Glastonbury Festival 2009

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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: 150,000
Last updated: Tue 2nd Jun 2009

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 2009 Festival confirmed as Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.

The line-up for this year has been confirmed and includes Neil Young as Friday headliner, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band as Saturday night headliner, and Blur as Sunday headliner,The Specials, Lily Allen, Fleet Foxes, Kasabian, Crosby Stills and Nash, Dizzee Rascal, Spinal Tap, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Madness, Bloc Party, The Ting Tings, Lady GaGa, White Lies, Franz Ferdinand, Pendulum, Maximo Park, Paolo Nutini, Peter Doherty, The Prodigy, Glasvegas, Bon Iver, Bat For Lashes, Q-Tip, Playing For Change a supergroup of World musicians, Black Eyed Peas,The Streets, Baaba Maal, Rokia Traore, Doves, Jarvis Cocker, Echo and The Bunnymen, Animal Collective, Seun Kuti And Egypt '80, The Horrors, Emiliana Torrini, Noah And The Whale, Golden Silvers, Easy Star All Stars, Cold War Kids, Ray Davies, The Kilfenora Ceili Band, Fairport Convention, Tindersticks, Jason Mraz, Scott Matthews, Hugh Cornwell, The Blockheads, The Wonder Stuff, Peatbog Faeries, British Sea Power, Orkestra Del Sol, 3 Daft Monkeys, Eliza Carthy, The King Blues, Seth Lakeman, Will Young, Tom Real, The Bays feat. Beardyman, James Monro, Stereo MC's, Stanton Warriors, Dub Pistols, Gong, The Steve Hillage Band, Eat Static, David Guetta, 2manydjs, Calvin Harris, Freeland, Layo & Bushwacka!, Mark Iration, Dreadzone, Erol Alkan, a celebration of Motown's 50th Birthday, and many more.

To see the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available click here.

the original Glastonbury Festival website

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival have sold out.

Everyone who wants a ticket to the Festival must be registered, and that includes children aged 13, 14 and 15. Each ticket features a photograph of the person in whose name it is registered and will be non-transferable.

Online registration can be carried out by clicking here.

If ticket holders are unable to attend the Festival, they can get a refund before midnight Friday 8th May. Those wanting a refund must contact Seetickets at, or telephone 0844 412 4626. Any attempt to sell on tickets, will result in them being cancelled.

Those who have already bought Festival tickets, and need to buy a car park ticket or a campervan ticket should contact Seetickets, either by emailing or by telephoning 0844 412 4626. Car parking tickets are priced at £10 per vehicle, and campervan tickets are priced at £65 per van.

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This year's mantra for Festival goers is, "Love the farm - leave no trace - zero waste!" and the 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."

The Dance Village will be kicking things off early on Thursday evening with a fun-filled line-up in the Dance Lounge and an opening party in the Pussy Parlure. The East and West Dance tens will host many of the biggest names in dance music. This year the Novak 3D Disco will be making its festival world premiere in the Dance Village as part of the nightly entertainment, and the 3D Disco will also meet the Silent Disco for after-hours entertainment. The village will also host the outdoor G-stage, Spiegeltent offering comedic cabaret, music, and burlesque. There will be a triple-domed Magic Bubbles area offering food and chill-out tunes as well as the mysteriously named Boudoir.

There's more 3D offerings over at the Cinema Marquee. Due to the area that traditionally houses the cinema field being used for 'backstage' camping the cinema has relocated to the bottom of the Acoustic field, and moved from an outdoor screen to indoor a large marquee. For a list of the films on offer, see the news articlehere.

Coach tickets
There is the option to indicate interest in Festival coach tickets. Once ticket purchasers have indicated interest in booking coach travel; they will be contacted with information on how to book. Coach travellers will be able to choose a specific coach for arrival and for departure.

National Express will have dedicated services from around the country which travel directly to the Festival site on Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th or Friday 26th June. The buses will then be making the return journeys on Sunday 28th or Monday 29th June.

To book tickets, click here.

Brighton Peace and Environment Centre are running coaches direct from Brighton to Glastonbury Festival, and offering a wide range of departure times which is a friendly, safe, reliable, speedy and eco-friendly alternative to going by car. Coach tickets can be purchased by Paypal, and from BPEC and The Guarana Bar in Sydney Street, Brighton.

Coach travel is priced as follows: Adult £44 / £30 (Return / Single), Unwaged £39 / £27, Child (under 16) £27 / £18.

Brighton to Glastonbury Festival (Yellow Gate)
Coach A (for workers) - Tuesday 23rd June 10am
Coach B - Wednesday 24th June 10am
Coach C - Thursday 25th June 10am

Glastonbury Festival (Yellow Gate) to Brighton
Coach W - Monday 29th June 10am
Coach X - Monday 29th June 12pm
Coach Y - Monday 29th June 2pm
Coach Z - Monday 29th June 4pm

Passengers will be asked to produce a valid festival ticket before boarding the coach. click here for more information.

Train tickets
Train tickets are available for purchase from Seetickets. Ticket bookers wishing to make use of the train ticket offer should indicate an interest in train tickets when booking their Festival tickets; and you will be contacted with booking information. When booking there will be a choice of day, time and destination. Customers must retain their reservation & tickets to board the shuttle bus from the station to the Festival site at no extra charge.

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Remember to keep your ticket and do not surrender it to anyone until you go through the turnstiles. You will be given back your ticket which you will need for re-entry if you leave the site or go to the car parks. Security staff may ask to see your ticket during the event - so keep it secure!

Neither the Festival site nor campsites or carparks will open before 8.00am on Wednesday 24th June. Please do not plan your arrival before that. It cause local residents problems, there are no facilities available until then, and local police will move you on. 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.

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Tipi hire
Tipis, that can each accommodate up to 6 adults, are available to book for hire. The price to hire a tipi from Wednesday 24th – Monday 29th June inclusive is £800. Tipis come complete with groundsheet and raincatcher, along with free use of the solar showers and discounted use of the yurt sauna. These have now sold out.

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).

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

For the 2009 map of the Festival, click here.

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