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Metallica dumped exclusive Sonisphere contract for Glastonbury

Sonisphere Festival organisers have revealed that Metallica dumped their exclusive deal with them for a chance to play at Glastonbury.

The organisers say that they had signed a deal which meant Metallica would exclusively perform at their festival, but confirmed the band asked to be released from the contract after Glastonbury 2014 was offered to them.

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Glastonbury release official 2014 line-up poster

Glastonbury organisers have released the official line-up poster for the 2014 bash.

Acts such as Metallica, Kasabian, Arcade Fire and Dolly Parton will take a slot on the legendary Pyramid Stage, with many other acts also confirmed across a variety of tents and stages.

Currently the official website has been stripped down to a single page including the line-up poster to help cope with the high volumes of traffic they will be experiencing. We had problems connecting, so here is the poster for your convenience…

Glastonbury 2014 Line-up Poster

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Glastonbury will not screen England World Cup games

Glastonbury Festival 2014 organisers have announced that England’s World Cup games will not be screened at this year’s event.

A spokesperson for the festival confirmed this week:

“With potential England matches clashing with the headline sets at this year’s Festival, the decision has been made that – should England qualify from their group – their last 16 match will not be shown at Glastonbury 2014.

“We wanted to let everyone know well in advance that the decision has been made not to screen the potential match.

Glastonbury Festival 2014 runs from Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 June at Worthy Farm.

 

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Glastonbury granted new 10 year licence

Glastonbury Festival has been granted a 10 year extension on its licence.

There was no objection to the licence by local authorities and it will now run until at least 2024, with more staff now also allowed on the site.

Organisers have confirmed that the number of tickets sold for the annual festival will remain the same at 135,000.

Emily Eavis said it is ” so good to have a plan that will help everything at Worthy Farm move forward.”

Glastonbury Festival 2014 takes place 25th – 29th June with a host of musicians and acts set to perform over the weekend.

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Glastonbury seek poets and spoken word artists to perform at 2014 festival

Glastonbury Festival organisers are looking for poets and spoken word artists to perform at the 2014 bash.

“2014 is flexing its lungs in anticipation of a breath-taking year, and we at Poetry&Words are once again ready to open the floodgates to all you wonderful talented poetry types. 

If you want to perform your work on Glastonbury Festival’s poetry stage, then this is your chance. We’re looking for applications from experienced writers and performers with something awesome to offer the audience of the world’s biggest greenfield arts festival.”

If you think you have what it takes, visit the official Glastonbury website here:

http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/news/calling-all-poets-and-spoken-word-artists-01-2-2014-11-43-am-24

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No Fleetwood Mac at Glastonbury 2014 says Eavis

Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has revealed that Fleetwood Mac will not be appearing at the 2014 festival despite intense rumours (…no pun intended).

However he did hint that they may make an appearance at a future date.

Speaking to The Guardian he said, “We’re hoping to get them for 2015, but not next year.”

Glastonbury Festival 2014 takes place between 25th – 29th June with a whole host of acts set to be confirmed across a variety of stages.

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Arcade Fire confirmed to headline Glastonbury Festival 2014

Arcade Fire have confirmed that they will appear at Glastonbury Festival 2014.

The band will take one of the three prestigious headline slots on the legendary Pyramid Stage.

The group confirmed the news via their Twitter profile and will play on the 27th which is the Friday.

So far no other headline acts have been confirmed.

Glastonbury Festival 2014 takes place between 25th – 29th June 2014. Tickets have sold out.

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Lily Allen confirms Glastonbury Festival 2014 performance

Lily Allen has confirmed that she will make an appearance at Glastonbury Festival 2014.

The artist confirmed the news on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio One Breakfast Show.

“It got confirmed yesterday. That’s the first big thing I’m going to be doing,” she said.

“I’ll be doing 16 weeks of festivals over the summer and then tour.”

Allen performed at the 2007 Glastonbury Festival before returning to play on the Pyramid Stage in 2009.

Glastonbury Festival 2014 takes place between 25th – 29th June 2014.

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Headliners already chosen for Glastonbury Festival 2014?

New Rumours suggest that the headline acts for Glastonbury Festival 2014 have already been chosen.

In a recent article, eFestivals1 have claimed that Michael Eavis has already decided the three bands to take the prestigious slots on the Pyramid Stage.

“…We’re about as certain as we ever get that Elbow, Fleetwood Mac, and Depeche Mode are the three bands Michael Eavis was referring to many months ago when he said he had the 2014 headliners sorted,” the article states1.

Other rumours suggested that Kasabian and Foo Fighters could be in with a running for a headline performance as well. You can check out or full glastonbury rumours list for more information.

Stay tuned for more rumours in the coming weeks!

1. http://www.efestivals.co.uk…uRV8Ut1k6ESqur86.99

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Foo Fighters and Kasabian rumoured for Glastonbury Festival 2014

The bookies have revealed that the Foo Fighters and Kasabian are favourites to headline Glastonbury Festival 2014.

Both the bands are 6/1 to take one of the three prestigious headline slots on the Pyramid Stage next year.

According to NME, Manchester rockers Oasis are also in with a chance of playing the annual bash and currently have odds of 25/1.

“Kasabian and the Foo Fighters are festival royalty and with some new material potentially in the offing, they are always going to be in the forefront of the Glasto thinking next year,” said a spokesperson from the betting firm William Hill.

Who would you most like to see playing at Glastonbury Festival 2014? Leave a comment below and let us know

1. http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/71182

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