update: no Barry Gibb for Glastonbury Festival

not joining Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra in a legend slot

published: Wed 10th Feb 2016

around the festival site (Sunday crowds)

Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2016
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£228 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 203000
last updated: Mon 20th Jun 2016

The Sun reported, (here), that Barry Gibb will also appear in the legends slot on Sunday at Glastonbury Festival 2016, joining Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra on the bill on the Pyramid stage on the final day of the festival. However beegeedays.com have ended the rumour.

The main Pyramid Stage on Sunday has also previously seen acts like Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Don McLean and Paul Simon in the same year, Willie Nelson,  Johnny Cash, Shirley Bassey, Brian Wilson, Neil Diamond and Leonard Cohen also in the same year.

The Sun quoted a source as saying, "The legend slot on the Sunday has become more talked about than the headliners in recent years due to Dolly and Lionel, and the pressure is on Michael this year. He wants a repeat of 2008 where he had Neil Diamond and Leonard Cohen booked as a double whammy. Neil was the official legend that year but Leonard blew punters away. Barry is a music legend and has so many songs that will lift the crowd. Playing the main stage with his disco tunes would be amazing. He has been asked previously a couple of years ago but Michael has made it his mission to get him to perform this year. Barry’s planning a new album for this year and a Glastonbury performance would coincide with that."

However Barry Gibb's management denied the article in The Sun saying Barry has NOT been booked to perform at Glastonbury this year.

Tickets for this year have sold out. For those still hoping to get tickets, there is good news. There will be a re-sale in Spring, but the number of tickets will, as expected be limited. 

Car park passes priced at £35 will be available when paying the ticket balance in April. It is not possible to book Car Park tickets until the balance for at least one of the tickets on the booking has been paid.

The dates for the 2016 Festival will be from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June. There are no acts confirmed yet for 2016. Expect something like 2,000 performances at over 100 venues including music, cabaret, theatre, circus, a fantastic Kidz area, poetry, green crafts and information, site art, decor, and loads, loads more ... much more than just the music, so make sure you check it all out!

As usual eFestivals will bring you the very best-sourced rumours, allowing festival-goers to see who is playing long before the bands are formally announced - keep your eyes on the Glastonbury 2016 rumours, updated as we receive information.

Help us to help you - if you hear of a band that's playing, please let us know.



Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2016
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£228 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 203000
last updated: Mon 20th Jun 2016


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