7 acts we most want to see at Glastonbury 2017

  1. Lorde (Other Stage, Friday 8.45pm)

Second album Melodrama out on Friday is our favourite of 2017 so far. Writer In The Dark is pure Kate Bush, Perfect Places where we’d love Robyn to go and the lyrics are as brimful of character (she’s 19 and she’s on fire) as the likes of Green Light and Supercut are dancefloor friendly.

  • Read on for reasons including Katy Perry, Charli XCX, Goldfrapp & Chic

2. Katy Perry (Pyramid Stage, Saturday 6pm)

We’re actually a little disappointed by new album Witness but recent single Chained To The Rhythm is one of the best songs of the year and, while we applaud her growing social conscience, it’s the hits we want to hear in this pre-sundown Saturday set.

3. Charli XCX (Other Stage, Friday 12.25pm)

Last year’s After The After Party proved the perfect tee-up for a new album which has so far yet to grace 2017. The mixtape which did see the light of day earlier this year was messy and unfocused but lots of fun (see clip below).

4. Goldfrapp (John Peel Stage, Sunday 7pm)

We saw Goldfrapp debut material from new album Silver Eye (tubthumping second single below) at Camden Roundhouse earlier this year but it’s outdoors at our favourite festival that we’re expecting one of our most reliably astonishing live acts to seal the deal.

5. Chic (Pyramid Stage, Sunday 5.45pm)

We’d love for Diana Ross to be the surprise legend slot insertion in this Chic greatest hits set as rumoured by Barry Gibb last year. We’ve seen Chic at the IndigO2 and at Lovebox in recent years and they’re always good value.

6. The Pretenders (Other Stage, Friday 11am)

We’ve never seen The Pretenders live and can’t wait to add them to the list of acts we’ve witnessed open Glastonbury which so far includes Blondie, the Kaiser Chiefs and James in recent years.

7. Lucy Spraggan (Acoustic Stage, Saturday 1.35pm)

Spraggan was one of our favourite X Factor acts in 2012 and it’s to her credit that, despite pulling out of the live shows, she’s continued to release albums and tour. The song below always reminded us of one of our favourite (now sadly departed) comediennes, Victoria Wood.

  • Check out this site on Monday for our review of the best acts at Glastonbury 2017. Picture via Facebook courtesy Lorde. Tickets
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