Coldplay, Springsteen and Blur for Glastonbury 2009?

Will The Boss rock Glasto?
Will The Boss rock Glasto?

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.

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Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.