Glastonbury Festival 2007 News
Glastonbury Festival charity goes bananas
Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has donated a share of proceeds from this year's event to help aid the Latin
American banana industry.
Kylie to headline Glastonbury 2008?
It's emerged that Kylie Minogue is in the running to headline Glastonbury Festival 2008.
Help make A Greener Festival for 2008
Green advice website www.agreenerfestival.com is launching a new competition for festival fans to suggest new ideas to promote
environmental friendliness at festivals and get events greener.
Festivals need YOU to get greener
The Great Green Ideas competition is giving festivals fans the chance to make events more environmentally friendly.
Top 8 Green Festivals announced
The environmental pressure website, A Greener Festival, has lifted the lid on the most eco-sound UK festivals of 2007.
Mean Fiddler becomes Festival Republic
One of the UK's most established festival promoters, Mean Fiddler, has sold off its name to become Festival Republic.
Festival tickets: Internet or phone?
Michael Eavis has pledged to sell 40 per cent of tickets over the phone in future, to attract youngsters back to Glastonbury.
But is it that simple?
Glastonbury to target younger fans
Michael Eavis has revealed plans to target younger festival goers by selling more tickets over the phone.
Tent city remains at Glastonbury
The Glastonbury Festival site is still awash with abandoned tents, despite promises that they would all be donated to charities.
Eavis speaks on quiet Killers claim
Michael Eavis has withdrawn comments made at last weekend's festival which suggested the Pyramid Stage soundsystem was not
up to the task.
The Who and Chemicals close Glasto
Glastonbury Festival was brought to a rain drenched finale tonight (Sunday), as The Who closed the Pyramid Stage while The
Chemical Brothers played on the Other Stage.
Glastonbury stars gather for Africa Express
Fatboy Slim, Blur's Damon Albarn and The Magic Numbers were among the acts who collaborated to make a very special second
night on Glastonbury's Park Stage.
Bob Marley lives on at Glasto
Thirty years after 'Exodus' was released and 26 years after his death, the reggae legend finally made his mark at Glastonbury
today, as his sons covered his greatest hits.
Bassey shows Monkeys 'how it's done'
Shirley Bassey played a classic Sunday afternoon Glastonbury set, which will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the all time
First day mud mayhem at Glastonbury
Heavy rain pummeled Glastonbury Festival for the third consecutive time today (Friday), turning Worthy Farm into a mud bath.
Surprise and mischief at Glastonbury
Lily Allen became the first surprise act at the new Park Stage, filling in for M.I.A who cancelled at the last minute.
Arctic Monkeys Triumph at Glastonbury
The Arctic Monkeys played their biggest UK show to date, headlining the Pyramid stage on Glastonbury's opening night last
night (June 22). It was one in the eye for critics who had accused the band of being too young for such a prestigious slot.
Leftfield Stage kicks Glastonbury off
A host of brilliant acts brought the hoards to the Leftfield Stage. As the party began, so did the rain...
Thousands flock to Glastonbury. It rains!
More than 70,000 revellers have got the party started early at Glastonbury Festival.
Emily lifts mystery on Glasto collaboration
Emily Eavis has revealed the identity of the Park Stage headline act, Africa Express.
Eavis: 'Everyone's coming down!'
Glastonbury Festival boss Michael Eavis has hinted at some special collaborations, declaring 'everyone's coming to Glastonbury!'
Final Glastonbury headliner revealed
We can reveal that Hard-Fi are the 'secret headliners' of Glastonbury's Left Field Stage on Saturday night.
Glastonbury - rain yes, mud no?
With the weather forecast over this weekend's Glastonbury Festival once again looking ominous, organisers have revealed their
attempts to minimise a mud bath.
Libertines to play at Glastonbury?
Rumours suggest that Pete Doherty and Carl Barat are set to play together at Glastonbury this Saturday.
Banksy hits Glastonbury
Guerilla graffiti artist Banksy has left his mark early at Glastonbury Festival.
New stage for Glastonbury Festival
The BBC is to host its own stage at Glastonbury to expose fresh talent from around the UK.
Glastonbury goes for biggest kiss record
Fans at Glastonbury Festival are being encouraged to help break the world record for the biggest en masse kiss.
