Don’t know about you but I’ve had the Glasto buzz building inside me for a while now. There’s something about knowing this is the last one until 2013 that makes this year’s June bender feel even more special than usual. As anyone who goes knows, it’s the best weekend of the year regardless of who’s playing, but Mikey and Emily just unveiled that main ingredient – the line-up. Here’s who’s playing where and when.
While line-up naysayers are usually nothing but a nuisance (if you can’t find something to watch at any given time it’s usually your problem not the organisers’) I’ll concede this isn’t exactly a vintage year – and Saturday night round the Pyramid parts will be a particularly tough time. However, there’s more than enough decent music. For me it looks to be all about West Holts for a change while the new “Spirit Of ’71” stage, which features The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Edgar Broughton, Terry Reid, looks interesting.
And of course if you find a hole in the schedule there’s (deep breath) Avalon, WOW, Cubehenge, Pussy Parlure, The Hub, Club Dada, The Common, Leftfield, Greenfields, the theatre, the Unfairground, Crossant Neuf, Cubana and Bourbon Street. Plus The Common just announced its Latino Playground theme which will be home to “twisted voodoo parlours, debauched bordellos and criminal party houses”. As usual, you’d be able to relive the weekend 100 times over and not do the same thing twice.
Here’s the main highlights. Let us know your thoughts below:
Pyramid Stage: U2 Morrissey, Biffy Clyro, BB King, Wu Tang Clan, Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy
Other Stage: Primal Scream, Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes, The Wombats, The Vaccines, The Kills, Brother, Chipmunk
John Peel: DJ Shadow, Example, The Coral, I Am Kloot, Darwin Deez, Cage The Elephant, Miles Kane, Mona
The Park: Crystal Castles, Caribou, Big Audio Dynamite, Warpaint, Special Guests, Jenny & Johnny
West Holts: Cee Lo Green, Chase & Status, Jimmy Cliff, Little Dragon
East Dance: Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Kesha, The Midnight Beast, Katy B, Fenech Soler, Beardyman
Oxlyers On West: Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, James Holden, Jamie XX, SBRTRK, The Guillemots, Emmy The Great, Summer Camp
Pyramid: Coldplay, Elbow, Paolo Nutini, Tinie Tempah, Rumer, The Gaslight Anthem, Tame Impala, Stornoway]
Other: The Chemical Brothers, White Lies, Friendly Fires, Jimmy Eat World, Jessie J, Twilight Singers, Treetop Flyers, Alice Gold
West Holts: Big Boi, Janelle Monae, Aloe Blacc, Fools Gold, Omar Souleyman, Brandt Bauer Frick
John Peel: Glasvegas, Battles, Noah & The Whale, The Horrors, Warpaint, Anna Calvi, Dry The River, Yuck, Brave Yesterday
The Park: Wild Beasts, James Blake, Special Guests, Tame Impala, The Walkmen, Graham Coxon, Those Dancing Days
East Dance: Professor Green, Devlin, Labrinth, Wretch 32, Jodie Connor, Mistajam, Skepta, Yasmin, Giggs
Oxlyers On West: John Digweed, Yousef, Zinc, Kraft Kuts, Dreadzone, Cherry Ghost, Patrick Wolf, Pulled Apart By Horses, Brother, Fujiya & Miyagi, The Phoenix Foundation, Exlovers
Pyramid: Beyoncé, Pendulum, Plan B, Paul Simon, Laura Marling, Don McLean, The Low Anthem
Other: Queens Of The Stone Age, Kaiser Chiefs, Eels, TV On The Radio, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Noisettes, Cold War Kids, Clare Maguire
West Holts: Kool & The Gang, Hercules & Love Affair, The Go! Team, Duane Eddy, Jamie Woon
John Peel: The Streets, Robyn, Hurts, The Vaccines, Everything Everything, OK Go, The Joy Formidable, Foster The People
The Park: Gruff Rhys, Lykke Li, John Grant, The Bees, James Vincent Morrow, The Pierces
East Dance: Pete Tong, The Japanese Popstars
Oxylers On West: Subfocus, Photek, Caspa, Skream & Benga, Joker, Metronomy, Dans Le Sac, Egyptian Hip Hop, Crystal Fighters, Cults, Esben & The Witch, Mirrors
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What do you think? And who do you think / hope the “special guests” will be?