CTRL-F5 (repeat for 3 hours)

The “leaking” of the headliners for this year’s Glastonbury does not bode well for a pleasant Thursday evening.

This latest announcement seems to be something of an odd move. This information must surely have come from someone close to the festival, and considering the extensive measures the organisers have tried to take to restrict ticket sales this year, I’m not sure what good it does to leak the lineup details. Surely this is just going to create a surge of interest (because if you didn’t remember that tickets go on sale in two days time, then you do now), overloading the inevitably ill-equipped hardware at aloud.com (which actually won’t even be selling you the tickets, given that their sales are all handled by way ahead).

Then again, the “official” announcement does appear on the NME’s website, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they were hoping for disaster over at rivals EMAP/Q (XFM are distinctly sniffy about the whole thing here, only saying that “various websites [are] claiming news of the official headliners”, and going on to list people who might be appearing based on “rumours, hearsay culled from band websites, fansites and some bloke off the street”).

Ah well, roll on Thursday evening then.

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