This year’s Glastonbury is just around the corner and whilst festival goers flick through line-ups excitedly we’re here to avoid the sudden, sinking disappointment of the inevitable clashes. Here’s six you need to consider before you get to Worthy Farm. Don’t be stuck in the mud dithering on who to see.
Vince Staples (West Holts 4pm) vs Unknown Mortal Orchestra (The Park 3:30pm) vs Yak (Williams Green 4pm)
Vince Staples – In a grime-heavy, hip-hop light line-up this rapper is a must see with one of the best albums in 2015.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – With a critically acclaimed debut album and a brilliant new single, this clash really is a first world problem
Yak – Up and coming guitar heavy hitters on a tiny stage, what’s not to get excited about
Tame Impala (The Pyramid 8pm) vs Chvrches (The Other Stage 8:45) vs Floating Points (The Park Stage 8pm)
Tame Impala – Warming up for the biggest artist in the world is no small task! Expect big riffs and psychedelic lights to get the crowd going.
Chvrches – Sandwiches between festival big hitters The 1975 and New Order, the trio bring their sophomore album to keep the party going.
Floating Points – Sam Shepherd and his crew have received glowing reviews of their live set up at both Primavera and Parklife. Hopefully, the sunset slot on the park will be more of the same.
Adele (Pyramid Stage 10:15pm) vs New Order (The Other Stage 10:30pm) vs James Blake (West Holts 10:15pm)
Adele – The biggest artist in the world and a real coup for the festival but how will the heartbreak ballads will translate to the Pyramid?
New Order – They have been smashing festivals with the big hits for decades but they aren’t getting any younger. Head down to the Other Stage to hear them do it one last time.
James Blake – He’s one of the most respected musicians in the business right now. With a recent album that has no room for creases, his sound could send ripples through a captured audience on Saturday evening.
Kamasi Washington (West Holts 2pm) vs Mystery Jets (John Peel 2:30pm)
Kamasi Washington – The great thing about Glasonbury is having the ability to see acts you would never normally see. See this jazz mastermind and Kendrick Lamar collaborator light up the West Holt stage.
Mystery Jets – A set list that combines the new Floyd Curve of the Earth with fan favourites on the John Peel stage will make it hard to turn down.
Beck (Pyramid Stage 7:15pm) vs PJ Harvey (Other Stage 7:50pm) vs Mac De Marco (John Peel 8:30 pm) vs Craig David (Sonic 7:40 pm)
Beck – Supporting The Strokes at Hyde Park last year brought Beck back into the mainstream. He will continue on this trajectory bringing new tracks ‘Wow’ and ‘Dreams’ to the mainstage.
PJ Harvey – The multi-instrumentalist divides opinion but there will still be a big crowd of her devoted fans despite the vast number of clashes.
Mac De Marco – Known for his raucous shows, the John Peel is the perfect place to the use the last bit of your energy.
Craig David – Who wouldn’t want to close their festival with the man’s garage anthems?
Earth Wind and Fire (West Holts 9:45pm) vs LCD Soundsystem (Other Stage 9:45pm)
Earth Wind and Fire – Disco classics like ‘September’ and ‘Boogie Wonderland’ will make it far too easy to dance the night away.
LCD Soundsystem – After ‘breaking up’ 5 years ago, James Murphy brings his band to shut up and play the hits.
Still can’t make your mind up? Make sure you download the official EE Glastonbury to start planning your weekend!