After the festival’s 2016 tickets were snapped up in record time, organisers have announced that 80% of the artists in the lineup have been booked, and there’s a surprise in store.
Glastonbury is a festival that has never disappointed with its lineup. Such is the name it has created for itself, that tickets for next year’s edition sold out completely within 30 minutes of tickets going live. And this was even before any of the artists on the lineup were announced. Michael Eavis, the founder of the festival, recently revealed that headliners are already in place for the next two years! Likely candidates include Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Stone Roses, Adele and Muse.
In a statement to BBC, his daughter Emily said, “We are about 80% of the way there already. We are so lucky at the moment to have so many huge bands touring and wanting to play. That’s one of the reasons we are doing a festival in 2017 – we already have the headliners pencilled in for that too, which is unusual.” She added,”The most recent confirmation was our Sunday teatime slot, which is something I’m personally very excited about. It’s a major coup for us and a genuine surprise. I don’t think anyone has rumoured or guessed this one.”
She also spoke about how the 2016 edition will have a new area in the woods, which she said was going to be “really magical”. The initial acts are usually announced in late November and December, with the lineup actually coming out during early Spring. So stay tuned for more updates!