The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts as its properly known has earned such a reputation that it sells out months before organizers reveal the lineup, even during times when the economy sucks ass and festivals are being canceled as fast as Michael Jackson’s upcoming reunion shows. The reason for this, you ask? Well, when you have the quantity and quality of artists Glastonbury seems to round together year in and year out, it ain’t all that hard to find something, or many things to like.
This is again the case for Glastonbury’s ’09 bill, which was officially revealed today, just a month before the event returns to the Worthy Farm in Pilton, England for another five days of mind-numbing music action (June 24-28). Bruce, Blur, Neil Young, The Prodigy, The Specials, Nick Cave, and CS&N head the bill. Check out a sample size below:
2manydjs, Alberta Cross, Alela Diane, Amadou & Mariam, Animal Collective, Art Brut, Baddies, Badly Drawn Boy, Bat for Lashes, Black Eyed Peas, Bloc Party, Bon Iver, Blur, Brand New, British Sea Power, Broken Records, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Calvin Harris, Cold War Kids, Crookers, Crosby Stills and Nash, Dan Black, Dan Le Sac Vs Scoobius Pip, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Dizzee Rascal, Dodgy, Doves, Eagles of Death Metal, Easy Star Allstars, Ebony Bones, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Egg, Emiliana Torrini, Emmy the Great, Enter Shikari, Eric Prydz, Fight Like Apes, Fleet Foxes, Florence and the Machine, Frankmusik, Franz Ferdinand, Friendly Fires, Fucked Up, Gabriella Cilmi, The Gaslight Anthem, Glasvegas, Gong, Hockey, The Horrors, Jamie T, Jarvis Cocker, Jason Mraz, Just Jack, Kap Bambino, Kasabian, La Roux, Lady Gaga, Ladyhawke, Lily Allen, Little Boots, The Low Anthem, M. Ward, The Maccabees, Madness, The Magic Numbers, Major Major, MaxÃ¯mo Park, Metric, Metronomy, Micachu and the Shapes, Mr. Hudson, Neil Young, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Noah and the Whale, Noisettes, Paolo Nutini, Passion Pit, Peaches, Pendulum, Pete Doherty, Pete Tong, Peter Bjorn & John, The Prodigy, Q-Tip, The Rakes, Ray Davies, Regina Spektor, Robyn Hitchcock, Rolf Harris, Roots Manuva, The Rumble Strips, The Script, The Slips, The Soft Pack, The Specials, Spinal Tap, Stanton Warriors, The Streets, The Temper Trap, Theoretical Girl, Tinariwen, Tindersticks, The Ting Tings, Tom Jones, Tony Christie, Vagabond, The View, The Virgins, VV Brown, We Have Band, The Whip, White Lies, The Wombats, The Wonder Stuff, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The complete, day-by-day lineup can be found at glastonburyfestivals.co.uk, as can everything else one needs, well, aside from a ticket of course.
Additional stages and a few yet-to-be-announced special guests will be revealed in the coming weeks.