Glastonbury Lineup 2016: Stage Times And Everything You Need To Know

The Glastonbury lineup for this year is huge. Not just in the size of the artists billed to perform (Adele, Muse, Coldplay to name a few) but in the sheer number of acts penned into Michael and Emily Eavis’ diary to perform across the weekend. At the moment we have a tiny fraction of the lineup – but it contains some massive names you might already be familiar with and a few maybe not.

Take a look below at all the artists announced so far and get the full lowdown on who exactly they are, why you need to go and see them and when you do, what to look out for. Bookmark this page so you can return and stay up to date with all the latest announcements for the brilliant festival.

Let’s begin shall we?



Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 22:15 – 23:45
Who: Bombastic rock trio from Devon who released their seventh album ‘Drones’ last year.
Why you need to watch: Their Friday night Pyramid headline set will allow the band to show both fans and casuals why they are internationally known as one of the best live bands in the game.
Look out for: A huge stage show, lasers and maybe the odd crashing drone.


Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 22:15 – 23:45
Who: North London singer turned international superstar.
Why you need to watch: As if you need more of a reason than: She’s probably the biggest pop star on earth.
Look out for: Weeping-yet-euphoric punters roaring along to ‘Rolling In The Deep’ on the Pyramid stage.


Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 21:30 – 23:15
Who: London lads who went from unknown indie band to headlining stadiums and festivals.
Why you need to watch: Their Super Bowl half time set proved ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ can cut it on the big stage and the previous three occasions headlining mean their set will provide a euphoric closer to the festival on Sunday.
Look out for: Multicoloured confetti and massive choruses.



Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 20:00 – 21:15
Who: Oxford five-piece who are climbing up the festival ladder following a Bestival headline slot in 2014 and one at Reading & Leeds later this year.
Why you need to watch: Their arena tour in February was a complete triumph, proving that they can handle a big stage with a monstrous live set.
Look out for: Heaving mosh pits encouraged by lead singer Yannis’ soaring vocals.

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Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 19:15 – 20:30
Who: American pioneer who has dabbled with rap, folk and pop through a decades long career.
Why you need to watch: A new album looks to be in the pipeline for later this year, and if 2015’s ‘Dreams’ is anything to go by it’ll be a pop-heavy outing.
Look out for:Stage invasions, funky bass and massive bangers.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO

Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 16:00 – 17:15
Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 16:00 – 17:15
Who: Veteran ’70s pop and rock band led by frontman Jeff Lynne are back and touring the UK.
Why you need to watch: The group will take up the Legends slot on Sunday afternoon and will provide both psychedelic head bangers and gigantic pop choruses.
Look out for: ‘Mr Blue Sky’ could become a fabled Glastonbury moment – if the sun’s out…

READ MORE: Five Reasons Why Jeff Lynne’s ELO Will Steal Glastonbury 2016

LCD Soundsystem

Stage: Other Stage
Time: 21:45 – 23:15
Who: Reunited dance-punks who caused quite the stir on the ‘00s NYC music scene and beyond.
Why you need to watch: James Murphy has promised new music is on the way, so we could get a taste of the first LCD tunes in six years
Look out for: Disco balls a plenty and a bloody huge crowd ready to dance their socks off to ‘All My Friends’.

PJ Harvey

Stage: Other Stage
Time: 19:50 – 21:00
Who: Diverse musician whose albums stretch from anti-war tunes (‘Let England Shake’) to gritty blues rock (‘Dry’).
Why you need to watch: New album ‘The Hope Six Demolition’ was recorded mostly in a live environment – so the new tunes should translate well to a bigger stage.
Look out for: Harvey is a woman of many talents, so don’t be surprised to see her flit between every instrument she can fit on the stage.

ZZ Top

Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 18:15 – 19:15
Who: Hairy blues rockers from the 1970’s still going strong.
Why you need to watch: The trio have kept the same lineup throughout their long career – but this will be their debut performance at Worthy Farm.
Look out for: Fake beards galore in the crowd and a rock out for ‘Boys Are Back In Town’.


