Attendance 153,000. However, the improved drainage and organisation triumphed to contribute to the safest ever Festival. Lightning strikes!!! Read about our approach to external linking. Tickets £125 including programme. Luckily, the sun came out on the Sunday and 153,000 people basked in the warmth. 2009 was all about those three ‘r’s with Bruce and Blur. The huge success of the Make Poverty History campaign was echoed at the Festival, with Michael Eavis making a very rare appearance on the Pyramid Stage with Bob Geldof. After John Squire broke his collarbone in a bike crash, Pulp were parachuted in (not literally, Jarvis Cocker wasn’t wearing the right trousers) to take The Stone Roses’ place. Greenpeace, Oxfam and WaterAid worked together declaring “…this year, let’s make poverty history and clean energy our future…” A remarkable £1,350,000 was paid to charities and good causes. The weather in the run up to the Festival was not on our side. Revivalism, resurgence and reunion can often dictate Glastonbury headliners. All in all, everyone pulled through – dinghy’s n’all – and thoroughly enjoyed themselves whatever the weather. Worthy Farm, Pilton, 24 Jun 2016 Although Glastonbury 2004 … Luckily, the sun came out on the Sunday and 153,000 people basked in the warmth. A history of Glastonbury headliners. Although Glastonbury 2004 is not yet even underway, organiser Michael Eavis has announced that he wants the two musical legends on the bill for 2005. A massive over demand for tickets frustrated all concerned. Eavis said: “I’d like to get U2 headlining for next year and I’ll be making a phone call to them.”, He told Virtual Festivals: “I know they like to do their own thing but, then again, so does [/a], and they don’t come much bigger than him.”, Eavissaid: “I might also try Prince again. Worthy Farm, Pilton. Taking to the Badlands of Glastonbury for the first time, the flags and nearly 100,000-strong crowd were basically home for any rocker used to the Wembley Stadiums of the world. Headliners pulling out of Glastonbury is, er, headline news these days but bands made a real habit of it in the late ‘90s. UK 2020, 28 Jun 2019 ... 2005. Two months worth of rain in several hours! The Midnight Cabaret and The Ghost Train in the Circus Field were fun new additions that had everyone talking, along with all the fantastic sculptures around the site. Lightning strikes!!! The world's defining voice in music and pop culture since 1952. GLASTONBURY 2005 HEADLINERS ‘REVEALED’ ... U2 and PRINCE are wanted for next year’s GLASTONBURY festival by organisers. Two months of rain in two hours left festival fans facing another extremely muddy weekend. A once in a hundred year occurrence! Glastonbury Festival (formally Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts) is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place in Pilton, Somerset, in England.In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts. For those unfortunate enough to get swamped, Welfare were there to give a helping hand. Glastonbury Festival is a greenfield music and performing arts festival on farm land near Pilton, England.It was first held in 1970 and has been held in the majority of years since then in the summer.Its line-up is diverse, including music, comedy, circus and theatre, taking place on many different stages and performance areas.