Glastonbury Festival 2016

Glastonbury Festival 2016

June 22, 2016 - June 26, 2016
June 22, 2016 - June 26, 2016


Glastonbury Festival is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place near Pilton, Somerset. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts. Leading pop and rock artists have headlined, alongside thousands of others appearing on smaller stages and performance areas. Films and albums recorded at Glastonbury have been released, and the festival receives extensive television and newspaper coverage. Glastonbury is the largest greenfield festival in the world, and is now attended by around 175,000 people,[1] requiring extensive infrastructure in terms of security, transport, water, and electricity supply. The majority of staff are volunteers, helping the festival to raise millions of pounds for good causes.[2]

Inspired by the ethos of the hippie, counterculture, and free festival movements, the festival retains vestiges of these traditions, such as the Green Fields area, which includes sections known as the Green Futures and Healing Fields. After the 1970s, the festival took place almost every year and grew in size, with the number of attendees sometimes being swollen by gatecrashers. Michael Eavis hosted the first festival, then called Pilton Festival, after seeing an open-air Led Zeppelin concert at the 1970 Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music.

Glastonbury Festival was held intermittently from 1970 until 1981; since then, it has been held every year, except for "fallow years" taken every five years, intended to give the land, local population, and organisers a break.

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founde3Muse (band)
British singer-songwriter
bornMay 5, 1988
Tottenham, north London, England, United Kingdom
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Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist and pianist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL).[5] After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish.[6] Will Champion joined as a drummer and backing vocalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member.[7] The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998,[8] before recording and releasing three EPs: Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999, and The Blue Room in the same year. The Blue Room was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone.[9]

They achieved worldwide fame with the release of the single "Yellow" in 2000. This was followed by their debut album Parachutes released the same year, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize. The band's second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), was released to critical acclaim and won multiple awards, including NME's Album of the Year. Their next release, X&Y, the best-selling album worldwide in 2005, was met with mostly positive reviews upon its release, though some critics felt that it was inferior to its predecessor. The band's fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), was produced by Brian Eno and released again to largely positive reviews, earning several Grammy Award nominations and wins at the 51st Grammy Awards.[10] On 24 October 2011, they released their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, which received mixed to positive reviews, topped the charts in over 34 countries, and was the UK's best-selling rock album of 2011.[11] On 16 May 2014, they released their sixth album, titled Ghost Stories, which topped the iTunes Store albums charts in over 100 countries.[12] On 4 December 2015, the band released their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, which reached the top two in most major markets.

The band have won 62 awards from 209 nominations throughout their career, including nine Brit Awards—winning Best British Group four times—five MTV Video Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards from 31 nominations. Coldplay have sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists.[13] In December 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the fourth-best artist of the 2000s.[14] Coldplay have been an active supporter of various social and political causes, such as Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign and Amnesty International. The group have also performed at various charity projects such as Band Aid 20, Live 8, Sound Relief, Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, The Secret Policeman's Ball, Sport Relief and the UK's Teenage Cancer Trust.[15]


Adele Laurie Blue Adkins[4] MBE (/əˈdɛl/; born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008 poll. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It is certified seven times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 boosted her career in the US. At the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Adele released her second studio album, 21, in early 2011. The album was well received critically and surpassed the success of her debut,[5] earning the singer numerous awards in 2012, including a record-tying six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year; two Brit Awards, including British Album of the Year, and three American Music Awards. The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK, and is the fourth best-selling album in the UK of all time.[6] In the US it has held the top position longer than any album since 1985, and is certified Diamond.[7][8] The album has sold 31 million copies worldwide.[9]

The success of 21 earned Adele numerous mentions in the Guinness Book of World Records.[10] She is the first woman in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top 10 singles as a lead artist, and the first female artist to simultaneously have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100.[11] 21 is the longest-running number one album by a female solo artist in the history of the UK and US Album Charts.[12][13] In 2012, she released "Skyfall", which she wrote and recorded for the James Bond film of the same name. The song won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.[14] After taking a three-year break, Adele released her third studio album, 25, in 2015. It became the year's best-selling album and broke first week sales records in the UK and US.[15] The lead single, "Hello", became the first song in the US to sell over one million digital copies within a week of its release.

In 2011 and 2012, Billboard named Adele Artist of the Year. In 2012, she was listed at number five on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music,[16] and Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world.[17] With sales of more than 100 million records, Adele is one of the best-selling recording artists in the world.[18]


Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell;[2][3] July 8, 1970),[4] known by the stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style, and he became well known for creating musical collages of a wide range of styles. His later recordings encompass folk, funk, soul, hip hop, alternative rock, country and psychedelia. He has released 12 studio albums, as well as several non-album singles and a book of sheet music.

Born in Los Angeles in 1970, Beck discovered hip hop and folk music in his teens and began to perform locally at coffeehouses and clubs. He moved to New York City in 1989 and became involved in the city's small but intense anti-folk movement. After returning to his hometown in the early 1990s, he cut his breakthrough single "Loser", which became a worldwide hit in 1994. His 1996 album Odelay produced hit singles, topped critic polls and won several awards. He released the stripped-down Mutations in 1998, and the funk-infused Midnite Vultures in 1999. The downcast, acoustic Sea Change (2002) showcased a more serious Beck, and 2005's Guero returned to sample-based production. The Information (2006) was inspired by electro-funk and hip hop, and Modern Guilt (2008), likewise, by 1960s music. In February 2014, Beck released the album Morning Phase. It won Album of the Year at the 57th Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015.

