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GLASTONBURY 2017 useful info

BRITAIN’S greatest music festival is officially here and excitement is building for headliners Ed Sheeran, Radiohead and Foo Fighters’ highly anticipated performances.

But who else is playing at Glastonbury Festival 2017? Here’s what you need to know…

When is Glastonbury Festival 2017?

Pencil in the precious date and give your work notice well in advance that you will be heading west – or planning a long session in front of the telly.

The Glastonbury site opened to campers on Wednesday (June 21) to Monday (June 26), and hopefully guests will avoid previous mud-bath scenes this year.

As always, the main stages provide the music from Friday (June 23) to Sunday (June 25), and the BBC will provide extensive coverage on TV and radio.

What’s the Glastonbury 2017 line-up?

This is the timetable according to the Glastonbury website.


Pyramid Stage
10.45-11.30am: Hacienda Classical
12.15-1.00pm: Paul Carrack
1.30-2.15pm: Blossoms
2.45-3.45pm: First Aid Kit
4.15-5.15pm: Kris Kristofferson
5.45-6.45pm: Royal Blood
7.30-8.30pm: The XX
9.30-11.45pm: Radiohead

Other Stage
11.00-12.00pm: The Pretenders
12.25-1.15pm: Charlie XCX
1.40-2.30pm: Nothing But Thieves
3.00-3.50pm: Circa Waves
4.20-5.10pm: Glass Animals
5.40-6.35pm: Halsey
7.05-8.05pm: George Ezra
8.45-9.45pm: Lorde
10.30-11.45pm: Major Lazer

West Holts Stage
12.00-1pm: Hot 8 Brass Band
1.30-2.15pm: Henry Wu Presents The Kamaal Williams Ensemble
2.45-3.45pm: Ata Kak
4.15-5.15pm: Pat Thomas & The Kwashibu Band
5.45-6.45pm: Kate Tempest
7.15-20.15pm: Little Dragon
8.45-9.45pm: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
10.30-11.40pm: Dizzee Rascal

John Peel Stage
11.00-11.40am: Dam
12.00-12.40pm: Rews
1.00-1.40pm: Black Honey
2.10-3.00pm: Dua Lipa
3.30-4.20pm: The Lemon Twigs
4.50-5.40pm: Declan Mckenna
6.10-7.00pm: Ride
7.30-8.30pm: Future Islands
9.00-10.00pm: Clean Bandit
10.30-11.45pm: Annie Mac

The Park Stage
11.00-11.45am: Georgia
12.15-1pm: Bo Ningen
1.30-2.30pm: Margo Price
3.00-4.00pm: Hamilton Leithauser
4.30-5.30pm: Mark Lanegan
6.00-7.00pm: Angel Olsen
7.30-8.30pm: TBA
9.00-10.00pm: Sleaford Mods
10.45-12.15am: The Flaming Lips

BBC Music Introducing
12.15-12.35pm: TBA
12.55-1.20pm: Onyda
1.40-2.05pm: Otis Mensah
2.25-2.50pm: Tourists
3.10-3.45pm: Roe
3.55-4.20pm: Gaffa Tape Sandy
4.50-5.10pm: TBA
5.30-5.55pm: Joe Barry
6.15-6.40pm:  Folly Rae


Pyramid Stage
10.45-11.30am: The BootlegBeatles With The Pepperland Sinfonia
11.55-12.45pm: Vieux Farka Touré
1.15-2.15pm: Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
2.45-3.45pm: Craig David
4.15-5.15pm: Run The Jewels
6.00-7.00pm: Katy Perry
7.45-8.45pm: The National
9.45-11.45pm: Foo Fighters

Other Stage
11.00-11.45: Gabrielle Aplin
12.05-12.50pm: Whitney
1.15-2.15pm: British Sea Power
2.45-3.45pm: Wild Beasts
4.15-5.15pm: Kaiser Chiefs
5.45-6.45pm: Liam Gallagher
7.15-8.00pm: Wiley
8.30-9.30pm: Stormzy
10.30-11.45pm: Alt-J

West Holts Stage
11.30-12.30pm: Khruangbin
1.00-2.00pm: Afriquoi
2.30-3.30pm: Thundercat
4.00-5.00pm: BADBADNOTGOOD
5.30-6.30pm: Toots and the Maytals
7.00-8.00pm: The Avalanches
8.30-9.30pm: Solange
10.15-11.45pm: The Jacksons

John Peel Stage
11.00-11.40am: Josh Barry
12.00-12.40pm: Maggie Rogers
1.00-1.40pm: Inheaven
2.10-3.00pm: The Amazons
3.30-4.20pm: Cabbage
4.50-5.40pm: Loyle Carner
6.10-7.00pm: Tove Lo
7.30-8.30pm: DJ Shadow
9.00-10.00pm: Father John Misty
10.30-11.45pm: Phoenix

