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Bear Grylls and Dave Cameron, fellow Old Etonians – and, like myself, thriving survivors of Boarding School Syndrome – were recently introduced, Grylls tells me at a screening of his new Discovery Channel series Born Survivor. "He was cool, actually," said Grylls with an admirably straight face. "He's got a real presence about him. Politics aside, I thought he was great. Actually not even politics aside: I think his politics are great!"

Glastonbury set for muddy return

Muddy mayhem could make an unwelcome return at Glastonbury Festival this week, forecasters warned today.

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Can't make it to the Vale of Avalon shindig this year? Never mind! As you slumber in front of the TV, how many of our 50 key predictions can you tick off?

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Glastonbury needs to take a gamble

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Anger against the funding bloodbath facing local libraries around the country swelled yesterday as key campaigners joined increasingly widespread protests against the cuts.

Festival Review: Glastonbury 2010

Forty years ago, dairy farmer Michael Eavis put on his first music festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton. Just over a thousand hippies parted with £1 to see T-Rex perform and enjoy a pint or two of free milk from the farm’s Friesians.

Glastonbury not so middle-aged as teens throng sun-baked festival

"Michael Stipe once said you shouldn't wear sunglasses on stage because it demonstrates disrespect for your audience," said Matt Berninger, lead singer of Brooklyn-based rockers The National. "But the sun is shining into my eyes and is burning my corneas." If anything defined this year's Glastonbury, it was the heat. Dry, uncompromising, and painfully affecting. The same, of course, could be said for Berninger's music.

Bono's injured back forces U2 to pull out of Glastonbury

It's the kind of news any festival director dreads. With just four weeks to go, Glastonbury's Friday-night headliners U2 have pulled out.

U2 pull out of Glastonbury after Bono operation

U2 have cancelled their headline slot at Glastonbury after singer Bono was told to rest for at least two months following emergency surgery, it was confirmed today.

Andy Williams set to play Glastonbury

Andy Williams has announced plans to perform at Glastonbury – aged 82. The American crooner said Michael Eavis has invited him to perform at the festival's 40th anniversary next year.

Glastonbury tickets sell out within a day

Tickets for next year's Glastonbury music festival sold out in less than 24 hours.

Glastonbury tickets go on sale

Tickets for next year's Glastonbury music festival go on sale today.

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