In Depth

Glastonbury line-up: Kasabian, Pixies and Elbow added to bill

More than 80 bands announced for this year's festival, but Saturday headliner is still a mystery

glastonbury.jpg

KASABIAN has been announced as the Sunday headline act at Glastonbury Festival this year, joining Arcade Fire, who top the bill on Friday – but the Saturday headliner is still a mystery.

More than 80 bands have been announced so far for the festival, which is taking place from 27 to 29 June this year.

Jack White, Pixies, Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran and Elbow are among the other acts to be announced on Twitter this morning, following weeks of speculation.

We're very pleased to present the Glastonbury 2014 line-up so far… pic.twitter.com/WrtSy6d8Jt

 

— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) April 4, 2014

Glastonbury festival organiser Emily Eavis has told BBC 6Music that the Saturday headline act has been booked and confirmed but cannot be named until May for "contractual reasons".

The Independent notes that Metallica and Prince were hotly tipped to headline and were not featured on the list released today. Fleetwood Mac and Adele have also been mooted in the press as possibilities, says the Daily Telegraph.

Kasabian – made up of Serge Pizzorno, Chris Edwards, Tim Carter and Ian Matthews – will make their debut at the festival ahead of the release of their new album. Pizzorno has told NME he can now "die a happy man".

There was a mixed reaction on Twitter, with some people very excited and others disappointed that they were not able to buy tickets. "My eyes are hurting looking at the Glastonbury line up. Too.much.goodness," wrote one Tweeter.

The Glastonbury Lineup looks Amazeballs! Some year I'll get there! #glastonbury

 

— Michaela (@Michaela_Oh) April 4, 2014

But others have described it as average, or, worse still, just "meh".

fairly underwhelmed by the #glastonbury line up no one too exciting on there. hopefully there saving something special for later #meh

 

— Niki Alexandrou (@nikialexandrou) April 4, 2014

Tickets for Glastonbury 2014 sold out in record time when they went on sale last October, with 120,000 tickets sold in 87 minutes, 13 minutes quicker than the previous year's record.

For those who missed out, cancelled or refunded tickets will be available from 7pm on Thursday 24 April, and again at 9am on Sunday 27 April.

Recommended

Universal Music: don’t stop me now…
Lucian Grainge is CEO of Universal Music Group
In Brief

Universal Music: don’t stop me now…

Boris Johnson and his ‘notoriously complex’ baby count
Boris Johnson in New York City
Why we’re talking about . . .

Boris Johnson and his ‘notoriously complex’ baby count

Jimmy Greaves: the greatest striker England has ever seen 
Jimmy Greaves has died at the age of 81
View from the terraces

Jimmy Greaves: the greatest striker England has ever seen 

Emmy Awards 2021 - in pictures
Olivia Colman
In pictures

Emmy Awards 2021 - in pictures

Popular articles

Doctor says we should not sleep naked because of flatulent spraying
The feet of a person sleeping in a bed
Tall Tales

Doctor says we should not sleep naked because of flatulent spraying

Penguins ‘might be aliens’
Penguins
Tall Tales

Penguins ‘might be aliens’

The man tasked with putting a price on 9/11’s lost lives
Kenneth Feinberg at a Congressional hearing
Profile

The man tasked with putting a price on 9/11’s lost lives

The Week Footer Banner