The Glastonbury Festival is taking place this year from June 24-28 this year in Pilton, England. It’s been the source of some dumb controversy this year because a petition was created to prevent Kanye West from performing. It was unsuccessful.
Kanye West is indeed performing at Glastonbury this year, and he’s got some good company. The Glastonbury 2015 lineup also features Foo Fighters, Patti Smith, Lionel Richie, Florence and the Machine, Pharrell Williams, Run the Jewels, Future Islands, FKA Twigs, Caribou, Goat, Suede, Chemical Brothers, Belle and Sebastian, Motorhead, Mary J. Blige, The Waterboys, The Fall, Death Cab for Cutie, Perfume Genius, Charli XCX, Father John Misty, Jamie xx, Super Furry Animals, Ibeyi, Courtney Barnett, Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, La Roux, Young Fathers, Alt-J, Jessie Ware, Death from Above 1979, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic (and the Family Stone, per the website), Hozier, Mark Ronson, Sharon Van Etten and many others. The full lineup is up at the Glastonbury website.
Read our recent Pet Grief column on the absurdity of the Glastonbury controversy.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.