Glastonbury Festival 2013

From the Arctic Monkeys hit filled set on Friday night, via the Rolling Stones momentous show on Saturday night, to a really very good closing performance from Mumford and Sons on Sunday, the Pyramid Stage headliners at Glastonbury 2013 all prove worthy of their top billing.

The Pyramid Stage bookers have put together an eclectic line-up right across the weekend, including Dizzee Rascal, Jake Bugg and Rita Ora on Friday, Laura Mvula, Ben Howard and Elvis Costello & the Imposters on Saturday, and Rufus Wainwright, Kenny Rogers and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on Sunday.

Over on the Other Stage, proceedings get underway on Friday with a not-so-secret set from Beady Eye followed by one of the sets of the weekend courtesy of The Hives. Headlining the Other Stage on Friday are Portishead, with Chase and Status topping the bill on Saturday and The xx on Sunday.

The West Holts Stage has a strong Friday line-up, featuring among others Goat, Tom Tom Club, Seasick Steve and Chic. On Saturday, Public Enemy headline West Holts, while Bobby Womack brings the stage to a close on Sunday.

Headlining the other big stages are: Sinead O'Connor, The Bootleg Beatles and Lucinda Williams in the Acoustic Tent; Crystal Castles, Hurts and Phoenix on the John Peel Stage; and The Horrors, F**k Buttons and Cat Power on the Park Stage.

Glastonbury 2013 sees a revamped Dance Village renamed Silver Hayes. The area's venues include the 6,000 capacity Sonic Stage, the Wow! Stage, La Pussy Parlure Nouveau, reggae stages the Gully and The Blues, and the BBC Radio 1 Introducing Stage which plays host to some of the UK's hottest new musical talent.

Among the hundreds of artists performing in Silver Hayes over the weekend are: Disclosure, The Family Stone, David Rodigan's Ram Jam, Sam Smith, Rob Da Bank, The Congos, Rudimental, B.Traits and Wiley.

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2013 (Wednesday 26th June - Sunday 30th June) went on sale on Sunday 7th october 2012. They cost £205 plus fees and sold out in a record 1 hour and 40 minutes.


Build-up

Relive the anticipation with our timeline of ticket sales, resales, line-up announcements and other pre-festival news. /more

Friday - Reviews, line-up and videos

Friday's reviews feature Beady Eye, Tom Tom Club, Seasick Steve, Arctic Monkeys and Chic. Plus line-ups for the Pyramid Stage, Other Stage, West Holts Stage, John Peel Stage and Park Stage and links to artist videos. /more

Saturday - Reviews, line-up and videos

Saturday at Glastonbury 2013 is mainly about the Rolling Stones. Along with the main stage line-ups, there's video of the Stones, Noah and the Whale, Major Lazer and Rodriguez. /more

Sunday - Reviews, line-up and videos

Sunday's reviews include Space Ritual, Public Image Limited and Xavier Rudd. In addition, we've got line-ups for the Pyramid Stage, Other Stage, West Holts Stage, John Peel Stage and Park Stage and links to more artist videos. /more


External links

Wikipedia: Glastonbury Festival 2013

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