Robert Plant, Pixies and Jack White for Glastonbury 2014

Robert Plant Glastonbury 2014
Robert Plant, Pixies, Jack White, Wilko Johnson and The Black Keys are amongst a list of 87 artists who have been confirmed for this year’s Glastonbury festival.

The event takes place between 27th and 29th June, with Arcade Fire confirmed as Friday night headliners, and Kasabian newly announced as Sunday night headliners.

Glastonbury 2014 is officially sold out, but a resale of tickets that have been cancelled or refunded will take place at the end of April. Ticket and coach packages will be up for grabs on 24th April from 7pm, and general admission tickets go on sale on 27th April at 9am. General admission tickets will cost £210 plus a £5 booking fee. In order to buy a resale ticket, prospective festival-goers must have registered with a photo at the Glastonbury See Tickets website by 5pm on 21st April.

The full list of artists that have been confirmed so far is:

Arcade Fire, Special Guests, Kasabian, Dolly Parton, Jack White, Elbow, The Black Keys, Robert Plant, Lily Allen, Lana Del Rey, Skrillex, Pixies, Massive Attack, Disclosure, Paolo Nutini, Manic Street Preachers, MIA, Rudimental, Bryan Ferry, Richie Hawtin, Ed Sheeran, De La Soul, Goldfrapp, London Grammar, MGMT, Jake Bugg, Jurassic 5, Dexys, Above & Beyond, The 1975, Bonobo, Kelis, Blondie, Warpaint, The Wailers, Wilko Johnson, James Blake, Gorgon City, Metronomy, Tinariwen, Chvrches, Little Dragon, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Kodaline, Interpol, Foster the People, Mogwai, Royal Blood, John Grant, Annie Mac, Lil Louis, Daptone Super Soul Revue, John Newman, Chromeo, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Midlake, Angel Haze, Four Tet, ESG, The Sun Ra Arkestra, François Kevorkian, Parquet Courts, Sam Smith, Crystal Fighters, Nitin Sawhney, DJ Pierre, Toumani & Sidiki Diabate, Chance the Rapper, MNEK, Temples, Phosphorescent, Connan Mockasin, Public Service Broadcasting, Courtney Barnett, Gorgon City, Wolf Alice, Radiophonic Workshop, Suzanne Vega, Tune-Yards, Eats Everything, Jamie xx, Ms Dynamite, Breach, Chlöe Howl, Jagwar Ma and Danny Brown.

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Dolly Parton and Blondie for Glastonbury

Dolly PartonMusic legends Dolly Parton and Blondie have both confirmed that they are to play at this year’s Glastonbury festival.

Festival organiser Emily Eavis revealed that Dolly Parton had been confirmed, whilst Blondie revealed their appearance during the NME Awards that took place last week.

Speaking to Metro on the red carpet, Debbie Harry said: “We just heard today – we’re going to be doing Glastonbury.” They join headliners Arcade Fire, Lily Allen, Warpaint and Staton Warriors on the list of artists due to perform at this year’s festival, which takes place between June 25-29.

Tweeting about her upcoming appearance at Glastonbury, Parton said she will perform on June 29, the Sunday of the festival. Meanwhile, Emily Eavis said that she “couldn’t be happier” with the booking.

Tickets for this year’s festival went on sale last October and sold out in record time. It took just 1 hour and 27 minutes for all 120,000 tickets to be snapped up. Over 1 million people have already registered for tickets for the 2015 event.

Arcade Fire to release new double album

Arcade Fire ReflektorIf you haven’t heard the news yet, where have you been?

Arcade Fire have revealed that their forthcoming new album will be a double LP.

Titled Reflektor, you can pre-order the album from the band’s official website, The site states that those ordering early will be given access to ticket sales for special shows and a forthcoming world tour.

Details of the album artwork have also been released. As pictured above, the cover features black and white imagery of a sculpture by Auguste Rodin, Orpheus and Eurydice.

Meanwhile, the band launched the lead single and title track at a surprise show in Montreal. Under the moniker of The Reflektors, they played at the intimate Salsatheque venue on 9th September. Only 100 tickets went on sale for the show, priced at $9, in keeping with the theme of the number ‘9’ that is building around the release.

The black and white video for Reflektor, directed by Anton Corbijn, was unveiled at 9pm. David Bowie’s appearance on the song was also confirmed. A message posted on Bowie’s official Facebook page said: “We can confirm that David Bowie has supplied a brief backing vocal on the James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) produced track…”.

The single, Reflektor, is out now, with the album of the same name following on 28th October.

8 Alternative Covers for Arcade Fire LP?

It has been reported that Arcade Fire’s new album, The Suburbs, is set to be released with 8 alternative covers.

The album is slated for release on August 2nd, and according to the Alternative Distribution Alliance catalogue details that the release will feature 8 different cover designs for buyers to choose from.

Despite the reports, neither the group’s record label or official website have confirmed them to be true.

The band are set to play a warm up gig in London during the first week of July, ahead of their appearance at the Reading and Leeds festivals in August. The venue for the gig is being kept a secret, but fans wishing to attend are being urged to pre-order the album from Universal Music in order to qualify for pre-sale tickets.

The official tracklisting for The Suburbs is:
The Suburbs
Ready to Start
Modern Man
Empty Room
City With No Children
Half Light I
Half Light II (No Celebration)
Suburban War
Month of May
Wasted Hours
Deep Blue
We Used to Wait
Sprawl I (Flatland)
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
The Suburbs (continued)