no Left Field at Glastonbury 2009

plus headliner speculation

published: Fri 5th Dec 2008

Billy Bragg & Derek Simpson (Left Field, Saturday)

Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2009
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£175 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 150000
last updated: Tue 2nd Jun 2009

The Left Field tent at Glastonbury Festival - a fixture at the Festival since 2002 - is no more.

Seamus McBride the President of Battersea and Wandsworth TUC who have been responsible for the tent made the announcement at the London premiere of "Glastonbury Left Field 2008 - The Movie" last night.

A spokesman for Glastonbury Festival exclusively tells us "Glastonbury Festival is constantly evolving. Although the Left Field area will not be happening next year in its current format, Glastonbury always likes to spring surprises, so at this point we can't confirm exactly what new element and areas will make up the 2009 Festival. We will be making announcements about new attractions in the new year."

Geoff Martin, the man who has been responsible for running the tent at Glastonbury, exclusively told eFestivals "the Left Field idea, blending popular culture with social justice campaigning, will live on whatever happens."

In other news, there's many rumours floating around suggesting that two of the headliners for next year's Festival will be Bruce Springsteen on the Saturday night, and Blur on the Sunday night. However other sources tell us that, as yet, no headline acts are signed and sealed. eFestivals believes that things are close to being finalised.

If these rumours turn out to be true, we wonder if Bruce will be given free-reign to play a longer slot than is normally given to headliners, as he's renowned for playing long shows.

Next year's Glastonbury Festival runs for five full days from Wednesday 24th until Sunday 28th June 2009 at Worthy Farm, Somerset.

There are still tickets available to buy now for Glastonbury Festival 2009. All registered festival-goers who want to buy tickets have two options. They can either buy a full weekend ticket at a price of £175 (plus a booking fee of £5). Alternatively, tickets can be reserved at a cost of £50 per ticket. The balance must be paid by Sunday 1st February 2009.

To buy Glastonbury Festival tickets, click here.

With both these options, the number of tickets available per transaction for registered customers is now unlimited - as long as each purchase (or deposit) is matched with valid registration numbers.

Online registration is also available and can be carried out by clicking here. Those without internet access can apply for a registration form (enclosing an SAE) to Glastonbury, PO Box 2445, Glasgow G40 9AG.

The ticket price includes includes a FREE programme, a useful cloth bag, and small around the neck guide. Car parking tickets can be bought at the same time and are priced at £10 per vehicle, and campervan tickets are priced at £65 per van. Car parking and campervan tickets can only be bought when paying the balance of your tickets.

To see who might be playing, take a look at the eFestivals' Glastonbury 2009 rumours >>.

For detailed information on all aspects of the festival, click here.

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Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2009
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£175 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 150000
last updated: Tue 2nd Jun 2009

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