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Kasabian and Pixies among names to play Glastonbury

Kasabian, Jack White, Pixies and Robert Plant are among the major acts that will play this summer's Glastonbury Festival, organisers have announced.

Elbow, The Black Keys, Bryan Ferry and Massive Attack are among the other newly announced stars for the huge music bash which is being staged over the weekend of June 27 to 29.

The Glastonbury Festival will run over the weekend of June 27 and 29. Credit: Press Association

They join previously announced names such as Arcade Fire, Blondie, Lily Allen and Dolly Parton at the rural Somerset event put together by farmer Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily.

Other draws include Interpol, London Grammar, Wilko Johnson, De La Soul and Goldfrapp, with Jake Bugg, Lana Del Rey and Mercury Prize-winner James Blake also on the bill.

Organisers named many of the acts on a poster placed online today and claim there will be more than 100 stages scattered across the site at Worthy Farm, Pilton.

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Rumours of One Direction in Shepton Mallet denied

Avon and Somerset Police have denied that One Direction will be filming in Shepton Mallet tomorrow.

The boy band have been in Somerset recently - last week in Clevedon where they filmed part of their latest music video on the town's pier.

On Twitter the Avon and Somerset force said rumours that the music stars are planning to be in the region again are untrue.

Clevedon Pier re-opens to public after One Direction finish filming.

The ornate Victorian Pier was the backdrop to One Direction's new pop video. Credit: ITV West Country

Clevedon Pier is re-opening to the public after being closed for two days for pop stars One Direction.

Hundreds of fans descended on the town after hearing that Harry Styles and his pals were making a video on the landmark.

The pier's trustees said it was shut to the public due to an exceptional fundraising opportunity.

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