Thursday, May 31, 2007

Glastonbury 2007: Line-ups

The NME website has announced (possibly leaked) the Glastonbury line-ups. This the Pyramid stage:

Friday (June 22)
Arctic Monkeys
The Fratellis
Bloc Party
The Magic Numbers
Amy Winehouse
Gogol Bordello
The Earlies
The View

Saturday (June 23)
The Killers
The Kooks
Paul Weller
Paolo Nutini
Lily Allen
The Good, The Bad & The Queen
The Pipettes
Seasick Steve
Liz Green

Sunday (June 24)
The Who
Kaiser Chiefs
Manic Street Preachers
Shirley Bassey
James Morrison
Damien Marley
Stephen Marley
The Waterboys
National Youth Orchestra (with Goldfrapp)
Glastonbury Town Band

Good lord, Manics beneath the Kaiser Chiefs is a bit of something hard and jagged for them to swallow; Saturday night seems like a "who can disappear up their own arses the furthest" competition - "if I can make it through Albarn's band with no name, I can see... oh, Lily Allen. But if I can make it through her, then it's... oh, Paolo Nutini. But then... sod this, who's on the second stage?"

Funny you should ask:

FRIDAY (June 22)
Arcade Fire
Rufus Wainwright
The Coral
Super Furry Animals
Bright Eyes
The Automatic
The Cribs
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Mr Hudson And The Library

SATURDAY (June 23)
The Stooges
Maximo Park
Biffy Clyro
The Twang
The Long Blondes

SUNDAY (June 24)
The Chemical Brothers
The Go! Team
The View
The Rakes
Modest Mouse
Cold War Kids
The Sunshine Underground
The Enemy

That's more like it - although we're a little surprised at the honest-but-unexpected positioning of Babyshambles halfway down the second stage; presumably that covers them if they don't turn up. It's interesting, though, they're occupying a more lowly position than The Coral are the night before. Presumably, The Long Blondes have kept on jobs waiting at Pizza Express or something?

1 comment:

James said...

Snakes alive, that Second Stage line-up is good. The only dilemma I think I'd face would be when the Guillemots and the Pipettes graced the main stage.

Reminds me of Reading 1998 (I think). The Manics played their legendary Saturday night headline set with Nicky in a purple camouflage dress. It was an iconic moment in pop. It made the front page of NME and Melody Maker the next week. People talked about it for years to come.

Me? I was in the dance tent watching, erm, Bentley Rhythm Ace.

I'll get me coat.

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