2010's event will mark the 40th anniversary of music and arts festivals at Worthy Farm, Somerset, where Michael Eavis first opened his gates for business in September 1970, and now it's visited by around 177,000 people including staff, performers, etc.
A unique feast of music set on a huge site offering a grand scale of entertainment unlike any other festival in the world. For five days the Pilton farm plays host to a tented city in Somerset. As well as music from nearly every genre imaginable on over 50 stages, there's performing arts with cabaret, theatre, circus, children's entertainment, poetry, healing, green crafts and information and much more. Vibrant, spontaneous, colourful, and hugely entertaining. The dates for the 2010 Festival confirmed as Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th June.
Line-upU2 were to headline on the Pyramid Stage but have had to pull out, so Gorillaz have replaced them. Muse headline on Saturday and Stevie Wonder on Sunday. The line-up also includes Dizzee Rascal, Vampire Weekend, Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Orbital, Pet Shop Boys, Scissor Sisters, Seasick Steve, Jackson Browne, Faithless, Jack Johnson, Ray Davies, Slash, The Flaming Lips, Hot Chip, Florence And The Machine, LCD Soundsystem, MGMT, Groove Armada, Jamie T, Ash, The xx, Midlake, Empire Of The Sun, New Model Army, Lightning Seeds, Gomez, Sasha, Fatboy Slim, N-Dubz, Levellers, Boys Noize, Simian Mobile Disco, Delphic, Curved Air, Kelis, The King Blues, Mos Def, George Clinton And Funkadelic/Parliament, and many more.
To see the line-up in full, along with the latest rumours for some of the other stages, click here or to view it as a list click here.
What's on?Expect something like 2,000 performances at 50 or so venues including music, cabaret, theatre, circus, a fantastic Kidz area, something will be replacing the departing Leftfield stage, poetry, green crafts and information and loads, loads more ... much more than just the music, so make sure you check it all out!
Music on the main stages runs from around 11am each morning until 00:30 on the Friday and Saturday and midnight on the Sunday (longer stage running times than just about every other festival), with entertainment on some of the smaller stages running later (until 6am in Shangri-La).
The final re-sale of cancelled tickets for this year's Festival Tickets were sold online at www.seetickets.com/g2010 at 12noon on Sunday, and via the Seetickets booking line 0844 412 4635. The numbers were limited and sold out quickly.
In order to purchase tickets in the re-sale, ALL ticket purchasers must have been successfully registered. Tickets will be dispatched to the address provided for the first name on the booking. If balances on tickets were paid separately, then each payee will receive their own tickets. It is expected ticket will be received at least 14 days before the Festival starts.
As well as standard Festival tickets (priced at £185), there were a limited number of campervan tickets on sale, as well as parking tickets.
Any attempt to sell on tickets, will result in them being cancelled.
For more details about registering and ticket information click here.
CoachesYou can buy coach tickets direct to the Festival from National Express from most major towns & cities. Information about these services will be available on the National Express website as well as the facility to book online.
Tickets for Seetickets' coaches to this year's 40th anniversary Festival are now on to buy them, click here.
RegistrationEveryone who has a ticket to the Festival must be registered, and that includes children aged 13, 14 and 15. Children aged 12 and under do not require tickets and do not need to register. Each ticket features a photograph of the person in whose name it is registered and will be non-transferable.
If you want to check what your registration number is, or when your registration is valid until, click here.
Registration will reopen at 9am on Monday 12th October 2009. In order to buy a ticket festival goers must be registered, with online registration only taking a few minutes, this needs to be completed at least 48 hours before trying to buy a ticket. Online registration for 2010 can be carried out by clicking here.
Registration does not reserve or guarantee you a ticket when they go back on sale, but if you don't register you will not be able to buy a weekend ticket for Glastonbury Festival 2010.
Checks will be made at the gates and if you are clearly not the person whose face is printed on the ticket you will be denied entry.
Festival EthosThe Festival wants people to think about their journey to the Festival, to use public transport, or if coming by car to share transport with others. The Festival is committed to minimising the amount of waste, and managing the on site collection of that waste efficiently, 'reduce, reuse and recycle'.
Glastonbury Festival believes that work begins at home, at Worthy Farm. Looking after the fields, the hedges and the livestock has always been the Festival's number one concern, and it is what life is all about.
Festivals goers should think responsibly when they are packing their things to take to the Festival, and not bring items that will end up in Landfill, or that they won't want to take back home again, remember to "Limit what you bring, and clean up behind you."
Opening timesThe Festival has changed the licence so that early arrivals are able to park up from 9.00pm on the Tuesday. The campervan/caravan fields can be accesses from the Tuesday evening, as well. However, the Festival site itself will still not open until 8am on Wednesday morning. All vehicles must be off the site by 5.00pm on the Monday.
From 8.00am on Wednesday pedestrian gates operate 24 hours a day until the end of the Festival. If you have any problems with your ticket, or getting on site, there are enquiry cabins at each pedestrian gate to assist you.
World Cup coverageEngland will be playing a couple of World Cup games during the 2010 Festival. The game on the Wednesday night will be shown on the Pyramid Stage screens. The other game, which it looks like they'll be playing on the Saturday or Sunday will be shown on site somewhere.
KidzfieldBodger & Badger, CBeebies' Andy Day, and Kirsten O'Brien will be premiering her live, interactive SMart Art Show in the BigTop. There's also a mobile recording studio, courtesy of RePlay and Access to Music. Everything in the Kidzfield is free there's an organic wonderland in the Kidzfield, with hundreds of things to do, children must be accompanied at all times, so the parents get to share the experience. There's fun in the Big Top, the Make and Do, castle climbing frame, Circus skills, storytelling, interactive instruments, the rock wall, puppet shows and fairground rides. Plus there's face painting, making activities, 'Zu Aerial Dance' - an aerial acrobatics show with workshops for the kids. Rainbow Theatre are doing a production of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' with kids from the audience. There's also pirates, aliens, BMXers, Magicians, Clowns, Drum Bands, mimes and Professor Pumperninkle and his Mad Science Show. This is the best year ever to have a happy childhood!
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