Rumours on Glastonbury 2017 line-up and headliners
- Created: Tuesday, 01 November 2016 11:25
So we've had the first bout of ticket sale blues or euphoria, depending on how you fared in the ballot so until re-sale in Spring, we're free to indulge in the year long game of Glasto Guess Who and to watch the line-up and headliner rumours play out. While the Glastonbury rumour cup doesn't runneth over quite yet, the first splash of who will and who might, have already poured in.
So, here's how we see it at the moment..
In an earlier than usual announcement, Radiohead were confirmed in October 2016 as the first headliner for 2017. They will grace the Pyramid stage on the Friday night for the third time, following earlier appearances in 1997 and 2003.
Performed on The Other Stage at Glastonbury 2009 and was rumoured to have been seen behind The Pyramid earlier this year. There are rumblings of a collaboration set with Mark Ronson for 2017, although both have overseas gigs very close to festival time. When approached by NME recently, she is quoted as saying that she does 'not have permission to say anything about that', so we'll have to watch this space.
Guns N Roses
The success of the reunion tour may see the iconic band on The Pyramid Stage next festival season. They were the bookmakers early favourites to headline Glastonbury.
They have been mentioned in the press as possible contenders, but having headlined in 2014, would they be back again in one of the top spots so soon?
Early reports claim that Ed has been approached to play. Could he be a strong contender for a headline spot as well as having a new album set for 2017. He's no stranger to huge crowds after becoming the first solo artist to sell out Wembley Stadium in 2015.
Were due to put in an appearance in 2015 before a broken limb led to a cancellation. Hot favourites to appear at next year's festival and expected to put on a fantastic show if they do.
Pulled out of their 1995 slot and disbanded in 1996, but having regrouped in 2011, have 3 stadium dates booked around the time of Glastonbury which fuelled rumours that this could be their year, although Emily Eavis is quoted as saying this isn't so.
Music industry press believes there are signs that some live shows could feature in 2017 as a rumour spread that the duo tour every 10 years, but again, according to Emily Eavis, this isn't the case.
Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees let slip that Diana would be taking the legend spot at next year's festival and according to NME 'there appears to be a mutual interest'. We also wonder, with a new album, an autobiography out and a 2017 tour of the same name with a final date of 23rd June in Paris, could Phil Collins be a contender for the celebrated legends spot?
Also worth keeping an eye out for are news on the 'surprises' in store to mark The Park's 10th anniversary and the 'new immersive experience' which Emily Eavis has mentioned.
So there it is. It's mostly speculation and conjecture, but whether you were lucky enough to get your golden tickets or hoping for re-sale joy, keep an eye on our Glastonbury guide for more hints, tips and rumours.