Glastonbury Festival confirm four more artists for 2014

Dolly Parton and Blondie confirmed for Glastonbury 2014

Photographer: Trevor EalesVirtual Festivals on 11 March 2014

Glastonbury Festival updated their line-up page at the same time as announcing the eight finalists for their annual emerging talent competition. Gibson Bull, Hero-Fisher, Only Girl, M+A, FURS, The Black Tambourines, Pandr Eyez and Izzy Bizu have all been shortlisted by Glastonbury judges from a longlist of 120. Emily Eavis said: "We're so proud of this shortlist. It was really hard to get it down to just eight acts - the standard this year was incredible - but I think we've whittled it down to a really strong final eight. I'd like to say a big thanks to everyone who entered, and to our team of judges for narrowing it down to 120 acts. Now bring on the live final!"

The final of the competition will take place at Pilton Working Men's Club on Saturday 5 April 2014 and is invite only. The winning act will be given a slot on one of the main stages at this year's festival.

American rock outfit Blondie recently picked up the Godlike Genius prize at the NME Awards 2014, announcing on the night they were to play Glastonbury this year. Best known for hits like 'Call Me' and 'Atomic', and the iconic eighties look of front-woman Debbie Harry, now 68-years-old, the band are due to release their tenth studio album 'Ghosts of Download' next week.

Also 68 this year, Dolly Parton became an international country sensation in the latter half of the 20th Century, particularly after the success of 1981 smash '9-5'. She's sold more than 100 million records worldwide to date and is lined up to join a long line of prestigious names, including former duet partner Kenny Rogers, to play the coveted Sunday afternoon 'legends' slot.

Lily Allen, Disclosure and Arcade Fire complete the names now officially confirmed for Glastonbury Festival 2014. A full line-up announcement is expected either later this month or early April.

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Glastonbury Festival 2014 takes place from 25-29 June on Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset.

Tickets to Glastonbury Festival 2014 sold out in record time last month, beating the one hour and 40 minute sale period set in 2012.

Those lucky enough to have got tickets now have to wait until the first week of April in 2014 when the remaining ticket balances of £160 plus a £5 booking fee will be due for both Uk and international buyers. The re-sale date is usually in late April and is expected to be announced for either April 20th or 27th in 2014. Follow Virtual Festivals on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest news, rumours and announcements as they happen.


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