Glastonbury Festival 2015

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Column – Glastonbury Festival 2015: time for Elton John?

With the dust just settled for another year – actually after the first downpour on Friday there was only a muddy sludge at the festival this year and much of that still seems to be attached to my boots – the annual game of predicting who will headline the next Glastonbury is already in full swing.

The race for breaking the names of the three acts who’ll top the Pyramid Stage in 2015 is already gathering pace, not least because the organisers say they pretty much have the them all booked. “Believe it or not, we’ve nearly confirmed all three headliners,” Emily Eavis told the festival’s website. “I couldn’t be happier with how it’s shaping up.” And there are plenty of artists already in the frame. William Hill have Kate Bush and Oasis as 8-1 favourites – although as Noel Gallagher, who was actually there as a punter this year, seems a better bet for a solo set at 10-1 – while AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and U2 all make up the early running, probably in large part due to expected album releases and world tours next year.

However as the Eavis family have repeatedly proved they’re happy to go off piste when it comes to headliners, so let’s chuck a different name into the ring and ask, isn’t it time Elton John headlines Glastonbury?

After sets from Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen in recent years, The Rocket Man seems to be a classic shaped gap on the event’s dance card.

Partly his absence from festival folklore can be explained by the fact the musical knight hasn’t really been keen to play Worthy Farm in the past. In 2005 he told Scottish DJ/producer Mylo in a joint interview for The Guardian (it was a different time) he was “too much like the Queen Mother” to headline the event.

“I think there are some things best left to younger people,” he added. “I think Coldplay are headlining Glastonbury this year. I played live with them once and the audience knew every word of every song. [huffily] That never happens with me.”

However that was before he topped the bill at Bestival in 2013, and perhaps playing the Isle Of Wight event has opened the door to Glastonbury. “I had the best time there, I had the best crowd, we played really well, the crowd were unbelievable I’ve never had response like that in Britain in the whole of my career, so it was definitely one of the most memorable things we’ve ever done,” he admitted to Radio 2 afterwards. “I was very reluctant to play a festival, I haven’t played one since 1969 in Crumlin near Halifax and I was talked into it and thank God I was because it shows you don’t know what’s good for you sometimes!”

Well Glastonbury would be good for you too, Elton. William Hill quoted Q odds of 12-1 for him doing it next year, but better still while we were in Somerset at the weekend we heard several whispers from those who lived near Pilton saying that in recent weeks Elton John’s management had been making enquiries about renting houses in the area for next June (although if Rocket Music are looking for a base so fellow client Empire Of The Sun can play a glorious full show set at Worthy Farm this correspondent would be very happy with that), suggesting that finally, Saturday night could well be alright for headlining.


source: http://www.qthemusic.com/3696/column-glastonbury-2015-its-time-for-elton-john/
 

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what about Muse :0 there are some rumours that they'll play glastonbury next year, because they're releasing an album early-mid 2015. that would be badass!
 

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(i know this is supposed to be about coldplay though lol)
 

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Coldplay and Muse in Glastonbury? omg that would be so amazing! :D
 

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One thing for sure, when the tickets go on sale in October without any bands confirmed, they will sell out within 60 minutes.

And unlike other events, due to the registration system put in place (where each ticket has your picture and details printed on it), touts for Glastonbury are ultra-rare so the tickets go to proper fans & festival lovers.

Glastonbury is an experience, I would recommend to anybody, the music is just a part of the experience
 

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AHHH never been to this show! I wish I could stay here much longer :(

Will try to go though.
 

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They went on sale at 9 this morning. It was stressful but I'm definitely going :D They sold out about 20 minutes ago.
Ugh. Bad luck. Well then have fun :wacky:

When is it exactly though?
 

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Got through to payment with much difficulty and then it completely crashed :(
At the moment I'm not even sure I'd be able to go anyway, but I will definitely know by April (or May?) when the re-sale happens! Congrats to the lucky ones who already have tickets!
 

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Who are the artists by the way? Sometimes I feel like it's not worth it if I'm going to see other artists that I dont even know the songs are :p

Probably Coldplay one and only are the best bet :)
 

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The line-up hasn't been announced yet. But I SERIOUSLY hope Coldplay are there! :D
 

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Who are the artists by the way? Sometimes I feel like it's not worth it if I'm going to see other artists that I dont even know the songs are :p

Probably Coldplay one and only are the best bet :)
The lineup will be announced in the Spring, so far we've only got those rumours about Coldplay or other potential headliners but that's really it
 

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The line-up hasn't been announced yet. But I SERIOUSLY hope Coldplay are there! :D
Knowing the rumor about lp7, there may be a chance of them performing. Who knows, if you are lucky then it will be worth the price :D
The lineup will be announced in the Spring, so far we've only got those rumours about Coldplay or other potential headliners but that's really it
Back to some 'business' again :p, everybody is paying for the gig, no one knows who is going to perform till the near time, then all of the sudden its gonna be between people will be at the disappointment or so much happiness cause of the price worthy thing. Will see how it goes!
 

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bumpitybump.

found this on eFestivals. Interesting, especially because they said this instead of "nah we won't do festivals next year" So, what do you think? should we get our hopes up for the other festivals?

Spoke to coldplay last night [at the GS art exhibition] they said they are deffo not playing as it was too soon since they last played. Pushed them saying that Emily would tell them to deny it if anyone asked but they said no really not playing next year.

http://www.efestivals.co.uk/forums/topic/186474-headliners-2015/?p=4515320
 

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Hi everyone!!! Hope you're doing well. Soooo I'm from Mexico and I got tickets for this year's Glastonbury!!! :) I'm so excited and though I will go no matter what the line up is (it's always good)... there's a part of me who would love COLDPLAY to headline, since they're my favorite band and I haven't been to their shows since New Years Eve 2012 in New York....

Do you guys know if Coldplay are headlining or when will we know? I'm so anxious and can't wait. with LP7 announced I really hope they make their big comeback to glasto!
 
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