Glastonbury line up: The verdict

By Roscoepico on 25 April 2008

More mouth-watering than a bout of tickly tongue sweats or duller than Dire Straits painted brown? Well, probably somewhere in the middle we’d conclude, but as always there’s something for everyone and ultimately it’s down to you to decide whether it’s worth 150 of your finest. The Glastonbury line up has finally been confirmed and it offers up several surprises, plenty of treats, some absolute gems and a handful of atrocities. Emily Eavis reckons the festival has pulled together one of the most diverse line ups the festival’s ever seen and posts on our message boards, www.myfests.co.uk , seem to concur, however you could argue that the festival has veered more to the mainstream and is relying heavily on past successes, especially on the main stages. Overall though, it’s a good mix that should appeal to most Glastonbury goers. As always, there’s a lot to take in but here are our first impressions:

Set watch and GPS for...

Kings Of Leon – Pyramid Stage, Friday
Hercules And The Love Affair – Dance East, Saturday
Foals – Other Stage, Friday
Patrick Watson – John Peel Stage, Friday
UNKLE – Dance East, Saturday

Glastonbury one-offs...

Jay Z – Pyramid Stage, Saturday
Shlomo’s Vocal Orchestra – The Park, Saturday
Laura Marling/Mystery Jets – The Park, Sunday
Leonard Cohen – Pyramid Stage, Sunday
Imagined Village – Jazz World, Sunday

Classic sets in the making...

Jimmy Cliff – Jazz World, Friday
Manu Chao – Pyramid Stage, Saturday
Vampire Weekend – Other Stage, Saturday
Elbow – Other Stage, Saturday
The Verve – Pyramid Stage, Sunday

Set to cement their name...

Black Kids – Other Stage, Saturday
White Denim – Queen’s Head, Saturday
Eugene McGuiness – The Park, Saturday
Natty – The Lounge, Saturday
Noah And The Whale – Queens Head, Sunday

WTF!!!
James Blunt – Pyramid Stage, Saturday
Shakin’ Stevens – Pyramid Stage, Saturday
Will Young – Avalon, Saturday
Gilbert O’Sullivan – Pyramid Stage, Sunday
Eddy Grant – Jazz World, Sunday

Help, it’s all gone T4 On The Beach!

The Feeling – Pyramid Stage, Friday
The Hoosiers – Other Stage, Friday
Alphabeat – The Park, Saturday
Scouting For Girls – Other Stage, Sunday
Jack Penate – Other Stage, Sunday

Most likely to play the same set as last year...

Kate Nash – Pyramid Stage, Friday
Jamie T – John Peel Stage, Friday
Reverend And The Makers – John Peel Stage, Friday
Seasick Steve – Pyramid Stage, Saturday
Mark Ronson – Other Stage, Sunday

Yet to be confirmed?

Amy Winehouse
Neil Diamond
The Rascals
The Levellers
Chris Martin, Gwynth Paltrow and Beyonce

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