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Threat of Dolly Parton and Metallica fails to put off mud enthusiasts

Plimsoll Act headlining this yearFans of unsanitary fields of muck descended on Worthy Farm in their thousands today for the annual Glastonbury Festival, uninhibited by gloomy forecasts of performances by Dolly Parton, Lily Allen, Arcade Fire and Metallica. The Glastonbury Festival has long been the premier destination for aficionados of mud, and those who just want to ‘open their minds’ to new and challenging types of flooding.

This year’s festival promises a stellar line-up of waterlogged fields, fetid toilets and poor amenities. However, forecasters have predicted spates of shoegazing indie rock, unmitigating showers of experimental electronica, and a deluge of country & western scheduled for Sunday night. Revellers have also been warned to come prepared for outbursts of circus skills, poetry, theatre and comedy.

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Posted: Jun 26th, 2014
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Sixty-per cent of Glastonbury ticket holders will die before June

People who were unlucky in trying to buy tickets for this year’s Glastonbury Festival may get another chance – because sixty-per cent of those who got tickets are so old they are expected to die before June.

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Posted: Mar 30th, 2013
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Material found in festival portaloo classified as ‘weapons grade’

Home Office advice is to stay in your tent and zip up your flapsUnited Nations inspectors visiting this year’s Reading Festival have discovered material in a festival portaloo that they have classified as ‘weapons grade’.

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Posted: Jun 2nd, 2010
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