Glastonbury Festival 2011 News
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Coldplay have revealed plans to release footage of their 2011 Glastonbury Festival headline slot as part of a DVD next month.
Anyone not registered for Glastonbury 2013 tickets will need to do so before September 30th to guarantee their chance to purchase tickets when they go on sale on October 7th.
After months of speculation Radiohead have finally announced their first official UK live dates in support of 'The King Of Limbs'.
The digital station celebrates 10 years of broadcasting.
Speaking from the European Festival Awards last night (Jan 11), Michael Eavis said he had the three headline acts confirmed for Glastonbury 2013.
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Michael Eavis has warned festival-goers against booking off-site accommodation for Glastonbury Festival 2013.
Chase and Status' single 'Blind Faith' was named the Anthem of the Summer at the UK Festival Awards 2011.
Here's the full list of who won what at the UK Festival Awards 2011.
Glastonbury 2011 has been named Best Major Festival in association with The Ticket Factory.
UK chart-invading newcomer Ed Sheeran has been handed the 'Best Breakthrough Artist' award at the UK Festival Awards 2011.
Glastonbury Festival picked up the Best Festival gong at the Live UK Business Awards last night (Thursday 6 October).
The Vaccines have created a music video entirely from fan-submitted festival photos for their latest single, 'Wetsuit'.
One lucky person could win a Vanity Van Luxury festival recovery package for them and a friend by simply filling out short survey about mobile beauty at festivals.
The finalists for the Live Music Business Awards 2011 have been announced, with Foo Fighters, Slipknot and Beyonce poised to fight it out for the Best Festival Performance award, and Reading, Glastonbury, Bestival and Sonisphere also getting nods.
Climbing out of a stationary cupboard, The Rumour Mill contemplates The Rolling Stones touring next year for their 50th anniversary. They might just erect a plaque instead though.
Tickets for Coldplay's arena tour in December are now on sale through our secondary ticketing partner viagogo.
Festival favourites from this summer including Professor Green and Tinchy Stryder have been announced to perform at the 2011 MOBO awards and you could win tickets to the ceremony.
Greg Parmley has broken the Guinness World Record for the most music festivals visited in 30 days, the publication has confirmed.
English alternative rock band, Coldplay have announced their first UK tour in two years.
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Even with the plaudits from last year's album 'I Speak Because I Can' still ringing in her ears (including Number five in VF's Albums of 2010), Queen of the British nu-folk scene Laura Marling is not one to rest on her laurels.
The music festival market is saturated, a number of top UK festival bosses have argued.
Festival Republic boss Melvin Benn has insisted that Michael Eavis was "wrong" to say that festivals "are on the way out", launching a robust defence of the state of the industry.
Radiohead have posted footage of their Glastonbury 2011 show and said they 'can't wait to do it again soon', promptly placing them on the Glastonbury 2013 rumours list.
Glastonbury may only have "three or four years" left, according to the festival's organiser Michael Eavis.
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Phoenix Festival could be relaunched next year, according to its creator Vince Power.
"The Glastonbury effect" has taken hold of the UK Singles and Albums charts this week.
Queens of the Stone Age played a set full of fan's favourites as they closed The Other stage for another year at Glastonbury.
Opening with 'Outside Inside' as an introduction, Mike Skinner's Streets are 25 minutes late but warms things up with hits from debut 'Original Pirate Material' like 'Don't Mug Yourself' and 'Push Things Forward'.
Glastonbury Festival organisers are giving fans the chance to download live tracks from U2, Coldplay and Beyonce recorded at this year's event.
Coldplay have just come off stage at Glastonbury 2011, rounding up day two on the Pyramid Stage.
Glastonbury veterans The Chemical Brothers made a triumphant return with their Saturday headline slot on the Other Stage.
Pulp jumped in with 'Remember The First Time' as Jarvis appeared to huge cheers joking: "Surprise surprise, well you didn't think we were going to let you down?" during their secret Glastonbury 2011 show.
A Tory aide was found dead at Glastonbury 2011 at around 9am this morning (Sunday).
Not since Jay-Z was booked to play in 2008 has there been such controversy over a band playing Glastonbury.
Beyonce closed the final night of Glastonbury 2011 with a stunning set on the Pyramid Stage.
Whilst Don McClean cruised through his emotionally laden Glastonbury Pyramid Stage set with grace and charm, Paul Simon's later show was a lacklustre affair by comparison.
U2 opened their Glastonbury 2011 Friday night headline set with three singles from 'Achtung Baby', between which front man Bono declared, "Could be the lay lines, could be the jetlag but it's a very special feeling, thanks for having us here."
