The line up for the much awaited festival Glastonbury 2011 has today been announced. Despite there being 27 festivals to be held within the UK this summer, Glastonbury is still considered as ‘the festival’ to attend.
Tickets quickly sold out for this festival, similar to many other years; although for those that were disappointed, a live broadcast will be available to watch on BBC Three.
The headline act on Saturday will be Coldplay, this is quite a shock announcement as for the last few years the band appeared to have disappeared off of the radar. Many people are understood to be very impressed with Coldplay as the headline act; others who will feature on the Saturday include Elbow, Paolo Nutini, Tinie Tempah, Rumer, The Gaslight Anthem, Tame Impala and Stornoway.
There will also be performances in other areas from Big Boi, Janelle Monae, Aloc Blacc, Fools Gold, Omar Souleyman, The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensembl and the London Afrobeat Collective.
As well as Coldplay performing, another headlining band include the legends U2. The band, currently on their 360 degree tour will stop off at Glastonbury on the Friday night. U2 continue to be consistent performers on the festival scene and promise not to disappoint. Other artists performing on the Friday include Morrissey, Biffy Clyro, B.B. King, Wu-Tang Clan, Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy and The Master Musicians of Joujouka.
One of the biggest artists who has been announced to perform at the festival on Sunday night is Beyonce, this without doubt promises to be one of the best performances ever witnessed at the Glastonbury festival. Numerous other major aritists will feature on Sunday including Pendulum, Plan B, Paul Simon, Laura Marling, Don McLean, The Low Anthem and Fisherman’s Friends.
With this promising to be one of the best festivals of the summer, there are understandably some of the biggest names in music attending. Some artists are still yet to be confirmed, although well known artists such as Cee Lo Gree, Chase & Status and Jimmy Cliff have recently confirmed their attendance.
Tickets went on sale after the festival last year, with all of them selling out very quickly. It is understood that further tickets will be released on the 17th April, although this is yet to be confirmed.