According to Eavis. Place bets below.
Looks like it's V Festival for me again next year in that case...
It's probably wishful thinking that they've got a tour on the way anyway. Interviews for RAM suggested they hadn't come up with a concept for their next tour. 2017 isn't so far off though...
Sunday night, headlining the dance tent. Last Homework show I think. A girl climbed to the top of the tent and the had to stop. It was all kinds of amazing. I think Kula Shaker or Ash were headlining the main stage at the time!
the entire gig stopping til someone could climb down the pole propping up the tent! well that and the cover of Lil Louis French Kiss.
was it the last Homework show? didn't know that.
The excitement is hard to contain.
JAG (Reforming exclusively)
that means it's not oasis. thank you, god. thank you thank you thank you.
haven't played before
would be pretty special.
Maybe Led Zeppelin or Kanye West too?
But I'm pretty sure Eavis said that putting on Jay-Z was the most stressful thing he's ever and that they were sticking to soft rock and pop from now on... Or something to that effect.
this one will sell out before the headliners are announced... would surprise me if there was no indie rock, but can't think of any indie rockers who haven't played...
They pulled out back in the 90s - did they play it any other time in their history?
i like the roses but i fucking hate their fans when there are loads of them.
Fleetwood Mac and Depeche Mode, isn't it?
...surely there's got to be someone a bit more 'current' to cover the yoot audience. There are a lot of heritage acts being talked about in this thread (including Daft Punk).
But there's no token 'down with the kids' band in there.
All the real bores are posting about them on facebook.
The lead singer was on Sunday Brunch this week and he sung a song I'd vaguely heard somewhere out and about; since then, they're on telly or every tube poster I see.
Agree with you in this case though.
I guess (almost) definitely Depeche Mode and Fleetwood Mac. Would love to think the other one would be Daft Punk, but I suspect it'll be The Stone Roses...
Daft Punk, Prince and some other wankers would suit me just fine.
Depending if the Purple One asked for too much money or not. If it's not the Stone Roses, then that looks miles better than this year.
I know they were a big deal, but there doesn't seem to be much interest in them these days, right?*
*a cursory check suggests they had a UK #2 album this year, but that can't be too hard...
they have been doing arena tours solidly since 1986. never played in Manchester to less than 10,000 people since about 2 decades ago. also they have had *49* UK Top 40 hits.
having said that they have a terrible tendency not to bring out the hits as much as they could these days, and tend to Play The Album Tracks. a hits packed set would make a lot of new converts IMO.
Could well get the worst turn out of any headliner ever.
No chance now, its been far too long since they've had any real hit, and their legacy, while musically great, isn't quite as revered as a band like Fleetwood Mac/Rolling Stones as far as a mainstream audience is concerned. Still, I'd say they're probably on a similar level to Prince, so who knows.
There would be a massive turn out for Prince if he headlined.
Had hoped Sigur Ros might be there (I guess they still could be). But I think they played some years ago. Can anyone confirm?
If ever I've seen one.
And surely bigger than AM/Mumford. Perhaps I'm biased...but they just have such "huge" shows they seem perfect for the pyramid stage. Maybe their stock isn't as big as in 2008ish
Pretty sure they were at one point but maybe not now.
Again, that's nowhere near as big as AM or M&S.
Album sales? Concert attendances?
A quick look at album sales made me see the light. Shame, SR would be excellent headliners.
Arcade Fire deserve their place at the top of the Glasto bill! They've grown as a band for nearly 10 years since their Funeral release in 2004....one of the best live acts in the world surely?
But do you seriously believe that Sigur Ros are bigger than the Arctic Monkeys? :D
Have AM had any success there? Think SR have
it's not all that relevant.
And the Bumford's was the biggest selling album in the world last year, I believe.
In the context of this conversation selling albums in the U.S means fuck all.
I love Sigur Ros, but no way are they bigger than those two (certainly not the latter).
Don't ask me why.
I saw them at an evening meet at Exeter Racecourse, so did a bit of twisting and shouting after a few ciders.
them this year while the Stones were on - it was a lot of fun a quite amusing.