Stage: Other Stage
Time: 22:30 – 23:45
Who: House duo Guy and Howard Lawrence have gone from sweaty clubs to a bonafide festival kings in under four years.
Why you need to watch: Their headline slot at the West Holts in 2014 was a raving success – expect their next set to be much of the same.
Look out for: Second album ‘Caracal’ was jam-packed with high profile guests and their set will attract a few of their mates to join them on the stage as seen at Coachella.,AAAAABumiUU~,CmZu1qzq0Nydx8DqfQUoDJv2_kpwyWWq&bctid=2601496691001

New Order

Stage: Other Stage
Time: 22:30 – 23:45
Who: Born out of the ashes of Joy Division, the synth-pop troupe released their first album of new music in 10 years on ‘Music Complete’.
Why you need to watch: If their Teenage Cancer show was anything to go by, the light show will be epic. Highlights are bound to be ‘Temptation’, ‘586’ and maybe a little ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’.
Look out for: ‘Temptation’. Altogether now: “Oh, you’ve got blue eyes”.

Earth, Wind & Fire

Stage: West Holts Stage
Time: 21:45 – 23:15
Who: The funk legends formed in Chicago in 1971 and released a plethora of crossover hits in their career including ‘September’ and ‘Boogie Wonderland’.
Why you need to watch: If you want to let go of everything and just dance your ass off for two hours – these are the guys to watch.
Look out for: A touching tribute to late founder of the band, Maurice White, will no doubt be in order.

The Last Shadow Puppets

Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 18:15 – 19:15
Who: Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and pal Miles Kane’s string-lead side project.
Why you need to watch: ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ features unashamedly sexy lyrics on top of ’70s West Coast soul – perfect for a sunset slot on the farm.
Look out for: Recent live sets have seen Turner and Kane riffing off each other in perfect form. Let’s hope we’re in for more of the same.

READ MORE: The Last Shadow Puppets – The Full NME Cover Interview

Ellie Goulding

Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 17:45 – 18:45
Who: Former indie darling turned mega popstar who released her most successful album to date ‘Delirium’ last year.
Why you need to watch: With three albums under her belt now, Goulding has a bag full of hits to dish out to what will be one of the biggest crowds of the weekend.
Look out for: ‘Army’ is a bit of a tearjerker on record, but with a huge crowd of people in attendance the song’s power is likely to increase tenfold.


Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 13:45 – 14:30
Who: Leading the grime assault on charts both in the UK and US is veteran north London rapper Skepta.
Why you need to watch: New album ‘Konnichiwa’ will be out in time for the festival and his set could become one of grime’s crowning moments.
Look out for: ‘Shutdown’ owned 2015, and with a ever-growing fan base we reckon new tune ‘Man’ will replicate that success in 2016.

The 1975

Stage: Other Stage
Time: 19:15 – 20:15
Who: Manchester pop pioneers released their sophomore album ‘I Like It When You Sleep’ earlier this year – to critical and chart acclaim.
Why you need to watch: Their album topped the charts both here and across the pond and their set could turn into a ‘I was there’ moment before their probable transition into an arena-band status.
Look out for: Their live shows are striking and they’ve got the tunes to back it up. ‘Love Me’ is a certified banger and you’ll probably hear it spilling out of tents and stalls throughout the site. Best see it in the flesh then.,AAAAABumiUU~,CmZu1qzq0Nydx8DqfQUoDJv2_kpwyWWq&bctid=4684816427001

READ MORE: The 1975 – The Full NME Cover Interview


Stage: The Park Stage
Time: 21:00 – 22:00
Who: Canadian pop genius whose 2015 album ‘Art Angels’ bagged our album of the year.
Why you need to watch: If you think her music sounds pretty mad on record – you’re probably right. But her live shows are equally bonkers and brilliant.
Look out for: Dancers, ribbons and all-out party vibes. Face paint at the ready.

Annie Mac

Stage: Wow!
Time: 00:00 – 01:00
Who: The Irish DJ who took over Zane Lowe’s slot on Radio 1 has established herself on the airwaves as one of the biggest names in the radio game.
Why you need to watch: Her DJ sets have become a festival staple for fans of both pop persuasions and EDM fans alike.
Look out for: Her Bestival main stage slot last year featured inflatables, confetti and banging tunes from start to finish. Expect more of the same.

