Glastonbury Festival 2010 Features
June 2010: a festival year in review
Anyone who can remember rolling around fields as far back as June obviously wasn't there, so join us as we take a rake to
the Virtual Festivals brain box and attempt to scrape back the memories of a massive festival month.
May 2010: a festival year in review
We continue our retrospective on a great year of festivals in 2010 with a look at the month of May. It seems so long ago now...were
we ever that young?
Festival season 2010: half time analysis
With the World Cup over and the festival season puffing its way through until September, we got Jamie Skey to do his best
Alan Hanson impression and give us a full half time analysis of what has happened so far this year.
A view from the Green Fields
We decided to get two different perspectives of the festival from the Green Fields - one older gent and one young lady. The
result is an intergenerational face off, but y'know in a peaceful way, yeah?
The ideal Glastonbury line-up? Have your say!
Neil Stone looks back through the Glastonbury line-ups of old and picks his ideal programme from the last 40 years - but do
you agree? Who should be there? Who needs to be kicked out? Argue away...
The Big One: Glastonbury Festival 2010
Joseph Taylor looks ahead to the momentous 40th anniversary of Glastonbury Festival.
The A-Z of Glastonbury Festival 2010
The mother of all festivals is celebrating its 40th birthday this month. To give you a taste of its vastness, richness and
diversity, we recommend you consult our insiders A-Z guide.
Glastonbury's musical World Cup
Classic Glastonbury. It may get in the way of the World Cup every four years but we all know we'd be fools to substitute rolling
around in the Green Fields at dawn for two hours of embarrassing ITV coverage of Greece verses Turkey.
The highs and lows of 40 years at Glastonbury
With legendary British cornerstone, Glastonbury Festival, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Rhain Daly turns back
the clock to check out the highs and lows of those past four decades...
Who are the best and worst festival headline replacements ever?
So with 27 days left until the festival kicks off, the consensus is that Gorillaz seem to be a decent enough substitute for
U2 who have had to cancel their headline show. But who are the best and worse headline replacements ever?
U2 cancel Glastonbury performance: your reactions
With U2 cancelling their Glastonbury Festival appearance, we look at some of the reactions of the people who matter: the fans.
Worlds apart - how festivals create alternative realities
This piece was due to go out as part of this week's newsletter, but in light of the news that Glade Festival has been cancelled,
we thought it best to publish it now. We wish Nick and the Glade team the best of luck in the future...
Sharing the limelight: possible festival collaborations for 2010
Festivals are one of the best places for spontaneity and collaborations. Here James Drakeford takes us through the possible
tag teams for 2010.
Poems and Punchlines - the festival alternative
Music might still rule the roost, but comedy and spoken word are rapidly gaining status at UK festivals. Dan Frost looks at
the hows and whys behind this important shift in programming...
Festival fashion 2010: boys
It's that time or year again when you look at that old Metallica t-shirt and you think: 'can I wear this again all summer'?
Outcast to Outkast: the rise of hip hop at UK festivals
"I'm not having hip hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong," said Noel Gallagher in 2008. And it's a view that sounds as worn and
outdated as anything Oasis managed in their last eight years. Here Jamie Barker marks the history of hip hop at festivals...
Is grunge set for a revival at festivals this summer?
Grunge effectively whimpered out with the passing of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain but with Pearl Jam, The Stone Pilots and maybe
Soundgarden around this summer, is grunge set for a festival revival? Jamie Skey finds out.
We predict the headliners of 2010
After kidnapping Colombo, formulating an Einstein-esque equation and paying a number of significant bribes to the right people,
we've finally discovered the bands we think will be headlining festivals this summer...