Glastonbury Festival 2016 - news timeline

BBC Music announces plans for Glastonbury 2016

06/06/16 - The BBC has revealed its plans for Glastonbury Festival 2016 with coverage scheduled across TV, radio and digital platforms, starting on Thursday 23 June and continuing right through until after the final headliners finish on the Sunday evening.

Glastonbury Festival 2016: Full line-up revealed

31/05/16 - Glastonbury Festival has announced its full 2016 line-up, with day splits and set times for the festival's many stages and venues.

Unfairground line-up announced for Glastonbury Festival

27/05/16 - Lily Allen (DJ set), Carl Cox, King Kurt, 808 State, Eddy Temple Morris are among the many artists confirmed for the Unfairground at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Arcadia line-up announced for Glastonbury Festival

24/05/16 - Arcadia will present its spectacular Metamorphosis show at Glastonbury Festival 2016, alongside a line-up that includes Carl Cox, Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Shy FX, Daniel Avery and Craig Charles.

Glastonbury’s Rocket Lounge line-up revealed

24/05/16 - The Rocket Lounge has released its line-up for Glastonbury Festival 2016, with Goldmaster Allstars, Guns of Navarone, Black Friday and Mik Artistik among the artists announced.

Glade line-up revealed for Glastonbury 2016

20/05/16 - The Glade area has revealed its line-up for Glastonbury Festival 2016. The artists confirmed today include Carl Cox, Dubfire, Example & DJ Wire, Dub Pistols, Dreadzone and Stereo MC's.

Shangri-La reveals its line-up for Glastonbury Festival 2016

18/05/16 - Mark Ronson and Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, Reef, Shy FX, Seth Troxler and Kate Tempest are among the many artists featured in today’s Shangri-La line-up announcement for Glastonbury Festival 2016.

Glastonbury Festival's Poetry&Words line-up announced

16/05/16 - Glastonbury Festival has revealed its 2016 Poetry&Words line-up, with John Hegley, Buddy Wakefield and Tanya Evanson among the artists set to appear over the weekend.

Poetry and Words Glastonbury Feestival

Glastonbury’s Toad Hall line-up revealed

11/05/16 - Kangaroo Moon, Seize the Day, Rodney Branigan, Alabama 3 unplugged and Bombay Basement lead today’s line-up announcement for the Toad Hall stage at Glastonbury Festival 2016.

Glastonbury Festival 2016 announces Block9 line-up

10/05/16 - Block9, one of the four late-night areas in Glastonbury Festival's south-east corner, has released its 2016 line-up. Appearing over the weekend will be Seth Troxler, Andy Butler, Roger Sanchez, Shy FX, Eats Everything and many more.

Glastonbury Festival reveals Theatre and Circus line-up

07/05/16 - Glastonbury Festival has revealed some of the highlights of its 2016 Theatre and Circus line-up, which includes everything from comedians, poets and jugglers, to trapeze artists, acrobats and sword swallowers.

Circus Big Top Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival's Field of Avalon line-up announced

04/05/16 - Turin Brakes, Corinne Bailey Rae, KT Tunstall, The Feeling and Will Young are among the artists performing in the Field of Avalon at Glastonbury Festival 2016.

Glastonbury Festival’s Left Field line-up revealed

02/05/16 - The line-up for the Left Field tent at Glastonbury Festival 2016 has been revealed with confirmation that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be speaking on Sunday afternoon.

The Common unveils line-up for Glastonbury Festival 2016

29/04/16 - The Common, one of the late night areas in the south east corner of the Glastonbury Festival site, has released details of this year's line-up. Among the artists appearing are Delta Heavy, Sub Focus, The Upbeats, Dub Phizix & Strategy and Stanton Warriors.

Glastonbury Festival reveals Silver Hayes line-up

27/04/16 - Spanning everything from drum and bass, grime and deep house to reggae, funk and Afrobeat, Glastonbury Festival has announced this year's line-up for its Silver Hayes area.

