Glastonbury announces new West Holts Stage

Glastonbury Festival organisers have unveiled a new stage called West Holts, which will replace the Jazz World Stage.

George Clinton with Parliament/Funkadelic, Mos Def and Rodrigo y Gabriela will headline the arena over the weekend with support from Femi Kuti, The Bees, Toots And The Maytals, Devendra Banhart and Jerry Dammers’ Spacial AKA Orchestra.

Speaking about the new stage, organiser Michael Eavis said: "We're going back to the real roots of Worthy Farm and its history with the name change for the stage.

"West Holts was a 'halt' originally; one of the two places where we had to open the level crossing gates across the old railway line to get the cattle through for milking. It was a fair walk up to the farm, just as it is now, and those cows took some driving!"

Other acts to appear on the stage over the weekend include Mariachi El Bronx, Tune-Yards, Bassekou Kouyate And Ngoni Ba, Matthew Herbert Big Band and more.

The full line-up is below.

Tickets for the festival are sold out but a limited number of cancelled passes will be made available this Sunday (11 April) at 9am.

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Glastonbury Festival 2010 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset from 23-27 June.

U2, Muse and Stevie Wonder will headline with more to be announced.

The West Holts Stage line-up:

– Mos Def (with full live band)
– Femi Kuti
– Breakestra with Charli 2na
– Mariachi El Bronx
– Tune-Yards
– Matthew Herbert Big Band

– George Clinton with Parliament / Funkadelic
– Jerry Dammers Spacial AKA Orchestra
– Os Mutantes
– Devendra Banhart
– Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
– Phenomenal Handclap Band
– Brother Ali
– Troy Ellis & the Longshots

– Rodrigo y Gabriela
– Toots & the Maytals
– Quantic & His Combo Barbaro
– Staff Benda Bilili
– Dr John
– Tunng
– The Bees
– Dizraeli