Sigur Rós

Stage: John Peel Stage
Time: 22:30 – 23:45
Who: Cult post-rock masters from Iceland were dormant for a while up until last year, when they announced their return to the live circuit.
Why you need to watch: Their live shows are both thrilling and intense.
Look out for: The band have promised new music for their first tour in several years and we’re bloody excited for it!


Stage: The Park Stage
Time: 21:30 – 22:30

Who: Brooding punk quartet from London who released their second album ‘Adore Life’ earlier this year.
Why you need to watch: Their latest album is brutal and their energetic live performances are much of the same.
Look out for: ‘Adore’ is an emotion-packed brutal slam of a record. Live, it’s bound to go off.

Floating Points

Stage: The Park Stage
Time: 20:00 – 21:00
Who: Under the name Floating Points, Sam Shepherd has become of the most popular names on the UK club circuits due to his eclectic mixes and DJ sets.
Why you need to watch: His debut studio album ‘Elaenia’ is caught between the melancholy electronica of Caribou and the experimental sound of fellow DJ and pal Four Tet – intriguing stuff.
Look out for: The album is musically complex and following much hard work – Floating Points has successfully converted it into a rewarding live experience.

Laura Mvula

Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 14:30 – 15:15
Who: Soul musician whose debut album ‘Sing to the Moon’ was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2013.
Why you need to watch: Mvula’s voice is undeniably powerful and she’s got the inquisitive music to compliment it.
Look out for: New single ‘Overcome’ featuring Nile Rodgers is a funky departure for Mvula and forthcoming second album ‘The Dreaming Room’ could bring more of the same.


Stage: Sonic
Time: 21:30 – 22:30
Who: Grime superstar whose Wicked Skengmen freestyles have blown up.
Why you need to watch: With Adele as a fan, it might not be long before Stormzy rockets up every festival bill – catch him in intimate settings before his inevitable rise to the top.
Look out for: The furious bars on ‘Know Me From’ will leave punters with twisted tongues in the mosh pit.

Art Garfunkel

Stage: Acoustic Stage
Time: 20:10 – 21:25
Who: One half of legendary folk duo Simon & Garfunkel.
Why you need to watch: Art’s angelic vocals will wow punters – including us – wherever he plays on the bill. Come join in.
Look out for: Former bandmate and bitter rival Paul Simon played a well-received legend slot in 2010 on the farm, so expect Garfunkel to try and one-up him.


Stage: The Park Stage
Time: 18:30 – 19:30
Who: Indie folk trio from north London released their second album ‘Not To Disappear’ in January this year.
Why you need to watch: Their latest album seeks to propel the group into bigger venues and their stunning live shows will adapt to the new circumstances.
Look out for: ‘Youth’ from their debut album will be a gigantic singalong for those in the know – so get to know.

Little Simz

Stage: West Holts Stage
Time: 14:30 – 15:30
Who: 22-year old English rapper and musician who has been tipped by Zane Lowe and UK hip-hop stalwart Dizzee Rascal for big things.
Why you need to watch: With a combined 12 mixtapes and EPs under her belt, in addition to debut album ‘A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons’, expect a frantic set as Simz races to stuff as many songs into her set as possible.
Look out for: ‘Dead Body’ is filthy floor filler and showcases her ear for a beat. Expect major skanking for this one.

Vince Staples

Stage: West Holts Stage
Time: 16:00 – 17:00
Who: His debut album ‘Summertime ’06’ was critically lauded last year for its murky beats and lyrical maturity.
Why you need to watch: Staples has performed in the UK only a handful of times, so this set will likely attract a gigantic crowd for those intrigued to catch a peek of the hip-hop prodigy.
Look out for: His live show – as seen below – is an explicit and bouncing experience.

John Grant

Stage: John Peel Stage
Time: 17:50 – 18:50
Who: The grizzly singer has found success by reworking the folk status quo with a dollop of electronic synth-pop during his recent solo career.
Why you need to watch: Last album ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’ peaked at number five in the UK albums chart and his live show will feature several cuts from the majestic record.
Look out for: ‘Down Here’ is the perfect example of his genre bending sounds and will likely provide a massive hit with the festival crowds.

