Friday, September 26, 2008

Glastonbury 2009 headliners "confirmed soon"

Emily Eavis has stated that next year's Glastonbury headliners will be confirmed soon, but states that they don not include (as rumoured) Coldplay, U2 or The Rolling Stones. She did, however, confirm that Franz Ferdinand and The Ting Tings will be playing. Bookmakers are currently making Radiohead favourites, followed by Oasis and Muse. Tickets for next year's festival go on sale on 5th October.

Babyshambles Reading set on-line

A portion of Babyshambles' Reading 2008 set is online. Not sure what the quality's like, but I suspect it's from a radio broadcast, as it looks like part of the full show. Download it by clicking here.

Reading 1978 remembered in Uncut

The latest issue of Uncut (on sale now) has a one-page feature on the 1978 Reading Festival, which saw the arrival of punk acts, including Sham 69, Penetration and The Jam at the festival. The article has several eye-witness accounts of the festival and some pictures. Trawl around the darker recesses of the internet and you may find the TV broadcast of that year's festival, too, which is well worth seeing if you get the chance.

Ash to release 1996 Reading show

Ash are to release their 1996 Reading Festival set as part of an expanded "collectors' edition" re-issue of their debut album "1977". The triple-CD set also includes the mini album "Trailer", a live set recorded for Austrailian radio and a disc of rarities, B-sides and demos. Expected release date is 3rd November. For more details, and tracklisting, see the official Ash website.