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Glastonbury 2014 lineup: Who's rumoured to be playing?

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The Eavis family finally ticked off another artist on their Glastonbury wish list this morning, after Dolly Parton confirmed she will be joining the Worthy Farm lineup on June 29.

Arcade Fire are the only confirmed headliners for the festival's Pyramid Stage on the Friday night, but there are plenty of names floating around the web when it comes to the remaining two bill-toppers.

Glastonbury festival-goers at the Pyramid Stage

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Festival-goers at Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage


In what has become an annual tradition, Prince leads the rumour mill for a headline spot at Glastonbury 2014. He has been quick to vehemently deny playing the festival in recent years, but considering his surprise Hit And Run tour across the UK earlier this month, maybe he'll shock us all by actually agreeing to appear at Worthy Farm with his band 3RDEYEGIRL in June.

Michael Eavis previously stated that the three headliners are in place and haven't appeared in the Glastonbury top slot before. Kasabian quickly emerged as frontrunners to be one of the golden three, after they announced plans to release their fifth studio album in June.

Prince performing at the Mohegan Sun Casino

Prince

Kasabian perform at Snowbombing 2013.

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Kasabian


Another band with a new album on the horizon, but yet to headline Glastonbury, are the Foo Fighters. The Dave Grohl-fronted group are festival favourites, but have yet to confirm any live dates in the UK for 2014 so far. Their back catalogue is packed with anthems and Grohl has a reputation as the most likeable man in rock, so a Pyramid set could be spectacular.

Dolly Parton had been rumoured for a fair long while before she confirmed her appearance this morning. That was mainly down to the fact her UK dates for her Blue Smoke world tour had a convenient gap for a Glasto drop-by. If we use that logic elsewhere, the Eagles have a similar gap in their UK tour schedule come this June. Could they be filling the Heritage Headliner hole?

Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters playing Reading festival main stage.

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Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

The Eagles

The Eagles


Glastonbury 2014 could quite possibly be a chance for some acts to wrap up unfinished business. Stone Roses pulled out of the event in 1995, but with whispers that their new studio album could be imminent, it would provide the perfect opportunity for them to play fresh material this June. Kylie Minogue was scheduled to play in 2005 before she was diagnosed with breast cancer, so with new album KIss Me Once out next month, maybe the Aussie starlet will tick the pop-booking box.

Elsewhere, Depeche Mode's name has been continuously thrown in the ring as a Glasto headliner contender. Rumours of their participation have died down in recent months, but considering they are a classic act that has yet to grace the Pyramid Stage, they certainly fit Eavis's criteria.

Daft Punk and  Pharrell Williams at the Grammy Awards

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Daft Punk & Pharrell

Kylie Minogue plays a surprise gig in The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch, London

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Kylie Minogue


Last, but most certainly not least, the Daft Punk at Glastonbury speculation continues to rumble on. The Robots have yet to play any live shows for their 2013 hit album Random Access Memories, but maybe they are waiting for a particular pyramid-shaped stage to be constructed in order to execute their spectacle? Taking into account the tremendous popularity of Nile Rodgers and Chic at last year's Glastonbury, and Pharrell's current standing as music's artist du jour, the time seems right for the French duo to get the team together and light up Worthy Farm.

Glastonbury 2014 will take place over the weekend of June 27-29, so we'll probably be finding out who's slipping on their wellies for the British festival blow-out very soon.

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