Tag: Glastonbury

NME Festival blog: Glastonbury 2020: all you need to know about dates, line-up rumours, tickets, and more for the 50th anniversary festival

The year 2020 sees Glastonbury celebrate the big 5-0, and the ensuing festivities are shaping up to be very special indeed. After humble beginnings – Michael Eavis hosted his first ever festival in 1970, for about 1,500 lucky attendees – the event has evolved into one of the biggest festivals in the entire world, with a site that […]

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NME Festival blog: Twenty One Pilots announce Dublin arena show for the day before Glastonbury 2020

Rock Could they make their Worthy Farm debut next year? Twenty One Pilots have announced a Dublin arena show which is set to take place the day before Glastonbury 2020’s full music programme kicks off. The line-up for next year’s Worthy Farm festival has yet to be confirmed, although Sir Paul McCartney has been confirmed […]

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NME Festival blog: Is Taylor Swift set to play Glastonbury? Michael Eavis confirms big female headliner for 2020

Will she join Macca down on the farm next year? Michael Eavis has hinted that Taylor Swift could be set to headline Glastonbury 2020 in a new interview. The ‘Lover‘ pop star is currently bookies’ second favourite to top Worthy Farm’s 50th anniversary event next summer, behind ‘DAMN‘ rapper Kendrick Lamar. Adding further weight to the […]

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NME Festival blog: Coldplay’s Chris Martin on how mean comments put him off playing Glastonbury 2020

“Sometimes these things hurt me because I’m human” Chris Martin has admitted that he was “hurt” by tweets about his appearances at Glastonbury Festival this year and confirmed that Coldplay won’t headline next year’s edition. The singer made two surprise appearances at the festival, performing ‘Blinded By Your Grace Pt. 1′ with Stormzy and joining Kylie […]

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NME Festival blog: Glastonbury introduces new campsite for 2020 in bid to reduce waste

Tickets for the pre-erected tents go on sale tomorrow Glastonbury is set to introduce a new official camping area for 2020 in a bid to reduce waste left onsite. The Sticklinch campsite will be located in the former West Campervan Fields area at next year’s 50th anniversary event, offering “unpretentious, custom-made and pre-erected” accommodation for […]

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NME Festival blog: Stormzy reveals emotions after triumphant Glastonbury headline slot

“I was crying for, like, an hour” Stormzy has opened up about the emotion he felt following his triumphant Glastonbury set in the summer, saying “I thought I’d fucked it.” Speaking to Q, Stormzy said he was so upset with his performance afterwards that he came off stage and cried for close to an hour. Stormzy revealed […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Paul McCartney: a safe but satisfying Glastonbury headliner | Music

The main takeaway from the news that Paul McCartney is headlining Glastonbury in 2020 may be that the festival is running out of authentic rock legends that have never before graced the Worthy Farm stage. The last remaining hold-outs are Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and, for the dementedly hopeful out there, Kate Bush or a […]

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NME Festival blog: Paul McCartney confirms Glastonbury slot with cryptic Twitter post

Macca’s heading to Worthy Farm! Emily Eavis has now confirmed that Paul McCartney will headline Glastonbury next year. The news comes just hours after the Beatles icon seemingly confirmed that he will headline the festival next year, after sharing a cryptic clue on his Twitter account. Macca shared an image of American composer Philip Glass, actress […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Paul McCartney confirmed as Glastonbury 2020 headliner | Music

Paul McCartney is the first artist to be confirmed as a Pyramid stage headliner at the Glastonbury festival in 2020. Organiser Emily Eavis described the booking as “an absolute dream come true. There really was no one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary”. McCartney, who will perform on the festival’s Saturday night, had […]

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NME Festival blog: Chris Martin confirms Coldplay are not playing Glastonbury next year

Kendrick Lamar is the current bookies favourite to headline Chris Martin has confirmed that Coldplay will not be playing Glastonbury in 2020. Speaking on Australian radio breakfast show, Nova 96.6 – Fitzy and Wippa, Martin told host Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald confirmed that Coldplay wouldn’t be playing next year’s festival. Martin said: “We won’t be playing at […]

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