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Blur's Alex James launches festival on farm

Blur's Alex James launches festival on farm

Alex James, the bassist of Blur, is going to organise the Harvest festival on his own farm in Oxfordshire from 9-12 September.

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36% off Festival Annual for Virtual Festivals readers

36% off Festival Annual for Virtual Festivals readers

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Then look no further as Virtual Festival readers are being offered a 36% discount on Festival Annual.

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Glastonbury wins back-to-back Best Major gongs

Glastonbury wins back-to-back Best Major gongs

For the second year in a row, Glastonbury Festival has picked up Best Major Festival gong at the UK Festival Awards.

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UK Festival Awards 2009: winners in full

UK Festival Awards 2009: winners in full

Unveiled at a full house in the indigO2, here's a rundown of the winners at the UK Festival Awards 2009...

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Take part in the 2009 Festival Census

Take part in the 2009 Festival Census

For your chance to make festivals even better AND win a shiny new iPod Touch (16GB), be part of the most important survey in the festival scene.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last five days...

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Glastonbury Festival 2009: Dissected!

Glastonbury Festival 2009: Dissected!

Bathing in the afterglow of one of the best Glastonbury Festivals to date, we've gathered together everything you might have missed from the weekend...

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The Prodigy at Glastonbury: 'It's been long overdue'

The Prodigy at Glastonbury: 'It's been long overdue'

Thousands of people turned up to watch a formidable Prodigy set as they brought the Other Stage to a close at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

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Watch Glastonbury Festival footage on Virtual Festivals

Watch Glastonbury Festival footage on Virtual Festivals

Virtual Festivals has teamed up with the BBC to bring you all the best bits from this year's Glastonbury Festival.

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Eavis: '2010 will not be better than this year'

Eavis: '2010 will not be better than this year'

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has sensationally declared that he doesn't think that 2010's festival will top this year's event.

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Springsteen breaks curfew at Glastonbury

Springsteen breaks curfew at Glastonbury

Bruce Springsteen played a mammoth 160-minute set to close the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival yesterday (Saturday) after being graced an extra 10 minutes by Michael Eavis.

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Remembrance Sunday begins at Glastonbury

Remembrance Sunday begins at Glastonbury

Status Quo and Tony Christie are among the first artists to perform at what is being dubbed 'Remembrance Sunday' at Glastonbury Festival as a bill of old faces are set to play the Pyramid Stage.

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Blur stage historic return to Glastonbury

Blur stage historic return to Glastonbury

Blur staged a triumphant finale to what had been a spectacular festival last night (Sunday) with a highly emotional comeback that, at one point, had Damon Albarn sobbing uncontrollably on-stage.

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Nick Cave, Tom Jones & Sunday Glasto Madness!

Nick Cave, Tom Jones & Sunday Glasto Madness!

The Sunday on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage was treated to an uplifting afternoon of old timers - even Nick Cave was in high spirits!

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Neil Young goes old school at Glastonbury

Neil Young goes old school at Glastonbury

Neil Young delivered a rock and roll master class as he brought day one of Glastonbury to a close.

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Q-Tip toasts Jacko, does the robot at Glastonbury

Q-Tip toasts Jacko, does the robot at Glastonbury

Q-Tip brought day one to a close on the Jazz World stage with a lesson in hip-hop and, in the words of the rapper himself, we're not "talking about that hip-hop bullshit."

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Glastonbury Saturday: The King Blues, Eric Prydz and more

Glastonbury Saturday: The King Blues, Eric Prydz and more

As day two at Glastonbury Festival takes shape, ticket-holders have been revelling in soaring temperatures and bright sunshine. Here's how the morning has panned out...

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Special guests join Spinal Tap at Glastonbury

Special guests join Spinal Tap at Glastonbury

The rock gods got a little help from some friends as they sent a heavenly dry Glasto into hell, via Stone Henge (of course).

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Pendulum annihilate The Other Stage at Glasto

Pendulum annihilate The Other Stage at Glasto

Pendulum stole the show today (Saturday) on The Other Stage with an incendiary penultimate set that headliners Franz Ferdinand never stood a chance of topping - but they gave it a jolly good shot.

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Glastonbury mourns for Michael Jackson

Glastonbury mourns for Michael Jackson

As the rain stopped, the atmosphere across the site was dampened as the sad and shocking news of Jackson's passing spread rapidly.

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Glastonbury: Maximo Park, East 17 and more

Glastonbury: Maximo Park, East 17 and more

Maximo Park officially kicked off the music at this year's Glastonbury Festival, attracting so many fans to the Queen's Head that stewards were stopping people from getting near the tent.

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The Dead Weather to play Special Guest slot at Glasto

The Dead Weather to play Special Guest slot at Glasto

Jack White's latest project The Dead Weather have been confirmed as the Special Guests on The Park Stage at Glastonbury.

