Festival organisers across the world have been making announcements about their lineups recently, so I thought I’d give you a little update on what I’m seeing at the moment.
The big one every year is the one and only Glastonbury Festival.
Rumours are coming through as thick as anything in the last few weeks, but collectively, I reckon it’s going to go something like this:
Pyramid Stage: U2 (or Bon Jovi or R.E.M) Arcade Fire
Other Stage: Primal Scream
Pyramid Stage: Coldplay (and/or The Strokes)
Other Stage: Chemical Brothers
Pyramid Stage: Beyoncé,
Other Stage: The Libertines
Also appearing: Pulp, Rihanna, Paolo Nutini, Frank Turner, Fat Boy Slim, Billy Bragg, Newton Faulkner, Bright Eyes, The Coral, Biffy Clyro, Kylie
Across the rest of the major UK Festivals, here’s what I either like the most or the rumours I’m hearing.
Leeds and Reading: RUMOURS: The Strokes, Muse My Chemical Romance
Down the bill and on other stages: If they make a headline on NME.com about them, they’re probably playing 🙂
T in the Park: CONFIRMED: Foo Fighters, Blink 182.
V Fest: RUMOURED: R.E.M, Eminem, Rihanna, Arctic Monkeys.
Oxegen (Ireland): CONIRMED: Blink 182, Artcic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, Paolo Nutuni, Black Eyed Peas.
Download: CONFIRMED: System of a Down, Linkin Park, Pendulum, Bullet for my Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper.
Sonisphere: CONFIRMED: Metallica, Slipknot, Megadeath, Slayer, Anthrax, Biffy Clyro, Mastodon, Motorhead, Weezer.
Isle of White: CONFIRMED: Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Pulp, Kasabian, Iggy and the Stooges, Manic Street Preachers.
The smaller festivals in the UK are definitely ones to watch, with some fantastic lineups without resorting to stadium and arena bands most of the time, although some are pushing for the big time.
Bestival: CONFIRMED: The Cure, Primal Scream, Magnetic Man and more.
Latitude: RUMOURS: Foals, We are Scientists, Suede
Kendal Calling: Echo and the Bunnymen, Levellers, The Charlatans
2000Trees: CONFIRMED: Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Los Campesinos!, ASIWYFA and more. Next announcement next week!
We’ll keep you updated with loads more as it’s announced as well!