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Date: 26 Jun 2008 - 29 Jun 2008

Headliners: Jay-Z, Kings Of Leon, and The Verve

Venue: Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK


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In tribute to Amy Winehouse, 1983-2011

In tribute to Amy Winehouse, 1983-2011

Today we lost a much-loved singer and visceral modern symbol of troubled talent, Amy Jade Winehouse, aged 27.

Glastonbury film to premiere in London

Glastonbury film to premiere in London

Campaigners, trade unionists and rock 'n' rollers will be joining forces in South London on Thursday night (4th December) for the premiere of Glastonbury Left Field 2008 - The Movie.

Beyonce drops Glastonbury 2009 hint

Beyonce drops Glastonbury 2009 hint

Beyonce wants to follow in Jay-Z's footsteps by performing at Glastonbury Festival - but wants more mud.

UK Festival Awards results in full

UK Festival Awards results in full

London's indigO2 was packed to the rafters last night as the UK Festival Awards once again celebrated the best festivals, moments and bands of the summer.

The Ting Tings take away three UK Festival Awards

The Ting Tings take away three UK Festival Awards

The Ting Tings cleaned up at last night's UK Festival Awards, picking up gongs for Best Pop Act, Best Newcomer and Anthem of the Summer.

Glastonbury wins big at UK Festival Awards

Glastonbury wins big at UK Festival Awards

Glastonbury was the big winner at the UK Festival Awards this evening (30 October) picking up three top honours.

Shortlist announced for UK Festival Awards

Shortlist announced for UK Festival Awards

The shortlists for this month's UK Festival Awards have been announced and fans now have one week to make a difference in a second round of voting.

Glastonbury Festival crime highest for five years

Glastonbury Festival crime highest for five years

This year's Glastonbury Festival suffered its worst spate of crime since 2003, police figures have revealed.

UK Festival Awards - Vote Now!

UK Festival Awards - Vote Now!

Voting is now open for the UK Festival Awards 2008, giving you the definitive say on another amazing festival year.

UK Festival Awards launch party unveiled

UK Festival Awards launch party unveiled

Virtual Festivals and Headphone Disco have teamed up for a special night of summer anthems to celebrate the launch of the UK Festival Awards.

Franz Ferdinand for Pilton Equinox Party

Franz Ferdinand for Pilton Equinox Party

VF has learnt the identity of the bands playing the Pilton Equinox Party, which sees Michael Eavis give something back to the village - in way of their own mini-festival.

Emily Eavis reveals Glasto headline targets

Emily Eavis reveals Glasto headline targets

Emily Eavis has spilled the beans on a few of the headline acts who could be appearing at Glastonbury Festival 2009.

Glastonbury reveals 2009 ticket plans

Glastonbury reveals 2009 ticket plans

Michael Eavis has revealed ticketing plans for Glastonbury 2009 which will see the festival go on sale earlier than ever before.

Jay-Z hoping for Glastonbury return

Jay-Z hoping for Glastonbury return

Jay-Z has revealed he would like to perform at Glastonbury festival again in the future.

Green festivals named and proclaimed

Green festivals named and proclaimed

Glastonbury, Latitude, Download and T In The Park are among 14 UK festivals which have been given the prestigious Greener Festival Award for their environmental efforts.

Jay-Z reignites Glastonbury feud in New York

Jay-Z reignites Glastonbury feud in New York

Jay-Z reignited his feud with Noel Gallagher last night by laying into him during his performance at New York's Madison Square Garden last night.

Glastonbury ticket prices to go up for 2009

Glastonbury ticket prices to go up for 2009

Ticket prices for Glastonbury are set to increase for the second year in a row, as Michael Eavis promises a more traditional headliner.

Bands benefit from the Glastonbury bounce

Bands benefit from the Glastonbury bounce

Jay-Z, The Verve, Kings Of Leon and Elbow are experiencing boosted record sales following their performances at this year's Glastonbury.

Glastonbury Day 3: The Verve close with a crescendo

Glastonbury Day 3: The Verve close with a crescendo

It may have shown signs of trouble but it ended in utter triumph, as The Verve rounded off one of the best Glastonbury festivals in a decade.

Eavis: Glastonbury 2009 will sell-out in hours

Eavis: Glastonbury 2009 will sell-out in hours

Relieved Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has declared this year's festival to be a resounding triumph against the odds, safeguarding the event's future.

Michael Eavis: 'It going to be a dry one'

Michael Eavis: 'It going to be a dry one'

More than 85,000 festival-goers made it down to Worthy Farm yesterday (Thursday) as organiser, Michael Eavis, claimed it's going to be a dry one - just minutes before it started raining.

Glastonbury Day 1: Kings Of Leon step up

Glastonbury Day 1: Kings Of Leon step up

Kings Of Leon bookmarked themselves at rock's top table as they performed a breathtaking headline set on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage on Friday night.

Glastonbury Festival 2008 is go (and sunny!)

Glastonbury Festival 2008 is go (and sunny!)

If, as the doom-mongers are predicting, Glastonbury has lost its edge then let's just keep this little party in Pilton a secret, shall we?

Franz Ferdinand announce last minute Glastonbury set

Franz Ferdinand announce last minute Glastonbury set

Franz Ferdinand have announced they will perform at this weekend's Glastonbury Festival.

The big one: Glastonbury Festival

The big one: Glastonbury Festival

With less than 10 days to go we count down to the biggest festival date in the diary...

Police warn Glastonbury goers over crime

Police warn Glastonbury goers over crime

Police are warning Glastonbury Festival goers to leave expensive gadgets at home to avoid becoming a victim of crime.

Carl Barat to go solo at Glastonbury

Carl Barat to go solo at Glastonbury

Carl Barat has promised to play songs by his former band The Libertines when he takes to the Left Field stage at Glastonbury.

Jay-Z speaks out about Glastonbury

Jay-Z speaks out about Glastonbury

With under a week to go to this year's Glastonbury Festival, Jay-Z has again defended his slot as the festival's Saturday night headliner.

Orange unveils Glastonbury mobile guide

Orange unveils Glastonbury mobile guide

Glastonbury Festival goers will be able to find their way around Worthy Farm and track down their favourite bands with a new mobile application from sponsors Orange.

Amy Winehouse given Glastonbury all clear

Amy Winehouse given Glastonbury all clear

The father of Amy Winehouse says she will play Glastonbury Festival, despite being diagnosed with a lung disease.

Amy Winehouse still intends to play Glastonbury

Amy Winehouse still intends to play Glastonbury

Amy Winehouse is still expected to perform at next week's Glastonbury Festival and Nelson Mandela's birthday concert, despite her ongoing illness.

Tony Benn to return to Glastonbury

Tony Benn to return to Glastonbury

Veteran socialist and campaigner Tony Benn will be back at Glastonbury Festival's Left Field this year to rally the Sunday afternoon crowds on the theme "Another World is Possible".

Glastonbury's Shangri La line-up takes shape

Glastonbury's Shangri La line-up takes shape

Dizzee Rascal, Hayseed Dixie, Prince Buster and Florence And The Machine are just some of the acts who'll be performing intimate gigs in Glastonbury's new Shangri La area.

Dress to impress at Glastonbury's Shangri La

Dress to impress at Glastonbury's Shangri La

Best pack your night clothes, beach wear, tweed and trilbies for this year's Glastonbury (or just go naked!) Shangri La has unveiled full details of its stages and dress themes.

Glastonbury tickets for sale in record stores

Glastonbury tickets for sale in record stores

The last few Glastonbury tickets will be made available through selected HMV stores this week.

Glastonbury will be better organised this year

Glastonbury will be better organised this year

Glastonbury's Michael Eavis has promised that the festival will be much better organised than last year.

Amy Winehouse confirmed for Glastonbury

Amy Winehouse confirmed for Glastonbury

Amy Winehouse has finally been confirmed to play Glastonbury Festival 2008.

Jay-Z breaks silence over Glastonbury

Jay-Z breaks silence over Glastonbury

Jay-Z has rubbished claims that hip-hop has no place at Glastonbury and hit out at critics for showing a lack of respect.

Neil Diamond confirms Glastonbury show

Neil Diamond confirms Glastonbury show

Neil Diamond has confirmed he will be playing the Sunday afternoon slot at Glastonbury.

Glasto Dance Village adds more names

Glasto Dance Village adds more names

Metronomy, Plump DJs, XX Teens, Hextatic, Cagedbaby and Kissy Sell Out are among the latest acts confirmed for Glastonbury's Dance Village.

OXFAM seeking volunteers for festivals

OXFAM seeking volunteers for festivals

OXFAM are recruiting for volunteers to work at UK festival up and down the country

Glasto's Left Field Stage announces warm up

Glasto's Left Field Stage announces warm up

Glastonbury's Left Field stage has announced a massive 18-hour warm-up show in Brighton in support of Rock Against Racism.

