Glastonbury 2014 lineup: ‘Headliners have never played festival before’
There’s barely a festival in the world that gets as much lineup hype as Glastonbury, and Glasto founder Michael Eavis has just dropped some very exciting hints about the big acts who could be taking the headlining spots for 2014.
Speaking to NME recently, Eavis dished that next year’s main acts will be heading to the world-famous festival for the first time ever, leading to intense speculation and feverish googling over who has and hasn’t performed on the iconic British stage.
“Next year’s headliners are more or less in place,” explained Eavis.
“They’re three bands who haven’t played Glastonbury, and that’s important. There aren’t many bands left who haven’t played the festival, and before we run out I’d like to persuade the ones on my wish list to come down. I think I’ve managed that with these three.”
It’s safe to say, Eavis will be pretty hard-pressed to follow-up the global phenomenon that was The Rolling Stones’ performance in 2013, but he says he’s ready to give it a bloody good go.
"It'll be very difficult to repeat what we did this year. You don't top The Rolling Stones, do you?" he admitted.
"The whole festival was perfect - even the weather. That was pure magic. But we're not going to give up trying to make the next one better. I've a team of about 20 people who book the young musicians and I look after booking the headliners. That's such a privilege and I hope I've done a worthwhile job if these three bands are confirmed. I hope to do that soon."
While Glasto’s main man didn’t go into specifics, he’s certainly given us plenty to work from.