06 April 2008
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
Confirmed by the Eavis' or the bands themselves:
Simon Atkinson and the Ben Marcato Trio
Bodger & Badger!
British Sea Power
Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs
Johnny Action Finger
Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra
Rumours, nothing confirmed but looking likely (for example, things on their MySpace pages mention their appearance):
3 Daft Monkeys
Band of Horses
Get Cape Wear Cape Fly
The Golden Silvers
Panic at the Disco
Seize The Day
Scouting for Girls
Sons and Daughters
The Ting Tings
Way Out West
Yes Sir Boss