No Queen or Fleetwood Mac confirms Eavis

Glastonbury Festival legend, Michael Eavis has revealed that two of the fiercely rumoured bands for next year’s bash will not be performing.

Eavis has dispelled rumours of both Queen and Fleetwood Mac taking a headline slot at the world famous music and arts festival.

When speaking to the Music Week team from Virtual Festival, Eavis said:

“Queen? Not Queen, no, no.

“Fleetwood Mac don’t seem to be available at the moment. But we’ve got three excellent headliners for next year.”

Other bands rumoured to make an appearance in 2015 include AC/DC, Muse, David Bowie and more, but so far no-one has been officially confirmed.

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Who would you want headlining Glastonbury 2015?

Once a year, every year, we like to have a bit of fun here on the blog…we’re so rock n roll like that…

All we want to know from you, is who you’d most like to see headline Glastonbury Festival 2015. Alive or dead, touring or apart…it doesn’t matter. Just tell us your dream headline acts for Glastonbury in a comment below and lets see what the community come up with.

We look forward to reading your replies!

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October rumours round-up for Glastonbury Festival 2015

With tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2015 as good as sold out, attention now turns to the line-up and acts that are rumoured to play. Here’s a round-up of some of the headlines circling the web at the moment.

Headliners booked

Its been quiet on the rumours front so far this year, however Michael Eavis has confirmed that the three headliners have already been signed. So far he has given no indication to who they are.

AC/DC to take a slot?

Rock legends, AC/DC have confirmed a new tour and album and are strongly rumoured to take a slot after Eavis confirmed he booked a band whist watching Metallica. Metallica and AC/DC have the same agent…

Fleetwood Mac & Queen both on the bookies cards

Oh the irony! Rumours of Fleetwood Mac taking a slot have been all over the net since day one, so there’s a good chance they’ll be performing. Along with them is a small band you may have heard of called Queen:

“There are some massive names in the frame but the money suggests Fleetwood Mac are the most likely, although today’s gamble has been for Queen,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

Prince to finally perform this year?

According to Eavis, Prince is always a target for Glastonbury and this year is no exception. “We’re always having a go at Prince, but it’s up to him whether he wants to do it or not.”

A few more acts on the rumours list include:

Foo Fighters, Muse Fatboy Slim and Calvin Harris.

 

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Glastonbury ticket re-sale confirmed for Spring

Emily Eavis has confirmed that a ticket re-sale for Glastonbury Festival 2015 will take place in Spring.

After the manic ticket sale day yesterday, where tickets sold out in record time, she confirmed the following on Twitter:

I’m sorry to everyone who missed out, so wish we could get everyone in. There will be a resale in the spring. #

Glastonbury Festival 2015 takes place from June 24th – 28th 2015. So far there are no officially confirmed acts.

Update: A few of you have asked for more specific info about the release date. At this point we don’t know as there hasn’t been official confirmation, however we think it could be somewhere around April 7th as that’s when the full ticket balance is due.

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Glastonbury Festival 2015 tickets sell out in record time

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2015 went on sale today and sold out in record time.

It took just 26 minuets for the £225 ticket to go, leaving thousands disappointed.

Emily Eavis confirmed the news via Twitter earlier:

“We have sold out, thank you to everyone for supporting us and i’m sorry to those of you who have missed out.”

Eavis also confirmed that there would be a resale in Spring for those that weren’t lucky enough to get their hands on one this time round.

So far there have been no officially confirmed acts for the festival, but rumours include Fleetwood Mac, Queen and AC/DC

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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

We’d love to hear your feedback so please leave a comment and let us know what you think!

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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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