Glastonbury 2017 Will Feature Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, and Katy Perry
The festival of all festivals has just released the lineup for their 2017 event. Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts will take place in Pilton in the UK from June 21-25. As many know, Glastonbury is an all-encompassing event which spans not only music but theater, art, comedy, film, circus acts and of course all the food and ale one could consume.
Throughout the rolling hills of southwest England, Glastonbury spans acres upon acres. Stages can be found everywhere, the largest of which will hold the headline acts – and this year organizers have outdone themselves. Heading up the lineup for 2017 is Radiohead. A Festival staple, yes, but mostly in the past. These English rock legends don’t take the festival stage as often as they used to, but for Glastonbury, they’ll certainly make an exception. Thom Yorke and the guys released their latest studio album “A Moon Shaped Pool” in May of last year and will conclude a massive tour with this performance. Foo Fighters have been added as well, and while without a recent release, the guys have been working on a new project which is expected to be announced sometime this year. Ed Sheeran, however, is still riding the wave from “Divide.” This album debuted at number one in the UK and US spawning two number one, record-breaking singles. Fellow British stars The XX, Alt-J and grime rapper Stormzy will take the stage too, all after having great years in music. Currently at work on their new LP, Brooklyn-based indie band The National nabbed a spot at this year’s event, along with Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro. British 80s disco star Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees will make an appearance and arguably of the same caliber in her time, American pop icon Katy Perry will play a set as well.
Other heavy-hitters on the bill include Lorde, Kris Kristofferson, The Flaming Lips, Solange, Major Lazer, Run the Jewels, Chic, Royal Blood, Boy Better Know, Laura Marling, The Jacksons, Phoenix, Anderson Paak, Father John Misty, Haim, London Grammar, Halsey, Tove Lo, Little Dragon, Glass Animals, Father John Misty and reggae legends Toots and the Maytals.
Glastonbury has carved out a name for itself not only with its epic lineups but its unique offerings outside of music. Throughout the grounds you’ll find gems like The Cockmill Bar set in the center area of the acoustic stage, featuring a rustic vibe serving genuine ales amidst a panoramic view of the festival grounds. Then there’s The G-Star Bar which is an ode to “techno-Egyptians of tomorrow”, or even The Cornish Arms which is a 1970s-inspired beach shack.
Glastonbury is and always will be a camping event. It’s part of the charm at this point. These mini tent-cities are highly sociable and very well organized. Different areas will provide different atmospheres. For example, Pennard Hill Ground is at the center of it all, with lively folks returning to this spot year after year. Conversely, areas on the outskirts of the grounds can provide a quieter experience (there’s even a family friendly camping area). If you’re looking for a more comprehensive camping experience, check out their pre-erected camping which they describe as “unpretentious, custom made” canvas tents set up in neat rows, ready to receive you. What would an English countryside music festival be without caravan camping? Check out camper van availabilities to book your tickets in advance.
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts will take place from June 21-25 in Pilton, England. Passes can be purchased here.