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Jeff Lynne's ELO announced for Glastonbury 2016

Jeff Lynne’s ELO will be taking to Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on Sunday 26 June - filling what has become known as "the legend slot".

It's the first major act to be announced on Glastonbury Festival's 2016 bill - organisers welcomed the news on social media this morning:

Michael Eavis pleads guilty to polluting river

Michael Eavis arriving at Yeovil Magistrates Court Credit: ITV News

The organiser of Glastonbury Festival, Michael Eavis, has pleaded guilty to polluting a river that runs through the festival site.

The incident happened in June 2014 when a giant slurry tank holding human waste sprung a leak, polluting the Whitelake river. The Environment Agency says a number of fish were killed and the river was polluted two and half miles downstream.

The Whitelake river Credit: ITV News

Mr. Eavis says he is extremely sorry and that the tank was relatively new. The company which owns the tank also said it had been inspected. Glastonbury Festival say the manufacturers have told them it was a freak accident.

The festival gives £2 million to local charities, including environmental ones, every year.

In a few weeks time the case of whether it's a category 1 or 2 offence will be decided - the potential fine will depend on which category.

Cat 1
Up to £20,000
Cat 2
Up to £300,000


Emily Eavis expecting third baby

Emily and her father Michael Credit: ITV News

The family behind Glastonbury Festival are expecting another addition later this year.

Emily Eavis has revealed she is pregnant with her third child, with husband Nick. The baby is due in May, just in time for the world renowned festival which starts on 22nd June.

Yesterday the Eavis family paid tribute to David Bowie, after he died of cancer.

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Muse to headline Glastonbury?

Rumours are rife British rock trio Muse will headline Glastonbury next year, alongside Foo Fighters and Coldplay.

The band are no strangers to Worthy Farm, and have played the famous Pyramid Stage twice, in 2004 and 2010.

Credit: PA

A source told The Sun newspaper:

Muse are a Glastonbury no-brainer for a headline booking. They know what it takes to put on a huge show and there's no bigger stage than the Pyramid.

Matt and the boys have a huge back catalogue that will be brilliant for a Saturday night set.

This year's line-up is as rock and roll as the Eavises could have hoped for. They were keen to book the headliners early and they've done exactly that.

– Sun Source
Glastonbury 2015 Credit: GlastoFest

But the line up may not be completely set in stone, after Guns N'Roses were tipped as the bookies favourites to headline Reading and Leeds, calling into question whether they'll stop off at Glastonbury also.


Noel Gallagher will be at Glasto - but only as a punter

Noel Gallagher performing with his band, High Flying Birds, earlier this month Credit: PA

Oasis star Noel Gallagher says he will attend Glastonbury Festival 2016 but only as a festival goer. He told Radio Two that the legendary band will not be making any kind of reunion ahead of the event next summer.

The news will cause some upset as the group headed wish lists to headline the festival next June.

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