first act confirmed for Glastonbury Festival 2010

winner of RockStar competition announced

published: Sat 5th Sep 2009

The John E Vistic Experience

Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th June 2010
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£185 + £5 booking fee (plus £4.95 postage) - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 175000
last updated: Mon 12th Jul 2010

The first act has been confirmed for next year's Glastonbury Festival which runs for five full days from Wednesday 23rd until Sunday 27th June 2010 across a 1,000 acres of beautiful countryside at Worthy Farm, Somerset.

The John E Vistic Experience
The winner of the finals of the RockStar unsigned competition, backed by the Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis, and musician Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios was decided last night. The winners were announced as Bristol based The John E Vistic Experience who have won themselves a chance to play a live set at next year's Glastonbury Festival.

The John E Vistic Experience were the last of the three finalists in the competition to take to the stage. They were very well received by the 4,000 strong crowd and soon after their performance they were crowned the competition winners.

The other finalists, Strangefruit, and Daybreakers were also commended, and eFestivals wouldn't be surprised to see them both also appear at next summer's Festival.

As winners of the competition, in addition to their chance to play at Glastonbury Festival, they also get to spend valuable recording time at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios.

The annual RockStar Competition is open to everyone, young old, groups or soloists, with the only stipulation being that any entrant must be unsigned. The search for the 2010 winner is expected to start sometime in the new year.

Everyone who plans to the come the Festival next year 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. So if you plan to buy tickets for friends or family you must make sure they all register!

Registration does not reserve or guarantee you a ticket when they go on sale some time in October, exact date to be confirmed, but if you don't register you will not be able to buy a weekend ticket for Glastonbury Festival 2010. 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.

Online registration can be carried out by clicking here.

Registration involves:
1. Providing contact details: name, address, postcode and a valid e-mail address.
2. Sending a passport standard photo: you will be required to upload your passport standard photo in jpeg form for online registration. If a ticket is successfully purchased this picture will be printed on it to make it unique and must therefore be an acceptable facial image. The image must meet passport photo requirements.
3. Receiving a registration number: to buy a ticket for Glastonbury 2010 this number must be quoted, it will be a unique registration number. So write it down somewhere safe and do not lose it! As last year, there is a webpage provided where you can recover your registration number, here. Note that there will be no editing facility for registrations, so please ensure all your details are correct, and that your photo is of a suitable size and standard before submitting your details.

If you do not have internet access you can apply for a registration form (enclosing an SAE) to:

Glastonbury,
PO Box 2445,
Glasgow
G40 9AG

Successful postal registrants will be notified of their registration number by post within two weeks.

There is no limit to the total number of people who will be allowed to register. Registering more than once will not increase your likelihood of getting a ticket. Every registration will have an equal chance of buying tickets irrespective of how or when it was made during the registration period. Registration can be made on behalf of other people as long as all their contact details and photos can be provided. If you live outside the UK, the only option is to register online.

If you have not received a confirmation email within a day of having made an online application, please check your spam folder. If your registration is rejected you can re-apply.

If you send in a postal application and do not receive notification of your registration number within two weeks of sending it in, it is best to re-register in case your registration has been rejected, or did not reach them in the first place.

If you have any questions it is worth looking at the Glastonbury FAQ page here.

Ticket purchasing will require each buyer to input their name and their unique valid registration number for each ticket they purchase. Tickets will be sent out by courier to the addresses specified when making the sale, and if ordering more than one ticket, all tickets will be dispatched to the address provided during registration for the first name on the ticket booking.

Data collected during registration will be destroyed one month after the 2010 Festival unless you opt to have it retained by Glastonbury Festivals for future registrations. Retained information will also be used to inform you of events run by Glastonbury Festival. No information collected through registration will be offered for sale or made available to any third party.

Those who registered in 2008, and in 2009 were offered the chance to save their details - if you did so, your existing registration number is still valid. If you did not opt to have your details saved, then you will need to register again this year.

Checks will be made at the gates and if you are clearly not the person whose face is printed on the ticket you will be denied entry.

Glastonbury Festival will play host to more than 2,000 performances at 50 or so venues including music, cabaret, theatre, circus, and also has a fantastic Kids area, poetry, green crafts and information and loads, loads more.

No acts are confirmed as yet, but 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 2010 rumours, updated as we receive information.

around the festival site (5)

Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th June 2010
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£185 + £5 booking fee (plus £4.95 postage) - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 175000
last updated: Mon 12th Jul 2010


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