Hasn't Glastonbury always had at least one headliner who are relatively modern? By that logic, if the rumours are to be believed, then it'll be Daft Punk then two of Prince, Depeche Mode, Fleetwood Mac and Stone Roses
...when John Squire broke his collarbone. This allowed Pulp to take their place and become overnight national treasures.
can't believe i forgot about that
Squire fell of his bike, replaced by Pulp, they were shit, everyone loved them, they got massive, were still shit, Stone Roses split.
They did play the Pilton village fair or whatever it is called though, I think, but can't remember if it was the same year, the previous year (as a here we come) or the year after (as a sorry).
Half band left, got replaced by some session musicians, and a dancing girl, played Reading, stunk up the joint, split.
there isn't even a debate. I can see why people would think Pulp were shit, but it's inarguable fact that Pulp had somewhat more to offer than the shallow 60s jangle of the Stone Roses.
about something that is clearly arguable.
There could easily be a very enjoyable and completely sane debate about who out of the Stone Roses and Pulp had the most to offer. Happy to enter into it when you are ready.
actually i can't really be bothered. But i'm not really sure that the Stone Roses' writing is particularly... multi layered. But Pulp are a very very clever band, and the way that mid period Pulp used elements of pastiche without any nostalgia in order to explore that murky area between being working or middle class, between being part or not part of mass culture, between artistic merit and kitsch rubbish, and most famously between sex as pleasure and sex as power, has never really been done by another indie band, ever.
Obviously it was the lyrics which most explicitly explored these themes, but every other element of Pulp during that time did too, from their press photos to merch to fanzine to interviews.. and especially the fantastic music videos directed by Pedro Romhanyi. Pulp were one of the most thematically consistent bands I can think of, and in my opinion they are the best band to ever get THAT famous.
It's not really a Stone Roses vs. Pulp thing, I mean I can understand why people would like the Stone Roses music better than Pulp's, as that's just personal taste. But maybe I'm wrong, but the Stone Roses never seemed to me to be a band who explored any particular themes or who created music for anything more than musics sake. And, not that it really proves anything, but I study music and have come across quite a lot of academic articles about Pulp just by chance, but never anything specifically about the Stone Roses. Something probably exists mind you, but I'd expect it to be something about the press or the overall music scene, rather than the music itself. Of course there's no such thing as 'better' and I shouldn't have used that word, but I definitely think that Pulp have much, much more to offer in their music than the Stone Roses ever did.
then you'd never really be able to get anywhere near as much from them as I have. Pulp are a band that you really have to get into to appreciate properly. They're also funny, cos they're not really a singles band or an albums band- they're an era band, and each era of Pulp has a different crisis, and a different motivation behind it.. thematically, I mean. But the b sides are just as important as anything else. Like, you'd be hard pushed to really understand the His'n'Hers era without hearing Frightened or the Susan trilogy.
I dunno, this is hardly great persuasive writing- I'm too close to the subject matter, too much of a fanboy. I could just talk about Pulp forever.
Please keep writing. I completely agree on Pulp being a musical and cultural anomaly. Good work!
but if not, thanks! They're just the most interesting British pop band ever, in my opinion.
Primavera / Reading / them Scandinavian ones for them maybe?
They were not that great on that day.
...and I suspect I have this in common with many people, I really really like the first Stone Roses record. BUT
1) Ian Brown kills the material live. There's being slightly off tune and then there's utterly destroying it
2) These days going to a Roses gig means being surrounding by beerboys belching Wonderwall into your face
The second point above is, granted, a bit of a git point.
the thing with the Stone Roses is that the first album is full of really melodic pop songs which aren't exactly amazing but are really pleasant to listen to, but they've been blown up to such a huge proportion by the music press over the last 25 years that it completely ruins however fun those songs may have originally been. You can hardly imagine someone listening to those songs without knowing about any of the Stone Roses hype and thinking "yeah, definitely massive festival headliner material". And essentially they'd only be headlining because of those songs.
