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  • Worthy causes | Glastonbury Festival
    do to help create a cleaner greener fairer world Every year Oxfam takes 2 500 stewards shop volunteers and campaigners to Glastonbury We have four festival shops on site and our stewards take on essential roles to ensure the Festival runs smoothly and you are safe Year after year we return to campaign with you on the most pressing issues and help end poverty for good WaterAid has ten water kiosks around the Festival site where you can fill your Glastonbury water bottle with clean water something 748 million people around the world are unable to do We also provide toilets composting loos and African latrines in Kings Meadow For the girls there are three She Pees ladies urinals which will revolutionise your Festival experience In the Greenpeace field you ll find fun and entertainment You can try tasty food freshen up in our free hot showers try some climb and skateboard action chill out to some good music and discover what s happening to the world s great oceans We all come together at the Meeting Point opposite Williams Green field On our mini Pyramid stage you can dress up put on some makeup and get ready for your

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  • 2015 | Glastonbury Festival
    causes Shop Home History 2015 Search History 2015 Thanks for making it another incredible year See you in 2016 Back to top History 2015 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999 1998 1997 1995

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  • 2014 | Glastonbury Festival
    most viewed item of the entire weekend s coverage Meanwhile records were broken again both in front of and behind the scenes Another record ticket sell out in October 2013 A production record for Pyramid changeover taking in Friday s Arcade Fire lighting spectacular Metallica s Saturday mighty sub bass and Sunday s anthemic close out from returning heroes Kasabian And more records set by the BBC s viewing and listening figures both at home and abroad As always preparation for 2014 s Festival began not long after the Rolling Stones left site in June the year before Infrastructure s ambitious plans included more than 20 new long drop sites and a much needed new million litre on site water reservoir as well as a trial of the revolutionary new compost toilets provided for most crew areas for the first time Roads were improved bridges strengthened and work continued on the Pilton village social housing project with over 20 houses completed by May Just a month later Glastonbury 2014 opened with the traditional Green Field s bonfire high up in King s Meadow on Wednesday night crackling 30 feet in the air behind the All You Need Is Love banner The next day Banksy was back in Glastonbury with his factory farming installation parading noisily through the markets legendary DJ David Morales flew in to pay tribute to the late Frankie Knuckles in a roadblocked NYC Downlow and Arcadia settled noisily into their new home below the Park Random highlights included a Beatle visit from Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band a dramatic lightning enhanced debut set from Rudimental on the Pyramid a breathtaking solo show party from Skrillex on the Other Stage and one of the greatest closing sets ever seen at Glastonbury courtesy of Disclosure on the

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  • 2013 | Glastonbury Festival
    a rendition of the Beatles A Little Help From My Friends became the only music video to make the YouTube year end Top Ten Linking both The Rolling Stones and Mumford Sons performances was the mighty flame spewing Phoenix a fantastic contraption designed by artist Joe Rush from the Mutoid Waste Company a long term Glastonbury collaborator sitting atop the Pyramid during the day and bursting into life to add to the night time spectacle on one of the world s most famous stages As is so often the case with a comeback year 2013 was also a year of dramatic improvements and additions all over Worthy Farm Hugely improved drainage and water provision a dramatic increase in the number of long drop toilets improved roads and trackway On the green side there was a hugely welcome decrease in the number of people travelling by car for a the first time 35 per cent of festival goers opted to come by bus or coach Meanwhile up the hill and away from the stages Glastonbury Festival s crack recycling team managed to recycle over 39 per cent of the Festival s waste In the camp sites too there were noticeable improvements not least with the arrival of a whole new camping field Worthy View outside the fence above King s Meadow Out and about in the all night city 2013 will also be remembered for a host of other highlights The first appearance of Rastamouse in the legendary Kidz Field and possibly 20 at the last count incredible impromptu sets from US producer Skrillex so good he was booked to headline on the Other Stage in 2014 The launch of both the Gully and the Sonic stages at Silver Hayes part of a brand new incarnation for the dance area The

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  • 2011 | Glastonbury Festival
    rocked The Park stage before the day s Special Guests Pulp delighted record crowds with a triumphant greatest hits set At the John Peel Stage Noah And The Whale lead a rousing sing along while at the Pyramid Elbow delivered a deep happy sigh of a set matched in beauty only by the setting sun which it soundtracked Coldplay followed and in their charming inimitable way played a thrillingly paced momentous show lighting up the Pyramid stage both metaphorically and for the first time literally Over the way The Chemical Brothers ignited the Other Stage with their explosive day glo beats and propulsive rhythms Elsewhere over the weekend East Dance played host to heavyweights Fatboy Slim Carl Cox Professor Green and Pete Tong as well as memorable live appearances from Ke ha Fenech Soler and Azari III Away from the main stages the Kidz Field this year playing host to tot heroes The Gruffalo and Rastamouse was a world of inspiring invention bustling with kid friendly mayhem In the Circus tent No Fit State Circus redefined the genre with their frenetic and jaw dropping show Down in the late night corner a new one way system was introduced after hours to ease revellers through the distorted wonderland of the south east corner of the site There apocalyptic Arcadia impressed with its mesmerising fire shows on the new fully animated 360 degree stage Block9 again hosted an alternative reality spiked with the surreal its surging nightclubs and pounding house parties set in crumbling inner city towerblocks built from scratch in a farmer s field While over the railway track the dystopian future themed Shangri La enticed and seduced as a neon lit pleasuredome Of course Glastonbury is not just about hedonistic abandon Mind altering Green themed debates and inspiring talks from

