Albarn Confirms Star-studded Glastonbury Line-up

DAMON ALBARN has confirmed GORILLAZ will play a star-studded set at Britain's Glastonbury festival on Friday (25Jun10) - the band will share the stage with artists including LOU REED, SNOOP DOGG and SHAUN RYDER.
The Blur frontman will headline the famed U.K. music event with his band after stepping in to replace Irish rockers U2, who pulled out of the slot due to Bono's recent back surgery.
Albarn, who recently admitted he was desperate to play with Reed at the festival, has revealed fans won't be disappointed as he has managed to persuade a string of famous names to take part in the Gorillaz show.
He tells Britain's BBC 6 Music, "We've got Lou Reed coming, Snoop, Mark E Smith, Shaun Ryder, Mos Def, De La Soul, Farside, Gruff, Kano and Bashy, Little Dragon, Rolf Harris, Syrian National Orchestra, I'm sure there's somebody else but I have forgotten..."
The former Blur frontman admits making arrangements for the Glastonbury slot has been "a proper nightmare" but he's convinced all the hard work will pay off.
He adds, "I don't know how many people are working on this, maybe 150-200 people all in all. Then you've got all the people dealing with all the visas, travel arrangements and hotels, it is a proper nightmare, but hopefully it is worth it!"


Contactmusic

Tags: Damon Albarn - Gorillaz - Lou Reed - Snoop Dogg - Shaun Ryder - U2


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Lana Del Rey is no stranger to vicious rumours, but she definitely did not...

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top...

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof was thrust...

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

You know who he is. Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in the Iron Man franchise has been...

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

Hercules Extended Trailer

Following his deadly ordeal of being put through the Twelve Labours by his father Zeus and his...

Hercules Trailer

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'

Cyrus also features on the track's vocals, and -perhaps most shockingly of all- resists...

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'
Advertisement

Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight for Best Opening Weekend

We live in a movie world of superheroes at the moment with franchise...

Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight for Best Opening Weekend

After The Success of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', What's Next?

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been a huge success both critically...

After The Success of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', What's Next?

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - New Stills and Poster Appear From Comic Con [Pictures]

Max Max: Fury Road was one of the most anticipated films at the...

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - New Stills and Poster Appear From Comic Con [Pictures]


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Damon Albarn Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Damon Albarn

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All