It’s that time of year again. The time of year when everyone gets their brightly coloured waterproofs out of the closet, the time of year when wellie sales go through the roof and the time of year when festival goers all around the world make their way to a field in Somerset to embark on one of the biggest music events of the year. Of course its time for Glastonbury! As usual, we will talk through those who are lucky to have a ticket, and to those who will be camping in front of their TVs, the best acts to look for whilst watching the magic of Glastonbury 2016 unfold.
BAND OF HORSES
Sunday, John Peel Stage, 16:00
After releasing their new album ‘Why Are You OK’, this American rock band’s set promises to bring folky and atmospheric vibes to the John Peel Stage.
The notorious raver from Brighton has been the soundtrack to party animals across the globe for decades. If his set is anything to go by from last year with the sound and lighting system, then you will certainly be in for a treat.
The front man of the world-famous Elbow is worthy of being categorised as one of the best song-writers of his generation. Guy Garvey’s set will make you feel a mix of emotions, but he will leave you speechless for sure. Do not miss this one!
Fresh from their support slot for The Stone Roses at the Etihad in Manchester, Blossoms will make their first Glastonbury appearance. Tipped as one of the bands to look out for in 2016, this lot from Stockport will smash it.
Saturday, West Holt Stage, 22:15
A worthy headliner of the West Holt Stage, the Mercury award winner is sure to deliver an outstanding set.
This is certainly one to witness. Madness have so many great hits from ‘Our House’ to ‘Baggy Trousers’ which earned them a spot on top of Buckingham Palace during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee back in 2012.
Catfish have quite rightly shot to success following their impressive debut album ‘The Balcony’, but their second album ‘The Ride’ shows they’re not just a flash-in-the-pan band. Make sure you don’t miss their set on the Other Stage.
Another strong act for the Other Stage, James are set to open Glastonbury in classic festival style. The Manchester band will set the tone for the whole weekend with an energetic, powerful and, overall, happy performance.