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Glastonbury 2011 tickets re-sale

The Pyramid Stage
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If you want to go to this year’s Glastonbury, it may just be your last chance to get a ticket tomorrow. A limited number of tickets are up for re-sale tomorrow (April 17,2011) at 9am so don’t forget to set your alarm clocks!

Tickets are priced at £195 plus postage and packaging and a £5 booking fee.

Glastonbury 2011 will take place during June 24-26, 2011, and be headlined by U2, Coldplay and Beyonce with a whole host of other artists playing over the weekend. However, eager festival goers can arrive on June 22nd.

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Perks for Glastonbury Cyclists

Glastonbury Festival's "Other Stage"
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Glastonbury festival is known for it’s green initiatives and this year anyone riding to the festival on their bike will get a few perks.

When you get to the site you’ll be able to lock your bike up for free and then head over to your own camping field reserved for just cyclists. As you’ll be arriving by public transport you’ll get a Green Traveller card which gives discounts on t-shirts, food, and access to solar showers and compost toilets.

For more information including how you can ride and get your gear dropped off at the festival see  www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/information/getting-here/by-bike

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Glastonbury 2011 tickets

The Pyramid Stage
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Tickets for Glastonbury 2011 are due to go on sale tomorrow (Sunday 3rd October) at 9am. Tickets cost £195 plus £5 p&p. You will need your registration code in hand. The deposit scheme will also be available so if you don’t have the full amount can put down a £50 deposit to reserve your ticket. The remaining amount can be paid in the first week of April 2011.

Buying the Glastonbury tickets can be quite a frantic and stressful affair so here’s how we suggest you do it!  Set your alarms for about half 8. Turn your computer on. Get yourself a nice cup of tea and make yourself a yummy bacon sandwich to give you the energy to keep hitting that refresh button until you get through!!

Good luck everyone!!

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Back from Glastonbury

Glastonbury 2010
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Wow, what a Glastonbury it’s been, great bands, great company, great weather all contributing to a great 40 year celebration of the best festival in the world.

The weather predictions were spot on and there wasn’t a trace of rain from Wednesday till Monday as the punters exited the site. For some the heat was a little too much and with a few too many beers many suffered from sun stroke, but medicals teams were on hand to get everyone back on their feet.

Highlights from the weekend included Rolf Harris opening the Pyramid stage on the Friday, secret gigs from Radiohead and Biffy Clyro. Storming sets on the other stage from The Flaming Lips and Hot Chip. The festival ended on a Sunday night high with legendary singer Stevie Wonder singing Happy Birthday with event organiser Michael Eavis.

All going well the festival will return for year 41 with a planned break in 2012.

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Glastonbury Weather Report

It’s the start of the week and everyone’s looking forward to Glastonbury, most importantly it’s also time to check the weather with the five day forecast, and it’s looking good.

In the coming week there’s no forecast of rain, Wednesday temperatures rise to 23, Thursday it’s sunny with cloudy intervals and Friday it looks like sun all day with temperatures up to 23 again.

Glastonbury Forecast

With the forecast in mind remember to pack sun cream, a hat and drink plenty of water during the festival.

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Buy from Millets, collect at Glastonbury

With just over a week to go until Glastonbury festival kicks off, I’m sure festival goers will have planned everything they need for the five day event! But, for those who have not yet sorted themselves out with the essentials, namely a tent, sleeping bag and a pair of wellies, there is an option to buy your products from Millets online or in store and pick it up from Glastonbury – saving you precious space in your car for that extra booze!



The pre-ordered products can be collected from the Glastonbury Millets Stand at J7 Market, which will be located between the Pyramid stage and the John Peel stage. The stand will be open for collections and onsite sales from 8am until midnight each day during the festival.

If you want to take advantage of this Buy and Collect service then be quick as the last order date is today! Just head over to www.glastonbury.millets.co.uk to place your order.

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Orange reveals its mobile phone charging wellies

First a tent, and now wellies. About a month ago we blogged about Orange’s Solar Concept Tent, a solar-powered tent which has WiFi and underfloor heating. Now, Orange has unveiled a prototype of a mobile phone charging welly, dubbed Orange Power Wellies.

The wellies have been designed specifically to help Glastonbury festival goers remain in touch with their friends and family by ensuring that their mobile if fully charged for the duration of the festival.

The Orange Power Wellies use a unique ‘power generating sole’ that converts heat from your feet into an electrical current. This ‘welectricity’ can then be used to recharge your mobile phone. Orange, the official communications partner for the Glastonbury festival, will be showcasing the Orange Power Wellies prototype at this year’s event.

So, how does it work? A phone can be plugged into the power output at the top of the welly and use the energy generated throughout the day to charge the phone. The power collected in the ‘power generating sole’ is collected via a process known as the ‘Seebeck’ effect. Inside the power generating sole there are thermoelectric modules constructed of pairs of p-type and n-type semiconductor materials forming a thermocouple. These thermocouples are connected electrically, forming an array of multiple thermocouples (thermopile). They are then sandwiched between two thin ceramic wafers. When the heat from the foot is applied on the top side of the ceramic wafer and cold is applied on the opposite side, from the cold of the ground, electricity is generated.

According to the company, twelve hours of stomping through the Glastonbury Festival in your Orange Power Wellies will give you enough power to charge a mobile phone for one hour.

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Glastonbury 2010 Sell out in a Day!

Sunday Morning 9:00 am tickets went on sale for Glastonbury Festival and unlike last year sold out within the day. This years festival will the 40th so attendees are in for a memorable event.

Glastonbury Festival
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Tickets sold out in the afternoon after a rush in the morning. If you didn’t get a ticket there will be more on sale due to cancellations and double booking which do happen. Tickets are £185 plus booking and delivery fees, you need be registered before hand which involves uploading a picture.