05 February, 2016

Glastonbury 2016 and those rumours that WON'T go away

As you know, the Glastonbury line-up is always shrouded in mystery, apart from a few acts here and there by doing a self  announcing themselves 'by accident'. I'm not going to sit here and bore you with the latest in Jazz Fusion act or announce a weird relatively unknown band from Korea, but focus on those big acts that you'll see at the top of the bill.


It wouldn't be a Glastonbury line-up rumour without Muse, now they're still playing those huge shows all over the world to masses of people, so a headline slot at The Pyramid Stage is all that I can see them doing. If they're going to do it, it'll be one of those 'I was there moments' - and I for one hope it happens.

New Order

It's been a while since New Order have played at the festival, however since the release of their latest album - "Music Complete" - they are just as big as they ever were. With guest vocals on the new album from La Rou's Elly Jackson, Brandon Flowers and Iggy Pop if they do play it'll be full of guests!


Shall we move on already or...? Coldplay are one of those bands that will even settle for a 'secret' gig - so even if they don't get announced as a Pryamid Stage act, be sure to sniff about on the Glastonbury App when it comes out and see if any stage with a 'TBC' next to it is big enough for them. Maybe they could 'open' the festival on the 'Other Stage' on the Friday morning like Beady Eye, The Charlatans and Kaiser Chiefs have done. 

Bring Me The Horizon

The band might not be the first choice when it comes to Glastonbury, but in recent years the organisers have been booking a lot more rock acts and are warming to the idea of those 'heavy' bands. Bring Me The Horizon are a band that are relentlessly touring, playing in arenas already as well as packing out Alexandria Palace in London, along with a chart topping album they could be dark horses if they get booked. I wouldn't expect to see them on The Pyramid, but top end of John Peel Stage or The Other Stage for sure.

Bloc Party

Having topped the bill way back in 2009 on The Other Stage, they haven't played there since. But with a refreshed line-up and a new album under their wings they'll be looking to party on in Worthy Farm. I'd be the first to admit, they won't be high up the bill, maybe a 'secret set' on a small stage or John Peel Stage, nothing bigger sadly - but if they do play I'd want to be there!


Rumours always follow Foals - and this is no different - they've been booked to co-headline Reading & Leeds, which means they might not be announced on the Glastonbury line-up, but as we saw last year The Libertines filled in at short notice, and what a lot of people don't know is that Foals were actually asked first! So if any drop-outs occur expect to see the Oxford band there!

The Last Shadow Puppets

They kinds have to be there, with no UK festival announced as of yet, it's almost a dead cert Miles and Alex will be bringing their swagger to the festival - anyone remember back in 2013 when Alex joined Miles Kane at The John Peel stage? Yeah! They could be a sneaky headline act on The Other Stage - just you wait!