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Review :: Glastonbury Festival 2017

A field where Blur reunited in 2009, pregnant Beyoncé closed The Pyramid Stage in 2011 with a Destiny’s Child medley, David Bowie performed ‘Changes’ for the first time in 1971 and Johnny Cash revived his career in 1994 – Glastonbury Festival is a magical place where anything feels possible.

Realising Glastonbury is the best festival in the world, makes returning to life pretty difficult. You can’t listen to music because it’s not the same, you keep finding forgotten memories on your camera roll and your contagious smile from all the positive energy and love soon disappears when you remember Theresa May is still Prime Minister.

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WATCH :: Josh Barry – When I’m Grown {Glastonbury 2017}

With a mission to unearth tomorrow’s headliners, Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Contest, supported by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation, gives new acts the chance to compete for a slot on one of the main stages at Glastonbury Festival.

This year’s Emerging Talent Winner, Josh Barry, played six live shows across the festival weekend, drawing in huge crowds at The John Peel Stage and The BBC Music Introducing Stage, before performing his new single ‘When I’m Grown’ live on BBC Radio 2.

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WATCH :: Highlights from BBC Introducing @ Glastonbury 2017

The BBC Music Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival is where future headliners are born. Ed Sheeran played the stage back in 2011, watch his journey to The Pyramid Stage here.

The BBC Music Introducing Stage showcases the UK’s finest under-the-radar musicians, soon-to-be-superstar bands, Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Contest Winner, and the best new acts alongside some special, surprise slots from BBC Music Introducing’s finest alumni.

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WATCH :: Ed Sheeran’s Journey to The Pyramid Stage

From busking on the street corner to playing in front of hundreds of thousands of music fans on The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2017, Ed Sheeran is an inspiration to us all. Watch his journey.

Ed first played the festival six years ago at the Croissant Neuf stage, when he debuted ‘The A-Team’. Fast forward to 2017, and hundreds and thousands of Glastonbury revellers sing every word back at him. Moral of the story – never give up on your dreams. Not even your daydreams.

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Glastonbury 2017 :: Arcadia Stage w Goldie, Boys Noize & more

Arcadia Spectacular, the 50-tonne fire breathing spider at the heart of Glastonbury has announced its 2017 line-up, with artists including Noisia, Boys Noize, Goldie and Groove Armada.

Arcadia’s acclaimed Metamorphosis show will take place at midnight on Friday and Saturday, channelling ideas of physical and metaphysical evolution. Metamorphosis sees aliens flying from the sky, new creatures born from spellbinding cocoons, baby spiders crawling overhead and 6 million volts of lightning played like an otherworldly musical instrument.

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Credit: Giles Mayall

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Glastonbury 2017 :: Set Times, Stages & Day Splits

Earlier this month in an interview with the BBC, Emily Eavis told Newsbeat they’ve managed to keep a secret quiet for the first-time-ever this year. With less than a month until Glastonbury Festival 2017 takes over Worthy Farm, organisers are still to show their big secret.

This morning (May 30th), organisers released official set times, including day splits and stage running orders. See below for Glastonbury’s official announcement made via Twitter.

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