The rumours of Muse and Stevie Wonder to be added as headliners alongside U2 seem to have been all but confirmed.
U2 are definitely the kind of band I wouldn’t say I like, but would be more than happy to see if they were just there to be seen. Muse I really have grown tired of, as I’ve explained many a time before, but are undeniably a great spectacle band for a festival. If there’s not a suitable alternative like Animal Collective during Neil Young last year, I’ll probably be content to observe their performance. Just feels a bit too soon to be inviting them back, Radiohead declined a slot recently on ‘environmental’ grounds and the fact they’d played in 1997 and 2003 – would be nice for Muse to show a similar reserve, especially in a year where they’re playing Wembley Stadium again.
But the biggest news for me has to be Stevie Wonder. It’s a choice that feels very oddball for a festival that can be unbearably white at times, but the more you think about it, the more it just makes sense for Sunday night. He’s got the hits, he’s got that feel-good vibe in his music. It’ll be a wonderful way to end the weekend. Great news, hopefully he’ll get confirmed.https://misspeakmusic.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/02-knights-of-cydonia.mp3%20