BBC live streaming the fest this year. You can choose which stage to watch. Shall watch it from my sofa.
More Stones talk.
Every time this thread gets bumped, I somehow get more excited.
Like its not happening? Yeesh, worst kept secret this year.
While I do think it will end up happening, I doubt they have a signed contract in hand.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...astonbury.htmlEarlier this year, the ARCTIC MONKEYS frontman revealed he’d been wishing the band could have another crack at headlining Glastonbury.
They’ve now been signed up as the headline act for this year’s Friday slot.
When asked last month what was left for the band to achieve, Alex said: “There’s a lot left, yeah. I’d really like another shot at headlining Glastonbury.
“I don’t think we got that quite right when we did it in 2007.”
It’s a good signing for MICHAEL EAVIS and his daughter EMILY – the band put on a great performance at last year’s Olympics and are unlikely to disappoint.
The organisers have sorted a good selection for this year’s Pyramid Stage.
Festival-goers should be happy with the diverse mix between The Arctic Monkeys, THE ROLLING STONES and MUMFORD & SONS.
A source said: “There’s still a way to go until the festival so anything could happen but the Arctic Monkeys have been given the Friday slot. Festival bosses know that they’re a good group to get the crowd going.”
And some names finally popped up..
Nas, Disclosure, Hot Natured, David Rodigan, Sub Focus, Aluna George, Eats Everything, Rudimental and The Congos are just a few of the top names to be confirmed for the reborn Dance Village at Glastonbury 2013. Now known as Silver Hayes, the new area will include one giant supertent, Sonic, for dance-oriented headliners, the Wow Stage for underground breakers and best of all the Gully - a brand new installation combining an open air stage and a pulsating street of sound systems and stalls featuring the best new DJs, MCs and live music.
Says Festival Organiser Emily Eavis: "I've always thought that the closest parallel with Glastonbury is Notting Hill Carnival, and the buzz around this rebirth is exactly what we were looking for, both musically and visually. There's going to be a lot of incredible music from all around the world."
Silver Hayes takes its name from one of the oldest meadows on Worthy Farm, soon to be filled with the best new musical discoveries of 2013. Nas and other bill toppers will play in the new Sonic supertent (7,000 capacity), while a full line up for the other stages and sound systems will be revealed in April.
Meanwhile the last word goes to Michael Eavis: "Malcolm (Haynes, Dance Village Co-Ordinator) turned up with an after hours rave truck in the 1980s and he's been going hard at it ever since. Now he's conjured up a new vision for one of the most beautiful areas of the farm, which will be brilliant."
The Efest list is waaay different now. Lots more on there.
Loved waking up and seeing this update. The glasto vets over on efests seem to be thrilled with the new dance village, so I'll take is as great news.
I'm pretty sure there is some weight to the Leftfield rumor, but I haven't seen any to support Aphex. Either way, can't wait to pay off my tickets on Monday and count down the days until June.
Also, Atoms for Peace was "upgraded" to strong rumor for glasto.
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Rolling Stones confirmed.
"why are you so annoying" TheKlein25
the arctic monkeys and portishead both confirmed.
"why are you so annoying" TheKlein25
While Emily is known to not always tell the truth, she said the lineup will be available before the resale in April.
Although I'm sure most of you stay up to date at efestivals, this was a good post to get you hyped up
Emily Eavis is part of a feature in this week's NME entitled "Seven Things You Need To Know About Glastonbury 2013". Some of them we already know, however several very interesting points.
- She thinks the lineup will be complete by the end of March, to be announced in Spring. "Some amazing acts in store"
- "There will be a few thousand tickets" in the resale. They want it to be quick and for people not to be on the phone too long.
- The Pyramid is being remodelled."We're talking about some exciting additions for the Pyramid this year. We're going bigger on how it looks and making it a really exciting place to be."
- They felt the dance village was dated. The new area will feature "a total cross section of artists".
- Lots of large scale art. "Procession of incredible vehicles, big boat and things like that." "We are building a tree in the park which people can climb up and when you get to the top, the leaves change colour and drop off." Definitely one for the mushroom crew.
- "This year is all geared towards making it a late night festival that isn't focused on one particular area."
- "We are not going to programme surprise sets in the same way that we have because of the health and safety risks. So they will be real surprises."
TL;DR - Pyramid is changing, resale will be fast, lots more art, surprise sets as always, but like they've been before, i.e not announced.
Twitter explosions today ... looks like headliners are:
Friday: Arctic Monkeys
Sat: Rolling Stones
Sun: Mumford & Sons
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Woah, a pretty great mix of names on there!
Pitchfork Festival: 7/19 @ Union Park
Mountain Oasis Festival: 10/25-27
Coachella: 4/11-13 @ Empire Polo Fields
Besides The Rolling Stones, that is one weak lineup
wow they get editors, netsky & mixhell
Besides the stones this lineup isn't better than coachella either.