Britain's Glastonbury Festival has announced its full 2015 lineup, and though much of the bill is in line with the ongoing Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, it does brag some standout major acts of its own.
Kanye West, the previously rumored and somewhat controversial headliner (to sad rock purists who can't take a Beatle at his word, anyway), takes the top bill alongside the old mainstays Foo Fighters. A big swath of the next tier, including Florence + the Machine, Alt-J, FKA Twigs, Belle & Sebastian and Alabama Shakes, are current Coachella bands, as are rising acts such as Father John Misty, Jon Hopkins and Azealia Banks.
There are a few big gets and down-bill surprises, though. Patti Smith, recently revitalized British favorite Mary J. Blige, the Chemical Brothers and Lionel Richie are among the major acts Coachella and Glastonbury won't share this year. If we were rolling in the muck and mud of Glasto, we'd also be excited for sets by white-hot newcomers Ibeyi and a Times favorite, poet-rapper Kate Tempest.
Perhaps the most enticing booking coup is the convergence of the most influential funk movements of all time: George Clinton, Parliament-Funkadelic and the Family Stone, all under one roof at last.
The fest will hit Pilton, England, on June 24-28. View the full lineup here. There's a brief sales window of previously canceleld tickets on April 16 and 19, so if you're not ready to quit festival season yet, here's your chance to keep it going.