Fact: Glastonbury is like no other music festival in the world. Its lineup rumors begin even before the previous year’s incarnation goes down and tickets sell out months before a lineup is dished out.
Why, you ask? Precedence.
Bands want to play — it’s seen as an illustrious honor — and everyone from Springsteen and Macca to Blur and Bowie have taken the UK festival’s stage. Plus, there’s that whole consistency thing too — 41 years in and Glasto is still going strong.
So, yeah, you can see why, even though Glastonbury 2011 isn’t set to launch for another 256 days, we’re already dedicating a post to its rumored headliners. And because 2011 is an especially important year for the festival — it will mark the final edition before it takes a one-year hiatus for the London Olympic Games in 2012 — this year’s gossip is particularity great.
Bono, Thom, Prince? All that… and more:
Bono photo via atu2.com.