If you are looking for something to do this summer I have details on a couple of summer festivals that might interest you.
First off, the final line-up for the mammoth Glastonbury Festival has been confirmed. And it is:
FRIDAY 25 JUNE
OASIS (with Zak Starkey on drums!)
Kings Of Leon
Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band
THE OTHER STAGE
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
I Am Kloot
The Experimental Pop Band
SATURDAY 26 JUNE
Black Eyed Peas
The Von Bondies
British Sea Power
My Morning Jacket
The Duke Spirit
Hope Of The States
Dogs Die In Hot Cars
SUNDAY 27 JUNE
The Libertines (curious to know if they will actually make it)
English National Opera
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Belle And Sebastian
Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
The Ordinary Boys
The Divine Comedy
More details can be found at the website of Q Magazine and the official Glastonbury Festival Site. Just remember that it is sold out.
In other Festival related fun, Patty Williams at About Classic Rock (can you tell I just subscribed to their newsletter?) has put together a summer festival guide which is (shock) heavy on the classic rock. If you thought that Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Loverboy, the B52s and CCR (!) were a thing of the past, some of these line-ups might just shock you!
Finally, rumour has it that Bono is planning Live Aid 2! Please, please do not invite Lionel Ritchie I’m begging ya!
UPDATE! Bono denies that there are plans for another Live Aid.