06 April 2008

Glastonbury 2008 ticket day

Well, today's list could have been a number of things: something on the protests at the London Olympic Torch parade about China's human rights record and their recent treatment of Tibet (too political), the death of Charlton Heston, former great actor and misguided President of the NRA (too political again!).

The fact I've been creating an Interactive Glastonbury 2008 Map as an exercise in learning Adobe Flash has also added to this.

So, what's really been on my mind today: Glastonbury Festival tickets went on sale today and we (and our friends) all managed to get them. The ticket lines were snarled up, never even got through on the phones, but with help from friends (and after securing tickets ourselves, us helping other friends) we're off on our annual pilgrimage to may favourite past time, the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts!

Though there rumours one of the headliners is pulling out (maybe it's Jay-Z cos of his recent marriage to Beyonce, can't see her in a pair of wellies) and possibly being replaced by Kylie (she had to pull out a few years ago because of her breast cancer), here is a list of some of the rumoured and confirmed artists as of today:

Confirmed (all confirmed by organiser, Michael Eavis):

Pyramid (main stage) headliners:

Kings of Leon
The Verve

Confirmed by the Eavis' or the bands themselves:

Alabama 3
Simon Atkinson and the Ben Marcato Trio
Joan Armatrading
Bodger & Badger!
British Sea Power
Solomon Burke
Jimmy Cliff
Leonard Cohen
Neil Diamond
Pete Doherty
Elle S'Appelle
The Enemy
The Feeling
The Fratellis
Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs
Hot Chip
Johnny Action Finger
Seth Lakeman
Massive Attack
Andrew Motion
Kate Nash
Gilbert O'Sullivan
Red Route
Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra
The Wombats
The Wurzles

Rumours, nothing confirmed but looking likely (for example, things on their MySpace pages mention their appearance):

3 Daft Monkeys
Band of Horses
Booka Shade
Carnival Collective
Cerys Matthews
The Courteeners
Dizzee Rascal
Fatboy Slim
Get Cape Wear Cape Fly
The Golden Silvers
The Gossip
Groove Armada
Buddy Guy
Jim Bob
Lupe Fiasco
Hayseed Dixie
The Krak
The Levellers
Lightspeed Champion
Neon Neon
Hazel O'Connor
Panic at the Disco
The Proclaimers
Chris Rea
Seize The Day
Sex Pistols
Scouting for Girls
Sons and Daughters
System 7
The Subways
John Tams
Team Waterpolo
The Ting Tings
Vampire Weekend
Way Out West
Amy Winehouse
Yes Sir Boss
Young Knives
Will Young


Elizabeth said...

Write a list of the most annoying things people do.
this could be fun and endless.......
Greetings from Marrakech.

DeeDubya said...

Thanks Elizabeth, I'll make that a future list. :)