LCD Soundsystem, Grimes, Beck Join Glastonbury 2016, Full Lineup Announced
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:53:39
It had already been announced that Coldplay, Adele, and Muse would be headlining Glastonbury 2016. Today, the rest of the lineup was released and includes a host of all-stars. LCD Soundsystem, Grimes, Beck, PJ Harvey, New Order, Jeff Lynne's ELO, Dolly Parton, M83, James Blake, ZZ Top, Foals, Skepta, Savages, Stormzy, Floating Points, the Last Shadow Puppets, Vince Staples, Little Simz, Kamasi Washington, Kurt Vile, Bat for Lashes, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Mac DeMarco, The 1975, ZZ Top, and Sigur Ros, as well as a slew of others are all set to take the stage this summer in the U.K. The festival takes place June 22nd thru 26th in Glastonbury, Somerset, England.
The first ever Glastonbury Festival took place September 19, 1970, the day after Jimi Hendrix's death, and was headlined by The Kinks and T. Rex. Only 1,500 people attended the concert. Over the years, the festival has swelled in size and now averages about 175,000 attendees, making it the largest greenfield festival in the world.
Glastonbury has kept to its 'hippie' roots over the years and most of the festival's workers are volunteers. This allows the festival to raise millions of pounds for organizations such as Oxfam, Greenpeace, and WaterAid. These three organizations work "together to make Glastonbury and the world a cleaner, greener and fairer place," according to Glastonbury's website.For more on other 2016 festivals, check out:
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff