Today is the day I have been waiting for for months.
The full Glastonbury line-up has finally been revealed. In just 3 weeks I will be making my way to this amazing festival with my son for the second of his major post-exam treats. Ryan now has just 4 papers to sit and just after he sits his last one we will be off to Download to celebrate.
I am not sure which festival we are most excited about but boy am I looking forward to Glastonbury. Just a day after the BBC gave details of its coverage of this years festival Glastonbury has announced its full stage line-up complete with performance times.
There are some pretty Major Coups for artists. Newbie James Bay wins a Friday afternoon Pyramid Stage slot, though perhaps with a recent number 1 album under his belt that shouldn’t be much of a surprise.
Pharrell Williams will play the Pyramid stage on Saturday immediately preceding the controversial Kanye West. Sunday Evening on the Pyramid Stage looks interesting with The Who supported by Paul Weller and Alt-J
Enter Shikari one of my favourite bands are up against the Foo Fighters on Friday Night so a real tough choice to be made, especially as they are at opposite ends of the site. The Foo Fighters are scheduled for a mammoth 2.5 hour set. I will have another chance to catch Enter Shikari on Saturday in Left Field though.
The sheer scale of the number of acts and stages on offer at Glastonbury is mind-boggling. The field of Avalon, Acoustic and John Peel stages have much to offer me and I will need to spend a little time going through the programme to highlight my “do not miss” list. Other than that I intend to relax, chill out and enjoy making new discoveries. I think if you try to spend the whole festival rushing between stages the festival will be too much and much of the joy of discovery will be lost.