The crowds at Glastonbury 2011's Other Stage partied like it was 1991 as Primal Scream brought their incendiary 'Screamadelica' tour to Worthy Farm tonight.
Morrissey, renowned for being a difficult character, arrived on time at Glastonbury 2011 to huge cheers as he joked with the crowd: "fancy seeing me here."
Insider sources reveal stadium rock boys Coldplay have a visual spectacular in store for their headline set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2011 tonight.
Tinie Tempah played to a huge crowd this evening (Saturday 25 June) as the sun shone over the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2011, being joined by collaborator Labrinth for his final two songs, 'Frisky' and 'Pass Out'.
Friendly Fires played a euphoric set on the Other Stage at Glastonbury 2011 this evening, with singer Ed Macfarlane coming down to the crowd barriers three times.
Elbow celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band by playing a flawless sunset performance on the Pyramid Stage tonight (Saturday 25).
James Blake played a mesmerising set at Glastonbury 2011's Park Stage this evening (Saturday 25 June).
Radiohead have been tipped to play a secret show at Glastonbury Festival 2011 this weekend, appearing on the Park Stage.
A tweet from Example has further fuelled rumours that Arctic Monkeys will play Glastonbury 2011.
It may be raining today (Friday) at Worthy Farm but the rest of the weekend is set to be a scorcher.
Wu-Tang Clan got the Pyramid Stage jumping as the first full day of bands got into full swing at Glastonbury Festival 2011.
Rapper Tinie Tempah is set for a guest slot with Chase & Status at West Holts at Glastonbury 2011 tonight (Friday).
CBeebies star Rastamouse played to a packed tent in the Kidz Field at Glastonbury 2011, as he and the Easy Crew made their festival debut in style.
Secret guests Radiohead debuted their latest album 'King Of Limbs' at Glastonbury 2011.
Mumford & Sons drew a huge crowd on the Other Stage, despite the driving rain, as Friday night at Glastonbury 2011 continues.
Thousands descended on Worthy Farm for the annual pilgrimage to Glastonbury Festival with heavy showers unable to deter ticket-holders from spending a full five-days at the event.
They are scenes that regular Glastonbury Festival-goers will have braved and embraced before, but heavy downpours and high winds have again turned Worthy Farm into a muddy quagmire.
Coldplay's Chris Martin played a big hand in Beyonce agreeing to play Glastonbury, according to co-organiser Emily Eavis.
It's still expected to rain at Glastonbury 2011, with the worst expected on Wednesday and Thursday, with the ground already very wet, according to today's reports (21 June).
Beyonce gave a few clues to her Glastonbury setlist with a warm-up show in France last night.
It was previously believed Irish rock legends U2 would scale down their large live production for their performance at Glastonbury Festival 2011, however new reports suggest this might not be the case.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Lyrix Organix have teamed up to collaborate on two unique venues at Glastonbury 2011 to raise awareness for MSF.
It's a brave man who books a festival on the same week that Wimbledon begins. But unlike the Henman of the past or Murray of today, Glastonbury is built for success, come rain or shine.
Glastonbury 2011 organisers have added a new venue for this year's event, The Beat Hotel.
The stagetimes for Glastonbury 2011 have been announced.
Glastonbury will be distributing free recycled loo roll to festival-goers this year, in the latest green initiative by organisers.
Following some server issues over the weekend, the MyFests forums are now back online and we've extended the date until they are to be switched off.
Raileasy, who are running the Glastonbury Express rail service from London, Preston, Bolton, Manchester, Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent straight to the festival, are going to allow two people to travel for free.
Michael Eavis has said that booking children's television band, the Wombles, for Glastonbury 2011 was 'a bit of a mistake'.
The Smiths' frontman is renowned for a strong anti-meat stance.
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The Alice in Wonderland themed tent has come back with its strongest set yet.
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With their headline appearance at Glastonbury fast approaching, Coldplay played five new songs at Rock am Ring in Germany over the weekend, which fans could see aired on the Pyramid Stage.
Jay-Z and Kanye West 'look set' to perform with Beyonce when she headlines Glastonbury 2011, says one tabloid source.
The full line up for the Arcadia area of Glastonbury 2011 has been unveiled with an Orbital DJ set amongst the highlights.
Campaigners have planned a protest during U2's Glastonbury 2011 headline set because they say the band 'greedily indulges' in 'tax avoidance'.
