The gates are open and the stage is set; Glastonbury 2014 has landed! 

Whether you are watching from the comfort of the couch or braving the mud (and Metallica mosh-pits), we have 10 artists and anthems that you simply cannot afford to miss!

Metallica “Enter Sandman”

Metallica are certainly the band causing controversy this year with many questioning whether or not they should be headlining the festival. However, with over 30 years experience in the music industry as one of the most influential bands in heavy metal history, the American four-piece are sure to to give a show stopping performance for their Glastonbury debut. “Enter Sandman” is one of the biggest selling and renowned tracks by the band;  released in 1991 and taken from the self-titled album “Metallica”.

Kasabian “Eez-eh”

With new album “48:13” recently released, the lead single “Eez-eh” is guaranteed to be a hit when played with its electronic twist on rock music. The band from Leicester have recently played a few shows around the UK with last weekend seeing them play to a crowd of 50,000 fans at a homecoming gig.

Kaiser Chiefs “Ruby”

The English indie rock band have enjoyed a new lease of life thanks to frontman, Ricky Wilson’s stint as a coach on “The Voice” and the release of fifth studio album, “Education, Education, Education & War” in March. Scoring the band their first number one and lead single from second album, “Yours Truly, Angry Mob”, “Ruby” is guaranteed to have everybody singing and dancing along to the catchy tune with the possibility of a riot being predicted during the set.

Dolly Parton “Jolene”

Showing that the festival is catering for all ages and genres, the American country singer will ensure a few singalongs with iconic tracks “Jolene” and “9 to 5”. Having released her 42nd album “Blue Smoke” at the beginning of the year, Parton is bringing her Blue Smoke World Tour to London’s O2 on Friday night before her Glastonbury set this weekend.

Ed Sheeran “Sing”

After making his musical debut in 2011, Sheeran has shot to fame all around the world. Second studio album “x” (read as multiply) was released at the beginning of this week and the 23 year old will be playing T In The Park at Balado next month. The lead single “Sing” from the second album shows a change in the musical style from previous efforts and includes vocals from Pharrell Williams.

Lily Allen “Smile”

Allen has recently played some festivals across Europe and appeared at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow following the release of comeback album “Sheezus”. Although the 29 year old’s latest studio effort  receieved mixed reviews, Worthy Farm is sure to be full of life when old hits such as “Smile” and “LDN” shape the set.

Paolo Nutini “Scream (Funk My Life Up)”

The Scottish soul singer released third studio album “Caustic Love” in April and is scheduled to perform at T In The Park in July. His first single in 5 years“Scream (Funk My Life Up)” set the funky-soaked soul tone for the album. Nutini announced  a six date UK Autumn tour just yesterday, which will include a date at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.

Imagine Dragons “Radioactive”

Since their debut studio album “Night Visions” was released in 2012, this band from Las Vegas have shot to fame and spent most of last year touring. With lots of experience playing festivals, vocalist Dan Reynolds and Co are definitely not an act to be missed with song “Radioactive” receiving numerous awards and Rolling Stone magazine naming it the “the biggest rock hit of the year” in 2013.

Lana Del Rey  “Summertime Sadness”

“Ultraviolence” is the latest studio effort from the American singer and debuted at number 1 in both the UK and US. Ms Del Rey will be giving a more laid back performance compared to other acts, but signature song, “Summertime Sadness” is set to be stunning.

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