And it doesn't help that the band are clearly all cunts, and cunts identify with cunts so their fanbase are all these dickheads in buttoned up polo shirts gurning at each other whilst rubbing their crotches with pages ripped out of Zoo magazine, who ultimately aren't even interested in the music itself, but more with that weird brand of North West-centric homoerotic pathetic pseudo-masculine band fandom.
And I actually quite like that first album!
"homoerotic pathetic pseudo-masculine band fandom?"
Volcanic posting though, good read and sums up the band's cultural impact.
Going to Glastonbury means being surrounding by beerboys belching Wonderwall into your face. Is a match made in heaven.
AC/DC, Sabbath or Maiden. Or all three.
Would be genuinely great if they got someone like ACDC to do it.
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant while hammered might pretty much see me off.
So I guess that'd rule out Kanye, Prince, Rihanna etc... I'd heard Mode and Mac rumours a while ago, so I'd have thought them plus The Stone Roses or Daft Punk.
Really can't see Led Zep ever playing again (*drags out well-worn anecdote of being sat right behind Dave Grohl going yampee at their O2 gig*)
didnt they play in the late 90s?
someone metioned it earlier so that rules them out
Friday - Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band (Toto! Journey! Santana! Mr Mister!)
Saturday - Roger Waters, The Wall Live!
Sunday - The Eagles*
*Eric Clapton to step in if they split before then.
Roger Waters played a few years ago
'OMG THIS COULD BE AMAZING' to 'Oh dear, this is going to be truly awful'.
Still, I think Prince is all but guaranteed, and if there's one main stage headliner worth seeing it'll be an improvement on many years.
Gilmour likes his aeroplanes, expensive hobby that.
Waters is apparently not adverse to little more Floyd action, Mason does as he's told (probably).....i think if Pink Floyd were to do a few final shows... a couple of hours down on Mikeys farm might be quite appealling to them
They are costantly flogging the back catalogue, Waters remains fame hungry and Mason would do as he's told. Gilmour turned up last year (or was it the year before)and played Comfortably Numb with Waters, Gilmours stubborn, but not stupid....i saw them 4 times firstly in 88, i think Waters is a dick, but i'd pay to see them share a stage again before their gone....i'll bet im not alone either........so yes, big big big fucking longshot, but more plausable than people might think.
You can rule out Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris and MBV straight off.
He just had 9 top ten singles from a single album, which if I remember correctly is a world record. Plus, Glastonbury has form for booking stadium dance acts in the past to headline, Basement Jaxx in 2005 for example. Admittedly, there are other acts who would be more likely candidates, but to rule him out completely would be unwise.
But you've gotta admit it is a possibility. WHy not? Do you have any reason to say that he won't other than the fact that DiSers don't like his music and he's a bit of a bell end?
v will pay him more, and it's his crowd.
But I remember him being everywhere around 2007-2009 and sort of feel his 'mainstream' popularity has decreased, despite still having a decent following out of the EDM crowd.
and another one as a featured artist for We Found Love. He's bigger than he's ever been.
I think a lot of the songs people hear on the radio, they don't even realise they're his, because he's not really doing vocals anymore. He's getting people like Kelis, Tinie Tempah, Florence and Example to do the vocals so maybe people assume the track's are theirs. Feels So Close was the only recent hit he did the vocals on.
I think I heard it's the first album to ever do that.
*in the US.
Can't think of any UK ones. Although I'm sure there must be albums that only had one or two singles which achieved it.
was that every track was used in advertising. Never happened before that.
If it was billed as Calvin Harris & Friends feat: Rihanna, Dizzee Rascal, Florence & the Machine, Chris Brown, Kelis, etc. etc... well, I'm still not sure they'd book it, but he could probably pull it off.
Strike me as a headlining Other Stage kinda booking...
i've heard Rumours.
if she gets over her big audience stage fright thing.
if it is this then dear god
Surely too intimate to captivate an 80,000 strong crowd for 90 minutes or so?
Led Zeppelin would go down really well I think.
Led Zeppelin would be brill. I've heard a bit of chat about AC/DC headlining it which seems a bit odd.
Good idea, I reckon.
not as bad as oasis fans but zzzzzzzzzz.
