Glastonbury Headliners 1970-2016

Well I was thinking about Glastonbury festival and all the power pack performances we all have witnessed over the period of time. So I thought it would be really great to have a walk down to the memory lane of all the Glastonbury Headliners we have so far…

1970 Glastonbury Headliners
T.Rex
glastonbury headliners 1970 -T.Rex
Glastonbury Headliners 1970 -T.Rex

Originally The Kinks and Wayne Fontana were the main headline acts but these acts were replaced at short notice by Tyrannosaurus Rex, later known as T.Rex.

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan in 1967 formed the band and released four psychedelic folk albums under this name. T. Rex encountered a popularity in the UK comparable to that of the Beatles, with a run of eleven singles in the UK top ten. One of the most prominent acts in British popular culture, they scored four UK number one hits, “Hot Love”, “Get It On”, “Telegram Sam” and “Metal Guru”.

1971 Glastonbury Headliner

David Bowie
glastonbury headliners 1971-david-bowie
Glastonbury Headliner 1971-David-Bowie

David Bowie an English singer, songwriter and actor took on the Pyramid stage as 1971 Glastonbury headliner.

During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums  in UK. And in the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Also read: Glastonbury Festival Headliners and Lineup Rumors for 2017

1979 Glastonbury Headliners

Glastonbury headliners 1972 Tim_Blake
Glastonbury headliner 1972 Tim_Blake
Tim Blake

Timothy ‘Tim’ Blake a keyboardist, synthesist, vocalist and composer did the headline act for Glastonbury festival in 1979 and is working with both Gong and Hawkwind.

Blake is known for his Synthesizer and Light performances as Crystal Machine, with the French Light Artist Patrice Warrener.

 

 

Peter Gabriel
Glastonbury headliners 1972 Peter Gabriel
Glastonbury Headliner 1972 Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel an English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian also performed at 1979 event as a headliner.

His 1986 album, SO, is his best selling release and is certified triple platinum in UK and Five times platinum in the US. The album’s most successful single, “Sledgehammer“, won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards and remains the most played music video in the history of MTV.

1981 Glastonbury Headliners

Glastonbury headliners 1981 Hawkwind
Glastonbury headliners 1981 Hawkwind
Hawkwind

Hawkwind an English Rock Band performed the headline act for the 1981 Glastonbury festival.

The singer, songwriter and guitarist David Brock formed the band in November 1969. The band have incorporated different styles into their music, including hard rock, progressive rock and psychedelic rock.

New Order
Glastonbury headliners 1981 New Order
Glastonbury headliners 1981 New Order

New Order an English Rock Band also performed a headline act at Glastonbury Festival along with Hawkwind in 1981.

The Band formed in 1980, currently comprising Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman. The band’s 1983 hit “Blue Monday”, the best-selling 12-inch single of all time, is one example of how their sound became increasingly uptempo and electronic.

Glastonbury Headliners 1982

Glastonbury headliners 1982 Van morrison
Glastonbury headliners 1982 Van morrison
Van Morrison

Sir George Ivan Morrison, Northern-Irish singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and producer performed the headline act for Glastonbury 1982.

In 2016, Morrison was knighted for his musical achievements and his services to tourism and charitable causes in Northern Ireland. He has received six Grammy Awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Jackson Browne
Glastonbury headliners 1982 Jackson_Browne
Glastonbury headliners 1982 Jackson_Browne

The American singer, songwriter, and musician Jackson Browne took on the stage to perform the headliner for Glastonbury Festival.

Browne has written and recorded songs such as “These Days”, “The Pretender”, “Running on Empty”, “Lawyers in Love”, “Doctor My Eyes”, “Take It Easy”, “For a Rocker”, and “Somebody’s Baby”. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as bestowed an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.

Glastonbury Headliners 1983

Glastonbury Headliners 1983 Curtis Mayfield
Glastonbury Headliners 1983 Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Mayfield

An American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer  Curtis Mayfield gave the headline act for 1983 event.