Friendly Fires, Example and DJ Yoda will all perform at Glastonbury in The Common, a Latino themed mystical world of 'twisted voodoo parlours, debauched bordellos and criminal party houses.'
It's the news that every festival-goer wants to hear: it's going to be dry!
Queens Of The Stone Age have asked fans to pick the ten tracks they want to see them play at Glastonbury 2011.
Glastonbury has revealed the full line-up for its Bourbon Street Jazz 'n' Blues Bar.
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Glastonbury Festival 2011 organiser, Michael Eavis, has said that he tried to get Prince to headline the event this year.
Details have emerged about the entertainment offered by Bearded Kitten at this year's Glastonbury Festival, held from 22-26 June at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
A fire that broke out at Oxfam's sorting warehouse on an industrial estate in Huddersfield, has destroyed machinery and a large amount of festival stock.
Festival organisers are watching with interest as two new bills working their way through Parliament could have repercussions for those putting on live events.
Raileasy, who are running the Glastonbury Express rail service from London, Preston, Bolton, Manchester, Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent straight to the festival, have a pair of Glastonbury 2011 tickets to give away.
The line-ups and venues for this year's Shangri-La at Glastonbury have been unveiled, with Rob da Bank, Wiley, P Money, Doorly and Breakage among those set to appear.
Glastonbury 2011 organisers have revealed the line up for The Unfairground arena with Jamie xx and 808 State among those to play The Reverend Sharky's Church of the Holyroller and Bez's Acid House Tent venues.
The latest challenge for Virtual Festival's e-teamers has been launched online today.
When it comes to Glastonbury, a single Spotify playlist just wouldn't do it justice. By the time you got round to listening to it in its entirety, you'd be turning up for the festival's fallow year in 2012. That's why we've given you four of the fellas, each with their own vibe to choose from...
International eco-charity Greenpeace are set to host their own recording studio at Glastonbury Festival, held from 22-26 June at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
The latest tasks in our competition to win Glastonbury 2011 tickets has been unveiled, it's not too late to enter and work your way to Worthy Farm.
Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts, due to take place from 22-26 June at Worthy Farm in Somerset, has revealed the line-up for two venues in The Common ahead of tonight's (Tuesday 17 May) resale.
Weld the phone to your ear and get that F5 finger ready because the final Glastonbury 2011 tickets resale is about to kick off. Follow all of our live updates here.
The final resale tickets for Glastonbury 2011 will go on sale tomorrow evening (Tuesday 17 May) at 7pm.
With Glastonbury 2011 tickets already sold out and the greatest party of the year kicking off in a few weeks, how are you going to get there? Well, we can help. We've got a pair of Glastonbury tickets with travel for you to win.
The all-night area, Block9, will once again feature the acclaimed venues London Underground and NYC Downlow at Glastonbury 2011.
Liam Gallagher has vowed to "never" go to Glastonbury again.
Emily Eavis has said that the Park Stage's 'special guests' slot on the Friday of Glastonbury 2011 is still to be booked.
Glastonbury 2011 ticket holders in London and the North West are being offered a new private train and shuttle bus service to take them to the festival site.
Tell us the 'headliner'-sized act you want to see playing the now infamous 'secret slot' on the Park Stage.
Glastonbury Festival 2011 organisers may hold, "an extremely limited resale of tickets" depending upon the number of refunds requested, they say.
Emily Eavis reveals large band will play one of the special guest slots on the Park Stage.
Irish band plan to bring a typically grand stage production to the Somerset festival.
Here's A Greener Festival's 2011 list of top ten tips for green and happy campers. They are simple and quite easy to stick to - and if everyone does just a few of these, festivals would be greener, cleaner and nicer to be at!
Over a dozen new acts for the G Stage (formerly the Glade Stage) and Spirit of 71 Stage at Glastonbury 2011.
A new "pop-up hotel room" company for this year's festivals could represent the last chance for festival-goers to get a ticket for Glastonbury Festival 2011.
Follow our live coverage of the Glastonbury Festival 2011 ticket resale, which starts at 9am this morning (Sunday).
Glastonbury Festival 2011 resale tickets were snapped up in under two hours this morning (Sunday) as fans eager to see the likes of U2, Coldplay and Beyonce tried desperately to buy unwanted and unsold passes from the original ticket sale.
Unwanted and unpaid Glastonbury Festival 2011 tickets are set to go back on sale this Sunday (17 April) at 9am, so make sure you're keep your browser on Virtual Festivals and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for ticket updates.
The full Glastonbury Festival 2011 line-up has been announced with U2, Coldplay and Beyonce to headline.
