One-click Wonder: Headliners
Sunday 01 March 2009
Last week, buzz around Glastonbury 2009 gathered steam with the news that Bruce Springsteen will top the bill on Saturday night - quite a coup, though will The Boss be able to match up to these legendary Glasto performances?
New Order - 1981
Formed from the ashes of Joy Division only a year previously, the Manchester outfit showcased their all-new electronic-inspired sound on the all-new Pyramid stage and proved there was life after Ian Curtis.
Johnny Cash - 1994
Cash’s appearance with wife June Carter was a pivotal moment in his Nineties comeback, and paved the way for a regular Sunday afternoon veterans slot, since filled by the likes of Al Green and Neil Diamond.
Pulp - 1995
Stepping in as last-minute replacements for headliners the Stone Roses, Pulp turned overnight from indie misfits into Britpop superstars, notably thanks to this rabble-rousing rendition of "Common People".
Radiohead - 1997
Coming up against extreme weather and technical hitches, the Oxford miserabilists - then at their OK Computer peak - still gave what organiser Michael Eavis called "the most inspiring festival gig in 30 years".
Jay-Z - 2008
The rapper offered a defiant riposte to those, like Noel Gallagher, who doubted hip-hop's place at the festival with a thrilling set opened by a wry cover of "Wonderwall" and an explosive "99 Problems".
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 Rules on 5p plastic bags likely to lead to arguments at the check-out
- 3 Chrissie Hynde says women who 'wear high heels and dress provocatively entice rapists'
- 4 Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night
- 5 News agency criticised for describing Amal Clooney as 'actor's wife' in coverage of human rights trial
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The X Factor 2015: Ratings drop almost 2 million compared to last year's launch show
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn