Glastonbury always has a stellar lineup with many stages, so clashes are inevitable. We have selected 5 of the worst to help you decide.
Friday: Ms Lauryn Hill vs. Rosalía
Two female singers for the first difficult clash of the festival: Ms Lauryn Hill (Pyramid Stage, 18h-19h15) against Rosalía (John Peel Stage, 18h-19h). Neo-soul vs. Neo-flamenco. Old but gold vs. new and rising. Maybe the first one we’ll have an answer to, if Lauryn Hill cancels. In any case, both acts might have a sizeable and engaged crowd.
If neither is your cup of tea, you can try The Comet is Coming (West Holts, 17h30-18h30) and/or Snow Patrol (Other Stage, 18h30-19h30).
Friday: Tame Impala vs. Jon Hopkins
While Stormzy will be rocking the main stage, the most interesting music will happen elsewhere: Tame Impala (Other Stage, 22h15-23h45) will take over the Other Stage, while Jon Hopkins (West Holts, 22h15-23h40) will headline West Holts. If you wish to concentrate on the music, Jon is probably the best choice, but Tame will be a giant party at Glastonbury, with lots of confettis, psychedelic videos and lasers.
Stormzy is not the only alternative: if you would like a safe choice, Interpol always delivers, this time at the John Peel stage. For a wilder experience, Frank Turner is definitely your guy; catch him on the Avalon stage with his band The Sleeping Souls.
Saturday: The Killers vs. The Chemical Brothers vs. Wu Tang Clan vs. Hot Chip vs. The Cat Empire
The superclash award goes to… Saturday night! Here, you have the choice between one of the greatest indie bands, The Killers (Pyramid Stage, 21h45-23h45) who will definitely deliver hit songs like ‘Mr Brightside’ and ‘Somebody Told Me’. Another safe choice is The Chemical Brothers (Other Stage, 22h15-23h45) who never fail to impress. In addition to their classics, they recently released a great album. That night is also your chance to catch the legendary Wu Tang Clan (West Holts, 22h15-23h45), so if hip hop is your thing don’t hesitate. Hot Chip (The Park Stage, 23h-00h15) is also an interesting option, with which you can combine half of another set. Last but not least, The Cat Empire (Avalon Stage, 23h-00h15) are famous for their live shows where the band and the crowd become one!
All of that, and the headliner of The Park Stage is still TBA. Glastonbury is the place to be that Saturday.
Sunday: Billie Eilish vs. The Good The Bad & The Queen
On Sunday, there is a clash between a rising star and a more established band. Billie Eilish (The Other Stage, 18h45-19h45) is a global sensation and her first album was greatly received. On the other hand, you never know what will happen in the future of Damon Albarn, so The Good, The Bad & The Queen (The Park Stage, 18h15-19h15) could be great if you are in the mood.
Sunday: The Cure vs. Christine & The Queens
Before losing it in the night time program of Sunday Glastonbury, the crowd will have to decide between these two. While The Cure (Pyramid Stage, 21h30-23h30) will definitely give a great performance, Christine & The Queens’ (The Other Stage, 22h-23h15) shows are very impressive. Between the other choices, Janelle Monae seems to be a great one.
Glastonbury is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place in Pilton, Somerset, England. Aside from the performing musical acts, the festival also hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus acts and other activities.
Glastonbury is considered to be the largest greenfield festival in the world, with around 135,000 attendees. It was organised for the first time in 1970 and since 1981, the festival takes place every four out of five years. After a ‘fallow-year’ in 2018, the festival returns in 2019.