VF to host Glastonbury Left Field night

VF to host Glastonbury Left Field night

VF has once again teamed up with Glastonbury's Left Field Stage to host an evening of new talent from Liverpool, European Capital Of Culture.

Glastonbury 2008 line up in full

Glastonbury 2008 line up in full

This year's Glastonbury Festival line up has been unveiled in full ahead of its official release.

Glastonbury line-up revealed?

Glastonbury line-up revealed?

Glasotnbury Festival's Pyramid, Other and John Peel stages line-ups have been leaked online.

Glastonbury's Shangri La plans revealed

Glastonbury's Shangri La plans revealed

Glastonbury's new late night arena, Shangri La, has revealed its plans for this year's festival.

Glasto announces John Peel headliners

Glasto announces John Peel headliners

Jamie T, The Cribs, Biffy Clyro and The National have been confirmed as the headliners for the John Peel Stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Groove Armada for Glastonbury Festival

Groove Armada for Glastonbury Festival

Groove Armada will top the Other Stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival it has been revealed.

'Leave the car behind' say Glastonbury

'Leave the car behind' say Glastonbury

Glastonbury organisers are offering combined coach and festival tickets in a bid to help protect the environment.

Prince to headline Coachella Festival

Prince to headline Coachella Festival

Prince is set to headline Coachella Festival, further fuelling the rumour that he is to take Jay-Z's slot if the rapper drops out of Glastonbury.

Glastonbury line-up out 1 May

Glastonbury line-up out 1 May

The official line-up announcement for this year's Glastonbury Festival will be released on 1 May.

Glastonbury ticket registration - OPEN NOW

Glastonbury ticket registration - OPEN NOW

Michael Eavis has offered Glastonbury fans a second chance to register for this year's festival, with thousands of tickets for the event still up for grabs.

Pete Doherty jailed for 14 weeks

Pete Doherty jailed for 14 weeks

Pete Doherty has been jailed for 14 weeks for drug use and failing to turn up to probation hearings, throwing his festival plans into jeopardy.

Glastonbury deny Jay-Z rumours

Glastonbury deny Jay-Z rumours

Michael Eavis has denied rumours that Jay-Z is set to pull his set at this year's Glastonbury Festival and take the final headline slot at O2 Wireless Festival (3 July) instead.

Dizzee Rascal and more for Glastonbury

Dizzee Rascal and more for Glastonbury

Dizzee Rascal will join Pete Doherty and Schlomo as the final headliner for Glastonbury's Park Stage.

The Wombats set for Glastonbury Festival

The Wombats set for Glastonbury Festival

The Wombats are the latest act to self-confirm for this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Glastonbury tickets go on-sale

Glastonbury tickets go on-sale

This is new and different. Tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival went on sale this morning (6 April) at 9am. There were no technical hitches and the festival did not sell out in a couple of hours.

The Levellers to headline Glastonbury stage

The Levellers to headline Glastonbury stage

The Levellers are the latest act confirmed for Glastonbury, playing the Left Field stage on Thursday night.

Tipis for hire at Glastonbury - an easier way in?

Tipis for hire at Glastonbury - an easier way in?

Glastonbury Festival organisers have released details of how you can book a communal tipi - and possibly better your chances of getting a ticket.

Alabama 3 to headline Glastonbury stage

Alabama 3 to headline Glastonbury stage

Alabama 3 will headline Glastonbury's Left Field stage in support of the Miscarriages For Justice Organisation (MOJO).

The Futureheads to headline Glasto?

The Futureheads to headline Glasto?

The Futureheads have let slip they will be headlining the John Peel Stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Glastonbury registration numbers down

Glastonbury registration numbers down

Glastonbury Festival's organisers have confirmed that the amount of people registering for this year's event is down on 2007.

Glastonbury registration has now closed

Glastonbury registration has now closed

The deadline to register for tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival has now passed.

Radiohead back green credentials of Glastonbury

Radiohead back green credentials of Glastonbury

Radiohead have backed Glastonbury's policies over transport and hinted that they might headline next year.

Beatbox star to wow Glastonbury's Park

Beatbox star to wow Glastonbury's Park

Anyone who witnessed Damon Albarn's first ever Africa Express experiment up at The Park last year will agree that it was a tough act for anyone to follow. Fortunately, Glastonbury goers are in for another treat.

