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Glastonbury 2011 Tickets to go on sale

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Glastonbury 2011 ticket details have been announced with a hike in prices. Last year tickets were priced at £185 + £5 booking fee per ticket + £4.95 P&P per booking, this year prices are £195 (+ £5 booking fee and P&P) an increase of £10.

Tickets go on sale 9am on Sunday, October 3rd online and via phone, you can pay all upfront or pay a deposit of £50, then completed the fee from April 1st 2011.

The increased cost mens the festival breaks the £200 a ticket mark, for some this may be a little too expensive.

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Glastonbury Punters Take It Home

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One of the big problems festival organisers have the deal with is the waste from the festival. Not the cups, cans, food wrappers but the camping equipment and tents left behind. Many festival sites have parking a good hours walk away so many leave chairs, tents, sleeping bags and mats which saves them being carried back to the car. With prices of mats and chairs below a a fiver it’s not a massive surprise that people discard the equipment.

Glastonbury is know for it’s green efforts and this years “Taking It Home” campaign seemed to make a difference when many festival goers packs up all their belongings. On the Monday although we left around 9am with plenty of tent still in sight there was a noticeable difference.

This was confirmed by Lucy the Green Initiatives Co-ordinator from Glastonbury  who posted on the official site a thank you message.

A big thank you to everyone who packed up all their camping equipment and took it home, and for putting all their rubbish into bin bags.

It made such a huge difference looking across the farm after the Festival and not seeing nearly as many abandoned tents, roll mats, sleeping bags, chairs etc. It still wasn’t perfect, but it was a LOT better than last year.

Thanks to everyone for ‘TAKING IT HOME’ – and let’s work towards doing even better next year!

The festival has still some way to go with the main problem on site being people going to the toilet in bushes (men) and in the camping areas recycling not being conducted. Overall a great improvement on last year.

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Download Festival – First Festival of the Year

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So the festival season is almost upon us and as ever Download festival is the first major festival in the UK. Held at Donnington Park over three days rockers are set for a great time with headliners ACDC, Rage Against the Machine and Aerosmith.

Other stand out acts include Them Crooked Vultures, Megadeath and old favourites Motorhead.

At the moment it’s a mixed prediction with the weather, sunny and wet spells over the three days, we’re sure it won’t put off any of the campers and rockers!

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Leeds and Reading festival tickets on sale tonight

Leeds and Reading festival tickets go on sale at 6.45 this evening. Tickets will be priced at £180 for the weekend while day tickets cost £75.  A £15 early entry ticket can also be purchased.

The festivals are held at the same time with the same acts on different days, and will take place on the August bank holiday weekend from August 27th-29th. It has been confirmed that the line-up will be announced 15 minutes after the tickets go on sale at 7pm.

Tickets for the festivals have sold out in a matter of hours in the past few years. In 2008 they sold out in two hours.

Previous headliners at the Leeds and Reading festivals include Kings of Leon, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead.