Glastonbury 2016 is on its way and boy are we pretty darn excited.
Yes, buying tickets is probably THE most stressful and fiddly process you’ll ever experience (they are officially sold out), and nothing compares to that life crushing-disappointment of being bumped by that infamous (and tricksy) Glastonbury landing page – but hurrah, if you ARE lucky enough to be going this year, Glastonbury 2016 is already shaping up to be one incredible festival…
Worthy Farm revelers rejoice, the running times are out, and while people are still discussing the merits of the three already confirmed headliners (c’mon, Adele is going to smash it), we’re more than stoked about the other acts on the bill. Notably, the impressive amount of female acts set to take Somerset by storm.
Of course, acts like Foals, Beck and LCD Soundsystem are immediately pushing our festi-buttons (all three are uh-mazing live btw), but we can’t help but give a mini *fist pump* in solidarity with all the incredible lady talent billed.
Double Mercury Prize award winner and bona fide South West lass PJ Harvey is on the main column of play according to the official Glastonbury poster, sitting underneath Adele (who will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night), and above the likes of catchy popster Ellie Goulding, and talented Canadian artist Grimes.
Beloved DJ Annie Mac also gets a high billing, together with British acts Laura Mvula and Jess Glynne.
In terms of female fronted bands, Savages make the line-up alongside CHVRCHES and Bat For Lashes.
Eighties legend and lover of girly fun Cyndi Lauper is also due to play. Better dust off that hair crimper...
And excitingly, this isn’t the final state of play. There are still plenty of acts to be announced across Glastonbury’s 100+ stages, and you KNOW that a couple of secret ones are going shneak their way in…
Emily Eavis has also revealed that the festival will be paying tribute the late (and impossibly great) David Bowie, who died earlier in the year. Speaking to 6Music, Emily discussed that there will be 'several' Bowie themed performances across the site:
'We’re in the middle of [planning] it at the moment. We’re speaking to several members of his band who played here with him in 2000 and everybody’s got lots of ideas.'
'We’re trying to do something that is in keeping with him and us and his history here. So it’s not going to be a massive all-star tribute, but it’s going to be something really personal and something that will mean a lot to people here.'
While Emily wouldn't deny or confirm rumours about who will perform the tribute, she coyly revealed that there would be a lot of 'surprises'...
The latest being that Jeremy Corbyn will be speaking in the Left Field area, which mixes 'pop and politics' and is organised by Billy Bragg. It's the first time a leader of the opposition has been invited and he'll be talking about, among other things, the 'possibilities for genuine change'.
The festival will be running from Wed, 22nd June to Sun, 26th June 2016.
Meet you there? We'll bring the wet wipes...