Band Of Horses

Stage: John Peel Stage
Time: 17:30 – 18:30
Who: Seattle rockers whose wistful sound earned the band chart success on their last two albums ‘Infinite Arms’ and ‘Mirage Rock’.
Why you need to watch: Following an extended absence, the group will release new album ‘Why Are You OK’ in June this year.
Look out for: A smattering of new tunes from the long-awaited record hopefully!

Jess Glynne

Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 16:30 – 17:30
Who: English pop singer that dominated the UK charts with debut album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ last year.
Why you need to watch: Her live shows are packed with both chances to sing your head off and have a little boogie too – lucky you.
Look out for: ‘Real Love’s catchy melody and house beat was practically built for the festival circuit.

Carl Cox

Stage: Glade
Time: 21:25 – 00:25
Who: The veteran house DJ was an Ibiza staple up until his departure from the scene last year – but now he’s bringing his legendary sets to festivals across the country.
Why you need to watch: Cox dominated superclub Space on the party island and will dominate festival fields too when given the chance.
Look out for: Cox’s set will pay homage to the classic era of ‘80s and ‘90s house as well as some of the best modern day cuts. Something for you and your Dad to dance to.


Stage: Pussy Parlure
Time: 22:05 – 23:05
Who: Neo-soul singer who finished third in the BBC’s Sound Of 2016 prize.
Why you need to watch: She’s only released a handful of singles so far, but big things lie ahead for the powerful musician.
Look out for: ‘Bad Blood’ falls somewhere between the huge club bangers from collaborator Disclosure and the post-R&B sound championed by FKA twigs.

Fatboy Slim

Stage: John Peel Stage
Time: 20:30 – 22:00
Who: British DJ whose latest stage in the career has seen him adopt an EDM friendly sound.
Why you need to watch: Although he’s been on practically every Glasto lineup for the past 20 years, his sets have become part of Dance Village folklore. Not to be missed.
Look out for: A gigantic crowd usually turns up for his set(s) so expect wherever he plays to attract a massive following.

Bring Me The Horizon

Stage: Other Stage
Time: 19:10 – 20:10
Who: Innovative metal band hailing from Yorkshire who are finally making the well-deserved leap into into mainstream consciousness. An arena tour is already on the way.
Why you need to watch: As seen at this year’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas anything can happen when lead singer Oli Sykes is in the house.
Look out for: ‘Happy Song’ from latest album ‘That’s The Spirit’ finds the band at their heaviest yet most accessible.,AAAAABumiUU~,CmZu1qzq0Nydx8DqfQUoDJv2_kpwyWWq&bctid=4762949575001

Richard Hawley

Stage: The Park Stage
Time: 23:00 – 00:15
Who: Former Pulp guitarist who has found his feet as a solo artist, with latest album ‘Hollow Meadow’s garnering critical acclaim.
Why you need to watch: His work is heartfelt and genuine – a unique artist who improves with each release.
Look out for: ‘Tonight The Streets Our Ours’ is a jangling indie pop tune with instant-classic status – so look out for that one to get the crowd moving.

The Lumineers

Stage: Other Stage
Time: 16:10 – 17:10
Who: American folk-rock band who released their chart-topping second album ‘Cleopatra’ this year.
Why you need to watch: ‘Ho Hey’ was just about everywhere in 2012 and the song’s success will draw both megafans and casual listeners together for a gigantic karaoke session.
Look out for: What else? ‘Ho Hey’ will be a festival highlight – mark these words.

Lady Leshurr

Stage: The Park Stage
Time: 14:10 – 15:00
Who: Brummie rapper who found fame through a viral clip of her freestyling on YouTube last year.
Why you need to watch: Her series of ‘Queen’s Speech’ freestyles are superb and have improved with each release.
Look out for: Lesuhurr’s bars are both funny and smart so expect a fair bit of improv on the day.

Guy Garvey

Stage: The Park Stage
Time: 19:30 – 20:30
Who: Elbow frontman who has turned his focus towards a solo career as the group take a well-earned break.
Why you need to watch: His debut solo album ‘Courting The Squall’ allowed Garvey to experiment with new sounds while staying true to his witty lyrical nature.
Look out for: ‘Angela’s Eyes’ is an boundary pushing mix between blues, rock and electronica and will likely provide the highlight of his set.

Kamasi Washington

Stage: West Holts Stage
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Who: American jazz musician and composer who featured on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’.
Why you need to watch: Debut solo album ‘The Epic’ is a mind-blowing jazz odyssey and Washington has perfected turning it into a live tour-de-force.
Look out for: ‘Change Of The Guard’ is a soothing yet seismic 12-minute journey built for live consumption.

Jack Garratt

Stage: John Peel Stage
Time: 18:10 – 19:00
Who: BBC Sound Of 2016 Poll winner and multi-talented musician.
Why you need to watch: His UK tour sold out in a flash, with a Brixton show selling out before he even released his debut album. See him now, because arena shows are calling.
Look out for: Garratt’s frantic musicianship, as he plays just about every sound you hear live and on his own. Impressive stuff.,AAAAABumiUU~,CmZu1qzq0Nydx8DqfQUoDJv2_kpwyWWq&bctid=4610851196001

Cyndi Lauper

Stage: Acoustic Stage
Time: 21:30 – 23:00
Who: ’80s Queen who’s still releasing solid pop gems 30 years on.
Why you need to watch: Her next album ‘Detour’ is going to be soaked in country vibes – perfect for weekend down on the farm, really.
Look out for: ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ will have the entire crowd – including us – bouncing with glee.

Explosions In The Sky

Stage: John Peel Stage
Time: 19:30 – 20:30
Who: American post-rock instrumental band from Austin, Texas.
Why you need to watch: Latest album ‘The Wilderness’ has been their most commercially successful album yet and they’ll bring plenty of jams from that record and beyond.
Look out for: There’s next to no vocals from the group – so expect an ambient and ethereal sway along to some stratospheric soundscapes.


Stage: John Peel Stage
Time: 21:00 – 22:00
Who: UK dance-pop duo comprising of Aluna Francis and George Reid.
Why you need to watch: Their debut album ‘Body Music’ was a snapshot of the UKG and house revival back in 2013 but they’ll be bringing a new set of tunes with them from new album ‘I Remember’.
Look out for: The title track from their next album, ‘I Remember’, is smart blend of trippy R&B and spacey tropical house.


Stage: The Park Stage
Time: 14:00 – 14:45
Who: Spanish indie rock band with a punky, garage twist.
Why you need to watch: They played a massive show on the John Peel stage in 2015 and with debut album ‘Leave Me Alone’ now released, a far bigger crowd is inevitable.
Look out for: Their finest moment to date ‘Bamboo’ provides a Vaccines sized chorus with stuttering DIY guitar work. Sublime in the sunshine, we predict.


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Time: 22:15 – 23:45
Who: UK rave legends who have just released stunning new album ‘Barbara, Barbara, we face a shining future’.
Why you need to watch: Their thumping live shows will feature plenty of new material as well as the famous throwback tunes which made their name during ‘90s rave heyday.
Look out for: What else? ‘Born Slippy’ will always be the highlight of their sets – whether they like it or not. Although they probably do.

James Blake

Stage: West Holts Stage
Time: 22:15 – 23:45
Who: Mysterious electronic and R&B producer who is gearing up to release his third album.
Why you need to watch: Latest singles ‘Timeless’ and ‘Modern Soul’ are some of Blake’s most exciting and accessible tunes to date and his new album ‘Radio Silence’ is on course to be massive.
Look out for: ‘Retrograde’ was the highlight of second album ‘Overgrown’, but the song adopts an even spookier ambiance when played live.


Stage: Other Stage
Time: 20:45 – 21:45
Who: Synth-pop trio from Glasgow who are making an assault on the American charts and festival scene.
Why you need to watch: Their second album ‘Every Open Eye’ was stuffed with pop-friendly choruses as well as meaty electronic beats.
Look out for: Singer Lauren Mayberry has become one of the finest performers on stage and her stunning vocals are not to be missed.


