Mos Def, George Clinton, Devendra Banhart to play 'major new stage' at Glastonbury festival

West Holts Stage to make debut at 2010 event

Mos Def, George Clinton, Devendra Banhart to play 'major new stage' at Glastonbury festival
Glastonbury has announced details of a brand new stage at this year's festival, which will feature performances from the likes of Mos Def, George Clinton and Devendra Banhart.

Called the West Holts Stage stage, it will be held at the same location as the Jazz World Stage, which it is replacing.

Organiser Michael Eavis explained the reason for changing the name of the stage to Glastonburyfestivals.co.uk.

"We're going back to the real roots of Worthy Farm and its history with the name change for the stage," Eavis said. "West Holts was a 'halt' originally; one of the two places where we had to open the level crossing gates across the old railway line to get the cattle through for milking. It was a fair walk up to the farm, just as it is now, and those cows took some driving!"

As previously reported, a limited number of resale tickets for Glastonbury will go on sale on April 11. This will be the last opportunity for fans to buy tickets for this year's bash, which takes place on June 23-27.

U2, Muse and Stevie Wonder will headline the Pyramid Stage of the festival.

The full line up for the West Holts stage is:

June 25
Mos Def (with full live band)
Femi Kuti
TBC
Breakestra with Charli 2na
Mariachi El Bronx
Tune-Yards
Matthew Herbert Big Band

June 26
George Clinton with Parliament/Funkadelic
Jerry Dammers Spacial AKA Orchestra
Os Mutantes
Devendra Banhart
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
Phenomenal Handclap Band
Brother Ali
Troy Ellis & the Longshots

June 27
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Toots & the Maytals
Quantic & His Combo Barbaro
Staff Benda Bilili
Dr John
Tunng
The Bees
Dizraeli (chosen from the Emerging Talent Competition finalists)

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