James Murphy's electro-rock outfit have apparently been tempted back to touring by a lucrative offer from AEG Live
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New Order, The 1975, Wolf Alice, Art Garfunkel, The Last Shadow Puppets and M83 also feature in an eclectic first line-up announcement from Worthy Farm
By IQ on 29 Mar 2016
Glastonbury Festival has released its first line-up poster for 2016, revealing a host of artists who will join previously announced acts Muse, Adele, Coldplay, PJ Harvey and the Electric Light Orchestra.
We’re pleased to reveal our first Glastonbury Festival 2016 line-up poster (by Stanley Donwood)… pic.twitter.com/k6t3d7b1PH
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) March 29, 2016
Notable among the new names are Beck, Foals, Chvrches, Disclosure, The 1975, The Last Shadow Puppets, M83, Bring Me the Horizon, grime artist Stormzy (the second-most-booked ETEP act of 2016 so far), NME‘s best live band Wolf Alice and LCD Soundsystem, whose founder James Murphy announced in January would reunite after a five-year hiatus after reportedly being lured back to touring by a lucrative, multimillion-dollar deal with Coachella promoter AEG Live.
Heritage acts include New Order, Earth, Wind & Fire, Madness, Underworld, Art Garfunkel and bearded boogie-rockers ZZ Top (pictured). According to British tabloid paper The Sun, Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees will also join Coldplay on stage.
Glastonbury 2016 takes place at its traditional home at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, from 22 to 26 June.