Somerset

  1. Watch: Universal's Rob Wells Vs. Omniphone's Rob Lewis Vs. Jack Daniels at Music Matters (Video)

    June 16, 2011 3:17 PM EDT From left: Universal's Rob Wells, a bottle of Jack, Omniphone's Rob Lewis at the Music Matters Conferenence. We're not clear if being forced to drink a shot of Jack Daniels is a punishment or not, but the drinking game/Q&A set-u ...

  2. Stevie Wonder Dedicates Glastonbury Set To Jackson

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Motown legend Stevie Wonder closed the Glastonbury music festival on Sunday (June 27) with a set that spanned his long and successful career, delighting a huge crowd of some 100,000 cheering revelers. The 60-year-old dedicated his performance to M ...

  3. Fans Start Arriving At Glastonbury

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury Festival does not officially begin until tomorrow, but thousands of fans have started arriving on site today (June 23) to set up camp for the week ahead. The gates are open at Worthy Farm in Somerset and those who do arrive early will ...

  4. BBC Worldwide Snags Glastonbury Fest

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST BBC Worldwide Music, part of the commercial arm of the publicly funded U.K. broadcaster, will be the exclusive television and radio distributor for this year's Glastonbury Festival. While the BBC has broadcast the festival in the U.K. since 1 ...

  5. Glastonbury Fest Gets License To 2016

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The organizers of the U.K. Glastonbury Festival have secured a license from the local council to stage the event until 2016. Mendip District Council said the team behind Glastonbury, including founder Michael Eavis who established the event in 197 ...

  6. U2 To Headline Glastonbury

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 has been confirmed as a headline act for the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival in 2010. The Irish band will make their first appearance at the festival in Somerset next year, which also marks 40 years since the first Glastonbury Festival. U2 hea ...

  7. Glastonbury Gets 1.9 Million Ratings Peak

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Blur's headline set at Glastonbury got 1.9 million viewers for the BBC's live coverage of the final night of the festival. Blur, who reformed for summer dates, wrapped the 170,000-capacity event on the Pyramid Stage in Some ...

  8. Glastonbury Deposit Scheme Back For 2010

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury organizer Michael Eavis says his new deposit scheme will "definitely" return in the fall for the 40th anniversary next year of the first ever Glastonbury festival. Last year the festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset str ...

  9. Eavis Honored At MIDEM For Green Glastonbury

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Eavis was presented with the MIDEM Green World award in Cannes, in recognition of the environmental achievements at the annual music festival. Eavis has organized Glastonbury since its launch in 1970 on his 500-acres dairy farm in Somerset ...

  10. Glastonbury Shines On, Retailers Say

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury Festival may have closed its gates on another edition, but the goodwill from this year's June 27-29 event continues to flow at the tills. Jay-Z's firework on the main Pyramid Stage has translated into a huge sales rises at re ...

  11. HMV To Sell Glastonbury Tickets

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT HMV is to, temporarily, add Glastonbury Festival tickets to its inventory. The market-leading British music and entertainment retailer will sell the remaining tickets over the counter for the 2008 festival. Seven of HMV's major branches aroun ...

  12. Eavis Keen For 10 More Years At Glastonbury Helm

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eavis says he has the energy for another decade as maestro of Glastonbury Festival. Speaking to Billboard, the man behind Britain's most famous music event says he has no immediate plans to relinquish responsibilities for Glastonbury ...

  13. Glastonbury's $144 Million Effect

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It might not have the same box office potency as in years past, but the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival is still a serious money-spinner, according to the findings of a new report. The three-day live music carnival last year generated more than £ ...

  14. No Stampede For Glastonbury 2008 Tickets

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticket sales for this year's Glastonbury Festival have proved as sluggish as the ubiquitous mud which has plagued the Somerset, south west England site in recent editions. Organizers this morning (April 7) were still offering a "limited ...

  15. ID Scheme Back For Glastonbury

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has confirmed that a photo-ID registration system will again be in place for this summer's event on Jun. 27-29. The system was introduced last year in order to combat ticket touts (scalpers). Regis ...

  16. Glastonbury Launches Unsigned Search

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Glastonbury Festival has launched its search for an unsigned artist who will earn a slot at the 2008 event. The Glastonbury New Talent competition is now in its fourth year and will be run online in partnership with Q magazine. It launched tonight ...

  17. Council Praises Glastonbury 2007

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mendip District Council, the local authority that licenses the Glastonbury Festival, says it is happy with the management of this year's event. The three-day open-air festival (June 22-24), Europe's biggest, attracted a record 177,500 sp ...