Organisers of Somerset's Glastonbury Festival 2011, held from 22-26 June at Worthy Farm, have revealed this year's theatre and circus headliners.
Glastonbury confirm 25 acts and the days they'll be appearing on The West Holts stage this June.
If you've been reading the news this week, you may have come across articles highlighting the dangers of Lyme disease, which is passed on by ticks that tend to be found in rural areas and on livestock.
Don't forget your last chance to get hold of tickets to Glastonbury Festival 2011 is coming up this weekend.
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American pop sensation Ke$ha is to tour the UK this summer and has self-confirmed for appearances at both Glastonbury 2011 and T In The Park 2011.
Glastonbury Festival organisers have said they're considering trialling 'climate-altering' technology at this year's event on behalf of Qatar's 2022 World Cup team.
Glastonbury Festival has announced that all tickets for this year's event must be paid for between 9am on Friday 1 April and 11:59pm on Thursday 7 April.
Local press have speculated on the formation of a new stage at Glastonbury 2011 - the Spirit of 1971 stage.
Flogging Molly are the latest act to self-confirm for Glastonbury Festival 2011 with the event to return to Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset from 22-26 June.
Returned and unfulfilled Glastonbury Festival 2011 tickets will go back on sale on the third Sunday of next month.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich is the latest act to self-confirm for Glastonbury Festival 2011.
A Greener Festival is launching its annual competition for Great Big Green Ideas.
Carl Barat has ruled out the possibility of any Libertines festival appearances this summer.
Your chance to ask festival veterans The Levellers your questions.
Organisers of Oxegen Festival 2011, held at Punchestown Racecourse in Ireland from 8-10 July, have released the first wave of acts to play at the festival.
Worthy Farm confirms another act for the 2011 bill as the race to resale date closes up.
Biffy Clyro has self-confirmed themselves for Glastonbury Festival 2011 when the event returns to Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset from 22-26 June.
Eels are the latest band to self-confirm for Glastonbury Festival 2011 when the event returns to Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset from 22-26 June.
Adele has told a newspaper that she thinks she'd have a heart attack if she played a festival.
Emily Eavis has revealed 13 new acts for Glastonbury Festival 2011 including BB King, The Chemical Brothers and Mumford & Sons.
Carl Barat has revealed there is a deal in place for more Libertines shows, which could feature festivals.
Glastonbury Festival organisers have issued a reminder to ticket buyers outside the UK that their balance must be paid before 3 March.
Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has said that he 'hopes' The Libertines will play the event this summer.
U2 will get to headline Glastonbury Festival a year later than originally planned, organisers have revealed.
Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has sparked rumours that his band are set to play Glastonbury Festival 2011.
Glastonbury Festival 2011 tickets will go back on sale mid-April but are likely to be limited, according to tweets from organisers today.
Coldplay have been confirmed as the Saturday (25 June) night headliners for Glastonbury Festival 2011 which will take place at Worthy Farm in Somerset from 22-26 June.
Michael Eavis may have heralded Coldplay's upcoming Glastonbury Festival 2011 headline show as a "triumphant return", but what do festival-goers and fans think? Here's how they reacted online.
Following months of speculation, Beyonce has self-confirmed for Glastonbury Festival 2011, which will return to Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset from 22-26 June.
The Libertines are the latest act to be rumoured for Glastonbury Festival 2011, which will take place at Worthy Farm in Somerset from 22-24 June.
Amidst a storm of Glastonbury Festival 2011 rumours this morning (Friday) Clare Maguire is the latest name to be linked to the event, which will take place at Worthy Farm in Somerset from 22-24 June.
Last week we asked you, the Virtual Festivals readership, what you thought to the big rumour for Glastonbury 2011, that The Rolling Stones would close the festival on the Sunday night.
Somerset festival reminds international fans to pay remainder of their ticket fee through the deposit scheme.
New reports have put the US 'Crazy in Love' singer in the frame for a headline slot at Glastonbury Festival in June.
Lead singer of Fun Lovin Criminals speculates on his radio show about possible Glastonbury Festival appearances.
Tabloid newspaper The Sun has published reports today that stadium rock-pop outfit Coldplay will be headlining Glastonbury Festival this June.
The Rolling Stones have confirmed that they don't have any "firm" plans to tour in 2011, despite details of a lawsuit suggesting something was in the works.
Isle of Wight Festival boss John Giddings has said through his twitter feed "the rolling stones [sic] are DEFINITELY not playing glastonbury [sic]."
