Keane announced for Glastonbury Festival

as special guests on the Avalon Stage

published: Wed 9th Jun 2010

Keane

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

Keane have been added to the line-up at this month's Glastonbury Festival.

Keane
The Sussex trio, whose eight-track 'Night Train' EP shot straight to the top of the UK charts last month, will play the Sunday afternoon guest slot on the Avalon Stage between Judy Collins, and Teddy Thompson.

The indie band fronted by Tom Chaplin, weren't originally due to perform at this year's Glastonbury, as they have their own forest shows on the Friday and Saturday night of the Festival. But the band being huge Glastonbury fans and really wanted to go along and join the festival's 40th Anniversary celebrations.

Tom told the official festival website, "We've been going to Glastonbury as punters for years now. I love it there - we all do. The atmosphere simply cannot be beaten and it's the best place to stumble upon all sorts of amazing acts.

"The Festival clashes with our UK Forest Tour this year but we really wanted to get involved with their 40th anniversary celebrations so, at the last minute, we've decided to play an acoustic set on the Avalon Stage on Sunday afternoon. We'll be arriving during the early hours of Sunday morning, so will get to enjoy the last day of the Festival too."

Gorillaz, Muse, and Stevie Wonder headline a bill which also includes Dizzee Rascal, Vampire Weekend, Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Orbital, Shakira, Pet Shop Boys, Scissor Sisters, Seasick Steve, Jackson Browne, Faithless, Jack Johnson, Ray Davies, Slash, The Flaming Lips, Hot Chip, Florence And The Machine, and many, many more.

To see the line-up in full, along with the latest rumours for some of the other stages, click here >> or to view it on as a list click here.

The SOLD OUT event will mark the 40th anniversary of the Music and Arts Festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset, where Michael Eavis first opened his gates for business in September 1970. Glastonbury Festival runs for five full days from Wednesday 23rd until Sunday 27th June 2010 across over a 1,000 acres of beautiful countryside.

eFestivals' Glastonbury World Cup 2010 in support of WaterAid

Once again this summer players, mainly members of the eFestivals forums, are coming together to be part of the England vs The Rest Of The World football match, which will be raising funds for WaterAid on Thursday 24th June at the Festival.

Farmer Michael Eavis has challenged us to raise £6000 for WaterAid and thus provide enough money to provide the cost of building three water wells. eFestivals has already surpassed this target (a big thank you to all our readers who have donated) and now hopes to raise enough for four water wells! You'll be drinking loads of water at the festival, so why not treat someone else less fortunate than yourself, to the the chance to drink clean water as well.

The event on Thursday 24th June begins at 1pm at the Pyramid Stage field with prematch entertainment from Hobo Jones & the Junkyard Dogs who will be doing a 40 minute set with the World Cup match starting after that. The game will then finish around 3 o'clock when once again Michael Eavis will present the trophy to the winning team.

In conjunction with eFestivals, the Endorse it in Dorset Festival will be providing the half time entertainment for the WaterAid World Cup. Endorse it is already supports several charities and is proud to be able to help out in this Water Aid fundraiser.

To this end they are forming The Endorse it supergroup Wronghorn, featuring members of the following bands - top punk band P.N.U.K., ska supergroup Guns of Navarone, mighty hoedowners The The Boot Hill All Stars & kings of cowpunk Pronghorn. There may even be a certain punk poet/musician joining the throng...

Post match entertainment will be provided by The Supernovas.

You can help us raise money for WaterAid by making a donation at http://www.justgiving.com/glastoworldcup2010.


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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