Glastonbury 2000

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David Bowie: the day I pulled the plug on his Glastonbury comeback
When David Bowie headlined the festival in 2000, the BBC cut him off – and switched to Michael Eavis singing Elvis instead. As the channel finally airs more of the show, the man responsible fesses up

Mark Cooper

25, Oct, 2018 @3:21 PM

Sect banned by rock festival
A Christian fundamentalist sect has been banned from attending this year's Reading festival after the Guardian revealed that the sect was using rock events to distribute anti-semitic literature.

Jeevan Vasagar

05, Jul, 2000 @7:45 AM

Glastonbury's 30th anniversary
With the country's biggest live draws, Oasis and Radiohead, booked elsewhere, it was left to the less sexy Chemical Brothers, Travis, and David Bowie to headline Glastonbury's 30th anniversary. Less sexy, that is, in terms of whipping up excitement, for however festival friendly Chemicals and company may be, they lack what Travis's Fran Healy called "that 'wooargh' thing".

Caroline Sullivan

26, Jun, 2000 @1:56 AM

Record number jump the fence
Glastonbury host Michael Eavis yesterday pledged to throw a ring of steel around next year's festival after record numbers sneaked in without paying.

Jeevan Vasagar

26, Jun, 2000 @12:22 AM

'I skidded my way to the car at 6am. Then I dropped my keys'
Glastonbury cheer was thin on the ground for Burhan Wazir

Burhan Wazir

25, Jun, 2000 @1:33 AM

Our name is mud
Glastonbury revellers may this weekend have spotted among their number a less relaxed, wellie-booted delegation from the People's Republic of China observing this most individual of British summer events. They will wander from the Green Field's henge to the dance tent and Pyramid stage, measuring and assessing, puzzling and admiring, with a view to replicating this muddy spectacle for themselves. For, amid all our recent breast-beating (the English en masse abroad, the national sport a laughing stock, the international opprobrium), it is worth recalling that there are some events - even involving substantial amounts of all-day drinking - in which we still excel and which, dare we say it, the world regards with jealous admiration.

24, Jun, 2000 @11:15 PM

Festival weekend is child's play for Emily
There cannot be many little girls who grow up with a world renowned rock festival at the bottom of their garden.

Jeevan Vasagar

24, Jun, 2000 @12:47 AM

T-entrapment ploy for festival thieves
Glastonbury's canvas city has traditionally been a happy hunting ground for the sneak thief, but this year police are hoping to snare nimble fingers with the help of "undercover" tents.

Jeevan Vasagar

22, Jun, 2000 @1:05 AM

The great outdoors

Behind the scenes at Europe's largest festival, Rachel Austin is helping to make it all run smoothly.

Dolly Dhingra

05, Jun, 2000 @2:29 PM

Summer festivals threatened by bug
European scientists are threatening the traditional British summer by pulling the plug on open air rock festivals, fairs and car boot sales on much of the country's farmland.

James Meikle

02, Jun, 2000 @2:35 PM

Old-timers to the fore as Bowie and Bacharach top the bill at Glastonbury
Following the ancient saw that the old ones are the best ones, this year's Glastonbury festival may well be dominated by artists who could have headlined the first mudlark back in 1970.

Paul Kelso

01, Jun, 2000 @2:36 PM

Free for the festival

Mat Toor , Q magazine website editor, wanted to be a roving reporter at Glastonbury. Could technology hit the right note?

01, Jul, 1999 @2:44 PM

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