Curtis Mayfield is one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. His Song “People Get Ready” Ranked at no 24 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song received numerous other awards, and was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, as well as being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

UB40
Glastonbury Headliners 1983 UB40
Glastonbury Headliner 1983 UB40

UB40 an English reggae and pop band was among the Headliners for 1983.

The band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart. Four times nominee for  Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album , and also nominated at the Brit Award for Best British Group in 1984. One of the world’s best-selling music artists, UB40 have sold over 70 million records.

Glastonbury headliners 1984

The Smiths

An English Rock Band The Smiths headliner for the 1984 Glastonbury festival formed in 1982.

The NME named the Smiths the “most influential artist ever” in a 2002 poll, over The Beatles . Four of their albums (including three studio albums) appeared on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The Smiths had several singles reach the UK top 20 and all four of their studio albums reached the UK top 5, including one which hit #1.

Weather Report

Weather Report an American Jazz Fusion band co-led by the Austrian-born keyboard player Joe Zawinul, the American saxophonist Wayne Shorter and Czech bassist Miroslav Vitouš performed the headline act for Glastonbury festival.

Black Uhuru

Black Uhuru a Jamaican Reggae group also gave the headline act along with Weather Report and The Smiths in 1984.

Glastonbury headliners 1985

Echo & The Bunnymen

Echo & The Bunnymen an English rock band from Liverpool performed a headline act at Glasto fest 1985.

The original line-up consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant and bassist Les Pattinson, supplemented by a drum machine. Their 1980 debut album, Crocodiles, went into the top 20 of the UK Albums Chart.

Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker  an English singer and musician known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance was the headliner for Glasto fest 1985.

Cocker’s cover of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends” reached number one in the UK in 1968. Cocker was the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for his US number one “Up Where We Belong,” a duet with Jennifer Warnes.

In 1993 Cocker was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male, in 2007 was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque in his hometown and in 2008 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Cocker ranked number 97 on Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest singers list.

The Boomtown Rats

The Boomtown Rats an Irish Rock band led by vocalist Bob Geldof performed a headline act at Glastonbury festival. The band gave a series of Irish and UK Hits between 1977 and 1985.

Glastonbury headliners 1986

The Cure

The Cure an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex in 1976 performed the headline act along Level 42 and Psychedelic Furs.

The band is estimated to have sold 27 million records as of 2004 and have released thirteen studio albums.

Psychedelic Furs

Psychedelic Furs an English rock band founded in London. Singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar, lead the group to perform the headline act of Glastonbury 1986.

The band scored several hits in their early career, but gained international attention in 1986 when the film director John Hughes used their song “Pretty in Pink” for his movie of the same name.

Level 42

Level 42 an English band with a number of UK and Worldwide hits was among the headliners for the Glastonbury festival.

Their most successful single in the UK was “Lessons in Love”, which reached number three on the UK Singles Chart, and number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. And the  earlier single “Something About You” was the most successful single in the US reaching number 7 On the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Glastonbury headliners 1987
Van Morrison

Van Morrison visited Glastonbury festival for the second time as a Headliner after five years.

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello, an English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer. His First three albums all appeared on Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Costello won multiple awards in his career including a Grammy Award and has been nominated twice for the Brit Award for Best British Male Singer. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

The Communards

The Communards a British Pop duo took on the stage to perform the headline act of the glasto. And are most famous for their cover versions of “Don’t Leave Me This Way” and “Never Can Say Goodbye”.

Glastonbury Headliner 1989

Elvis Costello and  Van Morrison  once again took on the stage Glastonbury to give the headline act.

 Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega an American singer- songwriter and record producer was the third headliner of Glastonbury.

She is best known for her electric folk inspired music. Her songs “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” from her second studio album Solitude Standing reached the Top 10 of various international chart.

Glastonbury Headliners 1990

The Cure

The Cure returned as a headliner to the festival for more time after four years.

Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays an English Alternative Rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester was among the headliners of Glasto.

