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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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Glastonbury festival announce ticket re-sale dates

Acts confirmed to play at this year's festival include Blondie and Dolly Parton Credit: PA

The organisers of Glastonbury Festival have confirmed there will be a resale in April of unwanted tickets.

The resale for ticket and coach packages will take place from 7pm on Thursday 24 April, before general admission tickets go back on sale from 9am on Sunday 27 April.

The original 120 thousand tickets sold out in under 2 hours. Acts confirmed to play at this year's festival so far include Dolly Parton, Arcade Fire, Blondie and Lana Del Rey.

New Glastonbury licence won't lead to complacency

This year’s Festival is expected to take place on June 27, 28 and 29. Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

"We recognise how important it is to get this world famous event right, and the huge impact that it has on the local area and community, both positive and negative."

"It is our job as the local district council to ensure we use the opportunities it brings and mitigate the effects it has on local people – and we are confident that the new licence takes these issues on board and addresses any concerns." - Jeannette Marsh, chair of the licensing board.

Festival director welcomes new Glastonbury licence

"I would like to thank all the Mendip council officers who have worked together with the Glastonbury team to finalise the new license. It’s an example of the same team spirit that makes the Festival the success it is." - Robert Richards Glastonbury Festival Director

The new licence means the festival can run until 2024 Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

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