However if the three headliners have not played the festival before, then Adele may not do it, strictly speaking. She played a small tent in 2007. And she has said herself she doesn't want to do festivals.
back in the Guardian tent for the best slice of LDN in the shapely shape (sorry!) of Adele. She's got a voice that quivers down your every vertebra like a lock-stocked Billie Holiday meets Erykah Badu or Jill Scott. Her set faintly tinkles around the room full of rain-shirkers, but despite sounding like dusty butterflies rushing in slow motion through Brixton it fails to make me cry a river this time around
With Eminiem standing in for Eazy E.
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He's probably played before, but I thought he was a bit weird about festivals.
Prince, Gaga, Adele
I didn't even know she was playing
but every other name being thrown out doesn't have any real weight to it.
Will probably draw a smaller crowd than Mumfords, Monkeys, or Kings of Leon have in recent years, but will tear that shit up and become properly huge of the back of it.
Guess it did seem like a stretch for them to get 3 unique headline bands at this point.
Assume he didn't think Arcade Fire had played.
Would be somewhat amusing if both the others were Worthy Farm regulars now.
Or were they on before Bjork?
That article makes out like they were first on in the bubble tea tent.
Pretty rammed for them too, big crowd.
the sound was fucked for the majority of the set.
are now confirmed as not playing. http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/dec/26/newsmaker-2013-michael-eavis-glastonbury-founder-rolling-stonesck
So maybe Arcade Fire are replacements? Either way, Eavis has a history of jumping the gun/ talking things up so it's no real surprise that the line up he was talking about isn't happening.
as Fleetwood Mac were seen as a bit of a given.
playing any shows for the foreseeable as their bassist has cancer.
Bryan Adams: rancid cheese
Nickelback: arse gravy
Or will they be the sunday afternoon act?
to get them for 2015, I guess from him saying that that they had been booked but pulled out due to illness.
Kasabian are headlining the Saturday.
Might bet doubles on that
Have kasabian played before :/
But so uninspiring, made worse that kasabian cuntman said they hadn't been asked when interviewed last week.. still not confirmed but from the sound of things it might as well be. Prince and outkast for sat pls
http://www.gigwise.com/news/87607/metallica-prince-and-outkast-confirmed-for-glastonbury-2014 please :)
That's a once in a lifetime kinda thing.
and I'll win £126 if Prince is Saturday night headliner. That will go some way to making up for my lack of ticket.
they were fucking abysmal
and they will be again
eavis you fucking trollop
made worse by padding it out with hype about having never played before
opened Pyramid '04
Other Stage headliner '05
second-headlined Pyramid '07 (below Arctics)
second-headlined Pyramid '09 (pre-Bruce)
that 2009 slot was when they were arguably at the peak of their powers, 'Fire' was huge etc. how they can command a headline position half a decade later with dwindling popularity (still quite high) is beyond me
Friday: Arcade Fire
Saturday: The Eagles
Exciting headliners, don't you think?
Oh well thank God it doesn't matter about the headliners :)
That's fucking dire if true. Can't see anyone being pleased with that bunch.
That said, I've only ever seen one pyramid stage headliner, and I've always had a lovely time.
and he doesn't usually drop headline names around unless he has some solid information to back it up. With the whole Prince trying to sue publicists saying he was going to play Glasto this year he now seems pretty certain Eagles are going to round up the headliners.
However as I said this isn't confirmed but I tend to take his word more than most.
wouldn't mind seeing the eagles in the legends slot but I can't imagine a headline show on the pyramid being anything less than a bit of a damp squib.
saying that, i managed to totally avoid the pyramid last year so hopefully this year's line-up will allow me to do the same again.
make your way to the Common/Shangri-la before it gets crowded! EVERBURDY IS A WINNER.
Seriously I love the Common, it's the perfect mix of being lively and chilled out.
just a big, unerring mass of congestion. actually maybe that's what they going for with the "hell" theme?
