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Flo will be fine says Alex James as Glastonbury says 2016 headliners sorted

By | Published on Monday 22 June 2015

Florence And The Machine

Don’t worry everybody, Florence will be fine as headliner of Friday night at Glastonbury this week. And if you’re still not convinced, well, Alex James from Blur says so.

Asked by Yahoo whether Blur had been approached to fill in after Foo Fighters were forced to pull out of the mega-fest due to that broken leg, James responded: “We did Glastonbury in 2009, I think that was one of the best gigs we have ever done. I think you can only do Glastonbury once a decade”. Which I think means “no”.

But regarding second-on-the-bill Florence And The Machine being pushed up to the headline spot instead of bringing in a new last-minute headliner, James mused on: “I think Florence will step up to the plate there. I don’t think they need Blur there on Friday”.

So that’s a relief. Although we don’t yet know what Taylor Swift thinks about Florence’s promotion, so the matter hasn’t yet been fully resolved.

What has been resolved, however, are the headliners for Glastonbury 2016. Speaking ahead of this year’s big bash, Emily Eavis told Digital Spy: “We’ve got three headliners for next year, so that’s completely sorted. We’re in a really good position in that respect because it means we can now focus on the rest of the bill”.

Well you say that Emily. But [a] has Swifty signed it all off yet? And [b] have you made sure all booked headliners are contractually obliged to wear knee pads until departing the Pyramid Stage next June?