Sinead O’Connor

The Irish singer-songwriter also performed as a Headliner along with The Cure and Happy Mondays.

In addition to her ten solo albums, her work includes many singles, songs for films, collaborations with many other artists, and appearances at charity fundraising concerts.

Glastonbury Headliners 1992

Carter USM

Carter USM an Indie rock band formed by singer Jim “Jim Bob” Morrison and guitarist Les “Fruitbat” Carter.

Shakespear’s Sister

Shakespear’s Sister pop-rock project, formed by rish-born singer–songwriter Siobhan Fahey and later joined by American musician, Marcella Detroit.

Together they released two Top 10 albums and a string of Top 40 hits, including the 1992 hit “Stay” which peaked at No. 1 in the UK for eight consecutive weeks.

Youssou N’Dour

Youssou N’Dour a Senegalese singer, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman and politician.

N’Dour helped to develop a style of popular Senegalese music known in the Serer language as mbalax, which derives from the conservative Serer music tradition of “Njuup”.

Glastonbury Headliners 1993

Lenny Kravitz

Originally Hot Chili Peppers were supposed to be the headliners but Lenny Kravitz replaced them.

Lenny Kravitz an n American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. His “retro” style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk, and ballads.

He won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row from 1999 to 2002, breaking the record for most wins in that category as well as setting the record for most consecutive wins in one category by a male.

Christy Moore

Christy Morre an Irish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist shared the stage with Lenny Kravitz and The Black Crowes as headliner at Glasto 1993.

He is one of the founding members of Planxty and Moving Hearts. His first album, Paddy on the Road was recorded with Dominic Behan in 1969.

The Black Crowes

The American Rock band performed headline act for Glastonbury festival.

Glastonbury Headliners 1994

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello headlined the Glastonbury festival for the third time after five years.

The Levellers

The Levellers an English rock band from Brighton, England headlined the Glastonbury festival along with Peter Gabriel and Elvis Costello.

Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel returned to the Glastonbury festival for second time after fifteen years to perform a headline act at the Pyramid.

Glastonbury Headliners 1995

The Cure

The Cure returned to the Glastonbury once again after five years for the Third time to perform a headline act.

Pulp

The English Rock band Pulp replace The Stone Roses for the headline act at The Pyramid Stage of the Glastonbury Festival.

Their albums His ‘n’ Hers in 1994 and particularly Different Class in 1995, reached the number one spot in UK Albums Chart.

Oasis

The English Rock Band Oasis headlined the Pyramid stage of Glastonbury festival in 1995.

The band were listed in the Guinness World Records book in 2010 for “Longest Top 10 UK Chart Run by a Group” after an unprecedented run of 22 top 10 hits in the UK. The band also holds the Guinness World Record for being the most successful act in the UK between the years 1995 and 2005, spending 765 weeks in the top 75 singles and albums charts.

Glastonbury Headliners 1997

Radiohead

After watching their notable act in 1994, the organizers asked Radiohead to perform the headline act at the Pyramid stage in 1997.

Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. In 2005, they were ranked 73rd in Rolling Stones list of “The Greatest Artists of All Time”. In 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the second-best artist of the 2000s

The Prodigy

The Prodigy an English electronic music group from Braintree, formed by Liam Howlett. After giving a awesome performance at Glastonbury festival 1995 returned once again as Headliner in 1997.

They have sold over 30 million records worldwide. And have won numerous music awards during their career, including two Brit Awards for Best British Dance Act, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Kerrang! Awards, five MTV Europe Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards nominations.

Ash

Ash a Northern Irish alternative rock band headlined Glastonbury festival by replacing Steve Winwood.

Glastonbury Headliner 1998

Pulp

After their amazing acts in 1994 and 1995, Pulp once again headlined the Glastonbury festival for second time.

Primal Scream

On Friday 26, 1998 Primal took on the Pyramid Stage as the first Headliner of the fest.