Glastonbury ask: 'Love The Farm, Leave No Trace'

Glastonbury ask: 'Love The Farm, Leave No Trace'

Michael Eavis has laid out his vision for this year's Glastonbury Festival to be the most environmentally minded ever.

More names announced for Glastonbury

More names announced for Glastonbury

The Enemy are among the latest confirmations for this year's Glastonbury which takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset over 27-29 June.

Leonard Cohen confirms Glastonbury and Big Chill

Leonard Cohen confirms Glastonbury and Big Chill

Leonard Cohen has announced details of his first tour in 15 years, which will take in dates at Glastonbury, The Big Chill and Sziget festival.

New late night arena for Glastonbury

New late night arena for Glastonbury

Glastonbury's Lost Vagueness area is set to be replaced by a late night arena called Shangri La.

Radiohead explain Glastonbury snub

Radiohead explain Glastonbury snub

Radiohead have hinted at the reason behind them deciding against playing Glastonbury this summer.

Pete Doherty to headline Glastonbury's Park Stage

Pete Doherty to headline Glastonbury's Park Stage

Pete Doherty is set to headline the Park Stage at Glastonbury this summer which takes place at Worthy Farm, Somerset on 27-29 June.

Kate Nash to kick off Glastonbury 2008

Kate Nash to kick off Glastonbury 2008

Kate Nash is set to open this year's Glastonbury Festival, which takes place at Worthy Farm, Somerset, from 27-29 June.

Glastonbury stage to 'double in size'

Glastonbury stage to 'double in size'

One of Glastonbury Festival's most popular stages is set to double in size at this year's event.

Glastonbury's future not in doubt, says Eavis

Glastonbury's future not in doubt, says Eavis

Michael Eavis has moved to dampen speculation about the future of Glastonbury Festival after daughter Emily suggested its days were numbered.

Fatboy Slim confirms Glastonbury spot

Fatboy Slim confirms Glastonbury spot

Fatboy Slim has revealed he'll be playing a set at Glastonbury Festival on the Friday night - and there could be more over the weekend.

Win 2 Tickets for Glastonbury Festival

Win 2 Tickets for Glastonbury Festival

We've got a pair of tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2008 to give away to one lucky reader.

Elbow confirm themselves for Glastonbury

Elbow confirm themselves for Glastonbury

Elbow will play at Glastonbury this year, the band confirmed last night.

Massive Attack for Glastonbury's Other Stage?

Massive Attack for Glastonbury's Other Stage?

Massive Attack will headline the Other Stage at Glastonbury, according to NME.

Hot Chip confirmed for Glastonbury

Hot Chip confirmed for Glastonbury

Hot Chip are one of the latest names to self-confirm for this year's Glastonbury Festival which takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, near Glastonbury, Somerset 27-29 June.

Glastonbury 2008 headliners revealed

Glastonbury 2008 headliners revealed

Kings Of Leon and The Verve will join Jay-Z as headliners for Glastonbury Festival 2008, it has been announced.

Emily Eavis discusses Glastonbury headliners

Emily Eavis discusses Glastonbury headliners

Emily Eavis has been talking about the reasons behind Glastonbury's choice of headliners.

Lost Vagueness boss: 'Glasto's lost its edge'

Lost Vagueness boss: 'Glasto's lost its edge'

The creator of Lost Vagueness has explained his reasons for pulling out of Glastonbury, claiming the festival has lost its edge.

Jay-Z Confirmed for Glastonbury 2008

Jay-Z Confirmed for Glastonbury 2008

Michael Eavis has finally confirmed that the New York rap star he has booked to headline the Saturday night of Glastonbury 2008 will - as widely suspected - be Jay-Z.

Lost Vagueness and Glastonbury part ways

Lost Vagueness and Glastonbury part ways

The haven of alternative hedonism known as Lost Vagueness has pulled out of Glastonbury Festival, following a decision by organisers to focus on other projects.

Neil Diamond for Glastonbury Sunday

Neil Diamond for Glastonbury Sunday

Virtual Festivals has learnt that Neil Diamond and Leonard Cohen will both play on the final day of Glastonbury Festival 2008.

Eavis fuels Jay Z Glastonbury rumour

Eavis fuels Jay Z Glastonbury rumour

Michael Eavis has dropped some massive hints concerning who's headlining this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Four rumours ruled out of Glastonbury

Four rumours ruled out of Glastonbury

Michael Eavis has ruled out four massive acts who were previously rumoured to headline Glastonbury Festival 2008. But confirmed one of them for V!