Plans for The Rolling Stones to tour in late-2011 have been unearthed which could point towards a Glastonbury Festival appearance from the band.
Glastonbury's 'after-hours pleasure city' is open for business once again but readying to leave before the end of the world.
Virtual Festival's One to Watch artist for 2011 set to embark on UK and Ireland tour through March and April.
Rumours that The Rolling Stones are set to headline Glastonbury Festival 2011 have been fuelled after the group's infamous Tongue and Lip Design image appeared on a Somerset website.
Jessie J has revealed in an interview with Radio One DJ Zane Lowe that she is booked to play Glastonbury Festival and The Big Chill Festival in 2011.
Legendary 62-year-old ska and reggae singer to play Worthy Farm Festival in its 41st year.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs has announced his debut headline show.
Glastonbury Festival has announced the return of its Emerging Talent Competition, which gives new artists a chance to play at Worthy Farm in Somerset where the event will run from 22-26 June.
Barbadian pop star Rihanna has admitted that she wants to play at Glastonbury Festival 2011, held at Worthy Farm in Somerset from 22-26 June.
A reformed ABBA are the latest rumour for Glastonbury today (January 4).
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Here at VF Towers we've been scouring the country's toilet venues and spent the last few weeks perusing the depths of MySpace to bring you the 21 acts set to be big at festivals in 2011.
Ronnie Wood wants The Rolling Stones to regroup in the time for the festival season.
Kylie Minogue has said that she loves the idea of playing Glastonbury Festival 2011 but isn't sure if she's booked.
The team behind Glastonbury Festival were given Promoter Of The Year at the UK Festival Awards.
T In The Park organiser, Geoff Ellis, is set to be honoured the UK Festival Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony this Thursday (18 November).
The Coral have self-confirmed their appearance at Glastonbury Festival 2011.
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A tweet by Jarvis Cocker has fuelled gossip that Pulp are to perform at Glastonbury Festival 2011.
It may have been brisk November morning today (Wednesday) but the sun was out as Michael Eavis unveiled the UK's second largest solar panel installation at Worthy Farm, home of Glastonbury Festival.
Glastonbury Festival bosses are looking at increasing the size of the event's late night arena, it has been revealed.
Bookmakers William Hill have put Pulp as favourites to headline Glastonbury Festival 2011.
Take That could be headlining Glastonbury Festival 2011, according to one tabloid newspaper.
Take That have moved to rule out an appearance at Glastonbury Festival 2011.
If tabloid sources are to be believed, Prince could be topping the Glastonbury Festival 2011 line-up when the event it returns to Worthy Farm, Somerset from 22-26 June.
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Beyonce is set to play Glastonbury Festival 2011, according to one tabloid newspaper.
A message posted on U2's official website yesterday (Sunday) gives perhaps the biggest hint that the band are set to play Glastonbury Festival 2011.
Voting in the UK Festival Awards 2010 longlists will close tomorrow (Tuesday).
Glastonbury Festival 2011 registration has re-opened following tickets selling out over the weekend.
Glastonbury Festival 2011 coach tickets have gone on sale through National Express.
The day has finally arrived! Glastonbury Festival 2011 tickets go on sale at 9am today (Sunday 3 October).
As expected, all of the Glastonbury Festival 2011 tickets have sold out.
With Glastonbury Festival 2011 tickets set to go on sale at 9am this Sunday (3 October), we've produced a handy guide to make sure you manage to secure the passes you're after.
Those hoping to buy Glastonbury Festival 2011 tickets must be registered by 9am tomorrow (Friday) warn organisers.
Michael Eavis has said that the Glastonbury Festival 2011 headliners are to be announced after the tickets have been sold.
Glastonbury Festival 2011 registration will close in seven days time and anybody hoping to buy tickets must be signed up before then.
Glastonbury Festival co-organiser Emily Eavis has asked fans who they'd like to see play the event next June.
Glastonbury Festival 2011 tickets will go on sale at 9am on Sunday 3 October.
Legendary heavy metal band, Iron Maiden, have admitted they will never play Glastonbury because it is 'too polite'.
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Are Glastonbury Festival-goers to be treated to an American headliner in 2011?
U2 have been asked to headline the Friday (24 June) night of Glastonbury Festival 2011, organisers have revealed.
If a proposed royalty increase by the Performing Rights Society (PRS) comes to fruition, fans look likely to be paying more for their festival tickets next summer.
Registration for Glastonbury Festival 2011 has now opened and those wishing to attend must sign up for a chance of obtaining tickets.