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Supergrass spin off play special set at Glastonbury

Supergrass spin off play special set at Glastonbury

The Hot Rats, a Supergrass spin off act consisting of Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey were unveiled as the Special Guests on the Park Stage today (Friday).

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Special Guests N*E*R*D get cut off at Glastonbury

Special Guests N*E*R*D get cut off at Glastonbury

Special Guests N*E*R*D outstayed their welcome on the Pyramid Stage today (Friday) getting pulled before the end of their set.

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The Dead Weather seduce Glastonbury

The Dead Weather seduce Glastonbury

The new supergroup fronted by The Kills' Alison Mosshart, with Jack White on drums, drew the biggest crowd of the day for their surprise set on The Park Stage.

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Glastonbury Festival kicks off. It rains...

Glastonbury Festival kicks off. It rains...

Over 90,000 tickets holders arrived at Glastonbury Festival on Wednesday (24 June) in glorious sunshine, a 30% increase on last year.

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Follow Glastonbury here on Virtual Festivals

Follow Glastonbury here on Virtual Festivals

You can keep updated with all the action from this weekend's Glastonbury Festival, right here on Virtual Festivals.

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N*E*R*D named as Glastonbury 'Special Guests'

N*E*R*D named as Glastonbury 'Special Guests'

As exclusively revealed by Virtual Festivals, N*E*R*D will fill the Special Guests slot on the Pyramid Stage this Friday at Glastonbury Festival.

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Relive Glastonbury highlights right here!

Relive Glastonbury highlights right here!

Virtual Festivals has teamed up with the BBC to bring you all the best bits of Glastonbury Festival, so you can catch up on what you missed and relive all the best bits from the weekend.

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Glastonbury Festival artists go blue for Oxfam

Glastonbury Festival artists go blue for Oxfam

A number of artists and DJs set to perform at this week's Glastonbury Festival have been painted blue for a climate change campaign for Oxfam.

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Glastonbury: pack sunglasses and a mack

Glastonbury: pack sunglasses and a mack

Despite reports of predicted monsoons, it looks like Glastonbury-goers can expect a fine weekend of weather with the chance of a few showers on Saturday night.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last five days...

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Exclusive: N*E*R*D for Glastonbury Festival

Exclusive: N*E*R*D for Glastonbury Festival

N*E*R*D are set to be revealed as one of the surprise guests at this year's Glastonbury Festival, Virtual Festivals can exclusively reveal.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last five days...

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Additional 'Boutique Camping' for Glastonbury

Additional 'Boutique Camping' for Glastonbury

Alternate, luxury camping favourites 'Boutique Camping' have unveiled their presence and an additional off-site accomodation option for Glastonbury 2009.

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Police launch website to help Glastonbury-goers stay safe

Police launch website to help Glastonbury-goers stay safe

Avon and Somerset Police have launched a Glastonbury-dedicated website, which aims to keep festival-goers safe by offering tips and advise about the event.

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Win tickets to Glastonbury with Orange's Spot The Bull

Win tickets to Glastonbury with Orange's Spot The Bull

Orange's interactive Spot The Bull competition is back for 2009, with a pair of tickets to Glastonbury up for grabs each day.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last five days...

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Glastonbury's Guardian Lounge line-up revealed

Glastonbury's Guardian Lounge line-up revealed

The line-up for the infamous Guardian Lounge at Glastonbury Festival has been revealed.

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East 17 to play Glastonbury Festival

East 17 to play Glastonbury Festival

90's boyband East 17 are among the acts set to play Glastonbury's Dance Village, as organisers announce more stage splits.

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How Glastonbury got Bruce Springsteen to play

How Glastonbury got Bruce Springsteen to play

Glasotnbury co-organiser Emily Eavis has revealed the lengths that the festival had to go to in order to book Bruce Springsteen.

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Glastonbury Festival 2009 line-up revealed

Glastonbury Festival 2009 line-up revealed

After months of speculation and a whole host of rumours, organisers have finally unveiled the line-up for Glastonbury Festival 2009.

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Glastonbury line-up unveiled Monday night

Glastonbury line-up unveiled Monday night

Put down your mouse, the wait is nearly over. The line-up for Glastonbury 2009 will be unveiled on Virtual Festivals from 10pm on Monday (25 May) night.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...

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Glastonbury's Trash City field returns for 2009

Glastonbury's Trash City field returns for 2009

Trash City will be taking over an entire field for the third year running at next month's Glastonbury Festival.

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Stereo MCs to headline Glastonbury's Glade

Stereo MCs to headline Glastonbury's Glade

Stereo MCs have announced that they will be headlining the Glade Stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

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Hockey to play Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds

Hockey to play Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds

Hockey are set to play Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Virtual Festivals can officially reveal.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...

