Weekly Blog wk26 2024 – including a FREE Glastonbury themed quiz

It’s Glastonbury week! and there’s is a fab Glastonbury themed quiz included this week. Welcome to WEEKLY BLOG, available online and as a pdf download that you can print and take with you. Packed with additional content to assist quiz hosts, DJs and presenters.

Mid-week football taking place this week

Mon 24 June
8.00 Croatia v Italy
8.00 Albania v Spain

Tue 25 June
5.00 Netherlands v Austria
5.00 France v Poland
8.00 England v Slovenia
8.00 Denmark v Serbia

Wed 26 June
5.00 Ukraine v Belgium
5.00 Slovakia v Romania
8.00 Czech Republic v Turkey
8.00 Georgia v Portugal

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Glastonbury themed quiz

Each week there is a great themed quiz , so you can include an extra round or simply use as additional quiz content. The answers are on the PDF download, just click the download button at the bottom of this page.

1     Who played the final UK date of his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour to close Glastonbury 2023?

2     The Glastonbury Festival takes place close to the suspected burial place of which King?

3      Which band stepped-in to headline the first Glastonbury Festival after The Kinks failed to show-up?

4     Which is the only band to headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2024?

5     Which ‘potty mouthed’ singer dropped the ‘F’ bomb 33 times during the ninety minute headline set at Glastonbury in 2016?

6     The Glastonbury Festival donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to which charity during the seventies and eighties, but in 1992 switched in favour of Oxfam and Greenpeace following the end of the cold war?

7     In which year did the first Glastonbury Festival take place at Worthy Farm Organised by Michael and Jean Eavis?

8     In which decade did the Glastonbury Festival first sell over 100,000 tickets for a single festival?

9     Which rock legend died the day before the first Glastonbury Festival?

10    Which band  became the first to headline each night of the Glastonbury festival when they headlined the Friday night in 2016?

This week's favourite one-liner

I nearly bluffed my way into a job as a radiologist at the hospital
but when I got to the final interview they saw right through me!

This week in History

23 June 1989    ‘Batman’ directed by Tim Burton starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson had its world premiere.
23 June 1991    Sonic the Hedgehog was released on the Sega Genesis platform.
23 June 2013    Nik Wallenda became the first to successfully tight rope walk across the Grand Canyon.
23 June 2016    The UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.

24 June 1509    Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon were crowned King and Queen of England.
24 June 1916    Mary Pickford became the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.
24 June 1981    The Humber Bridge opened to traffic and became the world’s longest single span suspension bridge.
25 June 1984    Prince released the album ‘Purple Rain’.
25 June 1991    Martina Navratilova played her record 100th singles match at Wimbledon.
24 June 1995    South Africa beat New Zealand to win the Rugby World Cup.
25 June 1997    Jacques Cousteau died.
24 June 1997    Halle Berry divorced David Justice after four years of marriage.

25 June 1947    The Diary of a Young Girl was published. (Better known as The Diary of Anne Frank)
25 June 1978     The rainbow flag representing gay pride was first flown during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
25 June 2009    Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died on the same day.

26 June 1483    Richard III became King of England.
26 June 1857    The first 62 recipients were awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the Crimean war by Queen Victoria.
26 June 1906    The first Grand Prix motor race was held at Le Mans.
26 June 1959    Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson beat Floyd Patterson to become world heavy weight Champion.
26 June 1975    Cher divorced Sonny Bono.
26 June 1977    Elvis Presley played what became his final concert.
26 June 1997    JK Rowling published the first of her Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

27 June 1929    The first colour TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC.
27 June 1954    The first atomic power station opened near Moscow in Russia.
27 June 1967    The world’s first ATM was installed in Enfield, London.
27 June 1994    Aerosmith became the first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet.
27 June 2007    Tony Blair resigned as British Prime Minister with Gordon Brown replacing him.

28 June 1838    The Coronation of Queen Victoria took place in Westminster Abbey.
28 June 1846    The Saxophone was patented by Antoine-Joseph “Adolfe” Sax.
28 June 1880    Australian bushranger Ned Kelly was captured at Glenrowan.
28 June 1926    Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.
28 June 1997    Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield’s ear.

29 June 1613    Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, burned down during a performance of ‘Henry VIII’.
29 June 1958    Brazil won the FIFA World Cup beating Sweden 5-2 in the final.
29 June 2007    Apple Inc. released the first iPhone.
29 June 2012    Katie Holmes divorced Tom Cruise after 5 years of marriage.

WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Elon Musk 53
Kevin De Bruyne 33
Kathy Bates 76
Mel Brooks 98
Jude Bellingham 21
Mike Tyson 58
Cheryl Tweedy 41
Michael Phelps 39
Pamela Anderson 57
Daniel Ricciardo 35

Liv Tyler 47
Debbie Harry 79
Bret Hart 67
Peter Kay 51
Tom Cruise 62
Sebastian Vettel 37
Julian Assange 53
Tobey Maguire 49
Khloe Kardashian 40
Carl Lewis 63

Michael Ball 62
Jo Frost 54
Kevin Pietersen 44
Clint Boon 65
Tony Hatch 85
Gary Pallister 59
Carl Fogarty 59
Danny Rose 34
Vince Clarke 64
Dan Aykroyd 72

If you are compiling a quiz for a work group. Here are some great BLOG POSTS all about how to create work group quizzes with some great tricks and tips. Click on the pic below and have a read.

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THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR

Here’s one that made me laugh but didn’t  make it onto this week’s quizzes and was left on the cutting room floor. (answer on the pdf download)

What’s round and sounds like a trumpet?

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Make sure to check back next week for a brand new Weekly Blog post. In the mean while check out this week’s quizzes. Brand new quiz content all ready to download and use on your quiz event.

Mega Quiz 20
Mega Quiz 40
Mega Quiz 40
Table Top Quiz A
Table Top Quiz B
Table Top Quiz C

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