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The hosts of the Cornbury Festival once worried about its upper-class image. But then they realised it was an opportunity. Gillian Orr prepares to glamp

Why Glastonbury shouldn't be televised

A Music Magazine reader reminisces on a festival institution

Culture Club: Glastonbury

Readers review this week's festival featuring Gorillaz, Dizzee Rascal, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, Muse, Scissor Sisters, MGMT, Laura Marling, The Flaming Lips, Tinie Tempah and The xx

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Yet another disaster

Sun shines on the true spirit of Glastonbury

Even a dreary set from Gorillaz isn't enough to disappoint festival virgin Hugh Montgomery.

Music festivals to go cashless

Revellers will have to manage without cash at music festivals next year, after organisers of events such as Glastonbury, Leeds and Reading said that they were switching to a system that allows payment to be made by security wristbands.

Amy Jenkins: A privileged old lady and a nation in thrall

Glastonbury can be a pretty sweaty place but that's not the reason that Prince Charles – an incongruous visitor to the festival this week – is in bad odour.

£100,000 'Glastonbury drugs' seized

Two men were being questioned today after police stopped a vehicle on the way to the Glastonbury Festival carrying drugs with a street value of more than £100,000.

Rolf Harris kicks off Glastonbury festival

Australian entertainer Rolf Harris kicked off Glastonbury Festival's 40th anniversary today with a set full of wobble boards and antipodean charm.

MGMT - Inheritors of the head-expanding hippie ethos

MGMT's Kids put them on the map, but, if their latest album is anything to go by, their Glastonbury audience is in for something much more progressive. Nick Hasted hears why

Glastonbury devotes stage to disabled musicians

This year's Glastonbury is devoting a stage to disabled musicians. Club Attitude, the club event from Attitude Is Everything will showcase both disabled and non-disabled musicians for five hours on the Hub Stage in the Shangri-La field tomorrow.

Prince Charles stands out in the Glastonbury crowds

If his mother looked like she belonged at Wimbledon in her turquoise hat, Prince Charles's attire seemed about as congruous as a brutalist building in Chelsea when he rocked up at Glastonbury in a double-breasted suit.

First Night: Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset

Old-timer starts off at a leisurely pace as the temperature rises

Glastonbury: the designers, artists and fabricators who help to wow the crowds.

Boots has run out of wet wipes. Millets has sold out of wellies. Excitement levels are at fever pitch. Oh yes, it’s that time of the year again: Glastonbury. But it's not just Stevie Wonder, Muse and Faithless who are set to impress the crowds at Worthy farm this weekend; a host of designers, artists, lighting specialists, art directors, producers and fabricators will also make a mark with their multi-media installations and art displays providing a fantastical backdrop to the weekend’s performances.

All the fun of the festival - without all the hassle of pitching your tent

Don't fancy three days slumming it in a field? A one-day event could be right up your street, writes Nick Hasted
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