Michael Eavis got the ball rolling early on the annual game of Guess Who’s Headlining Glastonbury, telling NME at last nights AIM Awards:
Next year’s headliners are more or less in place. They’re three bands who haven’t played Glastonbury, and that’s important. There aren’t many bands left who haven’t played the festival, and before we run out I’d like to persuade the ones on my wish list to come down. I think I’ve managed that with these three.
So, this has led to everyone suddenly wishing they kept an up-to-date database of all the bands that have played each year at Glastonbury. But honestly, who has time for that? We’d rather indulge in baseless speculation!
The obvious choices, based on Eavis’ criteria of acts that have never graced a Glastonbury stage, are Daft Punk and Fleetwood Mac. Who were both rumoured for this years festival so they seem like sensible guesses.
I don’t think Prince has played Glasto before, and he is working up to a comeback over the next few months so that would make sense. I may be wrong, so correct me if I am, but I don’t think The Stone Roses have played at Glastonbury before – I seem to recall they had to cancel an appearance in 1995? So they could be one of the headliners.
What we do know is that this all rules out David Bowie and puts paid to those Oasis reunion rumours!
So who do you think will be headlining next years Glastonbury?