I prefer... it's not as weird or HUGE as Shangri-la but it's got lots of interesting things going on... 2011 they had Wrestling and Wall Of Death Motorbikes as well as some funky latino music areas... it's great :)
that does anything to convince me they were anything but a 70s Mumford and Sons
than being in mumford and sons
just hate the fuckin' Eagles ok?!
Metallica are almost a dead cert to headline the OTHER stage in Saturday, well they've never played before have they? Kind of surpised they'd take the secondary stage but they've being dying to play for ages.
Been booked for months.
Whoever is on the main stage at the same time will have definitely sold less records. A bit odd. I'd have love them to be the Sat headliner and BBC went big on them with documentaries etc...
why didn't you tell us before! EH EH EH.
*unless it was that gigwise article, because that article was bobbins
I put it in this thread.
which could've meant anything!
it's more likely to be The Eages tbf :(
A) He's been in the country for a long time so more likely to have a chin wag with the organizers
B) He hasn't outright denied it this time, and as of yet hasn't threatened legal action on those who are reporting it
C) The Eagles headline rumours suddenly died down yesterday
suddenly dropped the odds of prince headlining before the news broke
Paul Weller solo gig where he reads a sermon for two hours apologising for all the dadrock bands he accidentally invented
eavis you senile cunt i'm calling you out
could be west holts or summat. would be a bonkers booking for Saturday Pyramid
I think people forget how many massive hits Blondie have. They could easily headline.
Yeah of big hits but not in that kinda league for me and it's not like they've not played for years and they're reforming for a big one off. Really don't see it happening.
I've been wrong before right enough.
Mumford & Sons
Kings Of Leon
The White Stripes
Basement jaxx but as i recall they cam in late as i think kylie pulled out.
While i would not necessarily agree that all are in retrospect headline material at the time though i can see why they were.
as all of those bands have much greater mass appeal than Blondie do right now. I'm not knocking them, but would just think it a strange choice for the final headline slot on the biggest stage.
or the sunday afternoon legend slot?
Not particularly excited about that TBH :(
and Blondie won't be headlining either.
so reckon it will be the golden oldie slot, aye
The Eagles aren't headlining this year either :)
Arcade Fire have already played at Glastonbury, in 2007 (I think).
So what does that mean?
where Eavis seemed unaware to the fact they had played in 2007, whoops?
as they were a bit dull
They're not on the Glastonbury website but the others (AF, Disclosure, Blondie, Dolly) are already up there.
however people seem convinced they're going to play Sunday, but this can change obviously. Arcade Fire are the only headliner to be confirmed officially by Glastonbury themselves.
And just tell us who the other two headliners are...
... Saying that, the longer this goes on, the more I worry he's decided to call the whole thing off because of the Somerset floods.
Still don't understand why Eavis would have said that the three headliners have never played before when Arcade Fire have. (So have Kasabian for that matter..)
At the time he may have thought this was the case, it's been very clear that they tried to get Prince this year but it fell through recently and Fleetwood Mac sound like they were nailed on (and have said several times since this year they will be playing Glastonbury at some point) this may be this year still now that John McVie appears to have reacted well to the treatment and Metallica are currently heavily rumored to be headlining in some capacity (Pyramid or Other Stage) so I guess the was some truth in it and if he forgot Arcade Fire had played at the time of making the statement then I guess that makes sense.
Whatever the reason its probably the case of Michael Eavis getting over excited and making a statement before anything was confirmed. Can't explain Kasabian though.
that I bumped this thread, carry on with your day.
And a few others....
2nd stage headliner. It will be amazing!
because you deserve the best
Lineup is out, sort of. Fairly underwhelming i'd say. Interesting to have special guests as main headliners though. wonder how long they can keep that secret.
The third headliner still unannounced though. Still reckon it might be Prince, y'know, even though everyone has said it isn't
there to watch that is good
*tons. god dammit.
i went to glasto once, wasnt a huge fan
Facebook etc. people have gotten to used to the idea that a massive legend plays every time. first year i went the headliner was Steve Winwood so you know.. mind you the ticket was 48 pounds.
3 headliners having never played Glastonbury before?? What was that about.
Both Arcade Fire & Kasabian played at the 2007 festival - maybe he just forgot that one?
