Glastonbury lineup announcement: who is the Sunday headliner?

We dream about who will play alongside Kanye West, Patti Smith, Foo Fighters and Pharrell Williams


This article is from 2015.

Glastonbury lineup announcement: who is the Sunday headliner?

Dalai Lama to introduce Lionel Ritchie at Glastonbury, but Sunday headliner remains a mystery

If you haven’t already started airing out last year’s wellies and bulk-buying discount hand sanitiser in preparation for Glastonbury 2015, now would be a good time to start, as a whole load of new acts have been added to the ever-growing line-up.

It has been confirmed that the likes of Patti Smith, Pharrell Williams, Mary J Blige, Motorhead, the Chemical Brothers, DeadMau5, Suede, the Maccabees, Alt-J, Hot Chip and the Vaccines will all be joining the Foo Fighters and Kanye West at Worthy Farm this June, and that’s before we even start on the Dalai Lama introducing a set from Lionel Richie (yes, really).

As exciting as all that is, people always want what they can’t have, and what we can’t have right now are details about the Sunday night headliner, with the website only listing the mystery performer as ‘special guests’. According to the latest Ladbrokes odds, Coldplay are the favourite to play at 3/1, with the Stone Roses at 4/1, Madonna and Blur at 5/1 each, and Taylor Swift at 6/1.

But we like to think outside the box and the odds here, and so we had a good old collective think about who we’d like to see play that all-important Sunday headline set. We asked our staff, ‘who would you like to see as the special guest act this year and why?, and the results were pretty varied, to say the least.

Kirstyn: I hope it's just Kanye again. That he just assumes he's the main attraction and wanders onto the stage and nobody can bring themselves to explain that it's not his go.

Jess: Dr. Funke’s 100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution.

Murray: David Bowie 'cos he's great. Um, First Aid Kit?

Rowena: I say Bring Back Beyoncé! Although there are some epic ladies – Patti Smith, La Roux, Mary J Blige, Florence & the Machine – the line-up could still use some more fierce ladies.

Scott: As I'm not going this year, I don't care who it is as long as it's not Daft Punk. This is my stock answer for every year I'm not going.

Alex: Paul Anka, doing swing versions of songs by The Fall.

Rebecca: Katy Perry, purely in the hope that there would be more dancing sharks. Or Fleetwood Mac, if you actually want to listen to the music. Alternatively, Fleetwood Mac on a stage full of dancing sharks.

Simon: Nina Simone.

Here’s hoping the Eavis family take note of our exceptional taste.

Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Wed 24 Jun--Sun 28 Jun

This article is from 2015.

Glastonbury Festival

The UK's largest music festival returns for its 35th year.

Worthy Farm, Shepton Mallet

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…and 2 more dates until 25 Jun 2017


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