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 2,000 acres around Pilton farm plays host to a tented city in Somerset. As well as music from nearly every genre imaginable on over 100 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 2016 Festival will be from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.
The line-up is vast but here's a few of the other names who will be appearing over the five days Muse, Adele, Coldplay, PJ Harvey, Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra, Art Garfunkel, Cyndi Lauper, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Last Shadow Puppets, Sigur Ros, Ronnie Spector, Ellie Goulding, Explosions In The Sky, Foals, Beck, Tame Impala, LCD Soundsystem, ZZ Top, Disclosure, New Order, Skepta, The 1975, Grimes, Annie Mac, Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, Underworld, James Blake, Chvrches, Savages, Floating Points, Laura Mvula, Stormzy, Daughter, Little Simz, Vince Staples, John Grant, Band of Horses, Jess Glynne, Carl Cox, Nao, Fatboy Slim, Bring Me The Horizon, Richard Hawley, The Lumineers, Lady Leshurr, Rokia Traore, Guy Garvey, Kamasi Washington, Jack Garratt, AlunaGeorge, Hinds, Ezra Furman, M83, Kurt Vile (solo), Mercury Rev, Gregory Porter, Madness, Wolf Alice, Baaba Maal, Ernest Ranglin, Bastille, Roisin Murphy, Santigold, Years And Years, Dua Lipa, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bat For Lashes, Protoje, Two Door Cinema Club, Jake Bugg, Mac DeMarco, St Etienne, Blossoms, Of Monsters and more.
To see who is playing where and when see our Glastonbury Festival 2016 line-up page or the pages below:
West Holts Stage
The Park Area
John Peel Stage and Tolpuddle Bar
Silver Hayes Dance Area
Shangri-La (The Naughty Corner)
The Common Area
Croissant Neuf Stage & Bandstand
The Bread And Roses
Theatre & Circus, Glebeland
Pilton Palais (film schedule)
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!
The main ticket re-sales have now ended, and tickets in the sale last October sold out.
Tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival are priced at £228 + £5 booking fee per ticket + postage per booking with up to a maximum of 6 tickets able to be booked at once
Festival goers were able to book a ticket by paying a £50 deposit, with the balance of £178 + £5 booking fee due in the first week of April 2016. Postage will be charged per order (not per ticket) when paying the balance in the Spring on the Seetickets website and booking line. Please note that there is no option to pay your ticket balance prior to the date.
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.
To prevent touting Festival goers must register in advance for tickets which are non-transferable. Each ticket features the photograph of the registered ticket holder with security checks carried out to ensure that only the person in the photograph is admitted to the Festival.
Worthy View accommodation options, tipi and campervan tickets went on sale late in October 2015 and have sold out.
As part of the Festival's continued commitment to green travel, 15,000 coach + ticket packages were sold in advance of the general sale, and any returns ahead of the resale. As with the general release of tickets, Festival goers were able to book up to six coach + ticket packages per transaction.
Registration does not reserve or guarantee you a ticket in the resale, but if you don't register you will not be able to buy a weekend ticket for Glastonbury Festival 2016.
To register click here.
Anyone aged 13 or over (when the Festival starts) who wished to buy a ticket must have been registered. Registration required providing basic contact details and uploading a passport-standard photo. Once the photo has been approved, registers are sent a unique registration number that will need to be quoted to book a ticket.
Online registration is free of charge and only takes a few minutes.
Each ticket sold will feature a photograph of the person in whose name it is registered and will be non-transferable. An existing registration can be checked here.
For more detailed registration and ticket information click here
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. Please take everything you bring and your litter home with you and 'leave no trace'.
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."
It's your future - the RU referendum
Ticket holders for this summer's Glastonbury Festival are reminded to take part in their future by making sure they apply for an EU Referendum postal or proxy vote. You will find links to the form to postal vote here and proxy voting here. For more information (see the news page here).
With the kick-off times of the tournament potentially clashing with headline sets, the decision has been taken that no matches from the tournament will be shown at Glastonbury this year.
Last year's Festival was, once again, able to give around £2 million to Oxfam, Greenpeace, WaterAid and hundreds of other worthy causes, both local and international.
The Festival site is not expected to open before 8.00am on Wednesday 20th June. The option to sleep in the car parks in the evening 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.
Anyone planning to bring a campervan or campervan in 2016 will need to book their own campervan/caravan tickets (£100 per ticket for either the East or West fields; or £200 for a double pitch for oversized vehicles, in the East fields only) and will need to present both their named campervan/caravan ticket and Festival ticket to be able to park in these fields. Campervan/caravan tickets will feature the name and address of the ticket booker.
As with your Festival tickets, campervan tickets are non-transferable and will include the name and address of the lead booker. Attempts to re-sell them may result in their cancellation. If you book a campervan ticket and later change your mind, refunds are available prior to the ticket refund deadline; subject to an administration charge of £10.
For detailed information on all aspects of the festival, click here.
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