Glastonbury 2013 Rumours

Glastonbury 2013 Rumours

The main bulk of the lineup has been confirmed with further announcements due. Main headline acts have been confirmed so a lot of the remaining rumours concern rising acts or dedicated fanbase type bands such as:

Tegan & Sara, Dry The River, Beans On Toast, Black Roots, Katchafire, Gaz Mayall, Nick Warren, 65daysofstatic, A Band Called Wanda, Howler, Lillian Todd Jones and many more

Pre Confirmation

Before the lineup was confirmed below shows the hype and speculation surrounding potential acts, some of which have confirmed as you can see here

David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Kasabian, Florence + The Machine, Blackberry Wood, Manners, Professor Green, The Vaccines, Zulu Winter, Mumford + Sons, The Rolling Stones

Arctic Monkeys (Friday), Rihanna (Sunday) Prince, David Bowie, Leftfield, Radiohead, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Plan B, The Killers, Mumford & Sons, Kasabian

Kaiser Cheifs, Lianne La Havas, Jake Bugg, Chase & Status, Editors, M.Ward, Magnetic Man, Professor Green, Rufus Wainwright, The Vaccines, The xx, Two Door Cinema Club, Zulu Winter, Atoms for Peace, Example, Foal, Kaiser Chiefs. Aphex Twin, Jagwar Ma,

Dizzee Rascal, Dub Pistols, Kings Of Leon, Billy Bragg, Azealia Banks, Django Django, Editors, Example, Groove Armada, Riot Jazz, Tegan & Sera, The xx

Organiser Michael Eavis stated early in 2012 that lineup plans for 2013 were in place, with three headliners already lined up. In interviews Eavis stated that David Bowie, Prince and Foo Fighters are high up on the wishlist for Glasto 2013.

Both Kasabian and Florence And The Machine voiced strong interest in slots on the famous Pyramid Stage, Radiohead might have given a slight hint stating that they “can’t wait to do it again soon” following their secret set in June. Arctic Monkeys had also voiced an interest in returning, as they felt their 2007 set was "not quite right".

David Bowie was a possibility, as he has performed at the festival a few times in the past, often on anniversaries ,Having recently released new material, a tour is likely to follow his new album.

Paddy Power were reportedly offering odds of 2/1 of Bowie's confirmation, with 7/1 odds that Bowie will perform Dancing In The Streets live with the The Stones.

Despite this, producer Tony Viscounti, who often speaks on behalf on Bowie, stated that he has no intention of going on tour and plans just to concentrate on making records.

In an interview with NME, Visconti also stated " He's [Bowie] fairly adamant he’s never gonna perform live again… One of the guys would say, 'Boy, how are we gonna do all this live?' and David said, 'We’re not'. He made a point of saying that all the time."

Weeks later Bowie's guitarist said that touring odds are at currently 50-50, with the Rockers wife hinting at a tour telling Grazia magazine "We have a 12 year old in school, so we are stuck, we can't travel. Our schedule is around her, so I don't know. We'll have to go visit him, but we won't be on tour with him because she's in school."

There was also a huge "Will they? Won't they?" scenario surrounding the possibility of Rolling Stones playing at Glasto 2013. Originally all rumours were denied, however it was revealed that Eavis had not given up and still asked the band from time to time, with two of the bands own members stating a firm interest.

2013 sees the band play their 50th anniversary tour, with their first four gigs described as the "first bit", Speaking to BBC Radio, Keith Richards stated that a first appearance at Glastonbury would be "an interesting proposition"

Not long after this statement, Organiser Emily Eavis stated the team were doing their best to make The Rolling Stones happen for Glastonbury 2013, with Ronnie Wood stating "There’s been no mention of [Glastonbury, within the band] but I’m gonna bring it up. They’ll probably go 'get out of here Woody, shut up, no!' I don’t care, I always take risks like that, so I'll put it forward."

"I have great respect for [Glastonbury] because it is an institution, that there frolic in the mud. No festival would be complete without the mud! The ghost of Woodstock, I regard it as."

It had also been well documented that Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is a fan of the festival, and in a interview with Zane Low he suggested he would be there in some capacity be it by himself, with Radiohead or with supergroup Atoms For Peace. You can listen to the interview here.

Outright dismissals

DAFT PUNK: One source reported the high possibility of Daft Punk making an appearance, more details can be found here.. However a recent interview with Bestival organiser Rob Da Bank revealed that he has been notified that the dance duo aren't set to tour at all in 2013.

STONE ROSES: Fellow organiser and daughter Emily Eavis has also taken to her Twitter account (@emilyeavis) to ask fans the following: "Right,the time has come to ask you all who you want to see at next years Glastonbury..let us know as we gather all our ideas and get going!" - However she also confirmed "Stone Roses not playing next year."

FLEETWOOD MAC While teasing fans with comments on wishing to play Glastonbury, the announcement of their 2013 extra dates with dates booked elsewhere on the weekend of Glastonbury.