Spirit of 1971 stage for Glastonbury?

Scenes at Glastonbury Festival 2010 by Sara Bowrey
Scenes at Glastonbury Festival 2010 by Sara Bowrey

Local press have speculated on the formation of a new stage at Glastonbury 2011 - the Spirit of 1971 stage.

The co-organiser of the 1971 Glastonbury Festival, Andrew Kerr, revealed to local press that the stage will celebrate and reunite many of the acts that played the second ever Glastonbury.

The Edgar Broughton Band and Tubular Bells creator Mike Oldfield are reportedly playing, along with Steve Hillage, Arthur Brown and Nick Lowe, who played at the 1971 festival with his band Brinsley Schwarz.

Kerr has also signed up an act he really wanted to play in 1971 – Noel Harrison, who is an old school friend and singer of the iconic “Windmills of Your Mind“.

This past week Big Audio Dynamite, Brother, Paolo Nutini, The Wombats and Biffy Clyro have been added to Glastonbury Festival 2011 rumours list.

Click here for the Glastonbury line up.

Glastonbury Festival 2011 is set to take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, from 22-26 June.

Amongst the acts already announced are headliners U2Coldplay and Beyonce.

If you are yet to make travel arrangements to this year’s festival, more and more festival-goers are travelling by coach to events because of its green credentials. 

It saves money on car parking and the coach drops ticket-holders closer to the campsite than any other mode of transport.

Click here to buy National Express coach tickets.

National Express is the official coach partner of the Glastonbury Festival.

This year, Glastonbury organisers are offering an extra incentive to ‘Green Travellers’ other than the cleaner air and clear conscience.

Green Travellers will be rewarded for their heroics with a lanyard entitling them to discount meal vouchers, solar showers, cut-price merchandise and access to compost toilets.