Blur

After their notable acts in 1992 and 1994 Glastonbury festival. Blur an English rock band, from London headlined the Pyramid Stage on Saturday 27, 1998 for the first time.

Glastonbury Headliners 1999

R.E.M

R.E.M first headliner of Glasto 1999 took on the Pyramid Stage on Friday 25, June 1999. An American rock band R.E.M from Athens, Georgia formed in 1980 by by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe.

In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Manic Street Preachers

The Manics headlined the Pyramid stage on Saturday 26, June 1999 as the second headliner of the year.

They have won eleven NME Awards, eight Q Awards and four BRIT Awards. The group has reached number 1 in the UK charts three times: in 1998 with the album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours, and the single “If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next”

Skunk Anansie

The British rock Band, Skunk Anansie were the final headliner of the year.

The name “Skunk Anansie” is taken from Akann folk tales of Anansi the spider-man of Ghana, with “Skunk” added to “make the name nastier”.

Glastonbury Headliners 2000

David Bowie

After 1971 David Bowie returned to the Glasto for second as final headliner of the year. He headlined the Pyramid stage on Sunday 25, June 2000.

Travis

Scottish Rock band from Glasgow, Travis were the second headliner of the event. The band took on the Pyramid stage on Saturday 24, June 2000.

Their debut album, Good Feelling (1997) debuted at number nine in the UK Albums Charts. And their second album The Man Who (1999) spent nine weeks at number one on the UK Albums Charts. Travis have twice been awarded best band at the BRIT Awards and were awarded the NME Artist of the Year award at their 2000 ceremony.

The Chemical Brothers

The English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers headlined The Pyramid Stage on Friday 23, June 2000.

In the UK, they have had six number one albums and 13 top 20 singles, including two number ones.

Glastonbury Headliners 2002

Coldplay

After their notable performances at Glasto 1999 and 2000. Coldplay headlined the Pyramid Stage on Friday 28, June 2002 for the first time.

The band has won 62 awards from 209 nominations throughout their career, including nine Brit Awards—winning Best British Group four times—five MTV Video Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards from 31 nominations. Coldplay have sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists.

Rod Stewart

Sir Roderick DavidRodStewart, was the third headliner of year. He performed the headline act on Sunday 30, June 2002.

Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. He has had six consecutive number one albums in the UK and his tally of 62 UK hit singles includes 31 that reached the top ten, six of which gained the #1 position. Stewart has had 16 top ten singles in the US, with four reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music and charity

Stereophonics

Welsh rock band Sterophonics headlined the Glastonbury festival 2002.

Glastonbury headliners 2003

R.E.M. & Radiohead

R.E.M. and Radiohead headlined the pyramid stage for second time on Friday 27 and Saturday 28, 2003.

Moby

The American DJ, singer, songwriter, musician, and photographer also headlined the Glastonbury festival 2003.

Glastonbury Headliners 2004

Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer headlined for the first time on Saturday 26, June 2004.

A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and a 21-time Grammy Award winner, McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1997, McCartney was knighted for services to music.

Oasis

Oasis returned to the Glastonbury for the first time after the headline act in 1995 and performed the Friday headline act.

Muse

After their notable acts in 1999 and 2000, Muse headlined the pyramid stage on Sunday 27, June 2004.

Muse have won numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards, winning the Grammys for Best Rock Album for The Resistance and Drones, two Brit Awards, winning Best British Live Act twice, five MTV Europe Music Awards and eight NME Awards. They have sold over 20 million albums worldwide.

Glastonbury Headliners 2005

The White Stripes

After giving an amazing performance in 2002, the American rock duo The White Stripes headlined the Pyramid stage on Friday night.

Each of their last three albums won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.

Coldplay

Coldplay once again headlined the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night.

Basement Jaxx

Basement Jaxx replaces the Kylie Minogue as the final headliner of Glastonbury festival 2005. And performed the headline act on Sunday Night at the Pyramid stage.

