Glastonbury 2013 Line Up: Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. The Stone Roses, David Bowie, Kanye West, Lady GaGa and Daft Punk are rounds up the main contenders.
The Stone Roses
First they play their own homecoming performances and European festivals. Then they mop up the cash with a V Festival slot. This summer they wowed London and rocked the Isle of Wight. We were promised a “live resurrection” from The Stone Roses (read: new material) and are still waiting.
Headliner of the second Glastonbury in 1971 and winning returnee with greatest hits set in 2000, there have been mixed messages about whether or not David Bowie will actually return to the stage. But even if he’s too long in the tooth for a full-scale tour, Michael Eavis would welcome him back with open arms for a one-off show.
There had been hip-hop for years at Glastonbury, but Jay-Z changed the game as the first mainstream rap superstar to top the Pyramid Stage in 2008. Who better to follow in his footsteps than his Watch The Throne colleague Kanye West?
Lady GaGa has been amazingly quiet of late. All that will change when make-or-break album ARTPOP drops later this year. Despite the whiney outrage when Kylie Minogue was booked for the 2005 festival, Glastonbury has not been afraid of proper pop in recent years. Having already played halfway up the Other Stage in 2009, GaGa could cap off her return with a headline slot.
There’s not been a lot of proper dance music heading up the main stage in recent years. Basement Jaxx replaced the un-well Kylie in 2005 and Moby brought his own brand of downbeat ambience a couple of years before. The Chemical Brothers were a standout in 2000 though, and Daft Punk are bigger than all of them.