Glastonbury Music Festival 2019: All you need to know

Europe’s biggest outdoor music festival is back!

That’s right – after taking a year off, the Glastonbury Festival has opened in the south-west of England.

The festival started on Wednesday and will see more than 2,500 acts perform across five days.

There are around 90 different stages at the Somerset site – from the iconic Pyramid Stage to the lesser-known ‘secret’ areas – so it will be some achievement if you manage to visit all of them over the long weekend.

Excitement is especially for this year’s festival following a break in 2018, to give the farmland time to recover.

This year’s festival also looks set to be a scorcher – with the latest weather forecasts predicting glorious sunshine and temperatures of 29°C.

Whether you’re a seasoned Glastonbury-goer, or if this will be your first time at the festival, here is everything you need to know from 89.7 Bay.

Who’s headlining?

The Pyramid Stage will be headlined by Stormzy at 10.15pm on Friday, The Killers at 9.45pm on Saturday and The Cure at 9.30pm on Sunday.

The Cure will return for their fourth time, equalling Coldplay’s record, in their first appearance since 1995.

Other top names on the Pyramid stage include George Ezra, Lauryn Hill, Liam Gallagher, Janet Jackson, Vampire Weekend, Miley Cyrus and Kylie Minogue.

Headlining the Other Stage will be Tame Impala on Friday at 10.15pm, The Chemical Brothers at 10.15pm on Saturday and Christine and the Queens at 10pm on Sunday.

Here are the Pyramid Stage times for Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Friday

  • Stormzy 10.15pm – 11.45pm
  • George Ezra 8.15pm – 9.15pm
  • Ms Lauryn Hill 6pm – 7.15pm
  • Bastille 4.15pm – 5.15pm
  • Sheryl Crow 2.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Tom Odell 1.15pm – 2pm
  • Bjorn Again 11.45am – 12.45pm

Saturday

  • The Killers 9.45pm – 11.45pm
  • Liam Gallagher 7.15pm – 8.30pm
  • Janet Jackson 5.45pm – 6.35pm
  • Hoosier 4pm – 5pm
  • Anne-Marie 2.40pm – 3.30pm
  • Carrie Underwood 1.15pm – 2.15pm
  • The Proclaimers 11am – 12.45pm

Sunday

  • The Cure 9.30pm – 11.30pm
  • Vampire Weekend 7.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Miley Cyrus 5.45pm – 6.45pm
  • Kylie 3.45pm – 5pm
  • Years & Years 1.45pm – 2.45pm
  • Mavis Staples 12.15pm – 1.05pm
  • Lange Methodist Church Choir – 11am – 11.45am.

Is Glastonbury suitable for children?

Children aged 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. It’s worth bringing some ID if they look older than 12.

Everyone aged 13 or over planning to come to the festival, must have registered and bought a full ticket. Children aged 12 and under do not require tickets and do not need to register.

There’s no shortage of things to do for children at Glastonbury. The Kidzfield is a huge kids’ festival within the festival featuring top names from the world of children’s entertainment and loads of activities – from a knee trembling helter-skelter to colourful soft-play – for kids of all ages.

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