Stage: John Peel Stage
Time: 22:30 – 23:45
Who: Electro-pop group led by French musician Anthony Gonzalez
Why you need to watch: New album ‘Junk’ is their weirdest and most experimental yet – but as proved at Coachella, it can certainly cut it live too.
Look out for: Latest hit ‘Do It, Try It’ is a delightful blend of classic house pianos and the soaring thump of EDM practically built for the live environment.

Kurt Vile

Stage: The Park Stage
Time: 17:00 – 18:00
Who: US indie-folk hero who is currently on a trail-blazing world tour in support of latest album ‘b’lieve me i’m goin down’.
Why you need to watch: His most recent album is his most accessible to date and will probably land him a massive slot on one of the bigger stages – a recipe for set of the weekend, potentially.
Look out for: The heartfelt ‘Wild Imagination’ has become Kurt’s stunning set closer which will make you want to hug the one you’re with and sway along. It will be beautiful.

Mercury Rev

Stage: The Park Stage
Time: 21:30 – 22:30
Who: American psych-rock band hailing from Buffalo, New York.
Why you need to watch: 2015’s ‘The Light In You’ is a joyous listen basically begging for an afternoon slot on the Park stage. We are praying for that to happen.
Look out for: 1998’s ‘Goddess On A Highway’ is still their finest work to date nearly 20 years on and practically built for festival consumption.

Gregory Porter

Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Who: US soul/jazz sensation who is finally getting well-deserved mainstream attention both here and in his native country.
Why you need to watch: Porter’s voice is both powerful and soothing with his live shows proving he can cut it live too.
Look out for: His re-work of Disclosure collaboration ‘Holding On’ may just be better than the original.


Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 16:30 – 17:30
Who: Camden Ska kings who have remained a live favourite in the 40 years since their formation.
Why you need to watch: Their repertoire of singalong hits is perhaps unrivalled in modern British pop music – a true festival band.
Look out for: Take your pick out of ‘Must Be Love’, ‘Welcome To The House Of Fun’ and ‘One Step Beyond’ because each one is going to be great.

Wolf Alice

Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 15:00 – 16:00
Who: One of the best indie bands to come out of the UK in recent years lead by singer Ellie Rowsell.
Why you need to watch: As their live shows have increased in capacity throughout the tour in support of ‘My Love Is Cool’, their craft has improved too.
Look out for: The group have recently been debuting new material in their shows, so perhaps we will get a few new gems to prance around to.

Baaba Maal

Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 13:40 – 14:30
Who: Senegalese singer and guitarist who has been releasing music since 1988.
Why you need to watch: He’s one of the leading musicians in the world-music scene and 2016’s ‘The Traveller’ is an uplifting and textured delight.
Look out for: Maal sings predominately in Pulaar, but that doesn’t stop his infectious music being anything less than a triumph.


Stage: Other Stage
Time: 20:40 – 21:40
Who: British pop group destined for massive things on their forthcoming second album.
Why you need to watch: Their secret set at William’s Green last year was one of the busiest sets of the weekend and this year will likely be no different.
Look out for: New music appears close and the band debuted a new track at Snowbombing earlier this year, so keep your ears open.

Róisín Murphy

Stage: West Holts Stage
Time: 20:30 – 21:30
Who: Irish musician who formed one half of electro-pop group Moloko in the ‘90s and early ‘00s.
Why you need to watch: Murphy has established herself as a brilliant solo musician in her own right, as proven on her Mercury nominated album ‘Hairless Toys’ from last year.
Look out for: Murphy will still drop the odd Moloko song in her sets – but the real highlights are her solo tracks, especially the thrilling ‘Overpowered’ from the 2007 album of the same name.


Stage: West Holts Stage
Time: 20:30 – 21:30
Who: American pop Queen who has just released third album ‘99¢’.
Why you need to watch: Her live shows are full of daring dance routines and elaborate visuals – oh, and a few decent tunes, too.
Look out for: ‘Disparate Youth’ was basically built for festivals and that song alone will likely draw in a fair few punters to her set.

