01 May 2008

Glastonbury Festival official line-up

Well, here it is, this year's line-up to the biggest festival of contempory performing arts in the country, Glastonbury. This is my annual pilgramage to escape the rat-race and have a few beers in a field listening to some excellent music. Today was the official date of the line-up announcement but they were leaked online on Tueday. I've been a bit slack with the blog (a couple of important football matches got in the way!) so here, a last, the list (for the main stages - this excludes all the dance stages, any entertainment on the Thursday night and much more - more info here):

Pyramid Stage
Friday: Kings of Leon - The Fratellis- Editors- Gossip- The Feeling- KT Tunstall- Get Cape Wear Cape Fly- The Subways-Kate Nash

Saturday: Jay-Z - Very Special Guest - Manu Chao - The Raconteurs - James Blunt - Crowded House - Seasick Steve - The Hold Steady - Shakin Stevens

Sunday: The Verve - Leonard Cohen - Goldfrapp - John Mayer - Gilbert O'Sullivan

Other Stage

Friday: Panic at the Disco - The Enemy - We Are Scientists - Foals - The Hoosiers - Ben Folds - Vampire Weekend - Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong - Hilltop Hoods

Saturday: Massive Attack -Hot Chip - Elbow - Duffy - The Wombats - Neon Neon - Black Kids - The Golden Silvers - The Travelling Band

Sunday: Groove Armada
-The Zutons - Pigeon Detectives- Mark Ronson- Scouting for Girls- Jack Penate- Newton Faulkner- Black Mountain- The Hoodoo Gurus- Emmy The Great

Jazz World
Friday: Jimmy Cliff- Estelle- Fun Lovin Criminals- Special Guest- Candi Staton- Alabama 3- Special Guest- Phantom Limb- Mankala

Saturday: Ethiopiques- Buddy Guy- Imagined Village- Joan Armatrading- Eric Bibb- Massukos - The Blessing- Special GuestBedouin Jerry Can Band
Sunday: Special Guest- King Solomon Burke- Eddy Grant- Dub Colossus- Asere & Billy Cobham- Balkan Beat Fox- Almasala- Portico Quartet- Sense of Sound

John Peel Stage
: Jamie T- The Cribs- Reverend and the Makers- The Kills- The Ting Tings- The Young Knives- Lightspeed Champion- Make Model- Patrick Watson- Roy World

Saturday: Biffy Clyro- The Futureheads- Band of Horses- The Black Lips- Vampire Weekend- The Courteneers- British Sea Power- Holy Fuck- The Teenagers- Hilltop Hoods- Emmy the Great- Dogtanion

Sunday: The National- Spiritualized- Crystal Castles- Brian Jonestown Massacre- The Stars- Rocket Summer- Friendly Fires- The Whip- Yeasayer

The Park
Pete Doherty- Dizzee Rascal- John Cale- Special Guest- Edwyn Collins- The Duke Spirit- Operator Please- Sons & Daughters- Santogold- Beggars- Magic Wands- Island Line- The Langley Sisters

Saturday: CSS- Battles- MGMT- Very Special Guest- 'Music Through Unconventional Means' With Shlomo's Vocal Orchestra & Special Guests- Kool Keith & Kutmaster Kurt- Special Guest- Alphabeat- St Vincent- Jape- Eugene MacGuiness

Sunday: My Morning Jacket- Tunng- Vetiver- Caribou- Laura Marling- The Mystery Jets- Kathryn Williams & Neil Macoll- The Cave Singers- Alberta Cross- Mumford and Sons- Alan Tyler & The Lost Sons- Redbridge Brass Band

Seasick Steve- Sinead O'Connor- Newton Faulkner- Arno Carstens- Eddi Reader- Camille O'Sullivan- Eleanor McEvoy- Devon Sproule- Acoustic Stage Blues Club with Grainne Duffy

Saturday: Gilbert O'Sullivan- The Swell Season Featuring Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova- Glenn Tobrook & The Fluffers- Seth Lakeman- Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders- Thea Gilmore- Sid Griffin & The Coal Porters- Emily Maguire-Acoustic Stage Blues Club with Grainne Duffy- The Travelling Band
Sunday: Joan Baez- Suzanne Vega- The London Community Gospel Choir- Stackridge- Tom Baxter- Tift Merritt- Foy Vance- A coustic Stage Blues Club with Grainne Duffy- Amsterdam- Lazenby

Avalon Stage
Friday: Sharon Shannon & Big Band- Xavier Rudd- Hazel O'Connor- The Man They Couldn't Hang- Ron Sexmith- Kissmet- Hobo Jones and the Junkyward Dogs

Saturday: The Proclaimers- Will Young- Alabama 3 Unplugged- The Handsome Family- The Wurzels - Rachel Unthank & Winterset- Bacalao- Malarchy- One String Loose
Sunday: Katie Melua- Blazin' Fiddles- Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara- John Tams & Barry Coope- The Baghdaddies Big Band- The Family Mahone- Rafven- Nuala & The Alchemy Quartet- Prison Love

Queens Head

Friday: DJ Tayo's Tracksuit Party- SingStar- DJ Smash n' Frab- Singstar- DJ Smash n' Grab- Singstar- Kate Nash- The Script- Young Knives

