Glastonbury Festival 2016

Despite the mud and rain there was still plenty to lift the spirits at Worthy Farm this year.

Glastonbury Festival 2016

Friday night Pyramid Stage headliners Muse were hugely entertaining with a set that included 'Hysteria', 'Supermassive Black Hole', 'Stockholm Syndrome' and 'Knights of Cydonia'.

And on Saturday at the Pyramid Stage, the huge crowd that gathered to see Adele were treated to a charismatic performance that made it easy to see why she's currently the biggest selling artist in the world.

Coldplay closed the Pyramid Stage on Sunday with a set full of hits backed by pyrotechnics and the synchronised light show provided by the thousands of LED wristbands that had been handed out to festival-goers during the day.

During Coldplay's performance there was a touching tribute to Viola Beach and a guest appearance from Barry Gibb for covers of the Bee Gee's 'To love Somebody' and 'Stayin' Alive'. Bringing the set to an emotional close, festival founder Michael Eavis joined Coldplay on stage for a rousing rendition of 'My Way'.

Elsewhere, Disclosure, New Order and LCD Soundsytem topped the bill on the Other Stage, while the West Holts Stage headliners were Underworld, James Blake and Earth, Wind and Fire.

Over on the John Peel Stage, Sigur Rós, M83 and Jake Bugg took the top spots, while Richard Hawley, Philip Glass' Heroes Symphony and Grimes provided the closing performances on the Park Stage.

135,000 tickets were sold for Glastonbury 2016, the 33rd to be held at Worthy Farm. The festival took place from Wednesday 22nd June to Sunday 26th June.

Standard weekend tickets for Glastonbury 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 just 15 minutes.

Area highlights

The Green Fields

Silver Hayes

Theatre and Circus

Main stage line-ups + video and set list links

Friday - Pyramid, Other, West Holts, John Peel & Park Stages

Saturday - Pyramid, Other, West Holts, John Peel & Park Stages

Sunday - Pyramid, Other, West Holts, John Peel & Park Stages


There's lots of great photos of Glastonbury 2016 on the official website:
Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday

Timeline of line-up announcements and pre-festival news

More Glastonbury Festival reviews

Glastonbury 2015, Glastonbury 2014, Glastonbury 2013, Glastonbury 2011, Glastonbury 2010, Glastonbury 1997, Glastonbury 1989

Glastonbury Festival 2016

When: Wednesday 22nd June to Sunday 26th June
Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Tickets: £228 (plus £5 booking fee per person) SOLD OUT
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