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Glastonbury 2017: Everything you need to know

Glastonbury Festival 2017 kicks off this week at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

The festival to top all festivals is taking place this week and whether you are lucky enough to have tickets or will be enjoying from the comfort of your own home, here's everything you need to know.

When is Glastonbury Festival 2017?

Glastonbury Festival kicks off from Wednesday, June 21 and runs right through to Monday, June 26.

Music from the main stages will take place form Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25.

Who are this year's headline acts?

Radiohead will be headlining the iconic Pyramid Stage on Friday night, with US rockers Foo Fighters taking over on Saturday and Ed Sheeran closing the festival celebrations on Sunday evening.

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Foo Fighters will headline Glastonbury 2017.

Have they performed at Glastonbury before?

Radiohead are old hands at Glastonbury, they've played numerous times in the past and headlined in 1997 and 2003.

Foo Fighter were set to headline in 2015 but had to pull out of the massive gig after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg just two weeks beforehand. They were replaced by Florence + the Machine.

Ed Sheeran first performed at Worthy Farm in 2011 on the BBC Introducing stage before returning to perform on the Pyramid Stage in 2014.

This will be his first time headlining the event.


Who else will be performing?

Where do we start? Everyone from Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Katy Perry, Lorde, Craig David, Biffy Clyro, Emeli Sande, Haim, Kodaline, London Grammar, and Rag’N’Bone Man will be making an appearance - and that's not even the half of it!

Who is playing the Legends slot this year?

The Sunday evening Legends slot has become a hugely popular part of Glastonbury Festival and this year will see Bee Gees star Barry Gibb take to the stage.

He follows on from iconic performances from Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.


Can I still get tickets?

No, don't be silly. They sold out almost immediately.

Can I watch Glastonbury Festival from the comfort of my own home?

You sure can! Spending a few days in a field with complete strangers isn't for everyone so the BBC will be rather helpfully broadcasting Glastonbury 2017 across both TV and radio - it'll be like you're there in person...

Will Glastonbury Festival be taking a break next year?

Yes, organisers Michael and Emily Eavis have confirmed the Festival will be taking a break in 2018 before returning for at least two more years in 2019.

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