It’s Glastonbury Festival, folks! The time of year where global superstars, of every music genre imaginable, descend upon Somerset for what is always sure to be an incredible few days of live music. Here at Drop This we’ve been thinking of some acts we’d love to see headline Glastonbury in the future, and here are just 5 of them.
5) You Me At Six
Josh Franceschi and the boys have come a long way since bursting onto the scene with their wonderful debut album Take Off Your Colours, back in 2008. The five-piece from Surrey have gained more mainstream recognition and attention for recent albums Night People and Cavalier Youth, meaning a whole new generation of fans on top of their loyal fan base. You Me At Six’s sound has evolved with the times, but they’re a rock band, and they always will be. This year the boys headline the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival, and it’s only a matter of time before they headline the main stage. What next after that? Surely another belter of an album, or two, and headlining Glastonbury isn’t out of the question.
4) The 1975
It’s hard to imagine a world where our favourite electropop-rockers don’t headline Glastonbury Festival in the future. The Manchunian outfit seem to be taking the world by storm, and their quest for world domination is looking likely. It’s hard to define The 1975’s genre, making them perfect for the diverse Glastonbury line-up, but it’s not difficult to see why they’re so successful. Their tracks are huge anthems, their fan-base is die-hard, and they’re only going to get better.
This year’s After Laughter album was further evidence of the evolution of Paramore. Riot! turns 10 this month and it’s been 10 years that has seen changes to the band’s line up, changes to the band’s sound, but no change to the unbelievably high standard of music they produce. They can be fun, they can be emotional, and trust us when we say they can put on a hell of a live show! Paramore’s fan base is ever-growing as the mainstream attention they receive increases, and it’d be a sure-fire crowd pleaser to announce them as a headliner.
2) Biffy Clyro
Scottish trio Biffy Clyro are at the forefront of British rock music, and for a very good reason; they are flawless. Not only do they have a huge back catalogue they can call upon to please both new fans and old, but it’s also a back catalogue full of absolute beauties. They are a band befitting of the biggest stages, with their anthems deserving of the biggest crowds, and they’re going onto bigger and better things than a support slot at this years Glastonbury, for sure.
1) Bring Me The Horizon
Why not? Oli Sykes and co. must feel like they can do anything in music after the recent success of That’s The Spirit, which saw such a transition for the bands sound, propelling them further into the mainstream public eye, and saw a BMTH craze sweep across the world. Sell-out shows all over the globe, and still fans just cannot get enough of the Sheffield band. We wouldn’t miss that set for anything!