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Watch Justin Vernon Also Join The Staves At Glastonbury

Justin Vernon wasn’t officially scheduled to perform at Glastonbury, but he made a surprise appearance at Kanye’s climactic headlining set yesterday. And while he was there, he also found the time to join his old friends the Staves. Vernon recorded and produced the UK sister trio’s lovely LP If I Was at his mythical Wisconsi… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 28, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Watch Kanye’s Full Glastonbury Set, Feat. Justin Vernon, A Stage Crasher, & “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Like much of what Kanye West does, his headlining set at Glastonbury was already a huge fucking deal before it even happened. Over 134,000 British fans signed a rockist/racist petition to “Cancel Kanye West’s headline slot and get a rock band,” and after Kanye’s (literally) explosive set at the BRIT Awards — which ITV had… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 27, 2015 - 7:09 pm

Watch Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Join Mark Ronson At Glastonbury

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker guested on three songs off of Mark Ronson’s Uptown Special, and he’s supporting Ronson at a few shows this summer. One of those just happened to be the UK’s Glastonbury Festival, where he came out to perform his parts on “Daffodils” and “Summer Breaking.” Ronson’s guest-heavy Glastonbury set also included a… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 27, 2015 - 1:43 pm

Watch The Libertines Debut “Anthem For Doomed Youth” At Glastonbury

After Florence + The Machine were bumped up to headliners at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival, filling in for an injured Dave Grohl, their original spot was left vacant. It ended up being filled by the former Britrock brats the Libertines, who performed a surprise show on the Pyramid Stage yesterday. They played three songs from… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 27, 2015 - 11:04 am

Watch Mary J. Blige, George Clinton, & Grandmaster Flash Join Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” At Glastonbury

Mark Ronson brought out a ton of guests for his performance at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival today, but he really went went for it at the end. He closed with his inescapable smash hit “Uptown Funk,” and although Bruno Mars couldn’t be there, he had Mary J. Blige, Grandmaster Flash, and George Clinton — whom… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 26, 2015 - 8:44 pm

Watch Florence + The Machine Cover Foo Fighters While Filling In For Them At Glastonbury

Dave Grohl took a big tumble at a recent Foo Fighters show in Sweden and had to cancel all of his upcoming dates, so Florence + The Machine stepped up as last-minute replacements to headline UK’s Glastonbury Festival. During the performance today, Florence Welch thanked Grohl for being supportive when she was starting out and… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 26, 2015 - 8:23 pm

Azealia Banks, Stephen Hawking Pull Out Of Glastonbury

Earlier this morning, Glastonbury Festival announced via Twitter that Azealia Banks will no longer be performing at this weekend’s event. Banks told Billboard that she’s pulled out because of her doctor’s orders for vocal rest:… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 26, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Florence + The Machine Replace Foo Fighters As Glastonbury Headliner

Last week, Dave Grohl took a spectacular fall while playing a Foo Fighters show in Sweden. And even though Grohl still finished the show, the Foo Fighters have had to cancel all their upcoming dates, including their headlining set at the UK’s storied Glastonbury Festival. Glastonbury has now announced the last-minute replacement: Florence + The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2015 - 8:41 am

Glastonbury 2015 Lineup

Glastonbury has been teasing its 2015 lineup for months, with such popular selections as Kanye West, Foo Fighters, and Lionel Richie. Now the storied British fest has revealed its full slate of performers. Among the many, many notable names: Florence + The Machine, Pharrell Williams, Motörhead, Run The Jewels, FKA twigs, Caribou, Flying Lotus, Rya… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 14, 2015 - 2:59 pm

British Fans Petition To Keep Kanye West From Headlining Glastonbury

Yesterday, we learned that Kanye West would headline UK’s massive Glastonbury Festival this summer, joining already-announced acts Foo Fighters and Lionel Richie. This apparently doesn’t sit so well with a few thousand potential attendees. As NME points out, a British fan named Lonsdale (who has, he admits, never actually been to Glastonbury) has started anMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 17, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Kanye West Will Headline Glastonbury 2015

Glastonbury, the UK’s most storied music festival, announced Foo Fighters as a 2015 headliner back in February, and now they’ve announced another: Kanye West. A statement on Glastonbury’s site reads: “We’re very excited to reveal that Kanye West will headline the Saturday night of this year’s Glastonbury Festival. This will be the rapper’s first appearance… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 16, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Foo Fighters Headlining Glastonbury 2015

Foo Fighters announced that they will play the UK’s Glastonbury Festival 17 years after their last performance in 1998. Dave Grohl announced that the band will headline the summer festival in an acceptance speech video that aired at the NME Awards — Foo Fighters won the award for Best International Band but were not present… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 18, 2015 - 5:04 pm

The Dalai Lama To Open For Lionel Richie At Glastonbury

It looks like the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, is scheduled for a speaking appearance at Glastonbury, the iconic UK music festival. According to The Independent, the schedule section of dalailama.com included an announcement yesterday that on Sunday, June 28, “His Holiness will give a talk at the Glastonbury Festival in the morning.”… More »

By: Peter Helman / January 5, 2015 - 11:05 am

Yoko Ono & Yo La Tengo Glastonbury Video Goes Viral For All The Wrong Reasons

At Glastonbury a week and a half ago, Yoko Ono played a set with Yo La Tengo backing her, a big event for fans of way-out music. Ono is 81 years old and still capable of slashing through any noise around her, and this is badass. And a video of Ono and Yo La Tengo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 8, 2014 - 10:17 am

Dolly Parton Won Glastonbury With This “Yakety Sax” Cover

To be clear: Dolly Parton won Glastonbury simply by showing up. The 68-year-old country music legend is not the type to show up at every festival every summer, but she blessed the UK’s biggest one with her presence this past weekend. She also figured out a way to pay tribute to her host country i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2014 - 8:39 am

Metallica Respond To Glastonbury Critics With Fox Hunt Parody, Jack White Plays “Enter Sandman”

Metallica came under some fire before their headlining performance at Glastonbury after some festival fans tried to ban the band from appearing because of James Hetfield’s views on big game hunting. The petition — which came in the form of a now-deleted Facebook page — called for their removal from the lineup following the announcement… More »

By: James Rettig / June 29, 2014 - 2:41 pm

Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world’s biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of all the performances from the legendary Somerset extravaganza. Below you can watch professionally shot footage of songs from Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Haim, Metallica, MGMT, Parquet Courts, Chvrches, Interpol,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Woman Dies At Glastonbury Festival

A 67-year-old woman has died of natural causes at Glastonbury Festival, the Guardian reports. The death may have been due to a preexisting medical condition, and police are not treating the death as suspicious. Meanwhile, the Guardian also reports that a man has been hospitalized and is in “life-threatening condition” after having a bad reactio… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 26, 2014 - 1:12 pm

Glastonbury 2014 Lineup

UPDATE: Metallica has been revealed as a headliner, and the final lineup also includes Jonny Greenwood, St. Vincent, Haim, Yoko Ono, and the War On Drugs. The updated poster is above.

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England’s Glastonbury Festival, the oldest and arguably the most important of the world’s annual gigantic music festivals, just announced… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2014 - 9:15 am

Arcade Fire Headlining Glastonbury 2014

In a tweet this morning, Arcade Fire revealed a week of European dates that includes a headlining spot at Glastonbury, the grandaddy of British music fests, on 6/27. Also on tap: Rome’s Rock In Roma, Verona’s Villafranca Di Verona, and a visit to Dublin’s Marlay Park. Better start saving up for plane tickets — or… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 19, 2013 - 12:16 pm
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