Some of this year’s music festivals have decided it’s wise to skip a year in the light of present economics. However others, such as Glastonbury and Bestival are increasing their spend and between them have already secured Neil Young, Kraftwerk, and Massive Attack, according to this promotional item, oh excuse me I mean ‘news report’, from 6 music. “In recent months, festivals from Scotland to the Isle of Wight have been cancelled due to the economic slowdown.”, it states.
Here are how some of the 2009 lineups look so far…
Neil Young, Franz Ferdinand, Blur, Bruce Springsteen.
To be confirmed: Crosby Stills and Nash, Lily Allen, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Doves, Emiliana Torrini, Fleet Foxes.
Kraftwerk, Massive Attack, Soulwax/2manydjs, MGMT, Fleet Foxes, Bat for Lashes, Klaxons, Seasick Steve.
The Breeders, Devo, Spiritualized, Beirut, Sleep, M83, Killing Joke, Young Marble Giants, Anti-Pop Consortium, Throwing Muses, Bon Iver, Tricky, Foals, Teenage Fanclub, Holy Fuck.
Isle of Wight Festival:
The Pixies, Neil Young, The Prodigy, The Charlatans, Stereophonics, Basement Jaxx, Pendulum, The Ting Tings.
The Killers, Oasis, Snow Patrol, Razorlight, Keane, The Specials, Pendulum, MGMT.
• BBC News: Festivals spend despite recession
• Glastonbury Festival (official site)
• glastonburyfest.org (unofficial site)
• All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP)
• Isle of Wight Festival
• V Festival
• ents24 Festival Guide