Joss Stone for Glasto's Left Field
Joss Stone will be performing an exclusive show on Glastonbury's Left Field stage.
All star lineup for Glastonbury Festival
With less than a month to go until Worthy Farm opens its gates, the lineup for the 2007 Glastonbury Festival has been unveiled.
New 'Strummerville Stage' for Glasto
A new stage at Glastonbury, seeking to emulate the spirit of the late Joe Strummer, will invite festival goers to get up and
play - and you don't even have to bring your own instrument!
Mika fears festival bottling
Mika has revealed that he's terrified of playing at this summer's festivals.
Make yourself 'Count' at Glastonbury
Festival-goers at this year's Glastonbury Festival will be asked to sign up to the 'I Count' climate change campaign.
Win a Glasto performance at your tent
Virtual Festivals is offering one lucky Glastonbury goer an exclusive campsite performance by Josh Pyke - before he gets all
The Gossip to headline at Glastonbury
The Gossip will cap a remarkable year by headlining the John Peel Stage at this year's Glastonbury.
Glastonbury Festival - the fence goes up!
The preparations for summer's biggest UK live music event are underway, with Glasto's first lady Emily Eavis confirming that
the infamous 'superfence' is being put in place as we speak.
Eavis reveals acts for Glasto's new stage
Emily Eavis has been discussing plans for the new stage she's curating at the forthcoming Glastonbury Festival, including
some of the artists who'll be performing.
Glastonbury to support migrant rights
A trade union campaign to prevent Polish workers being exploited and treated as "second hand labour" was stepped up today
with news that the issue will be featured at next month's Glastonbury Festival.
Glastonbury tickets sell out again
The 20,000 returned tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival sold out within hours of going on sale yesterday (Sunday
22 April), but there are still glimmers of hope for anyone not lucky enough to bag theirs yet.
Noel 'No' to Glastonbury
Oasis have denied rumours that guitarist Noel Gallagher will be performing a solo set at Glastonbury.
Tony Benn and Bay City Roller for Glasto
Former Bay City Roller Eric Faulkner will perform a solo set to open a session with veteran Labour politician Tony Benn on
sunday afternoon at this year's Glastonbury Festival under the banner "Another World is Possible".
Glastonbury sold out in 2 hours
The usual mad scramble for tickets kicked off at 9am this morning (Sunday). By 10.55am, all regular tickets were sold out.
Glastonbury unveils new band finalists
Glastonbury Festival has announced the finalists for this year's 'Emerging Talent' competition. A total of 24 bands will perform
live in front of judges, including Michael Eavis, for a place performing at the festival...
Madness confirm festivals
VF caught up with Suggs from Madness last week when he revealed the band would be playing at Glastonbury this year. It also
transpires they'll be headlining Guilfest and performing at Bestival...
Corinne Bailey Rae for Glastonbury
Corinne Bailey Rae has confirmed herself for Glastonbury Festival. The soul singer will also play V Festival and the new Wembley
Stadium as part of Live Earth...
Ryan Adams to play Stone Henge
Ryan Adams has announced plans to play Stone Henge on 5 June as part of the Salisbury Arts Festival...
CUD to headline Glastonbury Showcase
VF is proud to announce two Glastonbury Showcase gigs we're staging in London. Indie legends CUD will headline one of the
nights before we whisk them off to play the Left Field Stage at Glastonbury as part of our Friday night's entertainment...
Glastonbury ticket odds: 11-4
The odds on you getting a ticket for Glastonbury Festival stand at around 11-4 after it was revealed that just under 400,000
people have registered...
Klaxons to play Glastonbury twice
Klaxons have revealed they'll be treating fans to two performances at Glastonbury, playing in the dance village on the opening
Friday before hitting one of the other stages the following day...
Glastonbury ticket deadline looms
WARNING! The deadline for registering yourself to go to Glastonbury Festival is less than a week away. Avoid the pain and
humiliation of watching it on TV - register online or by post now...