Saturday: Dj Sean Rowley- SingStar- DJ Sean Rowley- SingStar- DJ Annie Mac- SingStar- Pigeon Detectives- White Denim- Ron Sexsmith- Teddy Thompson- Duke Spirit- The Modern Skits- Stephen Pretwell or The Accidental- Red Letter Day- Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong- The Holloways- Catpain- Babel- Team Waterpolo

Sunday: DJ The Voguettes- SingStar- DJ The Voguettes- SingStar- DJ Soulsavers- SingStars- Elbow- Noah and the Whale- Florence And The Machine- Congregation- Dengue Fever- Dawn Kinnard- Cocknbullkid- Ladyhawke

Left Field
John Byrne- David Ford- Frank Turner- Beans on Toast- Alabama 3- The Holloways- Kate Nash- Jenners Field- Charlotte Campbell- Dance for Life- Tawiah- Heve Jones- Buddha Tears- Dockers MC- Brit School Presents - Dance for Life

Saturday: - New York Fund- Lazy Habits- Reverend and the Makers- Get Cape Wear Cape Fly- Neville Staple- The Krak- The Mentalists Rock Against Racism- Cars on Fire- Flykiller- Alex and the Drummer

Sunday: - Night of Treason- Neck - Billy Bragg- Dirty Pretty Things- Bluetones- Build a band youth music- Movie - Jail Guitar Doors- Phil Jupitus- The Beat- Left Field Rally with Tony Benn- Carnival Collective

and a few other acts:

Theatre & Circus: The 2 Ladies • 3cubed • 4 Poofs and a Piano • Airealism • Andi Neate • Andrew Maxwell • Andy Parsons • Angie Mackman •Attila the Stockbroker • Black Eagles • Blackskywhite • Brendan Burns • Bruce Airhead • Cascade • The Cholmondeleys & The Featherstonehaughs •Coreo Hazzard • Dare • Dino Lampa • Ed Tudor-Pole • Fidget Feeet • Flameoz • Fraser Hooper • Glen Wool • Guy Pratt • Half Human Video • Hard Shoulder• Ian Cognito • Jeff Green • Jonathan Kay • Joolz & the New York Alcoholic Anxiety Attack • Josey Long • Keth • Kevin Eldon • Mike Raffone • Missfitz• Mitch Benn • Nick Wilty • Nina Conti • Norbi • The Others • Ole • Robin Ince • Rod Laver • Rory Motion • Russell Howard • Shep Huntley • Sierra Maestra• Siyaya • Starfiz • Stargazing • The Stephen Frost Improv Allstars • Steve Gribbin • Twisted Cabaret • Yvette Du Sol

Shangri La: 12 Stone Toddler • 40 Thieves Orckestra • Amigos • Babyhead • Bearlesque • Bison • Black Twang • Blackblock • Brothers Bab • The Chump DJs• Crystal Distortion • Cuttashine • Dead Silence • Deekline & Wizard • Digs & Whoosh DIY • Don Bradmans • Double Edge • Dubfex • Dynamo Rhythm Aces• Gaz Mayall • Gypsy Delica • Heyseed Dixie • The Holloways • Iiyak • J-Star & McHoney Brown • Jaipur Kawa • Kartel Records • Kid Harpoon •Last Man Standing • Last Man Standing Saloon • Latin Dub Sound System • Lazy Habits • Marner Brown Beans on Toast • Mr Psik & G-Cut • Mudsun• Nathan Flute Box • Natty 4D • Natty Florence And The Machine • Neville Staples (Two Tone) • No 1 Station • Orb Benga And Skream Vagabond Boogaloo• Pronghorn • Ratfinks • Rob & Steve Smokescreen • Robyn Hytchcock • Routes2roots • Shantel and the Bucovina Club • Sick Note • Smerins •Stranger Than Paradise Club • Tofu Love Frogs • Vjamm All Stars • Warlords Of Pez • Wax & Inferno

Kidz Field: Bell and Bullock • Black Cat Theatre • Bodger & Badger • Carolin Emerson • Chris Woz and Picklelily • Christine Willison and Mitzi • CoreoHazzard • DNA • Eventuality • The Foolhardy Folk Circus Clowns • Goffee • Goronwy Thom • Jasmine • John Row • Keep Fruity, Acting Up • MainbraceTheatre • Mike Hares • Monkey Shine Theatre • Mr Mike and Mr Maynard • Nicada Puppets • No Strings Puppet Theatre • Noisy Oyster • Norbi • ParasoleProductions • Pekkos Puppets • Prof. Panic • Seikou Susso • Sidney Sloane • Sirkus on Foot • Steve Tasane • Strawberry The Clown • Tallulah Swirls •Tippety Twig and the Pond Monster • Zu Ariel Dance


Who says it's expensive at£160? What choice. I think it's an excellent line-up. I've seen a few and am seeing others later in the year but me and Sally got our highlighters out the other day and despite a few clashes we've more or less planned who we'd like to see.

Is there anyone there you would recommend?


Eamon said...

Loads to choose from. Great weather ahead. No mud. Enjoy!

DeeDubya said...

thanks Eamon, we're due a dry year!

Sandra Ree said...

I envy you, sounds like a lot of fun! Suzanne Vega, wasn't she in a band?

DeeDubya said...

Suzanne Vega was always solo as far as I know. Biggest hit was probably Tom's Diner or Marlene on the Wall. She's great actually. interesting fact, she was the first person to do a virtual concert in the 3d online world of Second Life.