Glastonbury round up – confirmed, self-confirmed, leaks and rumours

Here is our run down on who’s confirmed, who else is in the frame and the ruled out acts for this years Glastonbury festival.


Official announced by the festival
Foo Fighters – Headlining the Pyramid stage on Friday night
Kanye West – He maybe a controversial headliner, but it will be one to watch!

Lionel Richie Taking to the Pyramid stage on Sunday afternoon, filling the legend slot

Confirmed by Emily Eavis (efest interview)
Courtney Barnett – Played The Park in previous years but looking like a possible Pyramid slot this year
Father John Misty – Playing The Park stage


Self confirmed

The act has confirmed their appearance on the radio, social media/website or at a gig

Ben Howard – Confirmed on Radio 1, Zane Lowe show
Maccabees – Confirmed appearance in interview with the NME
Mavis Staples – Band members website confirmed appearance
Palma Violets – Mentioned appearance at a gig
James Bay – Announced Glastonbury slot in an interview
The Charlatans – On the bands promoters website
Eat Static – Confirmed on Facebook
Alabama 3 – Confirmed by Eat Static
Wilko Johnson – Confirmed by BBC 6 Music
808 State – Listed on their website
Buzzcocks – Confirmed on 6 Music
The Zombies – Sent out a email newsletter with Glastonbury dates on it
I Am Kloot – Confirmed in an interview
Hot Chip – Let slip during an interview that they’re not sure what stage they are playing
Years and Years – Speaking to Radio 1’s Clara Amfo, the band confirmed that Glastonbury 2015 is the festival they’re most looking forward to playing
Peace – Mentioned appearance in a few interviews
Annie Mac – Confirmed appearance when she announce Kanye West
Jamie xx – His record label confirms appearance on twitter
Christy Moore – Announced on Twitter and his website

The Dalai Lama – seems to have self-confirmed himself for a talk – “His Holiness will give a talk at the Glastonbury Festival in the morning,” a post on the ‘Schedule’ section of

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Ruled out

Bands that can be ruled out due to organisers comments, tour schedules or other festival exclusive contracts

Blur – Ruled themselves out on a XFM radio show
– Dismissed by Emily Eavis in interview with eFests 

Queen – Michael Eavis has said not this year
Adele – Emily also ruled her out, watch this space for the next few years!

Fleetwood Mac – This one is a difficult one…. Michael has already said they were unavailable when Glastonbury got in contact with them for this years festival. The band were pencilled in for last year but never ended up playing or committing to a headline slot due to an illness with a band member. The reason they are unavailable is because of their Isle Of Wight Festival headline slot being a “world-wide exclusive”. We have seen these sorts of exclusives claims before only for the band to go and play other festivals. Although they are very unlikely
Mumford & Sons – Festival exclusive for Reading and Leeds Festival
The War On Drugs – Booked up over glastonbury weekend and End Of The Road festival exclusive
Royal Blood – Reading and Leeds Festival exclusive
Bastille – Supposed to be a Reading and Leeds Festival exclusive according to there press releases but have since been announced for other festivals
Underworld – Exclusive for the Bestival gang of festivals
St Vincent – Only UK show in 2015 will be at Green Man
Madness – Tour dates overlap all of Glastonbury

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Likely / Logical

Alabama Shakes – Playing Great Escape that shares a booker/promoter with Glastonbury and has had cross over acts in the past. As well as being around Europe in June, and the band loving the festival the last time they played
Alt-J – heavily rumoured to be high/headlining on the Other Stage
Slaves – with the band gathering momentum and Shangri-La’s facebook posting – Are we Slaves ? These guys might have the answer…….. See you in Hell ! Your Voice Counts ‪#‎Shangrelection‬. Along with a Slaves music video
Jamie T  Replied that he can’t comment on a Glasto appearance in a Radio 1 interview
The Chemical Brothers – back on the scene, making a few festival appearances. Played Glastonbury numerous times in the past.
Mark Ronson – Whether it be him playing live or a DJ set Mark is sure to be at Glastonbury this year. Wouldn’t surprise us if he’s got multiple appearances over the weekend.   



These acts can’t be ruled out but are unlikely at this time

Libertines – Playing in Russia, could still play but unlikely to headline due to other commitments.  
The Who 
– Could only play the Saturday night, but that means them doing 4 nights on the bounce.
AC/DC – The band have too many tour dates around the festival, and would mean them play 3 nights on the bounce, which the band have chosen to avoid on this tour, to give the aging members a break between gigs. 
Noel Gallagher – now denies he’ll be down at Worthy Farm this June, and has other tour plans
Muse – Seem to have a busy tour and festival schedule. They still have a day free for Glastonbury but we feel its too early since there last headlining performance 


No information to rule them out or in!

Prince – Its been no secret that Glastonbury has been pursuing the purple one for a number of years. Could this be the year Glasto bag him?
Taylor Swift – She’s about in June, playing BST Hyde Park. The festivals have shared headliners in the past. Glastonbury seems to be taking a stance this year with representing woman at festivals and in music.
Beck – About in June, makes sense to be a warm up act to a headliner or even topping the Other Stage
Florence & the Machine – Ruled out as a headliner by Emily a number of times, only expected to be making one UK festival appearance this year according to Melvin Benn (Reading, Leeds, Latitude boss)… could maybe a sub. Now ruled out of Bestival
Paloma Faith – Will be midway through her tour during the festival and has the Saturday free
The Stone Roses – from outside chance to bookies favourites. There is conflicting information as to whether the band are still active or not. They have some unfinished busy in regards to Glastonbury!
Madonna – Michael has been talking about her headlining for numerous years. She’s back on the scene with a “interesting” brit performance, new music and a winter tour. Could Glasto handle two controversial headliners in one year!?
Bowie – Probably more of a wish than likely. But a year can’t go by with the man not being linked to Glastonbury rumours. Bowie collaborators Woody Woodmansey and Tony Visconti have recently been active performing The Man Who Sold the World live and will tour in June

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Nothing other than acts we’d like to see at Worthy farm this year

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The Specials
Gaslight Anthem
First Aid Kit

Old Crow Medicine Show

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Glastonbury Festival Quick Guide

Glastonbury Festival is a five day music festival that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England. The festival is always held on the first full weekend after the Summer Solstice, which generally coincides with the last full weekend in June. The festival is probably considered mother of all festivals and is now considered the largest greenfield festival in the world.Newcomers make up an estimated 30% of the Glastonbury population each year.   

  • Ticket Price – £50 deposit, £175 remaining balance
  • Ticket sale dates – Generally in Oct, With a resale of unwanted tickets in the Spring (likely April)
  • Attendance – 135,000 5 day tickets holders+ 5,000 Sunday tickets + from 37,500 to 63,000 staff/performers tickets 
  • Setting – 1,200 acres in a beautiful valley in Somerset. The site is HUGE (that’s the equivalent of more than 500 football pitches)
  • Length of (Super) Fence – 8 miles
  • Number of Stages – at least 60!
  • Amount of Acts – Well over 2000
  • Catering outlets – Nearly 450
  • Number of Toilets – Over 4,500 cubicles & nearly 700 metres of urinals
  • Number of Punters’ Tents – 76,000

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Just a few recent Glastonbury performances to get you in the mood for this years festival season!


*Credit to some of the efestivals forum users for finding a fair few self confirms