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 2013 Festival are confirmed from Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th June.
West Holts Stage
John Peel Stage
Silver Hayes Dance Area
Croissant Neuf Stage & Bandstand
Spirit Of 71 Field
Theatre & Circus
The Beat Hotel
Pilton Palais (film schedule)
Pyramid Stage headliners The Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, and Arctic Monkeys, are joined by Dizzee Rascal, Primal Scream, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Elvis Costello, Portishead, Chase & Status, The xx, Foals, Example, The Smashing Pumpkins, Alt-J, Two Door Cinema Club, Public Image Ltd. (PiL), Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, Editors, Chic Ft. Nile Rodgers, Public Enemy, The Weeknd, Seasick Steve, Major Lazer, Tom Tom Club, Maverick Sabre, Lianne La Havas, Crystal Castles, Hurts, Phoenix, Bastille, Everything Everything, James Blake, Johnny Marr, The Courteeners, Jessie Ware, Cat Power, The Horrors, Fuck Buttons, Django Django, Rodriguez, Dinosaur Jr, Calexico, Steve Mason, Palma Violets, Devandra Banhat, Michael Kiwanuka, Steve Winwood, Sinead O' Connor, Lucinda Williams, Glen Hansard, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, Gabrielle Aplin, The Proclaimers, Martha Wainwright, Seth Lakeman, KT Tunstall, Ben Caplan, Beverley Knight, Crowns, Evan Dando, Gary Clark Jr, JJ Grey & Mofro, Josh Doyle, Lucy Rose, Mad Dog Mcrea, Molotov Jukebox, Newton Faulkner, Oysterband, Penguin Cafe, Shooglenifty, Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3, Slim Chance, Simian Mobile Disco, Terakaft, System 7 vs Eat Static, Don Letts, Nas, Disclosure, Hot Natured, David Rodigan, Sub Focus, AlunaGeorge, Eats Everything, Rudimental, and The Congos, plus Malian singer Rokia Traore. In an act of solidarity with the musicians from Mali - where Islamists in the north have banned music - an artist from the country will open the Pyramid Stage each day. As well as Speakers include Caroline Lucas, and Tony Benn with acts such as The Portraits, Tankus the Henge, Telling the Bees, Rodney Branigan, and more.
The complete line-up has pretty much been announced, with some of the small stages, and a few special guests to be revealed.
The line-up details, stage and day splits for the Glastonbury 2013 line-up click here.
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!
The Common is introducing a new venue: The Rum Shack, hosting Invisible Circus and making one hell of a mess with it's very own Tomato Fight. Inspired by a yearly Spanish tomato fight held to honour the saints, The Commons version will be hosted by Bearded Kitten on the Sunday and held beneath the backdrop of Mayan splendour at The Temple. For anyone wanting even more hedonism, there will be a UV paint powder fight which will leave everyone with a warm, slightly neon glow.
Tickets have sold out. A standard ticket was priced at £205 + £5 booking fee per ticket + £6 P&P per booking. Before you can purchase a ticket you need to register: see below for details on registering.
A car park ticket was priced at £25, and campervan tickets were priced at £85. There are also combined coach and festival tickets were also available in the resale. Up to 4 tickets could be bought per transaction in the re-sale.
The ticket price covers entry to the Festival site from Wednesday 26th June until Monday 1st July 2013 and, as ever, includes a free programme. Once again, the Festival will be raising funds for Oxfam, Wateraid, Greenpeace and a host of local charities and causes (in 2011, more than £2m was raised).
The date for paying ticket balances and to book everything else needed (tipis, campervan tickets, parking, cancellation protection) for international and UK ticket holders passed.
Everyone who plans to the come the Festival must register, and that includes children aged 13, 14 and 15. Each ticket sold will feature a photograph of the person in whose name it is registered and will be non-transferable.
Registration did not reserve or guarantee you a ticket when they went on sale, but if you don't register you will not be able to buy a weekend ticket for Glastonbury Festival 2013. If you opt to save this information you will be able to use your registration number again in future years. Make sure the e-mail address you provide is one to which you will have long term access.
If you want to check what your registration number is, or when your registration is valid until, click here.
Registration will be temporarily suspended before and during the main ticket sales periods. Online registration can be carried out by clicking here.
Car park tickets, campervan tickets and routing stickers will be sent out with the Festival tickets; unless bought in a later transaction, in which case they will be sent separately and will have a separate booking reference for use on the ticket tracker.
