Garfunkel, ZZ Top And More For Glasto

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The improbable trio of ZZ Top, Art Garfunkel and LCD Soundsystem are among the newly-announced names as the full line-up for the 2016 Glastonbury Festival is revealed this morning (29).

Those artists join the previously announced headliners Muse, Adele and Coldplay on the bill for this year’s edition of perhaps the world’s most famous music festival, which takes place on Worthy Farm from 22 to 26 June. They’re also part of the first full poster for the event, seen above and designed by Stanley Donwood.

Other notables on the bill include New Order, Beck, PJ Harvey, the Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, John Grant, Ellie Goulding, The 1975, Gregory Porter and Underworld. Jake Bugg, Guy Garvey, Wolf Alice, Chvrches and 2016 Critics’ Choice BRIT Award winner Jack Garratt are also booked to appear. A strong “retro” feel to parts of the line-up is emphasised by the appearances of Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra, Ronnie Spector, Madness and Cyndi Lauper.

Also playing at Glasto, just ahead of their London show at The 02 in July, are Earth, Wind & Fire, who will no doubt honour the passing of their former frontman and co-founder Maurice White, who died in early February. Another poignant appearance will be that of the Syrian National Orchestra, whose members have fled the conflict in their home country and are also due to perform over the same weekend with Blur in London.

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