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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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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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Glastonbury 2017 :: The Glade Area, elrow x Lovebullets

Get ready to lose your shit. Party crew elrow join forces with Lovebullets to bring two shows to The Glade Area at Glastonbury Festival on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd June 2017.

Celebrating a land-mark, Lovebullets, traditionally hosted for the past 8 years within Shangri-La; Glastonbury’s infamous after-hours corner, now steps triumphantly into daylight as they are welcomed, for the first time, to The Glade, located at the beating heart of Glastonbury’s sprawling festival metropolis.

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Glastonbury 2017 :: Shangri-La w/ Dusky, Diplo & loads more

Glastonbury festival 2017 transforms Shangri-La from Heaven and Hell to Environ-mental. No Heaven. No Hell. Only the waste from last year’s Festival remains. All the things you left behind.

Giant Towers of Trash now dominate the Shangri-La skyline. Structures have formed from the scrap, dwellings made of detritus, art from the embers.

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Glastonbury Festival 2017 :: Fields of Avalon w/ Birdy, Busted…

Glastonbury Festival 2017 announces Field of Avalon line up ahead of Sunday’s resale (23rd April 2017). Performing on the FOA stage this summer is Birdy, Busted, Jesca Hoop, Lucy Rose, Kiefer Sutherland, Scouting for Girls, Lissie, Will Varley and more.

The varied line up brings big names to the small corners of Worthy Farm. Emily Eavis has hinted there will be several ‘secret sets’ to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Park Stage at Glastonbury 2017, as well as teasing more ‘surprises’ coming on the line-up.

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Glastonbury 2017 :: Block 9 w/ Mykki Blanco, Felix Dickinson…

Glastonbury festival’s techno and rave mecca celebrates its 10th birthday this year. The Worthy Farm festival has announced the line-up for 24-hour rave wonderland Block9 today (18 April).

Glastonbury has announced radical queer artist Mykki Blanco, Felix Dickinson, Midland, Pearson Sound, Jonny Woo, Luke Solomon, Dan Shake and more for the bill.

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Glastonbury 2017 Resale Dates Confirmed

Following the closure of the seven-day ticket balance payment window for those who paid a deposit for tickets in the Autumn, Glastonbury organisers announce that a limited number of tickets for which the balance has not been settled will go into a ticket resale, which will be split over two separate days.

Glastonbury organisers will be giving the first opportunity to book tickets to those who choose to travel to the festival by coach. The resale for Ticket + Coach packages will take place at 6pm BST on Thursday, 20th April.

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Glastonbury 2017 :: BBK to headline The Other Stage

Boy Better Know have been revealed as one of the The Other Stage headliners for Glastonbury Festival 2017, organiser Emily Eavis has confirmed.

Speaking to NME, Eavis said that the grime movement feels like punk. Also on Glastonbury’s list of MCs is Stormzy, Nines, Nadia Rose, Wiley, Dizzee Rascal and Kano. It’s unclear which night BBK will headline The Other Stage, but grime will certainly have pride of place at this year’s festival.

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Glastonbury 2017 :: Emerging Talent Finalists

The eight acts that have made it through to the live final of Glastonbury Festival’s 2017 Emerging Talent Competition, which is supported by PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation, have been announced.

The acts are: Flohio, Josh Barry, Lilith Ai, Lucas & King, Silences, Tyni, WOWH and Young Yizzy. You can listen to them on the player below.

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Glastonbury 2017 :: LINE UP :: Katy Perry, The xx, Lorde…

Glastonbury Festival has announced a monstrous starting line up for this year’s Worthy Farm takeover. Joining headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran is a distinctly diverse billing.

Exhibiting grime’s dominance in UK music, Glastonbury’s list of MCs includes Stormzy, Boy Better Know, Nines, Nadia Rose, Wiley, Dizzee Rascal and Kano. Craig David, Run The Jewels, Loyle Carner and Shaggy are also set to appear.

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Ed Sheeran Confirmed as Glastonbury 2017 Headliner

Following rumours, and our extremely accurate ‘predictions‘, Ed Sheeran has finally been confirmed as Glastonbury Festival’s headliner on Sunday 25th June 2017.

This is the first time Ed Sheeran has been listed for Glastonbury as main-stage headliner. He’s gone from the Croissant Neuf tent in 2011 to topping the bill on the Pyramid Stage…

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Lorde Teases Glastonbury 2017 Appearance

Earlier on BBC R1, Lorde teased an appearance at Glastonbury Festival 2017, not long after dropping her brand new single Green Light, the first single from her upcoming album Melodrama.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Mistajam, Lorde declared her love for the UK, with expectant visits around the corner. Mistajam questioned whether Lorde has any plans to visit a ‘certain farm’.

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Wiley Self-Confirms Glastonbury 2017

Godfather of grime Wiley has self-confirmed his appearance at Glastonbury 2017 via a series of Tweets. It’s unconfirmed whether Wiley will actually perform at this year’s festival; especially given his reputation for cancelling bookings.

In 2013, the grime star was due to play Glastonbury but decided to cancel his performance after being put off by the rainy and muddy site conditions.

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Glastonbury 2017 :: Emerging Talent Competition

Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition invites unknown and unsigned acts from the UK and Ireland to compete for a chance to play.

Supported by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation, the initiative kicks off today. Acts from any musical genre have just one week to enter, from 9am on January 30 until 5pm on February 6, via the Glastonbury website. 

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