Next year's Glastonbury Festival is still over six months away, but already the rumor mill is buzzing about potential headliners. Three big names are being bandied about: Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen and the reunited Blur.
Current speculation is that Coldplay would headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday 24 June, with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - a longtime 'must-get' for festival organizer Michael Eavis - topping the bill on Saturday night and Blur - whose big Hyde Park show on 3 July has just been announced - closing out the three-day-but it's-really-a-five-day event on Sunday.
A controversy-free fest
Whether or not any of all of the acts are confirmed, they're all guaranteed ticket-sellers and are hardly likely to raise the kind of controversy that attended Jay-Z's headline gig at this year's festival. (Much of the debate was stirred by Oasis' Noel Gallagher, who was spoke out publicly that Glastonbury should remain a no-hip-hop event.)
Other acts being talked about for the fest are Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, David Gilmour and Klaxons. But with the final line-up not expected to be announced until Spring 2009, it's anybody's guess who will be hitting the stage and who won't.