As we edge ever closer to June and therefore, ever closer to arguably the world’s most infamous festival, Glastonbury organisers have treated us by unveiling the first few names for the festival, including two of its huge headliners.
The festival that is taking place on June 22nd-26th on its home turf of Worthy Farm in Somerset, has confirmed that the Devonshire trio, Muse will be headlining Glastonbury for their third time. The band have been announced as this year’s Friday night headliners and it is due to be Muse’s third headline performance on the iconic Pyramid stage. The show will also mark Muse’s place as the only act to have topped the bill on all three nights of the festival, having headlined the stage on the Sunday back in 2004 and the Saturday in 2010. The announcement follows on from the band’s triumphant win at this year’s Grammys, where they scooped up the award for the Best Rock Album, for their newest album, ‘Drones.’
The band will be joining already announced headliners Coldplay, who will take to the Pyramid stage on Sunday night. The festival performance is set to be the only festival show of their tour for their latest album, ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’. It will also be Coldplay’s first festival performance since making a Brit awards record, after winning this year’s award for the Best British Band, for their fourth time. Similarly, like Muse, they too are making Glastonbury history, as they will become the first band to have headlined the festival on four occasions. Coldplay’s 2011 set at the festival was recognised by BBC Radio listeners and voted The Top Glastonbury Moment of the event’s history.
Alongside the two headliners unveiled so far, PJ Harvey has also been announced as one of the festival’s performing artists for the Other Stage, it will be her first performance at Worthy Farm since 2004. Harvey is also set to headline London’s Field Day and Cornwall’s Eden Sessions, whilst featuring on many other European festival bills.
With the line up far from full and with artists such as Jess Glynne and Grimes hinting at their places on the bill, it fair to say that Glastonbury is sure to be as spectacular as ever.