Glastonbury 2015 – What’s To Come?
Glastonbury is one of the world’s biggest and most prolific festivals, started by Michael Eavis in 1970, just one day after Jimi Hendrix died. A number of acts for Glastonbury 2015 has been announced (see lineup poster below) The big Sunday night closing headliner is yet to be revealed. After the general sale and the ticket resale, all tickets are now sold out, and with less than 100 days to go before the festival kicks off, rumours about the final headliner are flying about.
Every year Glastonbury’s headliner announcements are met with criticism, but none more than this hear’s announcement of self-obsessed rapper Kanye West. This was the first year Emily Eavis commented on the disgust of the announcement, in which the media demonised the rapper, despite many pointing out that he was no worse of a roll model than some of the old, now washed-up rock stars.
“One of the world’s biggest superstars and a music legend, always interesting, never boring,” she wrote in a column for The Guardian. “He has agreed to play a festival where headliners get paid a fraction of their normal rate in support of Oxfam, Water Aid and Greenpeace as well as thousands of other worthy causes. We think that’s pretty great.”
There was even a change.org petition started, even though the idiot who started it has never actually step foot in Somerset. But love him or hate him, West will take to the Pyramid stage on Saturday night or the upcoming festival.
The Foo Fighter will headline Friday, with Lionel Richie getting the ‘oldies’ spot on Sunday lunch time, taken last year by Dolly Parton. The big question remains, though; what is 2015’s closing headliner? There’s always many rumours about Glastonbury, with Adele being tipped although she’s previously stated she wouldn’t ever perform there due to the size of the crowd. Taylor Swift is playing Hyde Park the Saturday so a Sunday night wouldn’t be ruled out. Dave Grohl said to BBC Radio 1 that he’d only ever perform if Prince and Oasis were there too. Fleetwood Mac were listed as ‘to be confirmed’ around the internet for a while, but now it seems their status has dropped to just ‘strong rumour’. Especially as they’re now at Isle of Wight Festival.
Other acts set to perform at Worthy Farm include Jamie XX, Wolf Alice, Alt-J and Motorhead and Peace. Hopefully we’ll see you there.