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  • 2010 | Glastonbury Festival
    DJ Mad Mick who dropped the Festival s very first tune The Leftfield stage returned in a different position close to the Glade and with a new curator Billy Bragg More music was mixed with the usual wide range of political discussion and debate For the second year running a giant screen of painted and embroidered banners broadcast messages such as Give Bees a Chance Two new areas were created in the late night corner of the festival The Common and the Unfair Ground Arcadia shot bursts of fire into the sky from its temple like structures as dance music pumped through the night Shangri la s casbah of the weird and wonderful was as rammed as ever A new bridge flanked with local Mendip stone was erected over the Whitelake stream and named Bella s Bridge after theatre fields founder Arabella Churchill who died in 2007 This year s theatre and circus highlights included Colombia s Circo Para Todos the Russian troupe BlackSkyWhite and slack rope walker Kwabana Lindsay cutting a hornpipe between the tent tops The JazzWorld stage was given a new identity as West Holts This was the original name of a halt on the railway line which once ran through Worthy Farm Michael Eavis could remember driving cattle across it before the next train arrived Sunday was given a downside by the defeat of England s footballers in the World Cup an event for which two special fields were allocated with their own giant screens 80 000 fans watched the match More successful was a game played out in front of the Pyramid stage on Thursday when Festival goers representing England beat the Rest of the World and raised 9 000 for charity As ever there were many musical highlights Gorillaz filled the Friday night Pyramid

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  • 2009 | Glastonbury Festival
    Stay Another Day That evening though news of Michael Jackson s untimely death swept through the crowd and tributes celebrated his music throughout the weekend Friday saw Lily Allen perform her brilliant Pyramid Stage set wearing one white glove while The Streets Mike Skinner covered Billie Jean in homage on the Jazz World Stage Despite Jackson s death the mood on site remained upbeat On Friday morning Abba parody Björn Again opened the Pyramid Stage and from that point the performance highlights came thick and fast Fleet Foxes sweet harmonies serenaded a sun dappled afternoon throng Little Boots and Lady Gaga dazzled Ray Davies and Neil Young delivered classic sets Rolf Harris Saturday performance jammed the Jazz World stage Dizzee Rascal marked his arrival as a bona fide star at the Pyramid Florence And The Machine rocked a rammed John Peel Tent and the frenzied excitement that consumed the crowd watching Pendulum on the Other Stage was only surpassed by those cheering on The Boss as he broke into Born To Run in his headline set on The Pyramid Sunday s sing a longs came courtesy of golden oldies Tom Jones and Tony Christie Nick Cave s tremulous sun down set was upstaged by a plucky though unsuccessful would be gatecrasher attempting to defy the fence by flying in via microlite while later The Prodigy tore up the Other Stage But it was hard to top a reunited Blur s return to Glastonbury Hailed as the best Pyramid set in an age the unfaltering show and its ecstatic reception even moved Damon Albarn to tears Emotional and elated he wasn t alone Outside the main stages the Festival was more vibrant than ever For the first time Arcadia was given its own field and fascinated with its fire shows and industrio decadence Shangri la now in its second year impressed with an enthralling retro futurist virtual world of snaking corridors and neon gilded surprises Late Friday night in Club Dada Lady Gaga s riotous secret gig was suitably thrilling It was an unexpected treat that was hard to beat even by Bruce Springsteen s unscheduled stop on stage with New Jersey rockers Gaslight Anthem at their John Peel Tent show But there s always more to Glastonbury than music and this year the Theatre and Circus areas were home to some spellbinding performances of a gloriously alternative ilk Cirque du Soleil s Fulcrum impressed with their power and lithe acrobatic skills while The Fire Tusk Pain Proof Circus brought the classic thrill seekers circus show into the 21st century with awe inspiring extreme stunts In the Cabaret Tent a blistering bill of diverse acts from the political capers of Mark Thomas to the sparkling silliness of Adam And Joe and the sheer genius of Spymonkey s Monty Python esque physical comedy ensured funny bones were well tickled With the sun high in the sky The Park came into its own this year Perched on the hill it was the place

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  • 2008 | Glastonbury Festival
    out immediately but all was not lost the fine weather brought about a flurry of purchases at the last minute and all places were taken by the time the Festival got going meaning that the good causes Glastonbury supports were all guaranteed another large donation This was a year of pre Festival hoo ha about the inclusion of rap megastar Jay Z as Saturday night s headline act the suggestion being that rap had no place at Glastonbury Jay Z disproved this with enormous style and some wit delivering a storming show that drew a vast and enthusiastic crowd The Kings of Leon headlined on the Friday night and Sunday night s electrifying Verve reunion sent shivers down the spine Two Glastonbury stalwarts passed away prior to the Festival Arabella Churchill Theatre and Circus organiser in late 2007 and Pat VT West who organised the Poetry Words tent two weeks before the Festival They will be much missed but received the best tribute possible their work was continued in fine style by the people they chose to replace them 2008 was a year for electrifying sets by golden oldies interspersed amongst the wealth of new music Solomon Burke Joan Baez Gilbert O Sullivan Jimmy Cliff Joan Armatrading and Neil Diamond all went down a storm but Leonard Cohen stole the entire weekend in dapper style leading the crowd in an astonishing chorus of Hallelujah and performing a taut set of his greatest hits as the sun went down on the Festival s final day Others who provided great moments included Manu Chao Massive Attack Groove Armada Seasick Steve Lupe Fiasco Mark Ronson Dizzy Rascal Ozomatli Eddy Grant Stanton Warriors Natty Dr Meaker Fun Loving Criminals The National Tunng and Laura Marling Katie Melua and Will Young gave intimate sets at

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