The Park Stage
11.00-11.45am: Kelsey Lu
12.15-1.00pm: Amber Arcades
1.30-2.30pm: The Moonlandingz
3.00-4.00pm: Sigrid
4.30-5.30pm: Nadia Rose
6.00-7.00pm: Temples
7.45-9.00pm: Songhoy Blues
9.30-10.30pm: Joe Goddard
11.00pm-12.15am: War Paint

BBC Music Introducing
12.45-1.10pm: The Cosmics
1.35-2.00pm: Keir
2.40-3.00pm: Wild Front
3.20-3.45pm: Lulu James
4.05-4.30pm: Palm Honey
4.50-5.15pm: Wildwood Kin
5.35-6.00pm: Wowh
6.30-6.50pm:  TBA


Pyramid Stage
10.30-11.10am: The Black Dyke Band
11.35-12.15pm: Orchestra Baobab
12.45-1.45pm: Jamie Cullum
2.15-3.15pm: Laura Marling
4.00-5.15pm: Barry Gibb
5.45-6.45pm: Chic
7.30-8.45pm: Biffy Clyro
9.45-11.15pm: Ed Sheeran

Other Stage
11.00-11.45am: Slaves
12.15-1.05pm: Deaf Havana
1.35-2.25pm: Dropkick Murphys
2.55-3.45pm: Rag’N’Bone Man
4.15-5.05pm: Kodaline
5.35-6.25pm: Haim
6.55-7.55pm: Courteeners
8.35-9.25pm: Emeli Sande
10.15-11.15pm: Boy Better Know

West Holts Stage
11.30-12.30pm: House Gospel Choir
12.45-1.45pm: Ryley Walker
2.15-3.15pm: Yorkston, Thorne And Khan
5.15-6.15pm: Shaggy
6.45-7.45pm: The Cinematic Orchestra
8.15-9.15pm: Moderat
10-11.15pm: Justice

John Peel Stage
11.00-11.30am: October Drift
11.50-12.30pm: Sundara Karma
1.00-2.00pm: Real Estate
2.30-3.30pm: King Glizzard And The Lizard Wizard
4.00-5.00pm: Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
5.30-6.30pm: TBA
7.00-8.00pm: Goldfrapp
8.30-9.30pm: London Grammar
10.00-11.15pm: Metronomy

The Park Stage
10.45-11.30am: Avalonian Choir
11.50pm-12.30pm: She Drew The Gun
12.50-1.35pm: Dr. Dog
2.00-2.45pm: All We Are
3.10-4.00pm: Julia Jackson
4.30-5.30pm: Lisa Hannigan
6.00-7.00pm: Nick Mulvey
7.30-8.30pm: Sampha
9.00-10.00pm: Kano

BBC Music Introducing
12.45-1.10pm: Happy Endings
1.35-2.00pm: Speakman Sounds
2.35-2.55pm: TBA
3.30-3.55pm: Sody
4.15-4.40pm: The Pale White
5.00-5.25pm: Matt Maltese
5.45-6.10pm: Shadowlark
6.30-6.55pm:  The Sherlocks

Further acts will perform in other areas, visit the Glasto website for more.

Which acts are rumoured to be surprise guests?

Each year a handful of ‘surprise’ acts pop up to steal the show at Glastonbury. This year they have been kept a closely guarded secret with only one being confirmed so far. This year’s Brit Awards Best Female Solo Artist winner, Lianne La Havas will take to the Avalon stage this Friday (June 23). But who else will join her? Here’s some names that keep popping up but maybe it’s just wishful thinking…


Harry Styles

Stevie Nicks

Carole King

The Maccabees

Dafts Punk

Why does the BBC not show certain artists or songs at Glastonbury?

BBC will be recording across six of the main stages (Pyramid, Other, John Peel, Park, West Holts and BBC Introducing) but not every performance from the festival will be aired.

According to BBC, this is for a number of reasons. Firstly they “cannot always afford to record all performances from every stage or from multiple sites.”

Some acts or artists may request to not be filmed or have their entire set live e.g. if it is new or unreleased material or due to the quality of certain parts of the performance.

The content of the song or artist may not comply with the BBC Taste & Decency guidelines, for example – if the track including swearing.

And sometimes outdoor conditions may affect the quality of recording, although the BBC said: “we endeavour to provide at least a sample of a band’s show if we feel they are central to the festival.”

And finally there simply just aren’t enough broadcast slots to air all performances.

The BBC said: “TV and Radio producers select the performances that reflect the festival best and appeal to the different audiences for networks and channels.”

Thankfully more material is available via the Red Button and online.

What else can you do at Glastonbury Festival 2017?

It’s not just all mud and music at the world’s most iconic festival, there is also street food, art installations and a cinema tent.

Those who fancy getting Glasto-ready en route can glam up at the Benefit Cosmetics’ Beauty and Brows drive thru, GlastonBrow providing free glasto-glam brows to party goers.

There are also kids areas, market stalls and street performers to keep everyone entertained between acts.