Florence + The Machine To Replace Foos At Glasto, Here’s 7 Acts We Were Secretly Hoping For…
Here are a few of the names we had on our wish list...
Florence + The Machine have just been announced as the new Friday night headliner for this year’s Glastonbury Festival, after Foo Fighters were forced to drop out due to Dave Grohl suffering from a broken leg.
The nicest guy in rock made the announcement yesterday (June 16) with a heartfelt letter to fans. The band have also been forced to cancel further tour dates, including Wembley Stadium this weekend. Sob...
However, the show must go on however and it is Florence, armed with her latest No.1 album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, who will lead proceedings at Glasto.
Exciting news, but that said here are seven acts we were rooting for:
1. Taylor Swift
There were rumours before this year’s Glastonbury line-up announcements that Swifty’s 1989 world tour would make its way to the fields of Worthy Farm.
Having recently headlined Radio One’s Big Weekend in Norwich, we know that Taylor is very capable of performing to HUGE crowds. The punters at the Pyramid Stage would have had a great time shaking it off next week. Better luck next year Swifties…
With their fifth album Drones earning the top spot in the album chart, and on track to become the fastest selling album of 2015, Muse have had a pretty good start to their summer.
The stadium rockers headlined the Pyramid Stage back in 2010, and now, five years on, this would have been the icing on the cake!
The Brit Pop heavyweights had already ruled themselves out of this year’s event but that didn’t stop us hoping they’d change their minds.
With The Magic Whip reaching No.1 in the album charts it would have been a fitting return for Damon Albarn and Co but with a packed summer touring schedule, there’s still plenty of time to see them.
It was Emily Eavis who denied claims that Chris Martin and the gang would make their return to the Pyramid Stage this year. Then there was the rumour that the Ghost Stories singer had formed a super group, which also turned out to be false hope on our part.
The band last headlined in 2011 so maybe it was just a little too soon, we’ve no doubt they’ll be back again…
The Queen of Pop has returned to the spotlight in 2015 with new music and a whole host of exciting things in the pipeline, including the star-studded music video for ‘B***h I'm Madonna’.
A pop star of her calibre would have definitely been capable of replacing the Foos. At least now there’s no risk of another cape disaster…
Metallica’s spectacular set at Glastonbury 2014 has paved the way for other heavy rock bands to headline the Pyramid Stage.
AC/DC have previously described the festival as “wellies and corporates” but have since softened after fellow rock crooners Metallica took to the stage. They would have certainly fill the rock gap on the line-up, but alas, not this year.
7. Kanye West
It was Dave Grohl who wrote in his apology letter: “Kanye… Imma let you can have this one…”
Let’s take a step back here, are you thinking what we're thinking? TWO nights of Yeezy would be beyond anyone’s wildest dreams but he’s caused enough trouble just headlining the one!
Florence we wish you good luck and Dave, get well soon…