  18. Award Scheme Acknowledges 'Green' Fests

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Greener Festival, the U.K. initiative set up to make live music festivals safer and cleaner, has launched a voluntary award scheme to highlight the most environmentally-friendly events. According to organizers, the first festivals to sign up to ...

  19. Glastonbury Line-Up Confirmed

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Glastonbury Festival June 22-24 line-up was finally made public today , featuring a typically eclectic mix of familiar names, and obscure acts from well-left of center. As previously tipped in Billboard.biz, the respective nightly headliners o ...

  20. BRIT Winners Line Up For IoW Festival

    February 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST The United Kingdom's annual Isle of Wight Festival today (Feb. 19) unveiled a strong line-up for its 2007 edition, including several artists who starred at this year's BRIT Awards ceremony. Headlining the first night of the three-day eve ...

  21. Vince Power Appointed CBE

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Vince Power, founder of British powerhouse promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG), is to be made an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). National culture secretary Tessa Jowell will present Power with the accolade during ...

  22. Roedy To Keynote BPI AGM

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Network International president Bill Roedy will deliver the keynote speech at the BPI's annual general meeting, which takes place July 12 in London. MTV Network International president Bill Roedy will deliver the keynote speech at the BPI ...

  23. OFT Clears CCE's Mean Fiddler Buyout

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Office of Fair Trading has approved Clear Channel Entertainment's planned acquisition of rival Mean Fiddler Music Group. LONDON -- The Office of Fair Trading has approved Clear Channel Entertainment's planned acquisition of rival Mea ...

  24. Glastonbury Gears Up For Another Year

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The three-day event begins June 24. Rain, hail or mud: nothing is likely to dampen the spirits of those visiting England's annual Glastonbury Festival. The three-day event, which begins Friday (June 24), is widely recognized as one of the big ...

  25. OFT Clears Mean Fiddler Buyout

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Office of Fair Trading has approved Clear Channel Entertainment's planned acquisition of rival Mean Fiddler Music Group. A spokesperson for the regulatory body confirms that the takeover proposal The Office of Fair Trading has approved Cl ...

  26. OFT Clears Mean Fiddler Buyout

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Decision clears path for CCE, MCD deal. The Office of Fair Trading has approved Clear Channel Entertainment's planned acquisition of rival Mean Fiddler Music Group. A spokesperson for the regulatory body confirms that it cleared the takeover ...

  27. Glastonbury Fest Wins Domain-Name Dispute

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Britain's annual Glastonbury Festival have won a Web site domain name infringement case at the World Intellectual Property Organization. Organizers of Britain's annual Glastonbury Festival have won a Web site domain name in ...

  28. Glastonbury Fest Wins Domain-Name Dispute

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cybersquatters registered site in 'bad faith.' Organizers of Britain's annual Glastonbury Festival have won a Web site domain name infringement case at the World Intellectual Property Organization. Geneva-based WIPO has ruled that t ...

  29. Glastonbury Fest To Skip 2006

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST This year's Glastonbury Festival will be the last for two years. Michael Eavis, organizer of the British fest, has decided to skip the event in 2006, saying he wants to allow residents a break from th This year's Glastonbury Festival wil ...

  30. Glastonbury Fest To Skip 2006

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST This year's Glastonbury Festival will be the last for two years. Michael Eavis, organizer of the British fest, has decided to skip the event in 2006, saying he wants to allow residents a break from th This year's Glastonbury Festival wil ...

  31. EMI Preps First Glastonbury DVD

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI on March 21 will issue the first official DVD compilation of Britain's annual Glastonbury Festival. EMI on March 21 will issue the first official DVD compilation of Britain's annual Glastonbury Festival. "Glastonbury Anthems -- ...

  32. EMI Preps First Glastonbury DVD

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI on March 21 will issue the first official DVD compilation of Britain's annual Glastonbury Festival. EMI on March 21 will issue the first official DVD compilation of Britain's annual Glastonbury Festival. "Glastonbury Anthems -- ...

  33. Benn Returns To Mean Fiddler

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) managing director Melvin Benn has withdrawn his resignation from the British concert promoter and venues operator. Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) managing director Melvin Benn has withdrawn his resignation from the ...

  34. Benn Returns To Mean Fiddler

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) managing director Melvin Benn has withdrawn his resignation from the British concert promoter and venues operator. Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) managing director Melvin Benn has withdrawn his resignation from the ...

  35. McCartney To Play Glastonbury, Rock In Rio

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney has been confirmed to headline the annual three-day Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, this summer. The former Beatles star will appear for the first time at the festival on Jun Paul McCartney has been confirmed to headline ...