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More for Glastonbury's William's Field area

More for Glastonbury's William's Field area

The Wombats and Jason Mraz will join Maximo Park at the new William's Green area at this year's Glatonbury.

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Maximo Park to open Glastonbury Festival

Maximo Park to open Glastonbury Festival

Maximo Park have revealed that they will be the official opening band for Glastonbury Festival and the first group to play the new William Green area.

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Spinal Back: the Tap to play Glastonbury

Spinal Back: the Tap to play Glastonbury

Fans may've expected a Download appearance, but parody rockers Spinal Tap have plumped for a Glastonbury Festival slot this year instead.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

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Lady GaGa to play Glastonbury Festival

Lady GaGa to play Glastonbury Festival

Much-hyped pop singer Lady GaGa is set to play Glastonbury Festival this summer.

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Send in your Big Green Ideas

Send in your Big Green Ideas

Come up with a brilliant idea to make festivals kinder to the environment and you could win a fantastic festival goody bag, packed with rare and exclusive items from Glastonbury, Latitude, Leeds, Reading and T in the Park!

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Glastonbury's Dance Village set to go 3D

Glastonbury's Dance Village set to go 3D

Glastonbury's Dance Village is set to go 3D this year, with organisers announcing plans for this year's event.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

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Attitude Is Everything to hold showcase at Glastonbury

Attitude Is Everything to hold showcase at Glastonbury

Attitude Is Everything, who have been advising Glastonbury about disabled access since 2005, are set to hold their own showcase at the festival.

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Glastonbury 'special guests' revealed

Glastonbury 'special guests' revealed

Kasabian have been revealed as Bruce Springsteen's 'special guests' for this year's Glastonbury Festival.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

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Glastonbury registration ends tomorrow

Glastonbury registration ends tomorrow

Online registration for the final Glastonbury tickets closes tomorrow.

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Tony Christie to play Glastonbury

Tony Christie to play Glastonbury

'Amarillo' singer Tony Christie is down to play this summer's Glastonbury Festival.

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We Have Band, Glastonbury's emerging talent

We Have Band, Glastonbury's emerging talent

British disco-rock trio We Have Band have clinched Glastonbury 2009's emerging talent competition.

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VF launches Festival Matchmaker

VF launches Festival Matchmaker

Virtual Festivals is pleased to introduce Festival Matchmaker, a clever application that recommends three events you should attend this summer based on your personal music taste!

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Virtual Festivals launches merchandise store

Virtual Festivals launches merchandise store

Virtual Festivals is proud to announce that we have teamed up with Noise Merchandise to make sure you're kitted up for the upcoming summer.

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Little Boots reveals her festival plans for 2009

Little Boots reveals her festival plans for 2009

Little Boots has revealed that she is set to play nearly every major festival in the UK this summer.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

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Crosby, Stills And Nash for Glastonbury

Crosby, Stills And Nash for Glastonbury

Crosby Stills And Nash are the latest group to self-confirm for this year's Glastonbury Festival.

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Neil Young to headline Glastonbury Festival

Neil Young to headline Glastonbury Festival

As predicted, Neil Young has been confirmed as the headliner for this year's Glastonbury Festival.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

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Blur to headline Glastonbury Festival

Blur to headline Glastonbury Festival

Blur are set to headline this year's Glastonbury Festival, organisers have confirmed.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

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Glastonbury 2010 headliner already booked

Glastonbury 2010 headliner already booked

A headliner is already booked for next year's Glastonbury, organisers have revealed.

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More names added to Glastonbury line-up

More names added to Glastonbury line-up

Florence And The Machine are among the latest names to be announced for Glastonbury.

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EXCULSIVE: DJ Yoda for Bestival, Glastonbury

EXCULSIVE: DJ Yoda for Bestival, Glastonbury

DJ Yoda is set to play at Glastonbury and Bestival this summer, Virtual Festivals can exclusively reveal.

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Bruce Springsteen to headline Glastonbury

Bruce Springsteen to headline Glastonbury

As predicted, Bruce Springsteen has been confirmed as the headliner for this year's Glastonbury Festival.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories you may have missed over the last seven days...

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Tom Jones wants to play Glastonbury

Tom Jones wants to play Glastonbury

Tom Jones is the latest name to declare an interest in playing this year's Glastonbury Festival.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

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Franz Ferdinand self-confirm Glastonbury

Franz Ferdinand self-confirm Glastonbury

Franz Ferdinand are the latest name to self-confirm for Glastonbury Festival.

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Glastonbury Festival tickets sell out

Glastonbury Festival tickets sell out

This year's Glastonbury Festival has completely sold out, organisers have announced.

