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Who Should Headline Glastonbury 2011?

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Posted on 28 Jun 10

 
 

UPDATE (October 4 2010): With the news that Glastonbury 2011 tickets are now sold out, we're asking you - Who do you want to see headline the festival next year?
(The blog below was originally written the day after this year's Glastonbury Festival.)


So, Sir Michael Eavis (ok, no Knighthood yet, but hell, after the weekend just gone he's surely on the cards for one), has declared that he has already lined up 2011's Glastonbury festival headliners.

But who has Saint Michael (seriously, it was that good a festival) booked? And who would you most like to see take their turn in front of the 100,000-strong headline crowds on Worthy Farm in twelve months time? Radiohead? Beyonce? Michael Buble?

Glastonbury 2011 Headliners?

The rumour mill, as ever, is already spinning. Talk of U2 making up for this year's absence is already being bandied around, with unconfirmed gossip claiming that Bono is smarting at missing the opportunity to serenade the masses on the one year the weather was more Trenchtown, Jamaica than trench warfare.

Were NME a bookie, Coldplay would have decent odds on to reappear. Chris Martin's band last played the Pyramid Stage in 2005, since then releasing 'Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends' and promising a new album produced by Brian Eno that, according to their blog, contains "some killer tunes."

But what about the curveballs? Glastonbury is certainly ultra pop-friendly these days and Shakira was a resounding summery success this weekend. Might we see Christina Aguilera, Kylie or even Madonna headline? Might Lady Gaga appear on the bill? Or even Take That after their not-so-distant mega-shows?

And then there are the music legends that, like the sunshine, are always prayed for but traditionally elude - David Bowie, Prince, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin - and who surely no one would be unexcited at the prospect of seeing in the transcendent, stunning setting of the Pyramid.

But who do you want to see and who do you think is likely? Join the discussion in the comments below.

In true Glastonbury spirit, if enough people type it, it might just come true...



 
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