Glastonbury 2015: The Preview

Lucy Harding | 24th June 2015


It’s that time of year again, with thousands of music lovers Somerset bound for the biggest event in the festival circuit, this weekend sees the 45th birthday of the legendary Glastonbury Festival. A weekend famous for iconic performances from David Bowie, The Smiths, Oasis and The Rolling Stones to name but a few, the festival provides the most spectacular headline performances year in year out and 2015 is set to be no exception. Whether you’re lucky enough to be heading to Worthy Farm this weekend, or will be enjoying the music of the Pyramid Stage from the comfort of your home, we’ve brought you our top 10 ones to watch this weekend.

10. Florence + the Machine


In a dramatic turn of events that saw the Foo Fighters forced to pull out of their Friday headline slot after Dave Grohl broke his leg whilst on stage in Sweden, Florence + the Machine have been bumped up the bill. Whilst this is disappointing news for fans of the Foo’s, we’re sure that London born Florence will light up their main stage with her impressive vocals and ethereal stage presence.

9. Belle and Sebastian


Scottish indie-pop band Belle and Sebastian are set to play on the Other Stage on Sunday evening, showcasing their ninth studio album ‘Girls In War Time Want To Dance’, the Glasgow born six-piece are perfectly suited to a festival sing-along.

8. Paloma Faith


Taking a well-deserved Pyramid stage slot on the Saturday, Paloma Faith is one to watch for her impressive vocal range and often eccentric, show–stopping performances.

7. Mark Ronson


What with his undeniable cool-factor and his impressive history of incredible collaborations, Mr Ronson may be joined by some of his A-List connections on the Other stage on Friday.

6. Jamie T

Jamie T

2015 welcomes Jamie T back to the fields of Worthy farm, last seen at the festival headlining the John Peel stage back in 2010, 29 year old Jamie returns with his latest album ‘Carry On The Grudge’ after a three-year break from music.

5. Billy Bragg

billy bragg

Returning to Glastonbury on Friday evening as headliner of the Leftfield stage, Billy Bragg’s folk-rock anthems will be beautifully atmospheric in a festival setting. Expect to hear the goose-bump inducing ‘A New England’ which Bragg always plays as a tribute to the late Kirsty MacColl.

4. Lionel Ritchie


Quite possibly the perfect Sunday afternoon Pyramid stage performer, Lionel Richie will make the sun shine over the muddiest of weekends with hits such as ‘Hello’, ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’ and ‘All Night Long.’

3. The Chemical Brothers


Heading back to Somerset for their eighth ever Glastonbury, Mancunian dance duo The Chemical Brothers offer a Sunday night alternative to The Who at the Other Stage.

2. Kanye West


In what was perhaps the most controversial Glastonbury headline announcement since Jay Z in 2008, Yeezus himself is set to storm the Pyramid stage on Saturday evening. Love him or hate him, Mr West is sure to provide a memorable headline performance.

1. The Who

The Who

Need we say more? The Pyramid stage’s closing final headline slot has been snapped up by rock giants The Who for their second Glastonbury closing headline performance. Supported by Paul Weller no less, Sunday evening at the Pyramid Stage makes for an evening of rock n’ roll greatness.