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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. // England's Glastonbury Festival, the oldest and arguably the most important of the world's annual gigantic music festivals, just announced its lineup for thi… 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

Watch Mumford & Sons Cover The Beatles With Vampire Weekend At Glastonbury

Here's something I don't thing anyone much expected to see: Mumford & Sons, once again performing after bassist Ted Dwane's emergency surgery forced them to cancel their Bonnaroo headlining set, finishing up their Glastonbury performance in full Rolling Thunder Revue style. At the end of their set, Mumford covered the Beatles' "With A Little HelpMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2013 - 10:51 am

Watch Haim Sing With Primal Scream At Glastonbury

The Glastonbury Music Festival is happening this weekend in Pilton, UK. Haim played the fest, and also took the stage again later to sing with Primal Scream on "Rocks." Check it out below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 30, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Watch Azealia Banks Debut “ATM JAM” (Featuring Pharrell) At Glastonbury

During her set at Glastonbury this weekend, Azealia Banks debuted a new single "ATM JAM." Pharrell wasn't there, but he is on the track, which you can hear below at 40:53. More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 30, 2013 - 11:53 am

Glastonbury 2013 Lineup

The rumors that the Rolling Stones were headlining Coachella may have failed to be true, but if you were feeling any kind of disappointment about their dearth of festival appearances, fret no more! The Stones are among many on the lineup for this year's Glastonbury. Performers range from Cat Power, the Smashing Pumpkins, and Public… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 27, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Hear Second King Of Limbs Remix 12″, Watch Radiohead’s Surprise Glastonbury Set

You've had a chance to listen to the first installment of Radiohead’s King Of Limbs remix series. Stream the second installment starring Nathan Fake's “Morning Mr. Magpie” and two Mark Pritchard “Bloom” tweaks:… More »

By: brandon / July 18, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Thom Yorke’s Secret Fuselage DJ Set Playlist

Glastonbury drew out all sorts of stars this year, including a day-of surprise set from Radiohead. But on the ultra-exclusive Radiohead tip, Thom and Nigel DJ'd "in a crashed aeroplane fuselage" with "friends" while Glasto still raged over yonder. (For the exact location of the wreckage that was Nigel and Thom's DJ booth, Yorke helpfully… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 28, 2011 - 4:47 pm

Glastonbury 2011 In Photos & Video

Beyoncé doesn't normally play festivals, but by all accounts she killed it at Worth Farm last night. After her Glasto headline performance the star told BBC she was so nervous playing for 175,000 people she sent Chris Martin her setlist to approve in advance. Of course between solo hits, Destiny's Child favorites, and a medley… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 27, 2011 - 11:31 am

Radiohead Play Glastonbury ’11: Photos, Video, Setlist

Last year Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood played a surprise set at Glastonbury. This year all of Radiohead dropped by, bringing Clive Deamer as an extra drummer, for their first post-King Of Limbs concert. The performance was announced only hours earlier and poor Morrissey had to play opposite them. "We're going to try and do… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 24, 2011 - 10:37 pm
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