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Glastonbury wins ‘Festival Award’ in Rolling Stone UK Awards 2022

Glastonbury wins ‘Festival Award’ in Rolling Stone UK Awards 2022

“Being back on Worthy Farm seemed to mark a return to normality”…

Glastonbury Festival has won the ‘Festival Award‘ in the Rolling Stone UK Awards 2022.

The magazine has recently marked one year of Rolling Stone UK with its inaugural awards issue, by celebrating the stand-out names in music, film and TV from the UK and Ireland who have elevated their artistry — and their medium — to new heights.

Highlighting some of the Festival’s key moments from 2022, Rolling Stone’s Selim Bulut writes: “Glastonbury made its glorious comeback in June, two years after Covid restrictions put paid to the festival’s 50th-anniversary celebrations. Prior to last summer, partying in a post-pandemic world had been an unusual experience: events were back, sure, but for whatever reason, the vibes just felt off. Yet being back on Worthy Farm seemed to mark a return to normality.

Bulut continued: “The great line-up helped, feeling totally of-the-moment rather than a holdover from two years earlier. There was space for younger and more diverse headliners (Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar), but it still honoured Britain’s music heritage (Paul McCartney), while rising stars from Sam Fender to Wolf Alice delivered Pyramid Stage sets for the ages.

“The after-hours programming, from new stage San Remo to the dance music holy land Block9, was always on point. And other intangibles (from the lack of corporate sponsorship to the fact that, for all the criticisms of the festival’s middle-class audience, you still meet a lot of genuine oddballs there) meant that it still feels like no other festival in the UK. ” – he concluded.

The full list of the RS UK Awards winners – which also includes winners in Yungblud (Artist of the Year), and Bree Runway (Breakthrough Artist Award) – celebrates the best of the first year of the magazine’s existence.

Paul McCartney headlining the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2022 • Credit:

Glastonbury 2022 was brought to a close on Sunday (26th June), with headliner Kendrick Lamar taking to the iconic Pyramid Stage that night.

Lamar’s performance came after the Festival made history with both the youngest-ever headliner in Gen-Z, icon Billie Eilish, and the oldest-ever headline in Sir Paul McCartney, both playing a pandemic-delayed 50th birthday bash for the greatest music festival in the world – three years after the last instalment took place in 2019.

During his historic headline performance, Macca wowed the crowds with a show-stopping setlist which included surprise guest appearances from both Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl as well as American-born star Bruce Springsteen.

Other highlights included Diana Ross commanding a mammoth crowd at her Sunday teatime Legends Slot.

The Motown soul singer treated the crowd to a selection of classics including ‘I’m Coming Out’, ‘Baby Love’, ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’, ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love’ and at the conclusion of ‘Chain Reaction’ pink confetti was launched from the Pyramid Stage.

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Glastonbury 2022 | Photo Credit: Go Places Do Things

The 2022 Festival was one of the fastest Glastonbury clean-ups of the event’s history, with the first of the cows being spotted back in the fields on Monday, the 4th of July.

This year’s five-day event was also watched by a record number of people on the BBC’s digital platforms, as streams on iPlayer more than doubled compared to 2019.

Looking ahead to next year’s event, Glastonbury 2023 will take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday the 21st to Sunday the 25th of June.

With both the main ticket sales now out of the way, the next option to bag tickets to the Pilton event will be when the resale of any unpaid and/or cancelled tickets takes place in the Spring of 2023 (around April time).

As part of Glastonbury’s ongoing efforts against ticket touting, anyone who would like to attend next year’s Festival will need to have registered in advance.

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That said, registration for Glastonbury 2023 closed at 5pm GMT on Monday, 31st October, and as of this moment in time, there is no opportunity to submit/re-submit a registration until registration opens once again on Monday, 21st November 2022.

As in previous years, registration remains free of charge and only takes a few minutes at

Those who have already registered in the past can also check their existing registration here

In addition to the upcoming ticket resales, some other opportunities for getting to Glastonbury include entering competitions, working at the Festival and volunteering – once those options make themselves available.

To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury 2023 tickets, click here.

Don’t be fooled

Glastonbury Festival would very much like fans to be aware that there are people out there who will try and sell fake Glastonbury tickets to unsuspecting, willing and innocent potential purchasers.

Although Glasto-veterans who have been going to the Festival for quite some time may recognise these scams for what they are, newcomers might not.

Therefore, please remember that tickets are only sold on one site, which is:

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