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  • 2007 | Glastonbury Festival
    by the Festival joined forces for the I Count campaign which highlighted the need to address climate change and signed up 70 000 people to the campaign over the weekend an impressive 46 of all 153 000 ticket holders on site Glastonbury 2007 also strove to be the greenest one so far with Bags for Life given out and Festival goers encouraged not to bring loo roll as recycled rolls were provided at the Festival This year saw the introduction of Emily Eavis s Park Stage bringing a whole new section of the Festival site to life whilst the Dance Village cemented its reputation in its second year The Unsigned Bands competition became the Emerging Talent Competition which again generated thousands of entries and a host of worthy winners playing on many of the Festival stages Also introduced this year was the award winning anti touting registration system for ticket buyers The Arctic Monkeys played their first Glastonbury set headlining the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night and The Who pulled out all the stops as the closing band on Sunday Other acts to play included Bjork Shirley Bassey Iggy Pop CSS The Go Team Amy Winehouse MIA Kate Nash

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  • 2005 | Glastonbury Festival
    festival yet The huge success of the Make Poverty History campaign was echoed at the Festival with Michael Eavis making a very rare appearance on the Pyramid Stage with Bob Geldof Greenpeace Oxfam and WaterAid worked together declaring this year let s make poverty history and clean energy our future A remarkable 1 350 000 was paid to charities and good causes Tickets sold out in under 3 hours and 50 of all waste was recycled We said farewell to the Dance Tent and welcomed the new vibrant colourful Dance Village with eight different venues all playing different types of dance music including the Silent Disco The Midnight Cabaret and The Ghost Train in the Circus Field were fun new additions that had everyone talking along with all the fantastic sculptures around the site The New Tent was re launched as The John Peel Stage in memory of all this late great supporter of the Festival did to promote emerging talent The Unsigned Performers Competition generated thousands of entrants with over 35 acts performing in various venues including the new rockin Late n Live marquee in the markets Acts included Basement Jaxx White Stripes Magic Numbers Coldplay The Belly Dance

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  • 2004 | Glastonbury Festival
    Festival Working together for a greener Glastonbury paid off with 32 of all waste recycle including 110 tons of organic waste composted Streams and hedges remained unpolluted she pees were installed Coffee and chocolate were FairTrade On top of the 1 million paid to Greenpeace Water Aid Oxfam and local good causes an additional 100 000 was donated to the Sudan appeal This was the year of The Tower a massive 70 ft tall moving structure erected adjacent to Leftfield to celebrate working together The Unsigned Performer s Competition was launched The Pyramid Stage had its normal eclectic range of performances including The English National Opera playing to an audience of 15 000 and a larger crowd watching England play estimate 65 000 than actually attended the World Cup Stadium in person Acts included Paul McCartney Muse Oasis James Brown Joss Stone Toots and the Maytals Franz Ferdinand Scissor Sisters Black Eyed Peas Sister Sledge Television Michael Franti and Spearhead The Greenfields and particularly Lost Vagueness were a mass of innovative creative and amazing sights and sounds Over 1200 acts in The Cabaret Theatre and Circus Fields included The Generating Company Helios The Saga of a 1000 Suns and Albatross

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  • 2003 | Glastonbury Festival
    million pounds was paid to local groups and charities Greenpeace Oxfam and WaterAid were the main beneficiaries and on site FairTrade led a high profile campaign Acts included Love with Arthur Lee Damien Rice De la Soul Flaming Lips Jimmy Cliff Moby Radiohead REM The Damned The Darkness The Thrills Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and Nightmares on Wax in Lost Vagueness Bill Bailey Ross Noble Black Sky White in the

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  • 2002 | Glastonbury Festival
    legitimate festival goers revelled in the space and security created by the widely praised new operational management structure Tickets were put on sale in February and sold out in weeks Acts included Stereophonics Coldplay Manu Chao Rolf Harris Kosheen Mis teeq Fat Boy Slim Roger Walters and Rod Stewart White Stripes Orbital and Isaac Hayes For many the place to be was Lost Vagueness in the Green Fields which bizarrely

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  • 2000 | Glastonbury Festival
    the introduction of a special family campsite A new outdoor dance venue among trees christened the glade was introduced and proved a great success Once again Greenpeace Oxfam and Water Aid were the major beneficiaries This year saw a huge influx of gatecrashers but even so the infrastructure stood up and people were treated to a weekend of diverse entertainment and fun Acts included Chemical Brothers Moby Travis Morcheeba Basement

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  • 1999 | Glastonbury Festival
    kaleidoscope of theatre comedy and cultural adventures and more than 250 food stalls all publicised on a buzzing Glasto web site and broadcast on BBC2 Greenpeace Water Aid and Oxfam again benefitted This year s event was sadly overshadowed by the death of organiser Michael Eavis s wife Jean A winged wicker sculpture was ceremonially burned in her honour whilst fireworks erupted into a moonlit sky Acts included REM Manic

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  • 1998 | Glastonbury Festival
    up and coming bands The enlarged Dance Tent was as packed as ever Theatre highlights included thepunk opera Kiss my Axe Mud surfing proved popular There were better loos and a proper on site bank American singer Tony Bennett rose above the mud in immaculate white suit and tie Over 500 000 from the Festival s income went to Greenpeace Oxfam water Aid and many local organisations AerialActs included Blur

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