English electronic music duo Basement Jaxx consisting of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe. As the British Hit Singles & Albums book duly noted “they surfaced from the underground house scene, are regular transatlantic club chart-toppers and won the BRIT Award for Best Dance Act in 2002 and 2004″.

Glastonbury Headliners 2007

Arctic Monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys took on the Pyramid Stage on Friday Night as the first headliner of the Glastonbury.

Their debut album is the fastest-selling debut album by a band in British chart history, and in 2013, Rolling Stone ranked it the 30th-greatest debut album of all time. The band has won seven Brit Awards – winning both Best British Group and Best British Album three times, and have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. They also won the Mercury Prize in 2006 for their debut album, in addition to receiving nominations in 2007 and 2013.

The Killers

American Rock band, from Las Vegas, Nevada headlined the pyramid stage on Saturday night. The Killers also gave an amazing performance in 2005 fest.

The Killers are seen as one of the biggest rock bands of the 21st century. They have sold an estimated 22 million records worldwide. They have also achieved worldwide success as a live band, performing in over 50 countries and on six continents, headlining venues such as Madison Square Garden and Wembley Stadium.

The Who

Final headliner for 2007 were the Who, performed the headline act on the pyramid stage on Sunday night.

The Who are considered as one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide.

Glastonbury Headliners 2008

Kings of Leon

The American rock Band Kings of Leon, was the first headliner of 2008 and took on the Pyramid Stage on Friday 27, June Night.

Kings of Leon achieved initial success in the United Kingdom with nine Top 40 singles, two BRIT Awards in 2008, and all three of the band’s albums at the time peaked in the top five of the UK Albums Chart. Their third album, Because of the Times, also reached the number one spot. The group has 12 Grammy Award nominations, including 4 wins.

Jay-Z

The American rapper Jay – Z headlined the Pyramid Stage on Saturday Night.

He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music. Rolling Stone ranked three of his albums—Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003)—among the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2014. As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with 13.

The Verve

English Rock band The Verve the final headliners of the festival and performed at the Pyramid stage on Sunday Night.

The band’s commercial breakthrough was the 1997 album Urban Hymns, one of the best-selling albums in UK Chart history. . In 1998, the band won two Brit Awards—winning Best British Group, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in March. And in February 1999, “Bitter Sweet Symphony” was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.

Glastonbury Headliners 2009

Neil Young

26 June, 2009 Friday night The Canadian singer-songwriter and musician Neil Young performed the First headline act of the festival.

Young has received several Grammy and Juno awards. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted him twice: as a solo artist in 1995 and in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. In 2000, Rolling Stone named Young the 34th greatest rock ‘n roll artist.

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band headlined the pyramid stage on Saturday Night.

His most successful studio albums, Born to Run (1975) and Born in the U.S.A. (1984), find pleasures in the struggles of daily American life. He has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and more than 64 million records in the United States, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. He has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award as well as being inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999.

In 2009, Springsteen was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in 2013 was named MusiCares person of the year and in 2016 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Blur

After their notable Acts in 1992 and 1994 and the headline act in 1998. Blur return to the Glastonbury Festival for the fourth time as  the final headliner of 2009.

Glastonbury Headliners 2010

Gorillaz

Gorillaz replace U2 as the first headliner of the Glastonbury.

A British virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. The band’s 2001 debut album Gorillaz sold over seven million copies and earned them an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Successful Virtual Band.

The band has won other awards, including one Grammy Award, two MTV Video Music Awards, an NME Award, three MTV Europe Music Awards, and have been nominated for nine Brit Awards.

Muse

After giving two notable performances in 1999 and 2000 and a headliner act in 2004. Muse returned to Glastonbury for the fourth time to give their second headliner act.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder headlined the pyramid stage for the first time on Sunday 27, June.

He has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and received 25 Grammy Awards, one of the most-awarded male solo artists. And has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists. In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Glastonbury Headliners 2011

U2

After being replaced in 2010 as headliner by Gorillaz . U2 marks their presence as the first headliner of Glasto for the first time.