Kaiser Chiefs confirm Glastonbury
Ricky Wilson, he of Kaiser Chiefs fame, has confirmed that the band will definitely be playing at this year's Glastonbury
Killers now confirmed for Glastonbury
It won't come as much of a surprise if you've been following our rumours for the last few weeks, but The Killers are now officially
confirmed to top the bill on the Friday night, giving us a full house of headliners for this year's festival...
The Who confirm Glastonbury
Guitarist Pete Townshend has confirmed that The Who will headline this year's Glastonbury Festival, describing it as "the
coolest thing in the f**king world!" Kind of like that hat...
The Who and Keane to headline new festival
The Who will headline TWO festivals over the Glastonbury weekend having just been confirmed for the new Knowsley Hall Music
Festival in Liverpool. Keane will headline a second day with several more acts already confirmed...
Glastonbury doubles ticket allowance
Those hoping to go to Glastonbury Festival this year will now be able to buy up to four tickets per transaction, in a move
designed to benefit familes and groups and encourage car sharing...
Glasto registrants exceed 130,000 in 24 hours
Over 100,000 people downloaded the postal application form with a further 30,000+ completing the online process, for the first
stage of entry to the 2007 Glastonbury Festival - all within the first 24 hours of the new system being open.
New ticket and coach packages for Glasto
The number of music fans travelling to this year's Glastonbury Festival by coach is to increase by 25,000 under plans to cut
down on the amount of traffic at the event.
Mika for Glastonbury 2007
Mika has confirmed he will play the Glastonbury Festival this summer. Currently at Number One in the UK singles chart with
debut Grace Kelly, Mika admits he hopes the show will be 'one of the highlights of my summer.'
Glastonbury Ticket Registration Is GO
The Glastonbury Festival pre-registration facility has now opened. There's no need to rush - you can register at an time between
now and midnight on Wednesday 28th February 2007. There is no advantage to registering early or late.
'Great British Band' to headline Glasto '08
With this year's line-up dominating the headlines currently, Glastonbury Festival's organisers are well and truly ahead of
themselves, having already booked one of the headiners for the 2008 event!
Lily Allen and Hot Chip for Glastonbury
Lily Allen and Hot Chip have both said they will be playing this year's Glastonbury Festival. The Police have started rehearsing,
Arctic Monkeys confirm festival dates
The Sheffield four-piece have officially announced a busy schedule for 2007, confirming plans to appear at a string of major
outdoor festivals, including one of their very own.
The Who to headline Glastonbury 2007
Pete Townshend has told the media he really wants The Who to perform at this year's festival. Glastonbury organiser Michael
Eavis has responded to media that he would be delighted to have them. Now, they just need to speak to each other!
Arctic Monkeys and Bjork for Glastonbury
The first major artists for Glastonbury have now been confirmed. Bjork will headline The Other Stage on the Friday night and
The Arctic Monkeys will perform on the Pyramid Stage.
Sing Back In Anger At Glastonbury
A competition has been launched to give young musicians the chance to perform on Glastonbury's Left Field stage. Several lucky
winners will be banded together to write their own protest song, before playing it to thousands of festival goers...
Lily Allen buys clobber for Glastonbury
It looks as if Lily Allen is Glasto bound. The K-hole-confessing Brit botherer has been busy blogging fans about recent shopping
trips for festival gear, including a cosy fleece for Worthy Farm...
The Killers back in for Glastonbury
It seems The Killers WILL be performing at Glastonbury Festival after all. The Las Vegas band had been written off after it
emerged they'd been booked to headline V Festival - but Michael Eavis has hinted otherwise...
New Stages As Glastonbury Grows
EXCLUSIVE: Glastonbury Festival will feature three brand new stages this year if plans to expand the capacity are given the
go ahead. Organisers are hoping to extend the site by 100 acres to help accommodate an extra 25,000 people...
First Two Bands For Glastonbury 2007
Chumbawumba are the first band to confirm themselves for this year's Glastonbury Festival, while organiser Emily Eavis has
been quoted as saying The View will feature somewhere on the bill...
'Tout Proof' Tickets Planned For Glastonbury
Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has revealed details of a revolutionary ticketing scheme to defeat the touts at this year's
event, and declared: "We're winning the war!"
The Police for Glasto or IOW?
