Glastonbury 2011 Line-Up Announced

Posted on April 22, 2011

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Glastonbury 2011 Poster (Image from Official Website)

If our April weather so far is anything to go by, those of you travelling to Glastonbury for the first or perhaps the umpteenth time may not get to partake in the yearly ritual of slipping in the muck and ending up smelling like the inside of a cave.

But that’s ok because the organisers of the world famous festival have just announced the line-up for this summer’s three day event and it’s one that should satisfy even the most hardcore and dedicated mud-slider attending the event.

On a line-up poster that boasts a quote from William Blake in the top right corner, the Pyramid Stage is set up as the place where all the cool kids will want to hang out. Our own rockers U2 take pole position with Coldplay, Beyoncé, Elbow, Morrissey and many more following after.

The other eleven stages welcome a diverse number of artists including Primal Scream, The Chemical Brothers, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleet Foxes, Cee-Lo Green, Crystal Castles and many more.

There’s even something for the old fogies with Don McLean taking to the Pyramid Stage at some stage over the three days, though we wager that those with even a smidgeon of alcohol in their blood stream will be trying to climb on each others shoulders when he sings ‘American Pie’.

While U2 is obviously a name that commands a presence to the poster, the festival this year lacks some of the big-hitters that drew people to it in previous years. For instance, there will be Bruce Springsteen playing well past the midnight curfew as had happened last year. Neil Young is rocking in some other free world.  The festival’s going for a more modern and contemporary fanbase by the looks of this line up.

However, if some recommendations have to be dished out, I could certainly get on board with these guys:

Fleet Foxes – Mykonos

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