With a pop art collage of musical styles, oblique and ironic lyrics, and postmodern arrangements incorporating samples, drum machines, live instrumentation and sound effects, Beck has been hailed by critics and the public throughout his musical career as being among the most creative and idiosyncratic musicians of 1990s and 2000s alternative rock. Two of Beck's most popular and acclaimed recordings are Odelay and Sea Change, both of which were ranked on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The four-time platinum artist has collaborated with several artists and has made several contributions to soundtracks. Beck is married to actress Marissa Ribisi, and is a Scientologist.

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Glastonbury: Coldplay pay tribute to Viola Beach during headline set
ABC Online  –  June 28, 2016
During their headline set on the last night of the Glastonbury festival, Coldplay have paid tribute to British indie band Viola Beach, whose four young members were tragically killed in a road accident earlier this year. Viola Beach were killed earlier ...
Back to the real world: Glastonbury revellers tramp home through the mud - leaving half a MILLION sacks of rubbish (and a surprising number of abandoned chairs)
Daily Mail  –  June 28, 2016
... that Glastonbury Festival 2016 could be set for the lowest crime rate in its history. The majority of arrests were for drugs offences, but a police spokesman said that legal highs, which were banned last month, had not been an issue at the festival.
Check out highlights from 5 of the biggest Glastonbury 2016 sets
Junkee.  –  June 28, 2016
Watch Adele as she delivers an unforgettable Glastonbury 2016 moment#bbcglasto ... rock like Coldplay’s makes perfect sense when it’s headlining a festival. .@Coldplay & Glasto founder bring out the iconic Barry Gibb from ...
Adele tells Glastonbury about a 'catfight' during her Belfast gig  –  June 28, 2016
Muse made a triumphant return to Glastonbury Festival when they played the Pyramid Stage on Friday, completing their hat-trick - having now headlined all nights of the festival. "We spent the rest of the day mostly back stage and then joined 100,000 people ...
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's children are rockstars in the making at Glastonbury Festival  –  June 27, 2016
The Apple — and her little brother — didn’t fall too far from the tree. While headlining the 2016 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England over the weekend, Coldplay received a little help from singer Chris Martin’s children — Apple, 12 and Moses ...
Glastonbury Festival 2016 is holding a Jo Cox birthday tribute
Potinet!  –  June 27, 2016
Paige Kelly, 24, from Liverpool, arrives for the Glastonbury festival at the Worthy Farm site, Somerset, where heavy rain over a prolonged period has caused isolated flooding and muddy fields. So much, in fact, that for a few hours on Wednesday morning ...
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow's Kids Join Coldplay on Stage to Sing at 2016 Glastonbury Festival
E Online  –  June 26, 2016
Even though Chris and Gwyneth finalized their divorce just a month ago, the couple has been vocal in their efforts to co-parent. "He's like my brother. I'm really close to him," Gwyneth told Today's Matt Lauer. "We're a family. Even though we're not in a ...
Adele Peforms Celebrates Pride at Glastonbury Festival 2016
Just Jared  –  June 26, 2016
Adele belts her heart out while performing on stage during day two of the 2016 Glastonbury Festival on Saturday (June 25) in Pilton Farm, England. The 28-year-old entertainer sang an emotional set of her hit songs, including “Hello,” “Hometown Glory ...
Glastonbury 2016: festival-goers get ready for Muse, Skepta and ZZ Top
News in Film  –  June 26, 2016
In a statement issued earlier this morning, organisers told ticket holders NOT to set off as the wet weather and poor ground conditions were causing extremely heavy traffic around the festival site. The festival yesterday experienced the worst traffic ...
Niall Horan ‘Sad’ About Brexit, Chills At 2016 Glastonbury Festival
The Inquisitr  –  June 26, 2016
Niall Horan is joining voices on Twitter to exercise his anger over the decision for the U.K. to leave the European Union, aka #Brexit, and he is possibly checking his tweets from the 2016 Glastonbury Festival. From Glastonbury, Niall Horan tweeted on June ...
Glastonbury Music Festival 2016 Live Stream — Watch Adele Take The Stage Online
Hollywood Life (blog)  –  June 25, 2016
Adele fans rejoice! The award-winning songstress will be headlining at the Glastonbury Music Festival in England on June 25. But if you can’t make it to the U.K. don’t fret, you can watch the ‘Hello’ singer in all her glory LIVE, right here!
Glastonbury 2016: A festival of music and mud
Al JAZEERA  –  June 24, 2016
The 34 th Glastonbury Festival has begun in the UK’s West Country. One of Europe’s premier rock and pop music events, this year it features Muse, Adele, Coldplay and Cindi Lauper. The event takes place on Worthy Farm, a dairy farm in the heart of the ...

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