Yes, the silly season is truly upon us with tabloid rumours suggesting The Police are planning to reform for a 30th anniversary
comeback tour. "What money on them playing a festival?" we hear you shudder...
No Kylie or Killers for Glastonbury 2007
Despite those rumors and gossip on the grapevine, Emily Eavis has scotched the stories that 2007 would see Kylie or Brandon
Flowers on the Pyramid Stage...
US 'Supergroup' For Glastonbury?
Glastonbury Festival boss, Michael Eavis, has dropped another of his infamous 'cryptic clues' by telling students how an American
supergroup is vying for a headline slot at next year's festival...
Glastonbury: Witch Way To Timbuktu?
With no festival it was meant to be a quiet year for Glastonbury. But an African mission to twin the town with Timbuktu, a
Christian conspiracy to burn its witches and a sensational claim by Courtney Love's dad have put paid to that...
Scissor Sisters Gunning For "Gay" Glasto
It could be a camp close to next year's Glastonbury Festival if Scissor Sisters gets their way. Frontman Jake Shears has appealed
for organisers to book the band alongside Kylie...
Glasto Headliners Booked. Bruce Not
EXCLUSIVE: Glastonbury bosses have rubbished claims that Bruce Springsteen will headline in 2007, explaining that he was never
seriously considered in the first place. Instead the Eavis family have booked their 'top three choices' to head the lineup...
Glastonbury 'cooler than The Simpsons'
Glastonbury Festival has been named the UK's second biggest 'Cultural Cool Brand', beating off competition from The Simpsons
and the London Eye but losing out to the Tate Modern for top spot...
Glastonbury Wants License For Life
Organisers of Glastonbury Festival are looking to secure its long-term future by setting up a charitable trust and applying
for a "license forever", according to its founder Michael Eavis...
Lily Allen And Dad For Glasto 2007?
According to a recent tabloid report, Lily Allen and her old man Keith will be performing a duet together at next year's Glastonbury
Eavis In Talks To Woo The Who
Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis is reportedly close to signing up The Who as one of his headliners for 2007. The band have
previously expressed their desire to finish their world tour at next year's Worthy Farm bash...
Glastonbury 2007 to be 'Greatest Show on Earth'
Glastonbury Festival will return after its year off as the biggest and best festival ever staged, next year - according to
organiser Michael Eavis. And all the line-up rumours are true, apparently!
Eavis Denies Glasto Headliner Leak
Michael Eavis has moved to quash yesterday's claims that The Killers and Bruce Springsteen are being lined up to headline
Glastonbury Festival next year - but Kylie is still looking on...
Killers, Springsteen, Kylie for Glasto?
The Killers, Bruce Springsteen and Kylie are set to headline next year's Glastonbury Festival, according to 'well placed sources',
say the NME...
Glam star to wed at Glastonbury 2007
Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears has made public his hopes to tie the knot on-site at next year's Glastonbury festival,
fuelling rumours that that band will be one of the headliners of the event which takes place from 22 to 24 June 2007.
Eavis On Touts And Headliners
Glasto boss Michael Eavis has slammed other festival organisers for being too easy on touts and has also revealed that two
out of his three main headliners for next year have already been booked...
Glastonbury Name In Trademark Mud
Plans by Glasto festival boss Michael Eavis to get his hands on the name 'Glastonbury' have angered local businesses. Fear
not though, the Mayor says it will all be ok and everyone's sitting down to discuss it tonight...
The Eavis' drop into Wireless, London
Michael and Emily Eavis were on a fact-finding mission at Wireless Festival yesterday, checking out the soundsystem in Hyde
Park with a view to using it at Glastonbury next year. But who'll be playing through it?
Kylie to headline Glasto, confirms Eavis
Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has confirmed that Kylie Minogue is to close next year's event. She'll reportedly
close the Sunday night on the Pyramid, the slot she was due to fill in 2005...
Glastonbury to get even bigger in 2007
Michael Eavis has revealed plans to expand the festival site by 100 acres when the event returns in 2007, to accommodate an
extra 20,000 visitors.
Eavis sets the record Strait
Michael Eavis has apologised to Dire Straits fans for raising hopes that the band may be reforming for next year's Glastonbury
- they're not. On a better note, the festival boss has just received a top award...