upbeat when
we caught up with him backstage. Glastonbury 2005 is officially back on track!
A sizzling start for Glastonbury 2005
Tens of thousands of early-bird campers awoke this morning to blue skies and scorching sunshine, with not a cloud in sight,
as the world's greatest music festival sprang to life. Follow the action right here!
Michael Eavis - 'This is the greatest show on earth!'
Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has promised that this year's festival will be the best ever. He's revealed his top five acts
to Virtual Festivals and let it slip about a special guest...
Glasto weather looking good again!
In typical British fashion, the weather hasn't a clue what it's doing, but after days of uncertainty and prediction flipping
between heatwave and downpour, it's now looking like its going to be sunny and dry for Glasto!
Get Inter@active at Glasto!
Virtual Festivals is proud to introduce the Glastonbury Inter@ctive multimedia tent, which will combine digital arts and technology
with special live performances and allow visitors to interact with fans outside the festival
Kings of cainers to collaborate at Glasto!
EXCLUSIVE: Friday night at Glastonbury will see the historic pairing of Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder and former drugs-don
Howard Marks performing together on the Left Field Stage.
Make Poverty History at Glastonbury
This year there will be a 'Make Poverty History moment' at 4pm on the Saturday afternoon as everyone at the festival - from
the stone circle to the Pyramid Stage - will be invited to join hands in support...
Eavis: 'I predict a heatwave'
Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis is backing weathermen's claims that Glasto could be a scorcher, so long as the predicted heatwave
next week holds out into the weekend.
Eavis reveals Glasto Sunday headliner
Basement Jaxx will replace Kylie as the Sunday night headliner at Glastonbury Festival, with Primal Scream now booked to play
just beforehand on the Pyramid Stage.
Win tickets to Glastonbury from Oxfam
Oxfam are giving away a pair of tickets to the sold-out Glastonbury Festival on their youth website, www.oxfam.org.uk/generationwhy,
as part of the call to Make Poverty History.
Glastonbury stage splits revealed
Full details of stage running orders at this year's Glastonbury festival have been announced, with the identity of Kylie's
Sunday night replacement still a mystery after The Killers turned it down.
Eavis: 'The Killers need reassurance'
Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis claims The Killers are still undecided about whether to accept the offer of closing the festival
on the Sunday night.
Two more bands for Glasto Left Field
Hard Fi and Turncoat have been confirmed for the Left Field arena at Glastonbury, the latter band hand-picked by stage-supporters
Amicus The Union.
Scissor Sisters out of Glasto running
Scissor Sisters have released a statement confirming they will not be replacing Kylie as Sunday night headliners at Glastonbury.
But what's this about The Stone Roses reforming? Or Celine Dion?
Three rumoured for Glasto Sunday
Among the many rumours - ranging from the wonderful to the bizarre - three names have emerged as front runners for the Sunday
night headline slot at Glastonbury to replace Kylie.
Kylie forced to pull out of Glastonbury
Glastonbury Festival bosses have said they hope to confirm a new Sunday night headliner in the next few weeks, following Kylie's
cancellation due to cancer.
Doherty and Moss to wed at Glasto?
A source close to Pete Doherty has told a tabloid paper that the former Libertine plans to marry girlfriend Kate Moss at the
Glastonbury Festival next month.
Noel: We'll never do Glasto again
Following last year's lukewarm headline slot, Noel Gallagher has predicted that Oasis will never play the Glastonbury Festival
Lost Vagueness goes Global at Glasto
Continetal Drifts will be bringing the Drifts Stage to Lost Vagueness at Glastonbury Festival 2005 to present a Massive Ethnic
Urban Crossover Project.
The La's to play Glastonbury
The recently reformed La's have been added to the line up for this year's Glastonbury Festival, and will play The Other Stage
on the Sunday.
VF returns to Glasto's Left Field
Babyshambles, The Others, British Sea Power, and loads more are joining us in lending their support to the global fight for
economic and social justice by playing on Glastonbury's Left Field Stage.
Glasto fans in 'crusade' against touts
Sick of pikey touts cashing in on Glastonbury, a number of renegade festival-goers have set themselves up as the unofficial
guardsmen against the re-sale of tickets over the internet.
Glastonbury: The Line-up Revealed!
We can now announce all of the artists confirmed so far to appear on the main stages, plus many of the other stages, at this
year's Glastonbury Festival. Prepare for some interesting surprises!
Glastonbury Lineup: Here on Monday!
We can now confirm that the official line-up will be revealed at 7am on the dot, on Monday April 10 (and not June 1, as originally
planned). It will be announced it in all its glory on this site!
British Sea Power reveal festival dates
British Sea Power have revealed their UK summer festival plans and are set to play Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds, Summer Sundae,
and perhaps most intriguingly, Bestival.
Glasto warns against eBay tickets
Glastonbury bosses are urging music fans not to buy tickets from online auctions, vowing to stick by their photo ID policy
which will see anyone without turned away without a refund.
Glasto ticket selling for £10 million!
If you were mad that council tax has risen well past the rate of inflation, check out the going rate on Glasto tickets. Following
the sellout over the weekend, the net auctioneers are at it again.
Dresden Dolls confirm Glastonbury slot
Dresden Dolls have confirmed that they will be playing this year's Glastonbury Festival.
Glastonbury 2005: SOLD OUT
All 112,000 tickets to the 2005 Glastonbury Festival have sold out in less than 3 hours - setting a new record. Fans snapped
up over 1000 tickets per minute after they went on-sale at 9am, Sunday April 3
Glastonbury: 1, Amplified Noise Ban: nil
To defy noise curfew restrictions after midnight, this year's Glastonbury will host a 'Silent Disco' where punters will have
a right old rave up in utter quiet - wearing specially provided headphones. If it was anywhere else, it might seem ridiculous.
