Glastonbury Festival 2014 line-up announced

Kasabian, Jack White to play Glastonbury Festival 2014

Glastonbury Festival 2014 line-up announced

Photographer: Alex ElmsVirtual Festivals on 04 April 2014

Kasabian will headline the festival for the first time, joining previously announced headliners Arcade Fire. It's no secret that the Leicester psych-indie band have had their eye on a top Glastonbury spot after they last played the Pyramid Stage just ahead of Bruce Springsteen back in 2009. The band are expected to close the main stage on the Sunday night and Glastonbury have left the Saturday headline spot open, simply labelled 'special guest', which should keep the rumour mill turning a little longer.

Emily Eavis confirmed on BBC Radio 6 Music this morning that the third headliner had been booked a couple of weeks ago but the festival couldn't announce it until May for contractual reasons.


One of the acts joining the previously announced bill, which included Dolly Parton, Lana Del Rey and The Black Keys, is Elbow, back this year with their sixth studio album, 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything'. Pixies also return to the festival but after a far longer abscence. The band last played Glastonbury in 1989 and in 2014 will comeback with a different line-up, a new record yet still wielding a huge bag of classic alt-rock hits.

Pixies and Elbow are just two of 87 new acts to have been added to the line-up today, others include Skrillex, Massive Attack, Paolo Nutini, Manic Street Preachers, M.I.A, Rudimental, Bryan Ferry and Richie Hawtin.

Also joining the contingent travelling down to Worthy Farm this June will be Ed Sheeran, De La Soul, Goldfrapp, London Grammar, MGMT, Jake Bugg, Jurassic 5 and Dexys.

Elsewhere you can find Above & Beyond, The 1975, Bonobo, Kelis, The Wailers, Wilko Johnson, James Blake, Gorgon City, Metronomy, Tinariwen, Chvrches and Little Dragon.

Festival organiser Emily Eavis said: "We always take great pride in putting a great British band on to headline the Pyramid and this time it’s Kasabian, who are one of the most requested bands from Glastonbury-goers and an amazing live act. It’s going to be one hell of a show!

"One of the great things for us about this year’s line up is that there are so many artists who have never played Glastonbury before, along with some of the most exciting new bands stepping up to play some of the big headline slots on main stages, like Skrillex and Disclosure.

"We’re very chuffed to have some of the biggest acts in the world, like Arcade Fire, Dolly Parton and Jack White, making one-off festival appearances."

Glastonbury Festival 2014 takes place from 25-29 June on Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset.

Tickets to Glastonbury Festival 2014 sold out in record time last year, beating the one hour and 40 minute sale period set previously. Anyone lucky enough to reserve their Glastonbury ticket in the general sale in october last year with a £50 deposit will need to pay the remainder of their balance, £160 plus £5 booking fee per ticket, by the very start of next week (you have from 9am Tuesday 1 April - 23:59 Monday 7 April).

Registration re-opened for the Glastonbury Festival ticket process last week, allowing fans a limited window of time to register their details before the 2014 ticket resale.

The first opportunity to book tickets in the resale will be for those who choose to travel to Glastonbury Festival by coach with ticket and coach packages, starting from £240, going on sale at 7pm on Thursday, 24 April. 15,000 originally went on sale back in October last year so it's expected that the tickets available in the resale will be little more than 1,000.

Then will follow a resale of any unwanted general admission tickets three days later, at 9am on Sunday, 27 April. These tickets, as in the original sale back in October, will cost £210 plus a £5 booking fee (with postage by Royal Mail Special Delivery charged at £7 per order). Originally 120,000 tickets went on sale and sold out in record time last year. The resale on Sunday April 27 is expected to be extremely popular and, even if more tickets are available than in the coach packages sale, demand is expected to easily outstrip supply.

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