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Bilbao Musical Express

BMEBilbao Music Express also known as (B.M.E) is a place in this blog where you´ll find the latest music news and reviews, music videos and even gossip. Gigs, albums....If you like music, have a look, enjoy and take part.

The greatest music festival in the world.

Here's Shakira who performed last year.

Glastonbury festival:

This year´s headliners have just been announced: Coldplay, U2 and beyonce!!!!!!!!!!!

The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest green field open-air music and performing arts festival in the world. The festival is best known for its contemporary music, but also features dance, comedy, theatre, circus and many other arts.

Glastonbury was heavily influenced by hippie ethics and the free festival movement in the early 1970s.

The organiser Michael Evis decided to host the festival in 1970 after seeing a Led Zeppelin gig. The festival was called at first Pilton festival cause the festival takes place in South west England at Worthy Farm between the small villages of Pilton and Pylle.

Michael run the festival with his wife until she died in 1999 and is now assisted by his daughter

Emily Eavis.

Glastonbury festival donates most of their profits to charities.


The first festival was attended by 1,500 people. The headline was T.Rex.


The 1980s saw the festival become an annual fixture.

1984 saw the stage invaded by kids during The Smiths set.


This decade saw the attendance raise drastacally.

1995 was one of those memorable line ups having among their names: Oasis, pulp, Pj Harvey, The Cure, Jeff Buckley...and this was also the first year of the festival having a dance tent with names such as Massive Attack.

The festival took a year off in 1996 to allow the land to recover and give the organisers a break, but returned in 1997 bigger than ever including Radiohead´s headlining Pyramid Stage set on the Saturday which is said to be one of the greatest ever Glastonbury performances.


The last decade has had wondeful headliners such as: Paul McCartney, Muse, Kylie Minogue, Kings of leon, The killers, The Verve, Neil young, Blur, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Wonder..........

For you to have an idea about how big the festival become recently: the tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2011 were sold out within 4 hours of going on sale on Sunday 3 October 2010.

Last year there were sold 137,500 tickets.

The festival will take place this year from Wednesday 22nd until Sunday 26 June 2011.

Let´s see what happens this year...but it´s definitely something we should all experience once in our lives.

15th march 2011 The Strokes are streaming their new album 'Angles' online in full. The album is available to hear at their official website,, now. The band is playing at this year's FIB (Benicassim) festival.

B.M.E- Another two bands for this year´s Bilbao Live Festival: Vetusta Morla (one of the most successful Spanish indie bands in the latest years) and The Mars Volta (rock band from Texas). Remember that this sixth edition will take place from 7 to 9 July with names such as: Coldplay, Crystal castles, Blondie, Amy Winehouse, Tv on the radio, Chemical brothers....... Ticket price: 60 euros for a day 110 euros for a three day - pass

..."It´s better to burn out, than to fade it away". This is what Kurt Cobain wrote 17 years ago..... Kurt with his band Nirvana established themselves as the most successful band of the grunge scene in the he 90s. Albums like "Nevermind" or songs as "Smells like ten spirit" are consider classics nowadays.