Delighted music fans get back to Glastonbury and Paul McCartney

Delighted fans await Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and others at Glastonbury festival

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Delighted fans await Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and others at Glastonbury festival

Tens of thousands of music fans streamed into Worthy Farm on Wednesday for the return after three years of Glastonbury, the beloved music festival that will feature hundreds of artists from Billie Eilish to Paul McCartney.

"We're open," Michael Eavis, who founded Glastonbury 52 years ago, told cheering crowds as the first of the 200,000 revellers entered his farm in south-west England. "Absolutely marvellous," he said. "Lovely to see you all."

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The jubilant scenes come as a relief to a live music industry that battled for survival after COVID-19 wiped out all of the 2020 season and a major chunk of 2021, forcing venues to refund tickets and go without any income.(CNN)The world is a divided, contentious place right now but Britain's biggest music bash appears poised to try to bring people together -- if ever so briefly -- this weekend.A New Media Power Player Emerges in India Haggis helped to recruit a number of Hollywood A-listers to Allora Fest — Edward Norton and Alfre Woodard honored their commitments to participate in master classes on Tuesday, and others set to attend the fest, which runs through June 26, include Oliver Stone, Jeremy Irons, Jon Hamm, Matt Dillion and Marisa Tomei.Save this story for later.

"We're open," Michael Eavis, who founded Glastonbury 52 years ago, told cheering crowds as the first of the 200,000 revellers entered his farm in south-west England. "Absolutely marvellous," he said. The diverse lineup of artists performing this year span musical genres and generations. "Lovely to see you all. “We removed them from active participation,” Bizio, a longtime and respected member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, tells THR , adding that she and Doulton have stepped in to moderate the master classes which were to be handled by Haggis himself." Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.#Glastonbury2022 on Twitter.com Register While Glastonbury, the world's largest green field festival, is back with a bang, playing to people who secured their tickets in 2019, many smaller festivals are struggling to cope in one of the toughest economic environments for decades. The lecture, which we attended, was about new tendencies in the French theatre and was delivered under the auspices of View , a local intellectual review edited by a young man named Charles Henri Ford.

Many rolled over tickets from previous years, limiting the chance to increase prices to reflect surging costs.. And honestly, between now and the 26th, I doubt very much this will be resolved. Glastonbury is unique in selling out before any headliners have been announced, given the strength of previous line-ups with stars ranging from Beyonce to David Bowie, Dolly Parton to Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones. Rival events, often set up by people who caught the bug at Glastonbury, cannot count on that level of commitment. 🗞️ @glastonbury official news, announcements and updates 📷 @glastolive regular photos and posts from right around the site ❓@glastoinfo answering Festival-goers' questions from 8am til late pic. "We're very pleased to be out of the woods in terms of COVID restrictions," Paul Reed, the chief executive of the Association of Independent Festivals, said. "However, it isn't proving to be a huge bounce back for festivals.com/qjgYjUjPSn — Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) June 22, 2022 Other artists scheduled to perform include Megan Thee Stallion, Olivia Rodrigo, Pet Shop Boys, St. “Advanced Catholic, advanced Anarchist, advanced Leftist.

" 1/5 Revellers camp at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez Read More Costs across the industry have increased by 20-30%, he said, driven up by pressure in supply chains, a shortage of skilled workers after many left the industry and high energy costs. A rundown of the performances and times can be found here. "Festivals are risky undertakings at the best of times," he said, noting that most independent festivals operated on margins of 10% or less. Price rises have also been limited.Inside the UK, the festival will broadcast on BBC One, Two, Three and Four. Glastonbury increased its price to 280 pounds from 265 pounds in 2020. “Here there are no restaurants of an exclusively intellectual clientele,” he said, “so it is easy to keep out of fights.

A number of smaller festivals, such as Brainchild in East Sussex, have had to cancel.. "It's been a perfect, 'post-pandemic' storm of significantly increased costs due to inflation, unprecedented supply chain issues and crucially, far slower/more last-minute ticket-sales than we've ever experienced before," Brainchild said in a statement. For many, getting through this year and putting on any show will be testament to the industry's will to survive. Dave Lamb and his wife, who are both foster carers from Derby, central England, said they were desperate to escape the pressures of everyday life in the vast fields of Glastonbury. "It's like coming home," he said as he entered the site. One is free to promenade oneself in the streets but relieved of the necessity of conversation.

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