"Next year's headliners are more or less in place. They're three bands who haven't played Glastonbury, and that's important. There aren't many bands left who haven't played the festival, and before we run out I'd like to persuade the ones on my wish list to come down. I think I've managed that with these three."
So nothing concrete there.
He's got a long history of jumping the gun before everything is inked on paper - something it looks he's still doing as he's just said in an interview that he's booking headliners for 2016(!).
Wonder who he thought he had for this year? Fleetwood Mac seems almost certain, Eagles and Prince for the other two?
At least it seemed that way in an interview recently. Don't have a link to hand
Either going to be a big'un, or whoever they intended to fill the slot pulled out, and they're desperately looking for a replacement
i get the feeling prince was like 99% confirmed and then for whatever reason backed out when it came to contracts or something.
they can't announce it because of Sonispheres contract. They are a last minute inclusion after talks with Prince fell through, Emily said they cant announce the Saturday headliner because of contractual obligations.
to last years Rolling Stones hype event.
Busiest I've ever seen the pyramid stage
Their whole tour was shifted back to Oct as John McVie was diagnosed with cancer.
Metallica booked a long time ago. They don't want do main stage.
No idea who they've booked. They've been struggling for a while. I'd say Prince is still a decent bet. Stone Roses would do it last minute if needed.
Prince still has an open offer from what I understand so I guess it can still change if he agrees before May. They got bumped up to Pyramid because they have no headliner basically.
Glad I couldn't get a ticket now. Won't be trying for the tickets resales.
this is just the initial line-up.
i havent got a ticket myself, but as with every year.. by june there will be hundreds more bands announced.
think about what Glastonbury festival USED to mean; a celebration of a different way of living, outside of capitalism... a way of living where all people need is each other and the music and the natural blinking world. Where the nature-destroying impulses of Western civilisation are replaced with a respect for Mother Earth and a sincere desire to co-operate with nature to give a better, more optimistic, and -- dare I say it -- more far out future for the next generation.
And then skip forwards to 2014, and Eavis knowingly books a band that - when they play in an outdoor space, not constrained by a roof - will SURELY do unspeakable damage to the o-zone layer.
Imagine all the rah girls saying "Daddy, get me away from those horrible smelly men! They're just crash bang wallop noisey noise!"
Metallica are coming
Excellent and daring booking.
what a time to be alive!
Is that reaaaally true?
loads of great stuff but few must-sees. guess that gives me more time to explore the proper bits rather than constantly trudging from stage to stage at a snails pace.
Some really good folk playing but I've been to glasto enough times to know that there's so much else to be explored.
Just chuffed to bits I'm
weakest line-up ever?
Was close to throwing £450 at two tickets this year, but am counting my lucky stars I didn't. Not even worth half the price of admission. Might go on holiday or something instead. Get a bit of sun and a bit of culture.
than the mid/low order acts in my opinion but I'll be too drunk to care
if you think any line up where you can listen to an orchestra play Stingray and Thunderbirds is a bad line up.
I didn't say the line up was bad!
Just that the big names on top were a bit weak for my taste, been plenty of times before I know that means sod all and will be loving it when I get there. Already more bands on there than I can realistically see
yeah, he'd love that.
If you can't already find at least 15 acts among that bunch you'd want to see over the weekend, you're probably not really that into music.
(don't end up buying booze there, though, it's very expensive.)
shame i'm not going.
Guy at the guardian has a little cry: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/08/metallica-at-glastonbury-another-half-baked-vanity-project?CMP=fb_ot
He's normally a good writer, I don't know what happened here. He rather let himself down with this piece.
But that's just embarrassing
and also their token completely irrelevant shoehorning of Justin Bieber :D
it looks pretty awesome.
debuting a film/documentary and giving a talk about it
and doing a solo set.
also, anybody fancy a drink or two at this?
if its some kind of DiS meat then I'd be up for it but realize it could be a nightmare to arrange. Unless we all meet for Pancakes at The Beat Hotel Thursday morning.
haven't been to the beat hotel yet. argh, so much stuff remains unseen.
I love Beat Hotel
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