Glastonbury Announces Full 2017 LineupArticle by: Marcus Barnes|@mgoldenbarnes
Thu March 30, 2017 | 10:31 AM
Every year Glastonbury's lineup is the focus of heated debate, discussion and excitement. It marks the end of a long annual process, which begins the second the previous Glastonbury ended for most of its patrons. The annual tradition of deciding to return to Worthy Farm as soon as you've left the site is standard fare for so many Glasto lovers; even those who claim it will be their "last ever" can't be help but be lured back by the thought of another five days of pure festival heaven. After that it really begins; saving up for the annual trip, cleaning the tent and other festival essentials ready for another adventure at Worthy Farm, the frantic (and pivotal) moments surrounding the ticket release, and then the rumour mill going into overdrive as everyone speculates about who will be headlining the Pyramid Stage across the huge weekend. Tabloid newspapers hedge their bets, punters join in the fray, musical superstars have every interview dissected by eager fans trying to pick up hints about their Glastonbury ambitions.
Now, finally, it's here: The full, unadulterated lineup, packed full of the world's greatest musical talents, from little-known folk artists to some of the leading heritage acts and underground DJs from all corners of the globe.
The good news is that there are still more names to be added to this gargantuan list, and you can be sure we'll keep you updated on all the new additions when they are announced.
In case you didn't know, Glasto's three main headliners – Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran – have already been confirmed. Bee Gees member Barry Gibb, grime artist Wiley, disco legends Chic, electronic pop act Alt-J, Beyonce's sassy sister Solange, UK garage superstar Craig David, Skepta's Boy Better Know crew, pop starlets Haim and French rock band Phoenix are among a host of new additions to the lineup. Stormzy, Katy Perry, The xx, Biffy Clyro, The National, Royal Blood, Lorde and Father John Misty have all been added to the bill.
For the nineties kids, the voice behind classic hit "It Wasn’t Me," Shaggy, has been booked to perform as well and Radiohead are rumoured to be planning a special set to honour the 20th anniversary of OK Computer during their headline performance.
All ticket buying fans must remember that this weekend sees the start of the cut-off period when Glasto-goers need to pay off the rest of their deposit – starting on Saturday April 1.
Glastonbury takes place on Worthy Farm, in Pilton, Somerset, England, from June 21-25, 2017.