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festivals

6 Things People Leave Behind At Festivals (And Really, Really Shouldn’t)

Festival-goers help in cleaning up the venue at the end of Glastonbury, on June 27, 2022. Glastonbury is over, but the big cleanup has just begun. Collecting waste abandoned by festival-goers has taken between four and six weeks in previous years.Now, a new survey has revealed the items people are most likely to leave behind, lose or break at festivals, despite 81% of people saying they think festivals generate too much waste, […]

today27 June 2022 1

Abortion

‘Back to the Middle Ages’: The Glastonbury Acts Who Spoke Up About Abortion

Many stars spoke outOn Friday, the Supreme Court delivered a verdict that reverberated around the world. The justices voted to strike down Roe v. Wade, dismantling the half-century-old precedent that protected abortion rights across America. The decision has given states the go-ahead to dramatically limit access to reproductive health care.Their ruling will now go nationwide: allowing states to implement strict abortion restrictions that will force some people to continue unwanted and unsafe […]

today27 June 2022

Entertainment

Kendrick Lamar Closes Glastonbury With Powerful Call For Women’s Rights

Kendrick Lamar has closed this year’s Glastonbury with a powerful headline set that saw him chant “Godspeed for women’s rights” before dramatically exiting the Pyramid Stage.The Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper, 35, ensured his debut at the festival would be memorable with an array of hit songs from his back catalogue accompanied by finely choreographed dancers.The performance reached its theatrical pinnacle at the end as the lights came up during his rendition […]

today27 June 2022

Abortion

Olivia Rodrigo Brings Out Lily Allen For F**k You Glastonbury Duet Dedicated To Supreme Court

Olivia Rodrigo did not hold back during her Glastonbury set on Saturday, unleashing on the U.S. Supreme Court justices who joined in overturning Roe v. Wade this week.“I’m devastated and terrified,” the Driver’s License singer told the crowd. “So many women and so many girls are going to die because of this.”Rodrigo then introduced the next song: Fuck You by Lily Allen, who then appeared onstage with her (watch the full video […]

today26 June 2022

Entertainment

Sir Paul McCartney Electrifies Glastonbury With John Lennon Duet And Guests Bruce Springsteen And Dave Grohl

Paul McCartney performs as he headlines the Pyramid Stage during day four of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2022 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)Sir Paul McCartney delivered a Glastonbury headline set for the history books on Saturday night, which included a duet with John Lennon and surprise appearances from Bruce Springsteen and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.As he took to the Pyramid Stage, the […]

today26 June 2022

Entertainment

Lauren Laverne Pulls Out Of Hosting Glastonbury Coverage Following Mother’s Death

Lauren Laverne has paid tribute to her mum Celia, following her death on Friday.The presenter was part of the BBC’s presenting team for this year’s Glastonbury, but the broadcaster confirmed she had pulled out due to “personal reasons”.The Desert Island Discs host said she was “utterly heartbroken” in a post shared on Instagram on Saturday morning.“Yesterday I lost my Mam, Celia,” she wrote alongside a photo of her with her […]

today25 June 2022

Abortion

Billie Eilish Protests US Abortion Ruling During Glastonbury Set: ‘A Dark Day For Women’

Billie Eilish performs on the Pyramid Stage during day three of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2022 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)Billie Eilish used her history-making Glastonbury headline set to protest the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling, describing it as a “really dark day for women in the US”.The 20-year-old singer’s comments come after the US court decided to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v […]

today25 June 2022

covid

How Worried Should We Be About Covid Spikes This Summer?

Covid cases have jumped up yet again in all four UK nations.With mass events such as Glastonbury still going ahead and more transmissible variants circulating, fear over high infection rates is rising once again.According to the Office for National Statistics’ latest estimates, around 1.7 million people had Covid last week. This is a 23% jump from the 1.4 million cases the week before – a particularly surprising stat, considering rates […]

today25 June 2022

Entertainment

Zelensky Calls Glastonbury ‘Greatest Concentration Of Freedom’ In Video Address

Video message by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shown to the crowd at the Other Stage during the Glastonbury Festival Volodymyr Zelensky has described Glastonbury as the “greatest concentration of freedom” as he addressed the festival calling for the world to “spread the truth” about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.The Ukrainian president spoke via a video message played ahead of The Libertines’ stage-opening set on the big screens at the Other Stage on […]

today24 June 2022

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