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Glastonbury Festival 2013
Date(s) 26 June 2013 (2013-06-26)
30 June 2013 (2013-06-30)
Location(s) Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England
Participants 135,000 tickets + performers and crew

The 2013 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts was held from 26–30 June 2013. It followed a fallow year, in which there was no festival.[1][2]

Ticket sales[edit]

On 20 June 2012 it was announced that tickets for the 2013 festival would go on sale at 9 am on Sunday 7 October 2012.[3] All 135,000 tickets were sold in a record 1 hour and 40 minutes.[4][5] [6]

2013 line-up[edit]

The Arctic Monkeys headlined on the Pyramid stage on the Friday night.[7] The Rolling Stones made their Glastonbury debut, headlining on the Saturday.[8][9] The band played twenty songs during their two-hour set,[10] with the second hour broadcast by BBC Two.[11] The Rolling Stones performance had a peak audience of 2.6 million on BBC 2.[12][13] Mumford and Sons closed the festival with their first ever headline set on the Pyramid stage.[14][15]

Artist/Band[16] Day[16] Stage[16] Time[16]
Arctic Monkeys Friday Pyramid Stage 22:15-23:45
Dizzee Rascal 20:15-21:30
The Vaccines 18:30-19:30
Professor Green 17:00-18:00
Rita Ora 15:30-16:30
Jake Bugg 14:00-15:00
Haim 12:30-13:30
Jupiter & Okwess International 11:00-12:00
The Rolling Stones Saturday 21:30-23:45
Primal Scream 19:00-20:00
Elvis Costello 17:15-18:30
Ben Howard 15:30-16:30
Laura Mvula 14:00-14:45
Billy Bragg 12:30-13:30
Rokia Traoré 11:00-12:00
Mumford & Sons Sunday 21:45-23:15
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 19:45-21:00
Vampire Weekend 18:00-19:00
Kenny Rogers 15:45-17:00
Rufus Wainwright 14:00-15:00
First Aid Kit 12:45-13:30
Bassekou Kouyate 11:30-12:15
Portishead Friday Other Stage 22:30-23:45
Foals 21:00-22:00
Alt-J 19:30-20:30
Tame Impala 18:05-19:00
The Lumineers 16:35-17:35
Enter Shikari 15:15-16:05
Amanda Palmer 13:50-14:45
The Hives 12:25-13:20
Beady Eye 11:00-11:55
Chase & Status Saturday 22:30-23:45
Example 21:00-22:00
Two Door Cinema Club 19:30-20:30
Alabama Shakes 18:00-19:00
Noah and the Whale 16:30-17:30
Azealia Banks 15:00-16:00
Dry the River 13:40-14:30
The 1975 12:30-13:10
The Staves 11:30-12:10
The xx Sunday 22:05-23:15
The Smashing Pumpkins 20:25-21:35
Editors 18:50-19:50
Of Monsters and Men 17:30-18:20
Public Image Ltd. 16:10-17:00
I Am Kloot 14:50-15:40
Stornoway 13:30-14:10
The Heavy 12:10-13:00
Zulu Winter 11:00-11:40
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers Friday West Holts Stage 22:15-23:45
Seasick Steve 20:30-21:30
Tom Tom Club 19:00-20:00
Toro y Moi 17:30-18:30
Alice Russell 16:00-17:00
Goat 14:30-15:30
Zun Zun Egui 13:00-14:00
Classica Orchestra Afrobeat 11:30-12:30
Public Enemy Saturday 22:15-23:35
Major Lazer 20:45-21:45
Maverick Sabre 19:15-20:15
The Orb feat. Kakat Sit Si 17:45-18:45
BadBadNotGood 16:15-17:15
The Bombay Royale 14:45-15:45
Fatoumata Diawara 13:15-14:15
Troker 12:00-12:45
Bobby Womack Sunday 21:30-23:15
Lianne La Havas 19:45-20:45
Sérgio Mendes 18:15-19:15
Ondatropica 16:45-17:45
The Congos 15:25-16:15
Dub Colossus 14:05-14:55
Matthew E. White 12:35-13:35
Riot Jazz 11:30-12:15

On 17 January 2013 it was announced that on each day, in an act of solidarity, musicians from Mali would open the Pyramid Stage.[17] Islamists have banned music in the North of the North African nation. The first musician announced to open the Pyramid Stage was Rokia Traoré.[17]

Rodriguez, the Detroit pop star at the center of the Oscar-nominated documentary Searching for Sugar Man, will perform at Glastonbury Festival[18]

The London-based indie group The Vaccines announced on their Facebook page that they would be playing the Pyramid Stage on the Friday. The lineup was announced on 27 March at 7pm on the Glastonbury website and on the Zane Lowe radio show on BBC Radio 1.[19][20]

Beady Eye opened the festival with a surprise unadvertised performance on Friday at 11 am.[21]

Unconfirmed dates[edit]

The Park Stage

The John Peel Stage

BBC Introducing

Avalon Stage


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  12. ^ Plunkett, John (28 June 2013). "Rolling Stones' Glastonbury show pulls in 2.6 million viewers on BBC2". Guardian. London. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  13. ^ Glennie, Aladair; Cable, Simon (1 July 2013). "Stones? We'd rather watch Die Hard! Viewers shun BBC's blanket coverage of old rockers". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane makes miraculous return after brain surgery to close Glastonbury with hit band". Daily Mail. London. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  15. ^ Hawksley, Rupert; Vincent, Alice (1 July 2013). "Glastonbury 2013: day three as it happened". Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
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  18. ^ Stone, Rolling. "'Sugar Man' Star Rodriguez Booked for Coachella, Glastonbury". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
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  21. ^ Anisiobi, J J (28 June 2013). "Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye kick off Glastonbury 2013 to thousands of eager fans". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

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