U2 have released 13 studio albums and are one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 170 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band. And in 2005, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”

Coldplay

After giving to notable performances in 1999 and 2000, and two headline acts in 2002 and 2005. Coldplay once again headlined the Pyramid stage for third time on Saturday 25, June.

Beyonce

The American singer, songwriter and Actress headlined the Pyramid stage for the first time on Sunday night.

Throughout her career, she has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist, and a further 60 million with Destiny’s Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has 22 Grammy Awards in her awards list and is the most nominated woman in the award’s history. With 24 wins, at the MTV Video Music Awards, Beyonce  tops the list.

Glastonbury Headliners 2013
Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys headlined the Pyramid stage for second time. Also have performed the headline act of 2007 festival.

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones Second headliner of the year took the Pyramid stage on June 27, Saturday night.

They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list and their estimated album sales are above 250 million. They have released 30 studio albums, 18 live albums and numerous compilations.

Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons performed the final headline act of the year at The Pyramid Stage on Sunday night.

Mumford & Sons are an English rock band from London, formed in 2007. The band received eight total Grammy nominations for Babel and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The band also won the Brit Award for Best British Group in 2013.

Glastonbury Headliners 2014

2014 year of the Four Headliners.

Arcade Fire

The American- Canadian indie rock headlined the pyramid stage on Friday Night. Earlier they gave a notable act in 2007 Glastonbury festival.

All four of their studio albums have received nominations for the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy; the band’s work has also been named three times as a shortlist nominee for the Polaris Music Prize: in 2007 for Neon Bible, in 2011 for The Suburbs and in 2014 for Reflektor, winning the award for The Suburbs

Metallica

An American heavy metal band – Metallica headlined the Saturday Night of the year.

Metallica has released ten studio albums, four live albums, five extended plays, 26 music videos, and 37 singles. The band has won eight Grammy Awards and six of its albums have consecutively debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The band’s eponymous 1991 album has sold over 16 million copies in the United States, making it the best-selling album of the SoundScan era. Metallica ranks as one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, having sold over 110 million records worldwide.

Dolly Parton

She charmed an enormous afternoon crowd in the Sunday sunshine as she headlined the Pyramid Stage.

Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. She has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist (tied with Reba McEntire). She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist. And she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years.

She has garnered nine Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Parton has received 47 Grammy nominations.

Kasabian

Kasabian rock band from Leicester performed the Headline act of the Sunday Night.

Glastonbury Headliners 2015

Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine replaced the Foo Fighters as First headliner when Dave Grohl broke his leg jumping off stage in Norway and the Foos were forced to withdraw. And the band headlined the Friday night.

Florence and the Machine is the nominee of eight Grammy Awards including Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album. Additionally, the band performed at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

Kanye West

Kanye West American rapper pull of the what Emily Eavis later called “the bravest performance I have ever seen on the Pyramid Stage”.

West is among the most acclaimed musicians of the 21st century, and is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide. He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist to have debuted in the 21st century. Three of his albums are in the  “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list of Rolling Stone’s 2012.

The Who

After 2007, the Who Once again headlined the Pyramid Stage for the Second time on Sunday night.

Glastonbury Headliners 2016

Muse

After headlining the Pyramid stage in 2004 and 2010 and two amazing performances in  1999 and 2000. Muse returned to the festival for the fifth time and for the third time as the headliner.

Adele

Adele headlined the Pyramid stage on June 25th, Saturday night for the very first time.

English singer-songwriter Adele has received various awards and nominations. She is the recipient of nine Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, fifteen Grammy Awards, eighteen Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards, and two Ivor Novello Awards for Songwriter of the Year

Coldplay

Coldplay returned to the Glastonbury for the sixth time as a Sunday night headliner of the year. Earlier Coldplay headlined the Glastonbury in 2011, 2005 and 2002 and also gave two notable acts in 1999 and 2000.

Also read: Glastonbury Festival Headliners and Lineup Rumors for 2017

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