Glastonbury, the biggest greenfield festival in the world, is back.
The iconic event, which has hosted some of the greatest names in rock, pop and folk music over the past 47 years, returns for its 35th instalment over five days in June. And whether you’re planning on heading to Somerset for the festival, are still hopeful of getting tickets, or are just looking forward to watching at home - we have all the latest Glastonbury information for you right here.
When is Glastonbury 2017?
Glastonbury 2017 takes place from Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 June at its usual venue, Worthy Farm, near Pilton in Somerset. The main stages are in operation from Friday to Sunday.
Which acts are playing at Glastonbury 2017?
Indie godfathers Radiohead will headline the Friday night of the festival, their first Glastonbury appearance since 2003. Foo Fighters take centre stage on Saturday night, having had to pull out of their scheduled 2015 appearance when frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg.
The final Sunday night slot is taken by Ed Sheeran this year, his first headline slot at the festival.
Other acts to keep an eye out for across the weekend include Katy Perry, Stormzy, Chic, Shaggy, Barry Gibb and Solange.
How can I get tickets for Glastonbury 2017?
Unfortunately, tickets for this year’s event are sold out. Two tranches of tickets were released in October of last year, and both were snapped up quickly.
However, all is not lost. Some people pay a deposit to secure a ticket but for whatever reason do not hand over the full fee by the payment deadline; these tickets, and any others that are returned, do eventually go back on sale. You must be registered with the festival to purchase a ticket, so if you haven’t already, get to the Glastonbury Festival website and sign up.
Will there be a Glastonbury Festival in 2018?
No. Every five years or so the festival skips a year - dubbed a 'fallow year' - to allow the Worthy Farm land to recover, and to give the organisers and the local population a much-needed break.
Organisers had considered moving 'Glastonbury' to another venue such as Longleat House, but plans never came to fruiton.
So the next-but-one Glastonbury will take place in 2019. However, Emily Eavis has promised to try to cram as many musical highlights into 2017’s event as possible, in recompense to fans.