Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Who and what to see at Glastonbury 2009

I'm really excited about the Glastonbury Festival 2009. This year will be my 4th time. The line up looked a bit ropey at first but if you look a little further there are some gems hidden in there.

But even if the line-up's not what you wanted don't worry Glastonbury is less about the acts and more about the experience. I really don't care if it rains or it's baking hot weather conditions all add to the weekend and enhance your memories when you leave.

For my ten pence worth these are the bands you should try and see. If none take your fancy there's so much more to do in the fringe areas like Shangrila.

Here's my list of the acts to see at this year's Glastonbury
  • The Specials
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Bjorn Again
  • Doves
  • Jamie T
  • The Streets
  • Rolf Harris
  • Noah and the Whale
  • Kasbian
  • Spinal Tap
  • Jarvis Cocker
  • Rolf Harris (again)
  • Tindersticks
  • The Wonderstuff
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Blur
  • Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
  • Madness
  • Tom Jones
  • Tony Christie
  • The Prodigy
  • Glasvegas
  • Bat For Lashes
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Georgie Fame
  • Magic Numbers
  • Gong
You can't see all these unfortunately as some of them clash. But sometimes it's better to miss stuff just because you were spending time wandering around the site soaking up the atmosphere.


  1. @steamrunner9:25 pm

    You list Tony Christie yet leave off Bruce Springsteen?!?! You're brave... !

  2. I'm sure he'll be great. I'm just not a big fan that's all

  3. Steve Marsden8:46 am

    Saw Gong years ago. I think they're originally are from a French hippie commune if I remember rightly. They were absolutely bonkers. Didn't know they were still going.
    Fleet foxes are a must-see too. I wouldn't miss Bruce Springsteen for anybody though!