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Glastonbury acts set to perform inChoir songs

Well, this may not be strictly true, but we have covered a number of songs by acts who will be taking to the stage at Glastonbury this weekend!

Glastonbury, "Glasto" - one of the world's best music festivals according to TimeOut! – officially kicks off tomorrow night, with Radiohead on the Pyramid Stage and Status Quo on the Acoustic Stage at 9:30pm.

Each year, around 175,000 music lovers flock to Somerset, ready to pitch their tents and prepare for a weekend of live music. A festival with humble origins, the first ever festival arranged by founder Michael Eavis took place in September 1970, with around 1,500 people in attendance. Tickets cost just £1, including free milk from the farm! Nowadays, it's one of the most anticipated (and muddiest!) festivals in the music calender, with a weekend ticket setting you back £238. However - according to the BBC - performers are paid less than 10% of what they could command for such a gig. Artists perform for the love of music and bringing their art to the masses. Emily Eavis states that they try to give £2m a year to charity, with profits split between Oxfam, WaterAid and Greenpeace, amongst others. This commitment allows them to drive down performers' fees.

This year, our excellent choice in music becomes clear as a number of artists whose music we have sung are set to appear at the festival.

All of the following acts are performing at Glastonbury this year, and we've also noted which song of theirs we have covered. Which of these was your favourite?

Barry Gibb – Tragedy
Chic – Le Freak
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Status Quo – Rockin' All Over the World
Bootleg Beatles – With a Little Help From My Friends
Liam Gallagher – Don't Look Back in Anger (ok...this one might be a bit tenuous!)
Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
The Pretenders – I'll Stand By You

What fantastic music taste we have!

Coverage of the festival will be aired on BBC 2 and BBC 4 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The full schedule is available here.

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