Richard Ashcroft has been bigging up The Verve’s prospects of playing Glastonbury 2008, saying it would be a "travesty" if the recently reformed outfit, who played there in 1993 and 1995, didn’t perform in one of the headline slots. Pic: Andy Willsher
The Police will play their first UK festival since their 2007 reformation when they headline at the Isle Of Wight on the Sunday night (June 15), the same night The Rolling Stones headlined last year. Pic: PA Photos
The Enemy will play the Isle Of Wight Festival on June 14. Their reputation grew after last year’s storming performances at the Reading and Leeds festivals – they were so good NME put them on the cover the week after. Pic: Danny North
Punk legends the Sex Pistols will headline this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival, and are also strongly rumoured to be heading to Glastonbury for the first time. Pic: PA Photos
Having headlined Glastonbury in 1997 and 2003, Radiohead are tipped for a return to the Pyramid Stage this year. There are also strong rumours Thom and co are heading to Coachella, where they previously headlined in 2004.
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The singing legend that is Neil Diamond is heading out on a UK arena tour the week before Glastonbury – will we see him in the ‘veteran’ Sunday slot at Worthy Farm? Be hard to top Shirley Bassey last year… Pic: PA Photos
Shoegazing legends My Bloody Valentine play their first UK shows since 1992 in June – so we could well see them at Glastonbury. It’s also long been reported that they will be heading to California to play Coachella.
Lily Allen is already confirmed to play Isle Of Wight, but with a new album and baby on the way it’s unlikely she’ll be trawling round the circuit this summer.
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We’ve yet to find out for certain if Led Zeppelin’s reformation will be anything more than a one-off, but rumours abound that they will be playing Glastonbury. Should this turn out to be true, we reckon the demand for tickets will be worse than last year! Pic: PA Photos
Kylie Minogue had to pull out of her headlining appearance at Glastonbury 2005 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Now recovered, and touring this summer, will the antipodean pop princess finally make it to Worthy Farm?
Klaxons were a smash hit at the 2007 festivals, especially Glastonbury. With a new album due to be recorded this year, their schedule is likely to be less intense, so grab the chance to see them play the NME Big Gig now. Head to NME.COM/AWARDSBIGGIG to buy tickets now.
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After making her name at the 2007 festivals, Kate Nash will be bringing her pot of tea to the Isle Of Wight Festival – and countless others, we’re fairly sure.
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He’s had a couple of stints at V Festival, but is this the year Kanye West makes it to Glastonbury? It’s looking good – keep checking NME.COM and you’ll be the first to know.
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Jay-Z is emerging as a serious candidate to headline Glastonbury – if that’s the case he might bring his lovely lady Beyonce with him. Best look out the diamond-studded wellies then…
Iggy Pop and his band The Stooges are already confimed for Isle Of Wight – let’s hope there’s a repeat of Glastonbury, when a couple of NME staffers joined in with a stage invasion during a version of ‘No Fun’. We were stood next to a bloke who had a massive sign demanding the return of the Wispa chocolate bar. Good times. Pic: Danny North
Ian Brown is already confirmed to play Isle Of Wight, and will surely be on the bill at a few more bashes. But what we REALLY want is the Roses reunion. Pic: PA Photos
Will Dolly Parton finally make it Glastonbury in 2008? It’s long been rumoured….we certainly hope the country music legend will be there. Pic: PA Photos
Coldplay are back with their new album in 2008 – and are strongly tipped to headline either V Festival or Glastonbury for the third time. They topped the bill at V in 2001 and 2003, and Glastonbury in 2002 and 2005. Pic: PA Photos
Beyonce would certainly add a bit of glamour if she is the mystery black Glasto headliner. But how would she cope with the mud? She’d look great in wellies, we reckon.
Alicia Keys is a candidate to be the black headliner Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has been referring to. The star has never previously played a UK festival.
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The Kooks release new album ‘Konk’ in April, so expect to see them in many places this summer. The band are already confirmed to play at Isle Of Wight on June 15.
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Noughties festival perennials Kaiser Chiefs are already down to headline the Isle Of Wight Festival, as well as playing a big bash of their own at Leeds’ Elland Road Stadium on May 24. Pic: Andy Willsher