Glastonbury Line Up Announced

Art & Culture

Glastonbury! The greatest festival in the world, and the only one to successfully combine horrific feats of environmental endurance with Sunday Dolly Parton sets.  Tickets have already sold out, so unless you’re one of the lucky few who bagged one, or you’re an industry freeloader, or you’re a crazed bastard who lives in a pick-up and can’t be stopped by things like fences, dogs and security guards, then the following line up announcements are all a bit academic. Go and look at what’s going on in the sunny festivals instead.

Still here? OK, so today Glastonbury made its big announcement as to who’s on the bill. The headliners are – if we’re honest – a touch on the underwhelming side. Arcade Fire – yes! They are good. We’re less fussed by Kasabian, Ed Sheeran and Elbow, and it’d be nice to see a real wow factor name up there – at the moment Robert Plant and Dolly Parton are representing the festival’s usual nods to ‘classic’ performers. Further down the bill things get more interesting. Lil Louis, DJ Pierre, Richie Hawtin and Francois Kervokian supply some vintage house and techno credibility, whilst Gorgon City, Breach, MNEK, Disclosure, Eats Everything and Jamie XX are there for yer new school bassy business. Band-wise, Pixies and Manic Street Preachers are always going to be a draw, and Temples, Warpaint, Jagwar Ma and CHVRHES have got the trendy & new vibe covered. Don’t tell Noel Gallagher, but there’s also something of a hip hop presence at this years festival, with Kelis, Danny Brown, M.I.A., Jurassic 5, De  La Soul, and the excellent Chance the Rapper all making an appearance.

Crucially, vitally, thankfully, Skrillex is playing. See you at the front for that one.

Here's the full line up so far:

glastonbury line up