Years & Years

Who: UK pop trio who just completed their biggest tour to date including a show at Wembley Arena.
Why you need to watch: They have become one of the important pop band of our time and debut album ‘Communion’ was a stunning start to their career.
Look out for: Lead singer Olly Alexander is now a bonafide pop star with the vocals and moves to match.,AAAAABumiUU~,CmZu1qzq0Nydx8DqfQUoDJv2_kpwyWWq&bctid=4835308579001

Dua Lipa

Who: English-Albanian pop newcomer who is gearing up to release her debut album this year.
Why you need to watch: ‘Be The One’ is a gigantic tune that showcases her Rihanna-esque vocals and intriguing production style.
Look out for: Her handful of tunes earned her a spot on the BBC Sound Of 2016 long list, so expect a heaving set full of fans trying to catch the star before she goes supernova.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Who: Psychedelic lo-fi rock band lead by charismatic New Zealander Ruban Nielson
Why you need to watch: UMO have crafted their thrilling and hypnotic sound on each record, but last year’s ‘Multi Love’ was a pop bonanza that Prince would be proud of.
Look out for: Millennial anthem ‘Can’t Keep Checking My Phone’ was stunningly funky on record but live, it’s a meatier affair.

Bat For Lashes

Stage: John Peel Stage
Time: 16:00 – 17:00
Who: Stage name for multi-talented Natasha Khan and her indie pop music.
Why you need to watch: Two of her albums have received Mercury Prize nominations with 2012’s ‘The Haunted Man’ being her finest collection of dreamy pop and theatrical ballads to date.
Look out for: New album ‘The Bride’ is set for release just after the festival ends – but if lead single ‘In God’s House’, her set will be a real treat whether we know the songs or not.


Stage: West Holts Stage
Time: 17:30 – 18:30
Who: Jamaican recording artist who played his biggest UK show to date back in October 2015 at London’s KOKO.
Why you need to watch: He’s released a plethora of material to date – but his work with English DJ Toddla T on 2015’s ‘England Be Wise’ could give his set a heavier vibe than expected.
Look out for: His collaboration with Chronixx on ‘Who Knows’ was simply brilliant and will certainly have the Worthy Farm faithful bouncing along in unison.

Two Door Cinema Club

Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 15:00 – 16:00
Who: Northern Irish indie-pop trio who went from clubs to arena shows in just two albums.
Why you need to watch: The band recently completed a successful secret tour of Ireland and by all accounts their live shows can still whip up a frenzy.
Look out for: ‘Undercover Martyn’ and ‘I Can Talk’ were hits on the festival circuits first time round and a set with new material could go down in Glasto folklore.

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Jake Bugg

Stage: John Peel Stage
Time: 22:00 – 23:15
Who: Once Britain’s next big folk prodigy – now a diverse musician in his own right.
Why you need to watch: As Bugg’s material has progressed from intimate folk ballads to arena filling hits, his on-stage presence has also improved. New album ‘On My One’ will see further progress.
Look out for: ‘Gimme The Love’ was an unexpected move into a new hip-hop influenced sound, and we’re intrigued for more of the same on his forthcoming album.,AAAAABumiUU~,CmZu1qzq0Nydx8DqfQUoDJv2_kpwyWWq&bctid=4784559093001

Mac DeMarco

Stage: John Peel Stage
Time: 20:30 – 21:30
Who: American indie trouble maker who has cultivated a humongous following in both the US and Europe.
Why you need to watch: His shows are chaotic, hilarious and brilliant. Stand in the right spot and you might just end up to stage too.
Look out for: There’s plenty of banter with the crowd – but none of it quite tops the bounce ‘Cooking Up Something Good’ whips up in a live environment.

St. Etienne

Stage: The Park Stage
Time: 18:00 – 19:00
Who: Alternative dance group who are still in fine form 25 years on from their game-changing debut record ‘Foxbase Alpha’.
Why you need to watch: Their latest album ‘Words and Music by Saint Etienne’ is bursting with sizeable tunes such as ‘Tonight’ and ‘I’ve Got Your Music’.
Look out for: ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ will attract both original and new ravers – so expect a diverse crowd all up for a good time.


