Glastonbury Festival Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

19th February 2016

Fact: Footage of David Bowie's entire Glastonbury Festival set from 2000 will be screened during the 2016 event in June (16) as part of plans to honour the late rocker, who passed away in January (16).

5th October 2015

Fact: Tickets for next summer's (16) Glastonbury Festival in England have sold out in 32 minutes. A line-up will be announced early next year (16), but insiders suggest Adele and Coldplay will be among the headliners. Kanye West, The Who and Florence + the MAChine headlined the event this year (15).

13th July 2015

Quote: "When I saw her, she was on it (partying hard). We were just catching up but she just went and did what she did. It's because she hadn't drunk for something like 10 months, so then she just did it all in one go and went hard. When I saw her she was having a good time, she was just getting started. I'm not surprised she passed out in a field. Who hasn't at Glastonbury? She's hardcore." Rapper Dizzee Rascal defends pop star Lily Allen after she collapsed in a field at Britain's Glastonbury Festival last month (Jun15).

16th June 2015

Quote: "We were originally meant to play on Saturday, but you just can't be on at the same time as Kanye, so I was like, 'Please move us!'" Mark Ronson asked for his set at Britain's iconic Glastonbury Festival to be moved from Saturday to Friday to avoid a clash with rapper Kanye West's headlining slot. The festival runs from 25 to 28 June (15).

19th March 2015

Fact: An online petition urging organisers of Britain's Glastonbury Festival to drop Kanye West from the line-up has garnered more than 56,000 signatures.

23rd December 2008

Fact: Michael Eavis, the founder of Britain's Glastonbury Festival, will receive the Midem Green World Award in January (09), for his commitment to environmental issues.

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