Golden oldies for Glastonbury
Chas N Dave have confirmed themselves for this year's Glastonbury Festival, following Michael Eavis' earlier announcement
that The Undertones, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello will all be there.
Brian Wilson confirms Glastonbury slot
Brian Wilson has revealed on his website that he will definitely be playing on the Sunday at this summer's Glastonbury Festival.
New Order confirm festival dates
New Order have announced they will be playing at Glastonbury, T In The Park and Oxegen - and have revealed how they saw a
'flying saucer' last time they were at Glasto. Haven't we all?
Glastonbury boost for new talent
As part of tributes to John Peel, this year's Glastonbury will feature more unsigned acts hoping to emulate 2004 winners The
Subways, despite fewer bands entering the selection competition.
Kings Of Leon for Glasto ... again?
Rumours abound that Kings Of Leon will make a third consecutive appearance at Glastonbury, after gaps were left in their latest
UK tour schedule on the Friday or Saturday of the festival.
Glasto cows in the mooo-d for love!
Worthy Farm's cows have been outbreeding the rest of Britain's bovine herds, thanks to lashings of leftover cider apples and
a luxury 'moo-tel' offering the randy animals mattresses to bed down on!
Eric Clapton to headline Glasto 2007!
Eric Clapton has been confirmed to play at the 2007 Glastonbury Festival, organiser Michael Eavis revealed this week - and
it's definitely White Stripes, Coldplay and Kylie for this year!
New Order for V and Glastonbury
New Order will play this summer's V Festival according to leaked tour dates on the internet - which also reveal the band will
be playing Glastonbury as predicted.
Eavis gets another award - from America!
Glastonbury Festival boss Michael Eavis has received the International Music Festival Of The Year award by one of America's
top music tour promoters, Pollstar.
Kylie to close Glastonbury
Kylie Minogue will headline Glastonbury Festival on Sunday night and there will also be performances by New Order and The
White Stripes over the weekend, according to festival boss Michael Eavis.
Jamiroquai plans for UK festivals
Jamiroquai have revealed they're hoping to play a few summer festivals as part of a forthcoming world tour.
Photo ID cards for Glastonbury 2005?
Glastonbury bosses have hinted that photo ID cards are going to be issued with every ticket sold for this year's event, in
a fresh bid to beat ticket touts.
Festival rumours round-up
Yes it's only January but the rumour mill is already in full swing, with speculation rife as to who will be playing where
at this summer's festival. We round up the early contenders...
U2 tour leaves Glastonbury open to possibility!
U2 will play four UK dates in June as part of a huge world tour and will be in the country at the same time as the Glastonbury
Festival, with no dates scheduled for Saturday and Sunday night ...
The Subways set to go overground
The Subways emerged as the UK band most likely to conquer Europe this summer, after wowing industry big-wigs and festival
bookers at last weekend's Eurosonic showcase event in Holland.
Glasto all go, despite local noise
Michael Eavis led the celebrations last night after the Glastonbury Festival 2005 was given the go ahead by Mendip District
Council's licensing board - despite some customary local opposition!
Glasto 2005 license decision: Reaction
Despite sitting through a four hour council meeting, much of it filled by Melvin Benn explaining the festival's application,
both he and Michael Eavis had time to talk to VF outside afterwards.
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 ...
Eavis pledges tsunami aid project
This year's Glastonbury Festival will do its bit to help victuims of the Asian tsunami disaster, after founding organiser
Michael Eavis promised a "secret" but "substantial" project.
Ssssh! Glasto license looking good
Glastonbury 2005 was given a boost last night when councillors praised Mean Fiddler's Melvin Benn for 'cleaning up' the festival,
following his pledge to tackle noise pollution.
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 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
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?
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
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...
... 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 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.
The UK Festival Awards - at last!
If you're reading this, chances are, your life is enriched every year by one or more festivals. Like us, you're probably desperate
for a way to say a simple "thank you" to the organisers and artists that make each summer unforgettable. Well, here it is!
Kylie for Gla-la-la-lasto?
One of those trusty 'sources' at The Sun has revealed that Kylie Minogue is considering playing at next year's Glastonbury
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?
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.
DJ and festival veteran John Peel dies
Peel, 65, whose broadcasting career spanned 40 years, was on a working holiday in the city of Cuzco with his wife Sheila when
he suffered a fatal heart attack. Artists and fans all over the world are now paying tribute.
EXCLUSIVE: New Dance Zone for Glasto
Glastonbury Festival organisers have revealed plans to expand the current Dance Tent set-up into an all-encompasing Dance
Zone for next year, possibly including three separate tents.
EXCLUSIVE: First bands for Glasto '05?
Glastonbury's big-wig Michael Eavis has revealed the names of four top British bands he expects to be playing at next summer's
festival. Don't expect any major surprises!
EXCLUSIVE: U2 turn down Glasto
U2 have ended months of speculation by ruling themselves out of a headline slot for next year's Glastonbury Festival. But
could it be Eminem, Prince, or Madonna instead?
'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.
U2 to tour next summer
Rumours that U2 are set to headline Glastonbury next year have been given more weight after their manager confirmed the band
will be embarking on a world tour throughout next summer.
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'.
Your band could play Glasto 2005!
Glastonbury Festival has announced that (subject to getting a license of course) they will be running their massively successful
new bands competition again for 2005.
EXCLUSIVE: Smaller headliners for Glasto
Despite rumours of U2, Prince, or Jean Michel Jarre being lined up to headline next year's Glastonbury Festival, organiser
Emily Eavis has revealed how smaller bands may be asked to take centre stage.