Stage: Other Stage
Time: 12:30 – 13:20
Who: Stockport five-piece who are aiming to be the one of the biggest bands in the world. Ambitious lads.
Why you need to watch: They’ve put out an album’s worth of material already, but we’re still keen to hear how the finished record – produced by The Coral’s James Skelly – is going to turn out. Brilliantly, if single ‘Charlemagne’ is anything to go by.
Look out for: Latest single ‘Getaway’ is an indie heartbreaker and begging for a mass singalong from the swarming punters.

Of Monsters & Men

Stage: John Peel Stage
Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Who: Icelandic folk five-piece who dabble with a bit of indie on their heartfelt tunes.
Why you need to watch: Their debut album invited the spirits of early Arcade Fire and last year’s ‘Beneath The Skin’ was a gigantic step forward in their own sound.
Look out for: ‘Little Talks’ was inescapable in 2011 and 2012 – so you might as well go and see the polished live version, right?


Stage: John Peel Stage
Time: 15:10 – 16:10
Who: Merseyside teenager with a stunning voice, powerful beyond her years.
Why you need to watch: Debut album ‘Long Way Home’ showcased her knack for making modern Motown cuts (‘Operator’) and forward-thinking pop hits (‘Hurt Me’).
Look out for: She’s picked up an impressive following over the last few years and her set will be one of the most anticipated of the weekend with punter galore cramming into whatever spot to catch a glimpse.

Ronnie Spector

Stage: The Park Stage
Time: 20:00 – 21:00
Who: Motown legend who was once lead singer of famed Motown group The Ronettes.
Why you need to watch: Yes, she performs all The Ronettes hits as well as the occasional Amy Winehouse cover.
Look out for: Some classic ‘60s dance moves from both performer and fans. It’s going to be a ball.

The Syrian National Orchestra

Stage: Pyramid Stage
Time: 11:00 – 11:45
Who: 90-piece orchestra from the war-torn country in Middle-East.
Why you need to watch: Many of the group have been forced to leave their native country due to ongoing conflicts – so a reunion onstage will no doubt be a heartwarming moment.
Look out for: Damon Albarn has collaborated with the group on several occasions and will perform a show with them over Glastonbury weekend in London – could he pop down to join them on Farm?

Four Tet

Stage: Wow!
Time: 01:00 – 02:00
Who: London-based DJ and producer.
Why you need to watch: His DJ sets are going down in UK clubbing history due to his mining of eclectic music genres and the subsequent ability to mix the results with current hits.
Look out for: A blend of hip-hop, trip-hop, dubstep, house and more. Basically, the man can mix anything and it’s a real joy to boogie to.

Julio Bashmore

Stage: Wow!
Time: 22:30 – 00:00
Who: Bristol DJ who released debut album ‘Knockin’ Boots’ last year.
Why you need to watch: Bashmore has straddled the line between mainstream success and not ‘selling-out’ perfectly, and as a result – his album features both deep-house hits and pop masterpieces.
Look out for: His set on the Silver Hayes stage might cause a near-riot as everyone tries to get into prime dancing position. Definitely one to head down early for.

Jeremy Corbyn

Stage: Left Field
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Who: Political leader of the Labour party.
Why you need to watch: Politics and Glastonbury go hand in hand – so head down to Leftfield and engage in some hearty political debate.
Look out for: His speech on the Sunday will no doubt incorporate the result of the week’s EU referendum whatever the result.

Will there be secret sets?

Yes. Glasto has become famed for its secret sets, in 2011 both Radiohead and Pulp played tiny shows up at The Park stage and last year The Libertines stepped in to sub the Pyramid before Florence. In recent years William’s Green has become the current hotspot for bands to rock up with little notice and entertain the punters in an intimate location. See our predictions for the 2016 Glastonbury secret sets.

When and how are they announced?

The sets are usually announced with little-to-no notice to avoid overcrowding. Certain Twitter accounts like Secret Glasto (@secretglasto) will collate rumours from social media and message boards like eFestivals to announce with as much notice as possible on Twitter. Top tip – have both the official account and Secret Glasto on tweet notification to make sure you don’t miss a beat. If you don’t have a phone with internet capabilites? You’ll have to stick to old-fashioned eaves dropping!


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