Glastonbury Unveils Full 2007 Lineup
The lineup for the 2007 Glastonbury Festival, to be held June 22-24, was finally made public today and features typically eclectic mix of familiar names and obscure acts from well left-of-center.
The respective nightly headliners on the main Pyramid Stage will be Arctic Monkeys, the Killers and the Who, with the Kaiser Chiefs, the Kooks and Kasabian taking second billing.
Amy Winehouse, The Kooks, James Morrison, Arcade Fire, Iggy and the Stooges and the Chemical Brothers are among the top-shelf artists booked.
“I’m getting on a bit with age, but I’m still enjoying it like mad, actually,” Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis tells Billboard.com. “To hear the Killers on the car playing ‘Bones’ — it is such a fantastic song — I thought, ‘This is what it’s all about.’ They just moved up a scale from last Glastonbury (2005). Of course Coldplay, Radiohead and Oasis have all done it in the same pattern.”
Glastonbury organizers recently cleared a licensing hurdle with the local Mendip District Council, which will allow the event to cap its capacity at 175,000 for four-consecutive years.
Some 144,000 of that is ticketed; the remainder is largely allocated to staff, artists and crew. In reality, the gathering will be similar in size to the populations of the British town of Swindon or the city of Bath.
Eavis, the dairy farmer who founded Glastonbury on his site in 1970, has introduced this year a controversial “tout-proof” ticketing initiative, which required festivalgoers to pre-register and offer a photo-counterpart.