Festivals in Brief: Glastonbury, Next Big Nashville, Hardly Strictly


    After month of, uh, well pretty much nothing (we’re just being honest), the festival gods smile upon us this week. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the 2011 rumor mill has begun churning. It looks like U2 will headline Glastonbury, while UK rockers the Klaxons could be destined for Coachella. Plus, we opened up the Bonnaroo 2011 Outlook page — because, you know, those rumors are coming too.

    As for the 2010 crowd, there’s still a few stragglers. Both Next Big Nashville and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass went down this past weekend, and we’re currently gearing for CMJ later this month. Did I mention we’re having a party?

    All the necessary information follows.


    — CoS was at Next Big Nashville, which tapped acts like Wavves and Yeasayer for its 5th year.

    — We were also at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2010 in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. MC Hammer was there, too.


    — CoS is hosting a pre-CMJ party at Rebel NYC on October 18th! It features Nada Surf, Reggie Watts, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Bo Burnham, Oh Land, and Kitten. Oh, and it’s free, just RSVP!

    — We reflected on the days of Glastonbury 2009 with a YouTube Live of Bat For Lashes’ “Glass.”

    — Speaking of Glastonbury, U2 might headline this year.

    — This weekend’s Austin City Limits will be streaming a ton of performances online.

    Lineup Additions:

    Coachella: Klaxons (rumored)

    Bonnaroo: Festival Outlook page opened

    Glastonbury: U2 (expected)

    MoogFest: Full lineup unveiled; late night schedule announced

    Treasure Island: Set times announced

    Unsound Festival New York: 2011 dates announced

    Mutek: 2011 dates announced

    Dancegiving: Initial lineup and ticket info announced