So let’s go through why this summer is going to especially interesting for all of the music lovers, festival goers and fun seekers out there – despite the fact that the weather here is suddenly a bit lacklustre and disappointing.
But I’m going to go out on a limb here and go against my English stereotype – I won’t mention the weather again for the rest of this post.
Lovebox is already going to be huge – we’ll have a playlist up for you on this very soon. If you’ve never had the opportunity to go this year would be a good choice as there’s a beguiling selection of heavy weights such as Jurassic 5, Goldfrapp, Lil’ Kim and Mark Ronson along with some new blood such as Alunageorge, Disclosure, Gold Panda and Gaslamp Killer.
The most obvious thing that’s happening this summer that hasn’t happened for a few years is the now relatively family orientated leviathon that is Glastonbury. Why is this one so particularly interesting? Firstly it’s due to the fact that the man who has run it for the past 40 years or so Michael Eavis has passed on a considerable amount of control to his daughter Emily. It’s also the first time that The Rolling Stones have headlined the festival – something Eavis has wanted for the festival for many years and is somewhat of a surprise considering the festival doesn’t tend to pay the astronomical fees some acts demand (there’s probably a reason Pitbull and David Guetta have never played..).
Although it won’t attract a similar amount of controversy as Jay-Z and Queen Bey who have played previous years.
The line-up has been described as erring on the safe side however in reality Glastonbury is so big – with so many stages and such a huge variety of acts that it’d be difficult to have a generic or too main-stream an experience whilst you’re there.
The velocity ticket sales soar out of the door pay testament that this is one of the most highly anticipated musical events of the summer.
To give an idea of what can happen here are some of our highlights of the festival in years gone past:
1997 PYRAMID STAGE: RADIOHEAD
2010: PYRAMID STAGE: STEVIE WONDER
2009 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN