Glastonbury organisers have announced that steel cups produced in Sheffield will be available to revellers at the 2016 festival.
The one pint cups are said to be a trial and their aim is to help reduce the amount of waste generated over the music weekend.
Ticket holders will be able to pay a £5 deposit for a cup which they can then either return, donate or keep at the end of the festival.
Glastonbury Festival 2016 chief Michael Eavis said the cups will also help support the British steel industry.
“Week after week, there’s a story in the national press about jobs in the UK steel industry being put at risk.
“There’s seemingly no end to the negative slide of this critical industry, and if the jobs, skills and infrastructure are lost they won’t be replaced.
“We’ve worked on this project over the last three years, which will hopefully encourage other UK businesses to think about how they can support our steel industry during these very challenging times.”
Rumours of Glastonbury relocating for the 2018 year have emerged this week.
The festival takes a break every five years to help the land recover for the livestock at Worthy Farm, however Eavis has hinted that the next break year could instead be replaced with a change in venue.
Eavis said the festival would be the ‘same size as normal’ with the nearby Longleat Safari Park topping the list of possible locations.
Its thought that the move could be a trial for a permanent relocation following fears about a gas pipe that runs underneath the grounds of worthy farm.
“If everyone dances on it at the same time, it could break the pipe in theory. It’s becoming very, very tricky to have it here,” Eavis said.
Glastonbury Festival 2016 takes place at Worthy Farm with a host of acts already officially confirmed including Coldplay, Underworld and more.
TL;DR – Ronnie Wood says Kayne is the wrong choice for Glastonbury.
Legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll guitarist Ronnie Wood has joined the debate surrounding Kayne West’s controversial Glastonbury booking.
The Rolling Stones member said that the decision to get West as a headliner is “bloody ridiculous”.
“It pisses me off so I try not to think about it too much,” said Wood.
“Glastonbury is the home of rock music and, look, Kanye isn’t rock. He’s a great entertainer and he knows how to captivate an audience with all his swearing, but when it comes to what that festival is about, it’s the wrong choice.
“Good luck to the man – I don’t know if he’ll survive when he’s on that stage. People who go there for rock music are starting to get very angry about all these rappers and R’n’B singers taking over.”
West will headline the famous Pyramid Stage on Saturday at the 2015 festival.
TL;DR – Kanye West to headline Glastonbury on Saturday night.
Organisers have revealed that Kanye West will take one of the headline slots at this years Glastonbury Festival.
“We’re very excited to reveal that Kanye West will headline the Saturday night of this year’s Glastonbury Festival.”
The globally renowned hip-hop star will join the Foo Fighters who take to the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night, with West appearing on the Saturday.
It will be Kanye’s first appearance at Glastonbury.
There is now only the Sunday night headline act to be revealed.
Mavis Staples is the latest act to confirm a slot at Glastonbury Festival 2015.
The soul singer and civil rights activist joins Lionel Richie who is currently the only other artist to have officially confirmed.
The Dalai Lama has also confirmed that he will be speaking at this year’s bash.
Glastonbury takes place between 24th – 28th June 2015 with a huge collection of performers yet to be confirmed.
Noel Gallagher has rekindled the rumours that he will perform at Glastonbury Festival 2015.
The guitarist was asked by the XFM breakfast show if he would be performing at this summer’s bash, to which he replied:
“No it’s still very much up in the air as far as I know.
“If I’m not playing, I’m going! So I’ll be there. I always keep that weekend free if I can. I will state again I’m available, I’m gonna be there, shall I bring my amp and guitar? Shall I?”
Oasis have been linked to a reunion show at Glastonbury Festival 2015, but so far nothing has been officially confirmed.
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Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has revealed that he only takes a £60,000 wage from the event despite it turning over a whopping £32million.
The organiser said that he is not interested in making money from the event personally.
It has been confirmed that The Dalai Lama will head to Glastonbury Festival 2015 where he will do a talk.
The 79-year-old will make an appearance on the final day of the event.
An announcement on his website said: “Public Talk in Glastonbury, Somerset, England on June 28.
“His Holiness will give a talk at the Glastonbury Festival in the morning.”
Glastonbury takes place on the 24 – 28th June 2015. Currently Lionel Richie is the only confirmed act.
Take That have revealed that they would love a slot at Glastonbury Festival 2015, however the reformed pop band claim Glastonbury organisers, “won’t return their calls”.
“Historically we’ve never done festivals – we did try and contact Michael Eavis but he didn’t reply,” Howard revealed at the BBC Music Awards.
Mark Owen added, “They keep leaving him [Eavis] messages.”
Glastonbury boss, Michael Eavis has denied the claims.
Currently Lionel Richie is the only officially confirmed act for next year’s festival, with tickets currently sold out. You can check out all the Glastonbury rumours so far.
A ticket resale is expected in Spring.
International Acoustic star, Ed Sheeran has debunked rumours of Taylor Swift performing at Glastonbury Festival 2015.
The world-famous singer-songwriter is a close friend of the country star and claims there is no chance that she will play:
“I’d bet you a large amount of money she doesn’t – a large amount of money. Taylor doesn’t like festivals.
“With Glastonbury or any festival, you’re at the mercy of the people who run the festival. She wants it all to be perfect”.
Swift was rumoured after the success of Dolly Parton’s set at Glastonbury Festival 2014 and organiser Michael Eavis revealing he’d like her at next year’s bash.
Glastonbury Festival 2015 takes place on June 24th – 28th 2015. Tickets are currently sold out but a re-sale is anticipated in Spring.