For more detailed registration and ticket information click here.
Glastonbury Festival map
To see a map which shows the layout of the Festival in 2013, which provides a rough guide to the layout of the site to festival goers click here.
Glastonbury Festival Green Traveller
Glastonbury Festival wants to reward people for choosing to come to the event by public transport or by bicycle. The Festival has launched a 'Glastonbury Festival Green Traveller' package in 2011, which returns this year which they hope will provide an extra incentive for Festival goers to "go Green".
Ticket holders who arrive at the Festival by public transport or bicycle will be given a Green Traveller lanyard, offering:
- Vouchers for discounts on main meals
- Solar showers, solely provided for Green Travellers
- Access to compost toilets
- A discount on a Festival T-shirt
Plus, this year, our Green Traveller team will be wandering the site throughout the Festival randomly giving out some great prizes to people proudly wearing their Green Traveller lanyard around their neck. These prizes will include:
- The chance to watch an act's set from the side of the Pyramid Stage
- A year's supply of Ecover cleaning products
- Free travel for a year on any National Express coaches
- A year's subscription to the Guardian newspaper
- A year's subscription to Q magazine
- An ultimate chocolate hamper from Seed and Bean
- Plus lots of smaller prizes including free meal tickets and Glastonbury T-shirts
The idea of the scheme is to reward those who travel to Worthy Farm by public transport or bicycle.
Over 50 per cent of Glastonbury Festival's CO2 total emissions come from how the Festival goer makes their way to the site. The Festival have said they understand that public transport can be expensive and will be working on trying to keep the prices this summer fair. There will be more information on the Green Traveller scheme (and how it will work) announced soon.
Coach is probably the best way to arrive - not only is this more friendly to the environment, it can be more fun than a car with the chance to meet new people before you get to the Festival. The services drop you at the Festival Bus Station near Red Gate 1, right next to the entrance (much closer since 2002 than it had been previously).
You can buy coach tickets direct to the Festival from National Express from most major towns & cities the official coach partner of the Festival. Information about these services are available on the National Express website as well as the facility to book online.
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."
For the first time the Festival is offering ticket holders, a range of pre-erected off-site camping facilities in custom-made and pre-erected Festival accommodation. So festival goers can travel to and from the five day festival with nothing but their bags.
The camping site, which looks out over the Festival, for at least 4,000 people is offered in addition to the tipi camping and will be located a short walk from the Festival site (up the hill above the Stone Circle field) The Worthy View car park is in a dedicated field, a short walk from the accommodation.
The Festival no longer endorses any independent off site camping providers because of repeated problems like this with off-site camping facilities at Glastonbury which were not run by the Festival. Organisers will no longer give out any information about any unofficial off-site accommodation providers. The Festival recommends festivalgoers only use the official accommodation they now provide.
In order to make an accommodation booking festival goers must already have a valid ticket booking for Glastonbury 2013. Everyone who wishes to stay at Worthy View must have a valid Festival ticket. All prices are for five nights - Wednesday June 26th to Sunday June 30th, inclusive, and do not include Festival tickets.
There are various tent types on offer:
Pre-erected classic scout-style tent - £250 for 5 nights
2 person Cloud House - £300 for 5 nights SOLD OUT
2 person 9ft Yurt - £300 for 5 nights SOLD OUT
4 person Bell Tent - £500 for 5 nights SOLD OUT
4 person Tipi Tent - £500 for 5 nights SOLD OUT
4 person 12ft Yurt - £600 for 5 nights SOLD OUT
2 person dome tent - £200 for 5 nights
4 person dome tent - £400 for 5 nights
6 person dome tent - £600 for 5 nights SOLD OUT
8 person dome tent - £800 for 5 nights
Car park tickets are priced at £25 (the accommodation is a short walk from the dedicated Worthy View carpark)
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
To buy Worthy View Camping, click here.
Glastonbury & Wateraid
The Festival site is not expected to open before 8.00am on Wednesday 26th June. The option to sleep in the car parks from 9pm on Tuesday night will once again be in operation. Please note there are no facilities available in the car parks on Tuesday night and people are expected to stay in their cars. It is also expected that Campervans will be able to arrive from Tuesday afternoon. 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.
For detailed information on all aspects of the festival, click here.
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