Arts and Entertainment The Rolling Stones performing at Glastonbury

Festival-goers will be able to buy coach and ticket packages early

Credo: Katrina Larkin

Co-founder of the Big Chill festival

The West Country, By John Payne

Charming, learned and a little old-fashioned, Payne's tour of the culture and nature of the counties between Stourhead and Scilly feels more at home with the Glastonbury of legends than of festivals – even if he notes that poet Martin Bax, a local council member, sealed the deal to secure Michael Eavis's licence.

The great Glastonbury clean-up begins

The great Glastonbury clean-up was under way today as more than 1,650 tonnes of waste are swept from the festival fields.

First Night: Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm

An electric start to Glastonbury

Thunderstorms threaten Glastonbury

Glastonbury festival-goers should brace themselves for "torrential thunderstorms" over the weekend, forecasters have warned.

One-click Wonder: Headliners

Last week, buzz around Glastonbury 2009 gathered steam with the news that Bruce Springsteen will top the bill on Saturday night - quite a coup, though will The Boss be able to match up to these legendary Glasto performances?

Is Springsteen right for Glastonbury?

The Boss will be headlining at Glastonbury. But, says Elisa Bray, young festival-goers may not be thrilled

Springsteen to headline Glastonbury

Bruce Springsteen was announced today as the Saturday night headliner for this year's Glastonbury Festival.

The future of the music industry

Music bigwigs have been in Cannes trying to chart the future of their troubled industry. By Pierre Perrone

Michael Eavis, the founder of the Glastonbury Festival, talks about his highlights

'We won't churn out the same Anglo-Saxon bands every year'

Sun shines on Glastonbury

Fears of another mudfest, a headlining hip-hop act, and slow ticket sales fail to dampen the Somerset festival. Andrew Johnson reports

The future of Britain's best gig: The lost spirit of Glastonbury

The 'festival within a festival' that many believed was its heart won't be appearing this year. Cole Moreton reports on the latest battle for the musical event's soul

First Night: Market Boy, Olivier, National Theatre, London

A Thatcherite coming-of-age tale off the back of a lorry

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