Jimmy Cliff reveals Glastonbury date

Jimmy Cliff reveals Glastonbury date

Jimmy Cliff has announced via his website that he'll be playing Glastonbury Festival on the Friday (27 June).

Adele hates festivals - still rumoured for Glasto

Adele hates festivals - still rumoured for Glasto

Adele has apparently said she won't play any festivals because she hates them.

Glastonbury Festival extends registration deadline

Glastonbury Festival extends registration deadline

The deadline to register for tickets for the 2008 Glastonbury Festival has been pushed back.

British Sea Power reveal festival dates

British Sea Power reveal festival dates

British Sea Power have let slip at least five UK festivals they'll be playing this summer.

Eavis Slams Government On Ticketing

Eavis Slams Government On Ticketing

The founder of the world's biggest music festival, Glastonbury, says he does not understand the Government's refusal to ban ticket touts.

'Black American' to headline Glastonbury Festival

'Black American' to headline Glastonbury Festival

Michael Eavis has revealed he's booked a 'Black American headliner' for this year's Glastonbury, in a bid to win back younger fans.

Glastonbury 2008: Radiohead out, Jay Z in

Glastonbury 2008: Radiohead out, Jay Z in

Michael Eavis has been dropping more clues as to who'll be playing Glastonbury, with it now looking very likely that Jay Z could be headlining.

Register next month for Glastonbury Festival

Register next month for Glastonbury Festival

Michael Eavis has announced more details of how festival fans can get themselves to this year's Glastonbury.

Glastonbury Festival confirms ticket date

Glastonbury Festival confirms ticket date

Tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival, which will take place over 27-29 June, are set to go on sale on Sunday 6 April.

Led Zeppelin for Glastonbury?

Led Zeppelin for Glastonbury?

Led Zeppelin are reportedly putting the finishing touches to a major world tour next year which will kick off at Glastonbury Festival.

Michael Eavis leads tributes to Arabella Churchill

Michael Eavis leads tributes to Arabella Churchill

Michael Eavis has paid a moving tribute to Arabella Churchill, one of Glastonbury Festival's leading organisers, who passed away last night aged 58.

Want to play at Glastonbury Festival?

Want to play at Glastonbury Festival?

Glastonbury Festival's new talent competition is now open and accepting entries from unsigned bands - and this year it's all online.

Sex Pistols for Isle Of Wight Festival

Sex Pistols for Isle Of Wight Festival

Sex Pistols will headline the Saturday night at next year's Isle Of Wight Festival.

Radiohead confirmed for Roskilde

Radiohead confirmed for Roskilde

Radiohead have added Roskilde to their European festival dates next summer.

Glasto likely as Radiohead tie up German festivals

Glasto likely as Radiohead tie up German festivals

The chances of Radiohead headlining Glastonbury gained weight today after it was announced they will be playing two European dates at the end of June.

Kylie tour leaves Glastonbury gap

Kylie tour leaves Glastonbury gap

Kylie has announced details of a huge tour which leaves the door open for a potential headline set at Glastonbury on Saturday or Sunday night.

Radiohead waiting on Glasto call

Radiohead waiting on Glasto call

Radiohead have issued a 'come and get us' to Michael Eavis after hinting they are ready to return to Glastonbury.

Army band for Glastonbury and T In The Park?

Army band for Glastonbury and T In The Park?

An Army pipe band has revealed it has been asked to play at Glastonbury and T In The Park next summer.

Michael Eavis honoured with CBE

Michael Eavis honoured with CBE

Michael Eavis has finally been honoured for his services to festivals by receiving a CBE from the Queen.

The Verve added to Glastonbury rumour mill

The Verve added to Glastonbury rumour mill

The Verve's lead singer, Richard Ashcroft, has said it would be a 'travesty' if his band didn't headline the Glastonbury Festival in 2008.

Costello: Glasto Ruined the UK for Me

Costello: Glasto Ruined the UK for Me

Elvis Costello has sensationally claimed his 2005 Glastonbury performance put him off playing in England again for life!

Glastonbury Festival wins award for ticketing solution

Glastonbury Festival wins award for ticketing solution

Glastonbury Festival was presented the Innovation Award for its anti-touting ticketing system at last night's UK Festival Awards.

Glastonbury Festival gig night in search for talent

Glastonbury Festival gig night in search for talent

Glastonbury Festival is launching a gig night in London to give new bands the chance to play at the event.

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