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More Glastonbury tickets on sale now

More Glastonbury tickets on sale now

More tickets for this year's Glastonbury have gone on sale today (2 February).

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories, rumours and ticket sales you may have missed over the last seven days...

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Glastonbury tickets taken off sale, more available soon

Glastonbury tickets taken off sale, more available soon

Glastonbury Festival tickets have been taken off sale, but a second batch of passes will be available soon.

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Sonic Youth to play Glastonbury 2009?

Sonic Youth to play Glastonbury 2009?

Sonic Youth are the latest name to put themselves up for a Glastonbury slot.

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U2 set for Isle Of Wight Festival?

U2 set for Isle Of Wight Festival?

U2 are set to headline the Isle Of Wight Festival, a tabloid newspaper has suggested.

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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up

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Exclusive: Bon Iver to play Glastonbury

Exclusive: Bon Iver to play Glastonbury

Bon Iver is the latest name confirmed for Glastonbury Festival, Virtual Festivals can exclusively reveal.

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90% of Glastonbury tickets sold out

90% of Glastonbury tickets sold out

90% of Glastonbury tickets have been sold, organisers have confirmed.

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Keane fishing for Glastonbury slot

Keane fishing for Glastonbury slot

Keane are the latest act to join the Glastonbury Festival rumour mill, after their singer vented the band's interest to play this year.

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Madonna to play Glastonbury Festival?

Madonna to play Glastonbury Festival?

Pop superstar Madonna may have a Glastonbury slot in her sights, a tabloid has suggested.

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Michael Eavis to be honoured at MIDEM

Michael Eavis to be honoured at MIDEM

Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis will be honoured with a Green World Award at MIDEM in January.

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The Specials to play Glastonbury 2009?

The Specials to play Glastonbury 2009?

Terry Hall, lead singer of The Specials, has said it "would be nice" if the band performed at Glastonbury next June.

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Blur announce second Hyde Park gig

Blur announce second Hyde Park gig

Blur have announced that they will play a second Hyde Park concert next summer.

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The three headliners for Glastonbury 2009?

The three headliners for Glastonbury 2009?

Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen and Blur will headline next year's Glastonbury Festival, Virtual Festivals is predicting.

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Blur to play Glastonbury 2009?

Blur to play Glastonbury 2009?

Blur are to reunite for shows next year, with speculation rife that the four original members will headline June's Glastonbury Festival.

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Left Field leaves Glastonbury Festival

Left Field leaves Glastonbury Festival

The campaigning Left Field Stage will no longer feature as part of Glastonbury Festival.

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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.

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Glastonbury Emerging Talent contest opens

Glastonbury Emerging Talent contest opens

Glastonbury Festival's Emerging Talent competition has been launched for 2009.

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Status Quo heading for Glastonbury in 2009

Status Quo heading for Glastonbury in 2009

Status Quo have been confirmed to headline the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza in 2009.

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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.

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First name released for Glastonbury 2009

First name released for Glastonbury 2009

Major Major are the first name confirmed for Glastonbury Festival 2009 after winning the RockStar Bands competition.

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Glastonbury 2008 failed to make a profit

Glastonbury 2008 failed to make a profit

Glastonbury Festival did not make a profit for the first time since its 1970 inception, Michael Eavis has revealed.

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Razorlight reveal Glastonbury Festival ambition

Razorlight reveal Glastonbury Festival ambition

Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows has declared the band's desire to headline next year's Glastonbury Festival.

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Rolf Harris lined up for Glastonbury Festival

Rolf Harris lined up for Glastonbury Festival

Rolf Harris is the first name to be revealed for Glastonbury Festival after he confirmed himself on BBC Radio 2.

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Michael Eavis to be honoured at UKFA

Michael Eavis to be honoured at UKFA

Michael Eavis will be honoured with the Outstanding Contribution Award at next week's UK Festival Awards.

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Glastonbury 2009: 'Over half tickets sold'

Glastonbury 2009: 'Over half tickets sold'

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Glastonbury Festival 2009 - on sale now

Glastonbury Festival 2009 - on sale now

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2009 are now on sale, giving you the chance to book your place earlier than ever before.

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Glasto ticket system "fairer for everyone"

Glasto ticket system "fairer for everyone"

Michael Eavis claims Glastonbury is leading the way with a ticketing system that is fair for fans and tough on touts.

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No Coldplay, Stones, U2 for Glastonbury

No Coldplay, Stones, U2 for Glastonbury

Emily Eavis has ruled out Coldplay, The Rolling Stones and U2 as headliners for next year's Glastonbury Festival.

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Register now for Glastonbury 2009

Register now for Glastonbury 2009

The regstration process for Glastonbury Festival is now open, meaning you can book your place at Worthy Farm earlier than ever before.

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