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Glastonbury Festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis have said the event will return to Worthy Farm in 2019, following a year off to protect the site from erosion.
The pair had previously announced that they would launch a new festival 100 miles "towards the Midlands" instead of holding Glasto in 2019, later revealing it would be called the Variety Bazaar.
Now, in a new webchat for The Guardian, the organisers have said the original festival will go ahead, with the Variety Bazaar instead being pushed back to 2021, after Glastonbury's 50th anniversary.
It's no secret that the Ultra Music Festival brand has exploded over the past few years, but few probably realised just how big it's become.
Over the course of 2016, 26 Ultra events were held in 17 countries across five continents, with a total attendence exceeding 1 million people.
This includes sell-out editions of company's Resistance events in Peru, Chile and Paraguay and the inaugural Ultra Brazil. Ultra also report that 165 million people watched the events via the Ultra Live stream on UMF TV.
White Ocean, the Burning Man camp set up by DJ Paul Oakenfold and Russian billionaire heir Tumur Sardarov, has been attacked and vadalised by a "band of hooligans", according to a Facebook post from brand.
"A band of hooligans raided our camp, stole from us, pulled and sliced all of our electrical lines leaving us with no refrigeration and wasting our food and, glued our trailer doors shut, vandalized most of our camping infrastructure, dumped 200 gallons of potable water flooding our camp," the post states, adding that authorities were immediately called to the scene.
Black Rock City, LLC — the company behind world famous festival, Burning Man — has bought up chunks of land in Gerlach, a city near the Black Rock Desert where the event is held.
Reportedly the size of a whole city block, the space was purchased from Giovanni "Bruno" Selmi, a local business owner who runs the city's only diner, gambling hall and motel, for $169,993.
Drone technology could be the answer to your low mobile signal woes at festivals in the future according to mobile carrier AT&T.
Everyone who has ever been to a festival knows that getting good mobile reception is nigh on impossible when there's thousands of people all trying to call, text or update their Facebook statuses at the same time.
AT&T have suggested that in the future the company could deploy an army of tethered drones to provide extra bandwidth and coverage in areas of high usage like festivals.
No longer confined to muddy fields, modern festivals come in all shapes and sizes. And when it comes to choosing your perfect weekender, location is of paramount importance. We’ve chosen four of our favourite festivals, which take place in incredible locations. Enjoy!
GROOVEFEST, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
MOGA festival has announced details of its inaugural year, running Friday 14th to Sunday 16th October in Essaouira on the Moroccan coast.
Full details of the line-up are set to follow in the coming weeks, but MOGA will offer beach and night parties, which a statement from the festival said would showcase “the most prestigious international and Moroccan labels”. It will also feature a wide range of events including musical brunches, educational workshops and beach parties.
The biggest dance music conference in the world is celebrating two decades of existence this year, and this October a whopping 1,675 artists are playing across 100 venues in the Dutch city.
A huge amount of acts have just been announced for the ADE 20th edition, with Andrew Weatherall, Blawan, Derrick May, Move D, Recondite and Clouds set to flex some serious musical muscle. Other acts on the bill also include Kerri Chandler, Prosumer, Jamie Jones, Dusky, Detroit Swindle, James Zabiela, and many more.
With Autumn rapidly approaching, it’s easy to feel like festival season has pretty much ended. But Electric Daisy Carnival is returning to Florida in November, and its huge selection of acts has just been announced for the Tinker Field two-dayer.