England's Glastonbury festival, one of the crown jewels of the European summer music festival circuit, is back this year after a one-year hiatus, with a lineup that includes Coldplay, Rod Stewart, Ste
England's Glastonbury festival, one of the crown jewels of the European summer music festival circuit, is back this year after a one-year hiatus, with a lineup that includes Coldplay, Rod Stewart, Stereophonics, the Charlatans U.K., Roger Waters, Garbage, and more over the course of the June 28-30 weekend.
The festival, which was canceled last year amid security concerns, seems to be reviving well, as this year's edition is already sold out, according to its official Web site.
Two primary stages, the Pyramid Stage and the Other Stage, will host the majority of the festival's top acts, while a host of other venues on the grounds -- including the Jazzworld Stage, the Dance Tent, the Acoustic Stage, the New Bands Tent, and the Avalon Stage -- will feature hundreds of additional performances. Stewart is set to headline the festival with the final performance on the Pyramid Stage, although he recently postponed two U.K. shows due to a sore throat.
Other performers set for the fest include Nelly Furtado, Doves, Bush, Ani DiFranco, Badly Drawn Boy, Isaac Hayes, Cornershop, Belle & Sebastian, Air, Pete Yorn, Spiritualized, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Queens Of The Stone Age, the White Stripes, Starsailor, Mercury Rev, and the Vines. For a full list of performers and more information about the festival, visit its official Web site.
June 30 is also the day of the final match of the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament, and some Glastonbury ticketholders have started an online petition to get organizers to agree to screen the match somewhere on the ground. England plays Brazil early tomorrow morning (June 21) in the quarterfinals.