Glastonbury traditionally reveals its line-up in early March, meaning the bands taking to Worthy Farm this June could be announced any day now. The mighty Arcade Fire have already been confirmed to headline one night but who else has a spot on a bill? Here’s a run down of the acts you will see, some who’ve hinted and some other rumours. Wellies at the ready? Let’s go…
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“I’m incredibly excited to FINALLY announce that the #BlueSmokeWorldTour is coming to @GlastoFest on June 29th! 😉 Stay tuned for more info…” tweeted Dolly Parton this week, confirming she’d be making her first ever Worthy Farm appearance this June. No word yet on what time slot she’s been given but our bet is it’ll be sometime between 9 to 5.
It was a resounding “YES!” from Warpaint on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show earlier this week when asked by their host if they’ll be playing Glastonbury 2014. It’ll be hard to top their last time there, claimed singer Emily Kokal, who mainly remembers “the mud and Radiohead, who played after us. The mud was great. Jen (Lindberg, bassist) tried to pull me in it.”
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On to the rumoured artists, beginning with seasoned Glastonbury goers The Horrors, whose new album ‘Luminous’ which could drop just in time for a triumphant Other Stage performance? Frontman Faris Badwan was seen chatting to Michael Eavis at the NME Awards this year – hammering out details of their Somerset rider, we hope.
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Coldplay returned with a surprise new single ‘Midnight’ this week. Chris Martin’s group topped the bill as recently as 2011 – too soon for another run at the headline slot, should their sixth studio album be ready in time? More importantly, is their new, subtler electronic sound suited to a Pyramid Stage headline slot?
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The Strokes have never played Glastonbury – an injustice we’d like to see rectified this year with a performance on the Pyramid Stage. It’s a long shot – the New Yorkers didn’t tour their last album ‘Comedown Machine’ at all – but with an appearance at the Governors Ball in NY confirmed for early June, it’s not out of the question. Fingers crossed.
Reunited original Sugababe lineup MKS somehow seem a sure bet for this year’s festival. And who knows, if Metronomy also play, maybe we’ll see a reprisal of their stunning NME Awards ‘Love Letters’ collaboration?
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Foster The People
Finally, Foster The People are said to be likely to perform, telling NME earlier this month that we’d be seeing “a lot of them” this summer at UK festivals. With new album ‘Supermodel’ in the can, it’s a strong possibility. Who else plays? We should find out for certain soon. Stay tuned to NME.com for the news as it breaks…