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Glastonbury cancelled in 2026 as Eavis family issue major update

Glastonbury chiefs have confirmed that the festival will not take place in 2026.The decision has been made to allow for a fallow year to "give the land a rest", according to organiser Emily Eavis.This means that after the festival concludes next year, fans will have to wait two years for its return. Organiser Emily Eavis, 44, daughter of founder Michael Eavis, 88, told The Sun: "[It will] give the land a rest.The festival before a fallow year is always a fun one to plan, because you almost have to fit two years into one." She added: "We're already in talks with some acts for it.

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Glastonbury 2024: Here’s everything Shania Twain played
Shania Twain has performed the esteemed legend’s slot at Glastonbury 2024 – here’s what she played.After previously teasing that she wanted to “borrow” a horse for her performance at Worthy Farm, the country and pop icon arrived with an army of drag queens, all holding up toy horses.The legend kicked off her set with ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’, followed by ‘Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)’ and ‘You Win My Love’. Later on in the set, she amassed a loud and passionate singalong during ‘You’re Still The One’.Michael Eavis: “well, we made Shania Twain an offer she couldn’t refuse”#Glastonbury pic.twitter.com/8lAuSfaL96— michael baggott (@baggottsilver) June 30, 2024Fans have also expressed their concerned for Shania’s voice during the performance, with some remarking that she sounded “awful”, while other questioned if the mix for her set was “off”.‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’‘Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)’‘You Win My Love’‘Up!’‘I’m Gonna Getcha Good!’‘You’re Still The One’‘Forever and Always’‘Come On Over’‘Any Man Of Mine’‘Giddy Up!’‘Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?’‘Honey, I’m Home’‘From This Moment On’‘(If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!’‘Man! I Feel Like A Woman!’Still set to come this weekend are performances from SZA, Janelle Monae, The National, Two Door Cinema Club, Avril Lavigne, Justice, Nia Archives, James Blake, Alvvays, Romy and more.Coldplay‘s electric headlining set on Saturday scored them a four-star review.
Want to play Glastonbury 2024? The Emerging Talent Competition is now open
Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition have been released for 2024 – find all the information below.The free-to-enter contest gives up-and-coming musicians the chance to play at one of the festival’s main stages.The winner will also be awarded a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation to help develop their songwriting and performing, while two runners-up will each be awarded a £2,500 PRS Foundation Talent Development prize.Musicians of any genre can enter the 2024 competition for one week only using the form on the Glastonbury website from 9am GMT, Monday, January 29 until 5pm GMT Monday, February 5.After the entry period closes, a panel of 30 UK music writers will help compile a longlist of 90 acts. That will be narrowed down to a shortlist of eight artists, with judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before the live finals in Pilton which will decide the winning act.Last year’s finalists were: Cordelia Gartside, EVA, FFSYTHO?!, Naomi Kimpenu, N’famady Kouyaté, The Love Buzz, and NME 100 stars for 2022: Prima Queen and VLURE.The festival welcomes entries from disabled artists, who they say will be supported to ensure they are not disadvantaged by the process.“At a time when it’s not always easy for acts to get their foot on the ladder, we’re really happy to be able to offer this opportunity for rising artists,” said Emily Eavis in a press statement.