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World Environment Day: How To Stay Green At Your Next Festival


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Festival season is all about fun, debauchery and hedonism which is perfectly acceptable every now and again, particularly in this uncertain political climate. But don't abandon all your responsibilities this year; spare a thought for your fragile environment and follow these tips to keep your carbon footprint as small as possible.

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1. Go biodegradeable where you can

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Summer Festival Guide 2019: Our 15 Favourite Forthcoming Music Festivals


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It's officially summer now that June has hit which means it truly is festival season. We've already enjoyed BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, Slam Dunk, All Points East and myriad international events, but here are 15 more UK festival weekends that have got us super excited for the rest of the summer.

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When: 8th-9th June
Where: Heaton Park, Manchester
Headliners: Cardi B, George Ezra
More acts... Solange, The Streets, Migos, Khalid, Disclosure, Christine & the Queens, Nas
For fans of... Indie music, dance, hip hop and absolutely banging after-parties.
Bring... A lot of Dioralyte, but otherwise as little as possible. You won't be camping!

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Music News Round-Up: Janelle Monae To Play Glastonbury; New Foals And James Blake Albums; David Bowie Box Set


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Janelle Monae CONFIRMED FOR Glastonbury

Excitement ahead of Glastonbury 2019 later this summer has increased with the announcement that R&B star Janelle Monáe has been added to the line-up.

Speaking on BBC Radio 6 Music’s breakfast show, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis told host Lauren Laverne that the American singer had been booked to headline the West Holts Stage at the festival, on a night yet to be confirmed.

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Janelle Monae To Perform At Glastonbury 2019


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Anticipation for Glastonbury Festival later this summer has risen with the announcement that R&B star Janelle Monáe has been added to the bill.

Speaking on BBC Radio 6 Music’s breakfast show on Monday morning (January 7th), Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis told host Lauren Laverne that the American singer had been booked for the 2019 edition of the festival, and would be headlining the West Holts Stage on a night yet to be confirmed.

Monáe, who released her third studio album Dirty Computer last year to rapturous reception, has not performed at Glastonbury since 2011, when she rolled out a set that was recently voted as one of the 100 finest that Worthy Farm had ever seen.

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Music News Round-Up: Ariana Grande Adds Extra UK Tour Dates; Ed Sheeran Breaks More Records; Kylie To Play Glastonbury


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Ariana Grande ADDS UK TOUR DATES

Ariana Grande has given fans a little Sweetener, announcing extra dates for the UK and Ireland leg of her arena tour next summer.

Originally, the ‘thank u, next’ chart-topping star announced a brace of London shows in August 2019, before returning to the UK the following month for gigs in Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield and Dublin.

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Six More Artists We'd Love To See Play Glastonbury's Legends Slot


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Following the excellent news this week that Glastonbury Festival’s organisers have booked pop icon Kylie Minogue to perform the fabled ‘legends slot’ for the Sunday afternoon of its 2019 edition, we got to thinking – what other musical heroes of years gone by would we like to see do the job?

Remember, these can’t just be massive stars – there’s got to be a distinct nostalgia aspect for this. Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Brian Wilson, Shirley Bassey, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Leonard Cohen and Jeff Lynne’s ELO have been just some of the stellar names who have played the prestigious gig before.

Here are six stars who haven’t performed the legends slot at Worthy Farm before, and would be brilliant!

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Kylie Minogue Confirmed For Glastonbury 2019 'Legend' Slot


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The organisers of Glastonbury Festival have revealed that pop icon Kylie Minogue will perform in the coveted ‘legends slot’ at next year’s edition.

The 50 year old singer is set to perform in the heritage act slot on the Sunday afternoon (June 30th) of the 2019 edition of Glastonbury, a gig which traditionally draws the biggest crowd of the weekend. It’s a slot that has previously been filled by the likes of Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Jeff Lynne’s ELO.

Kylie was supposed to have headlined the festival in her own right back in 2005, but a breast cancer diagnosis forced her to pull out with just weeks to go, with sub-headliners Basement Jaxx stepping in to perform the Pyramid Stage closer instead. She eventually returned to Glastonbury in 2010 to make a guest appearance with Scissor Sisters, but to date has never played a full set at Worthy Farm.

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Music News Round-Up: Spice Girls Rumoured For Glastonbury, Drake Tops Spotify's 2018 List, Doves Reunite


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Spice Girls TO HEADLINE GLASTONBURY?

The Spice Girls reunion next summer could be about to get even bigger, with new reports that the band could headline 2019’s Glastonbury Festival.

The reunited group – minus Victoria Beckham – could be set to bring girl power to Worthy Farm in June next year to take one of the two remaining headline slots, after grime megastar Stormzy was confirmed as the first headliner a few weeks back.

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Could The Spice Girls Be Set To Headline Glastonbury 2019?


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The Spice Girls reunion next summer is gathering serious pace, with new reports that the band could headline 2019’s Glastonbury Festival.

The reunited group – minus Victoria Beckham – could be set to bring girl power to Worthy Farm in June next year to take one of the two remaining headline slots, after grime megastar Stormzy was confirmed at the top of Friday night’s bill last month.

The Sun reported comments made by Mel B, who said that headlining Glastonbury had “been talked about” with organisers Emily and Michael Eavis.

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Emily Eavis Announces Plastic Bottle Ban From Glastonbury Festival In 2019


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Glastonbury Festival is conspicuous by its absence from the calendar of the British summer of 2018. However, its organiser Emily Eavis revealed that a significant plan is afoot for when the prestigious festival returns next year, announcing that the use of plastic bottles will be outlawed.

Attending the NME Awards in London on Tuesday night (February 14th), where Glasto won the Best Festival Award, Eavis told The Mirror: “Our big mission for next year is banning plastic bottles. We’re in the middle of it at the moment.”

Despite requests to leave the campsite as clean as possible, approximately one million plastic bottles are used and abandoned at the festival site during its five-day run when it is held. Over half of the waste left over at the site is recycled each festival, adding up to 85 tonnes of cans and plastic in 2014 alone.

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Adele headlined the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night of the 2016 Glastonbury Festival. She impressed the crowds performing songs from her most recent album '25' as well as tracks from '21' and '19'. Worthy Farm Pilton, Glastonbury Somerset, United Kingdom - Saturday 25th June 2016

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Ellie Goulding seen wandering around backstage at Glastonbury Festival 2016. The singer decided to come to the festival early to take in a bit of the festival atmosphere. Celebrity Sightings - Day 2 at Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 25th June 2016

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Adele headlined the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night of the 2016 Glastonbury Festival. She impressed the crowds performing songs from her most recent album '25' as well as tracks from '21' and '19'. Worthy Farm Pilton, Glastonbury Somerset, United Kingdom - Saturday 25th June 2016

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As the mud deepened, spirits were still high at Glastonbury Festival 2016. Wellies, shorts and fancy dress are all part of the standard attire for the festival. Day 2 at Worthy Farm Pilton, Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 25th June 2016

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Jess Glynne performed on the Pyramid Stage in one of the afternoon slots on the Friday at Glastonbury Festival 2016. The singer was all smiles as she wore a sparkly green suit on stage. Glastonbury, UK - Thursday 23rd June 2016

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