Glastonbury Festival announces Kidzfield line-up

12/04/16 - Basil Brush, magician Dynamo and the Art Ninja are among the acts that will performing in the Kidzfield Big Top at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

She Drew The Gun wins Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition

09/04/16 - Liverpool-based She Drew The Gun won first prize at the final of the Glastonbury Festival 2016 Emerging Talent Competition held this evening at the Working Men’s Club in Pillton.

Ticket resale dates announced for Glastonbury Festival 2016

08/04/16 - Glastonbury Festival has announced that a limited number of tickets for this year's event will go back on sale on Thursday 14th April and Sunday 17th April.

New wave of artists revealed for Glastonbury Festival 2016

29/03/16 - Foals, Beck, LCD Soundsystem and New Order are among the 60-plus artists confirmed today for Glastonbury Festival 2016. The announcement included Madness, Sigur Rós, Years & Years, Bring Me The Horizon and Grimes, with Art Garfunkel, Cyndi Lauper, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ellie Goulding and Grimes also set to appear. /more

Adele to headline Glastonbury Festival 2016

18/03/16 - Adele has been confirmed as the Saturday night Pyramid Stage headliner at Glastonbury Festival 2016. /more

Emerging Talent Competition finalists announced

16/03/16 - The eight acts that have made it to the final of Glastonbury Festival's 2016 Emerging Talent Competition have been announced. /more

Muse to headline Glastonbury Festival 2016

26/02/16 - Muse will headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday night at this year's Glastonbury Festival. /more

PJ Harvey to play Glastonbury Festival 2016

18/02/16: Talking to BBC Radio 6Music at last night's NME Awards, Emily Eavis revealed that PJ Harvey will play the Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2016. /more

Coldplay confirmed for Glastonbury Festival 2016

16/02/16 - Coldplay have been confirmed as the Sunday night headliner at Glastonbury Festival 2016. /more

Jeff Lynne's ELO confirmed for Sunday at Glastonbury Festival 2016

01/02/16 - Glastonbury Festival has announced that Jeff Lynne's ELO will play the Sunday teatime slot at this year's festival. /more

Glastonbury Festival launches its 2016 Emerging Talent Competition

14/01/16 - Glastonbury Festival's Emerging Talent Competition is open for entries between 9am Monday 18th January and 5pm Monday 25th January 2015. /more

Applications open for Poetry&Words performers

04/01/16 - The organisers of Glastonbury's Poetry&Words tent are inviting "poets, wordsmiths, lyricists, spoken word artists, raconteurs, story tellers, stand-up poets and slam champs" to apply for the chance to perform at this year's festival. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 4th March 2016.

Emily Eavis on plans for Glastonbury 2016

22/11/15 - In an interview with the BBC, Emily Eavis has revealed that around 80% of the Glastonbury festival 2016 line-up is already in place. Eavis added that two out of the three Pyramid Stage headliners are confirmed in writing and the third verbally agreed. /more

Booking information for Worthy View campsite, campervan fields and tipi village announced

23/10/15 - Glastonbury Festival has announced that bookings for campervan and caravan tickets, tipis in the Festival Tipi Village, and pre-erected tents in the Worthy View campsite will open at 12 noon on Thursday, 29th October 2015. /more

Five pairs of Glastonbury Festival tickets to be auctioned by Oxfam

06/10/15 - Glastonbury Festival is offering unique Glastonbury Festival and Worthy Farm experiences, including tickets for the festival, in an online auction to raise money for Oxfam's Refugee Crisis Emergency Appeal. /more

Glastonbury 2016 tickets

Standard weekend tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2016 went on sale at 9am on Sunday 4th October 2015 and sold out in around 30 minutes

Prior to that, 15,000 'coach plus ticket' packages went on sale at 7pm on Thursday 1st October 2015. The advance sale, designed to encourage more people to use a coach to travel to the festival rather than their car, sold out in 15 minutes.

As in previous years, there will be a resale of returned tickets in the spring.

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