Sunday has to start with Breakfast with Howard Marks. It’s tradition. A bit like a church service what with it being Sunday and all that but with added drugs. Next is either Status Quo at the Pyramid or Micachu and the Shapes. Depending on whether I’m after a good old knees up, daft 2 chord mud dance or now I guess. Other than Penguin Cafe Orchestra up in the Acoustic tent. It might be worth a chill out up there with some real ale at this point as I predict by now I’ll be a shadow of my former self and will be in need of quiet if previous festivals are anything to go by. Then it’s time to wander about for a bit until Yeah Yeah Yeah‘s take to the Other Stage followed by Bat For Lashes. Then finish off with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Blur at The Pyramid. It was a toss up between Blur and Prodigy but I’m off to Leeds where I’ll be seeing them and with that another Glastonbury is over and done with.
At time of writing, the weather forecast is predicting rain. Lets hope not eh…
As I type this I do wonder if by now any of these plans have been followed. I suspect that due to too much bodily abuse the plan will have been abandoned and at this point I’ll be in the Green Fields having a massage by a cow’s udder or something… If not and I am managing to keep on keeping on, the plan for Saturday will go a little something like this;
VV Brown is on the Pyramid stage at 11:00. Quite a large stage for a solo artist that but I’m sure, with her larger than large act, she’ll pull it off. Rolf Harris follows over on the Jazz World Stage. Get your wobbleboard out for the lads. Back to the Pyramid to see Eagles Of Death Metal followed by Spinal Tap. Then it’s a toss up between Hockey at John Peel Stage, Horace Andy at the Park or The Invisible at Guardian Lounge. Depends on which is the furthest away or which way the straw poll amongst fellow team members works out I guess. A quick stop to grab some food and drink then see Passion Pit at John Peel. Amble over to the Pyramid to see Kasabian and then return to the Dance Village to firstly see DJ Yoda in Dance West and follwed by 2 Many DJs in Dance East. If after this my legs can still hack it, a must see for me this year is the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in Club Dada followed by Damon Albarn’s cast of thousands Africa Express. Crikey. Is it really 3:30? Better get some shut eye…
First up today is Mr Hudson who, if the rumours are to be believed, will have Kanye West joining him. Wonder if he’ll bring his speak and spell with him if he does turn up. A short walk through the Dance Village to John Peel Stage where we can check out Dan Black.
Oooh. Lunchtime. Time for an Oggie methinks which can accompany the lengthy trek up to the Park to watch Golden Silvers then it’s either back to the John Peel Stage to see The Virgins or see who the Special Guest is on the Pyramid Stage. Rumours have it that it will be N*E*R*D. Might be worth it to hear Lapdance and Rock Star performed live. Hmmm.
Return to The Other Stage for morose Joy Division wannabes White Lies followed by Friendly Fires. No question that we’ll have to then watch The Specials on the Pyramid stage. Following that we’ll be catching the end of The Streets‘ set on the Jazz World Stage who is then followed by must see Q-Tip. That takes us to just after midnight. Hopefully I’ll have enough energy left to watch Chipmunk and then The Nextmen at the Dance Lounge at which point it’ll be 3:00am and even I need my beauty sleep.
It’s nearly here so I may as well start planning my time there. Not that Glastonbury plans are ever stuck to but you need some kind of battle plan before venturing onto the fields of Worthy Farm.
Maximo Park are kicking off the festival by staging a 2,000 capacity limit gig in the Queens Head. Not sure I can be bothered with cramming in that tent so hopefully the promised screens will be up and a beer can help me take in their set. Following them, again in the Queen’s Head is We Have Band.
A couple of hours for a wander about the site, taking in the weird and wonderful means you can take in the Groove Diggerz in at the fantastical berlesque Pussy Parlure speigeltent. A quick skip across the way and you’re all set for a long haul at the Dance Lounge. The cheese/well you’ve just got to see it to believe it/will Brian get run over by his own car on stage factor means you cannot miss East 17. Raffertie‘s old skool rave meets dubstep, followed by Beardyman‘s supreme beatboxing, followed by the Unabombers and before you know it it’s 00:30. Which means surely it’s got to be time for the obligatory trip up the stone circle to oversee the City of Glastonbury before heading back to the Dance Lounge and finishing off with Altern-8. There’s something you simply cannot overlook. It’d be rude. Top One Nice One Get Sorted. Now, where did I put that face mask and hoody. 🙂
It’s here at last…
Status Quo and Tom Jones ?! Who’da thunk it?
There is a light at the end of the tunnel… On Monday the 25th, The Guardian will be posting the full Glastonbury lineup online from 10pm. The wheres, whys and how are on their site.
Glastonbury 2009 is just over 5 weeks away and apparently this gal claims that “In 2005, 2007, and 2008 this site brought you 90% of ALL the acts on the Pyramid (even the little ones!), and loads of the headliners on every stage!”. That’s a hefty line up she’s claiming to be party to.
Of the confirmed I’m jizzing my pants about the following;
Deadmau5 – confirmed in news article
The Qemists – listed on MySpace
Mr Scruff – in the Dance area on Sunday
Streetlife DJs – playing on Thursday
2ManyDJs – playing on Saturday
Erol Alkan – playing on Friday
Jarvis Cocker – hinted to a fan in Paris
Ray Davies – listed for the acoustic stage
Dizzee Rascal – told Radio 1
DJ Yoda – according to MySpace
Doves – now confirmed
Eagles of Death Metal – now confirmed
Friendly Fires – told a fan
Kasabian – now confirmed
Krafty Kuts – playing on Saturday
La Roux – confirmed on Radio 1
Little Boots – according to NME
Maccabees – confirmed on Soccer AM
Madness – confirmed by Suggs
Noisettes – told DigitalSpy they are playing
Passion Pit – confirmed on Radio 1
Peaches – listed on MySpace
Penguin Cafe Orchestra – playing on Sunday
Q-Tip – told Radio 1
Shit Disco – in Dance Village
The Specials – now confirmed, playing Friday
Spinal Tap – thanks for the avalanche of emails!
The Virgins – will be on the John Peel Stage
And this is just funny
East 17 – in the Dance Village on Thursday