Who could replace Jay-Z after this year’s extravaganza? Dizzee Rascal? Eminem? Kanye West? No, in fact it’s Bruce Springsteen! Well perhaps it is, these are still only rumours at the minute but it is apparently fairly likely Mr. Springsteen will be gracing the Pyramid stage with his rock ‘n’ roll antics and belting out Born In The USA for 100,000+ music lovers. Now don’t get me wrong, Springsteen is a very successful artist all over the world but (if the rumour proves to be true) why headline Glastonbury? Not for me thanks.
The second rumoured headliner for 2009 is Blur. That’s right, the masters of Britpop who are reuniting for a special Hyde Park gig are also strongly rumoured to headline Glasto next year also. It would definitley be a sight to behold as all of Glastonbury screams along to Parklife on the Sunday evening. I’m not sure if I’m going to Glastonbury next year but if Blur do turn out to be headlining then I may have to go…it would surely be an ‘I was there’ moment for any music fan.
The final headliner rumour is Neil Young. Another big artist who possibly doesn’t belong, however Rockin’ In The Free World is a great festival song. Despite this I’d probably go and check out another stage if both Young and Springsteen play, too much over-excited motivationalism for me in one weekend. But these are still only rumours, they could not happen…but then again they could.
Other rumoured acts for Glastonbury next year include; Kaiser Cheifs, Kanye West, Fatboy Slim, Franz Ferdinand, Madness and The Coral.
Rumour source: efestivals.co.uk