If there’s one thing I know it’s that the Glastonbury line up for 2013 is exceptionally great. Nothing else was to be expected really. Glastonbury is one of the biggest UK festivals and this year it takes place Wednesday 26th t Sunday 30th June. Tickets for the event sold out in October, but there will be a resale of cancelled tickets in April. But be quick, you don’t want to miss out.
The main Pyramid stage has three huge artists headlining the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Arctic Monkeys take Friday, The Rolling Stones take Saturday and Mumford & Sons are your headliners for Sunday.
There is currently over 150 confirmed acts and attractions and there is still more to come. If I’m lucky enough to get tickets then here’s who I’d love to see.
An English four piece indie/rock band that formed back in 2002 that have released four studio albums. Ever since they formed they have been one of my favourite bands. All four of their albums have a unique style and the band have expanded and widened their musical talent over the years. Their most recent album ‘Suck It and See’ released in 2011, is a balance of musical styles that were explored in the first three albums.
Mumford & Sons
An English folk rock band that have been a huge success in the UK since forming back in 2007. The band have won many awards over the years, one of the largest being Best British Group at the 2013 BRIT Awards. Their debut album ‘Sigh No More’ was released in the UK in 2009 which reached number two in the UK Album Charts. They went on to release a second studio album ‘Babel’ which was released in 2012 and it debuted at number one in the UK as well as the US.
An indie/rock band that comes from America. They are a four piece who formed back in 2006 and released their first album, ‘Vampire Weekend’ in 2008. Since then they have grown in the US as well as the UK and they are soon to be releasing a new album ‘Modern Vampires of the City’. Due date May 6th 2013. Definitely one to look out for.
An English indie/rock band who formed in 2010. The band’s debut album ‘What Did You Expect from the Vaccines’ was released in 2011 and reached number four in the UK Album Chart. It was the best-selling debut album of 2011. They progressed in the UK and went on to release a second album ‘Come of Age’ which was released in 2012 and hit number one on the UK Album Chart.
An English singer-songwriter who is currently a huge success in the UK. In 2013 he won both Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Solo Male Artist at the BRIT Awards. Before he was signed to a record label, Ben Howard had self-released some material. In 2011 he signed to Island Records and released his debut album ‘Every Kingdom’ in October.
Another English singer-songwriter who everyone should be keeping an eye out for. The ‘Bob Dylan’ of our generation. Bugg supported a huge act, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in August 2012 at the Belsonic Music Festival in Belfast. Then in October his debut album was released and it reached number one in the UK charts.
Chase & Status
An electronic music duo from London that formed in 2003 after meeting at Manchester University. The duo is made up of Saul Milton and Will Kennard and they have collaborated with huge artists such as Rihanna, Example and Tinie Tempah. They have released two studio albums, ‘More Than a Lot’ and ‘No More Idols’ and they are currently working on their album that will be released later this year.
An English indie band that formed in 2005, and who are at the top of my radar right now. The band released their debut album ‘xx’ in 2009 and their second album ‘Coexist’ was released in 2012. The band produced their self-title album themselves and it was also recorded in a garage that was part of the XL Recordings studio.
An indie pop band from London that formed in 2010. Their debut studio album ‘Bad Blood’ was released earlier in 2013 and hit number one in the UK charts. Bastille supported Two Door Cinema Club when they were on their UK tour throughout January and February. Their Biggest to date is Pompeii which reached number two in the UK.
A unique English singer-songwriter who is best known for his guitar playing skills. His debut album ‘Hand Built by Robots’ made number one in the UK Album Chart in 2007. He released his third studio album ‘Write It On Your Skin’ in 2012.