And on April 14th organisers of the UK’s largest music festival kicked us off.
The three headline acts for this year’s Glastonbury Festival have been common knowledge for some time. But now the full-line up for the three-day event has been announced, and more than 40 years after it first started, it’s still as eclectic as ever.
Plan B, Tinie Tempah and Laura Marling are among the acts joining the likes of headliners U2, Coldplay and Beyonce at Worthy Farm this June.
Other acts on the bill include Pendulum, Paolo Nutini, Metronomy, Two Door Cinema Club and Wu Tang Clan, who will all play the main stage. On the Other Stage The Vaccines, The Kills, Chipmunk, White Lies, Kaiser Chiefs and Jessie J have all been announced.
Morrissey is also preparing to make his return to the festival 27 years after making his first appearance when he warms up the Pyramid Stage ahead of U2 on the opening night.
Elsewhere, older fans may be pleased to see the inclusion of Paul Simon in the line-up, with the Graceland singer due to play an early evening slot on the Pyramid stage on Sunday and Kool & The Gang, who will headline the West Holts stage the same evening.
This year’s Glastonbury festival will also feature a new stage, Spirit of ’71, which is being run by Andrew Kerr, the co-organiser of the original 1971 festival.
The stage aims to capture the spirit of the Pyramid Stage 40 years ago and features a line up including The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Nick Lowe, both of whom played at Worthy Farm during the 1971 festival.
More than 170,000 people are expected to attend the event, which has already sold out.