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20 oracle items tagged as glastonbury
June 27, 2011 / submitted by Kiarash, United Kingdom
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I missed Coldplay at Glastonbury on TV, and was wondering if there is anyway to view all the songs they performed online?!
THANKS! :D

Anchorman has provided us with a link to the BBC site where we can catch their Glasto performance.


June 22, 2011 / submitted by Joseph, United Kingdom
Q.  Dear Oracle
As we all know, the BBC coverage of Glastonbury is truly appreciated by all us music fans out there who aren't lucky enough to actually be there, but looking on the programme listing page of the BBC Glastonbury site I get slightly worried. You see for U2 on the Friday night they are showing THE WHOLE of the set from 21.45 to whenever, swapping channels halfway through meaning we get to see everything. However it seems that Coldplay on the Satruday are only getting one scheduled programme "including highlights from the other stages" does this mean that we won't see the whole thing? It's the same story for Beyonce. Just wondering if you can shed some light on this...

Regards, Joe.

Blimey Joe, you had me worried there for a minute. I'm watching the band's Glastonbury performance from home (the first time I will miss it ringside) and I'd be as gutted as you if it was highlights.
Fear not people, Anchorman has announced various TV and Radio transmissions so we can sit back, relax and enjoy the show away from the mud bath*.

*Word from the field is that it's pretty muddy right now so if you are going, take as much waterproof stuff as you can.



February 15, 2011 / submitted by Billy, United States of America
Q.  Did Phil Harvey, the fifth member of Coldplay, post this picture in the exhibition room?


A few people have asked if was our Phil and yes he did indeed take and submit that photograph. Just to give you a little more information... On Saturday Phil posted the picture on Twitter with the caption "where me and Chris went climbing today".
The more eagle-eyed of you may have worked out from it they were in fact at Worthy Farm, the site of Glastonbury music festival; hence the name of the photo being Fields of Avalon.



October 27, 2010 / submitted by Kevin, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I was wondering if you could help me understand a few things about Coldplay. I've looked through the timeline several times and it seems like Coldplay went from being an almost unknown band to playing at Glastonbury in a very short amount of time. Almost like instant success. Am I reading the timeline incorrectly or did it all happen that quickly?

Thanks Oracle, You are the Best

Yes, it actually did all happen that quickly. It's quite unusual for a band to reach their level of success at such high speed. Oh dear, that was terrible wasn't it?
They were relatively unknown to the music industry & media until September 1998. By Christmas the same year there was a significant industry buzz building. As early as January 1999 the media had picked up on the band and the wheels were in motion for a whirlwind 6 months of high profile live shows, Fierce Panda single release, major label record deal and major publishing deal culminating in their first Glastonbury appearance June 1999.



October 26, 2010 / submitted by Mirko, Germany
Q.  Hea Oracle
Why is Will on the ground at 1:25?

I was there that day of their second Glastonbury performance in 2000. Will had been pacing up and down looking from the side of the stage out into the building crown. I would wager the lie down was a nerve busting rest in the sun.

FYI: At 30 seconds Emily Eavis says the band's first appearance was Saturday; it was actually the Sunday!



September 20, 2010 / submitted by Gabriela, Paraguay
Q.  Hi Oracle! Today I saw a video of Yellow at the Glastonbury festival! It was beyond awesome! So I was wondering, were you there?

I'll let you into a little secret. I've only ever been to Glastonbury festival 4 times and each time was with Coldplay therefore yes I was there at each of the 4 times I have seen them perform it there.
I don't know which time you're referring to but I bet it isn't the same as my favourite time they sang Yellow which was their second appearance on the "other stage" on the Saturday afternoon, 2000.



November 18, 2009 / submitted by Marta, Italy
Q.  DEAR ORACLE, I HAVE SEEN ON YOU TUBE THE VIDEO OF POLITIK AT THE GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL 2005, WHAT CHRIS SAID IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SONG? I DON'T UNDERSTAND...THANKS SO MUCH
marta

Are you shouting at me Marta or just trying to get my attention?
Chris often changes lyrics of certain songs at shows to make the crowd feel more involved and so it's always relevant to where they are and what is going on. At Glastonbury 2005 during Politik he changes the lyrics to:
"Give me weather that does no harm
Michael Eavis and Worthy Farm
Give me mud up to my knee
The best festival in history".

Just to explain what those lyrics refer to... Glastonbury Festival has in recent years gained a reputation for its rain that ends with the site (Worthy Farm) becoming a mud bath and Michael Eavis is the founder of the festival which began in 1970.



April 17, 2009 / submitted by Amanda, United Kingdom
Q.  Oracle - I'm having a shocker of a day at work! Tell me something funny about Coldplay that we don't know, so I can smile and forget my troubles..... Thanking you kindly and hopefully!

The first time they played Glastonbury, their then Tour manager took them to the wrong gate to load in their gear with very little time to spare. As they were first on that Sunday morning, they had to run across fields with all their stuff to the New Band's Tent, which was about as far away as it could be. They just made it in time to play.


February 20, 2009 / submitted by tomie, Canada
Q.  What is the name of the song in the time line- year 2002- the video "Glastonbury festival"?

The first track is Politik, the first track on A Rush of Blood to the Head, which hadn't been released at that time. At the end you hear the beginning of Clocks.


November 13, 2008 / submitted by yukie, Japan
Q.  Dear Oracle
I often read your questions and answers pleasantly.
I'm admire your polite answer.
If I checked the site of Glastonbury Fes where want to go again, the tickets have already been selling, but the line-up isn't showing up on the page. It's going to hold for four days! I'd like to see the dear artists.
Is Coldplay planing to join the Fes? I haven't been in there since 2000's. I watched Coldplay in 2000's on TV in the Pub where I used to work.
And the other question is that when Coldplay's coming to Japan next year, are they going to play other Japanese songs? If it's so, can we request some? Don't they have time?
I have some advice to them,
It's good to play bascket ball a interval of your concert more than table tennis!
Thank you for your patients.
you

Hi Yukie, well the thing with Glastonbury is, they like to announce the line-up after they sell out. Last year they didn't sell their capacity so the acts were revealed. The boys obviously love Glasto but if they are or are not playing, we couldn't really say. I recall Chris mentioning that Jay Z was headlining before the festival had confirmed it so it's probably best to let the Eavis family let you know one way or another! Whoever end up playing it will no doubt be brilliant.


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