Glastonbury festival

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Elton John to perform his last ever UK show at Glastonbury 2023
Announcement comes weeks after singer’s final US show and will be his second appearance ever at a UK festival

Shaad D'Souza

02, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Glastonbury tickets take over an hour to sell out after ‘technical problem’
Online sale lasts twice as long as usual as See Tickets website repeatedly crashes

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

06, Nov, 2022 @11:40 AM

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Was the age of the pop festival over already, in summer 1973?
Some felt they were now too organised and lacked soul, others lamented the sanitary facilities. By Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

30, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘There is no safety net’: music festivals in UK raise ticket prices as costs soar
Organisers grapple with increasing financial challenges amid ongoing effects of Brexit and the pandemic

Safi Bugel

21, Oct, 2022 @5:45 PM

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Glastonbury 2023: Emily Eavis addresses concerns over £340 ticket price
Co-organiser Emily Eavis blamed the increase on the ‘enormous rises in the costs of running this vast show’ and the continuing fallout from the pandemic

Laura Snapes

18, Oct, 2022 @9:23 AM

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Fragile UK music industry calls for support amid slow recovery
Brexit, inflation and pandemic have taken toll on sector that is almost a third smaller than in 2019

Mark Sweney

22, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Unchaperoned, unexpected and unknown to my parents’: Guardian readers share teenage festival stories
As a licensing change denies unchaperoned under-18s entry to one of Australia’s biggest festivals, we asked readers to recount their own experience

Guardian readers

15, Jul, 2022 @5:12 AM

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Dumpers and glampers: Stephen Collins on the joy of music festivals – cartoon
A pile of poo …

Stephen Collins

02, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Sampa the Great on success in Australia, Africa – and beyond: ‘It feels good to show younger Zambians they can do this’
Worn down by the Australian music industry, Sampa Tembo returned to Zambia to make a new album in two weeks, blending hip-hop and Zamrock. She spoke to Guardian Australia exclusively from Glastonbury

Shaad D'Souza

29, Jun, 2022 @12:05 AM

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Coldplay’s Chris Martin plays impromptu song at pub post-Glastonbury
In rural village, frontman performed A Sky Full of Stars for a couple who were planning to play the song as their first dance when they marry

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Jun, 2022 @8:33 AM

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Kendrick, Diana and a fire-breathing spider: Sunday at Glastonbury – in pictures
The 2022 Glastonbury festival closed out in explosive style, with furious moshpits, stunning special guests and giant clouds of confetti

Karin Andreasson and Ben Beaumont-Thomas

27, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Sunday at Glastonbury: Kendrick Lamar, Diana Ross and Jack White – as it happened
The US rap star headlined the main stage on the last night of the festival, while Pet Shop Boys, Charli XCX, Jarvis Cocker and a host more brought the festival to a close

Keza MacDonald (now), Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Gwilym Mumford and Laura Snapes (earlier)

26, Jun, 2022 @11:49 PM

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