Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at this year's Glastonbury Festival, to be held June 24-26.
Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes will be among the headliners at this year's Glastonbury Festival, to be held June 24-26.
Veteran artists Brian Wilson, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello are also on the bill, which was revealed today (April 11). Other performers will include British newcomers Razorlight, Kasabian and Bloc Party.
All 112,000 tickets to the annual event went on sale April 3 and sold out in less than three hours.
As previously reported, organizer Michael Eavis has decided to skip the festival in 2006 to allow the grounds time to regenerate.
"Next year we're taking a usual fifth year off," he tells Billboard.biz. "It's perfect for us, and it gives all the right messages to the rest of the world. We don't do it because we have to do it, and it's not tied to commercial interests."
Since its inception in 1970, Glastonbury has become one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the British summer festival calendar. Headlining acts last year included Paul McCartney, Oasis and Muse. The event raises funds for such charities as Oxfam, Greenpeace, WaterAid and various local organizations.