Glastonbury 2016

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‘Life goes on – try dancing’: our writers’ favourite music moments of 2016
From the loss of friends and family to the celebration of marriage and parenthood, our writers recall the times when music hit home this year

Michael Hann, Tim Jonze, Laura Barton, Alexis Petridis, Harriet Gibsone, Dave Simpson, Rachel Aroesti, Dorian Lynskey and Priya Elan

29, Dec, 2016 @2:00 PM

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2016's best bits: why culture was crucial
Beyoncé pushed boundaries, Ken Loach triumphed and British TV reigned supreme - the cultural highs of the year

Tim Jonze

24, Dec, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Glastonbury festival confirms fallow year for 2018
As well as announcing 2017’s ticket sale dates, organisers say the music event at Worthy Farm, Somerset, will be taking a year off in 2018

Guardian music

12, Sep, 2016 @2:02 PM

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Two weeks on, is this the worst Glastonbury cleanup ever?
Thanks to the terrible weather and selfish punters, staff are still clearing the site at Worthy Farm of everything from abandoned tents and gas bottles to debit cards and clothing. The good news is that you might still get your lost phone back

Phoebe Luckhurst

10, Jul, 2016 @3:00 PM

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Clive James: 'These boots say: I am not Taylor Swift'
At Glastonbury, Lauren Mayberry hopped and floated in a skein of her delicious melodies, a tangle of white muslin being agitated in an invisible washing machine

Clive James

09, Jul, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Glastonbury performer died after being found doused in petrol, inquest hears
Circus entertainer Ashton Launcherley, 27, suffered fatal burns at Worthy Farm on 20 June

Steven Morris and agencies

06, Jul, 2016 @1:48 PM

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The world’s first door-to-door poet: 'I thought people would tell me to piss off'
At this year’s singularly muddy Glastonbury, Rowan McCabe explained why he was delivering bespoke poetry to bedraggled campers

Craille Maguire Gillies

06, Jul, 2016 @10:35 AM

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Living in a box: the cardboard and bioplastic tents pitching up at festivals
With 5,000 tents abandoned at Glastonbury last year, Comp-a-Tent and KartTent aim to offer more eco-friendly throw-away alternatives

Rich McEachran

02, Jul, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Tim Dowling: Is there something funny I can tell the Glastonbury crowd about Brexit?
‘This recession may be even worse than the last one,’ I whisper, practising under my breath. ‘But at least we voted for this one’

Tim Dowling

02, Jul, 2016 @5:00 AM

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Adele's albums top charts after Glastonbury performance
Adele’s headline set sends 19 and 21 back to the top 40, with 25 due to return to No 1, while other performers enjoy post-festival sales

Guardian music

28, Jun, 2016 @8:26 AM

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Glastonbury traffic chaos leaves fans stuck in the mud for hours
Organisers called for patience at muddiest event in years, while 1,800 litter pickers descend on site to begin major cleanup

Guardian music and agencies

27, Jun, 2016 @2:36 PM

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Glastonbury 2016 verdict: Muse, Adele, Coldplay and more
Alexis Petridis watched as Worthy Farm’s vast audiences were ​s​wept away by ​preposterous ​pomp, moments of magic and real emotion​al connection

Alexis Petridis

27, Jun, 2016 @2:05 PM

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