Friday, February 08, 2008

Glastorumours: Thin pickings?

The ever-expanding range of festivals and the limited supply of big names looks like denting Glastonbury's line-up this year, with rumours suggesting that Jay-Z will be joined topping the bills by The Verve and, seriously, The Kings Of Leon. The Kings Of Leon? Headlining? And The Verve, who even Richard Ashcroft's head must register as having passed their peak by now?

It's a good job nobody who cares that much about music can afford to go to Glastonbury anymore.


CarsmileSteve said...

blimey, glad i've decided to give it a miss. not that the headliners are the point of glastonbury, of course, but it doesn't bode well for the rest of the bill if they're no bigger than the KoL. then again, classic kicking out music, eh?

Anonymous said...

This is the funniest thing I've heard this year. Seriously, I'm still laughing like an hour after I read these headliners. How fucking clueless are Michael "Got an excuse because I'm very old" Eavis, and of course his daughter, Emily "No, I'm just thick" Eavis.

Worst three headliners ever to grace a major festival? Yes, we have a winner

ian said...

It does look as if Eavis' stated policy of discouraging older people from going seems to have the side effect of discouraging anyone at all from going

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danbutt said...

"Worst three headliners ever to grace a major festival? Yes, we have a winner"

I guess it depends on how you define your terms. I personally don't think it's as bad as Reading 07. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Razorlight, The Smashing Pumpkins.

I'm equally disinclined to see pointless comebacks from the Verve and the Smashing Pumpkins, so that's a tie, but I don't think there are any bands in the world I'd less like to see headlining a festival than the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Razorlight.

Maybe Skrewdriver. But no one else.

Anonymous said...

Actually, you make a good point. Razorlight are worse than, say, K of L, and the Chilis are worse than, well, everyone.

But still, shit tho they are, absolutely millions of people adore those bands, so they at least make sense as headliners. The three at Glastonbury just seem so.....pointless.

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