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10 Reasons Why Glastonbury 2015 May Be The Greatest Show On Earth

17/04/2015 10:43 BST | Updated 16/06/2015 10:59 BST

After a seemingly endless wait the world finally got what it was waiting for as the organisers of Glastonbury Festival announced their first line-up for 2015 and with 75 names on the list there is every reason to believe that this year could be the finest for years.

With virtually every band that is making waves at the moment seemingly in attendance, it almost seems irrelevant that the Sunday headliner is still to be announced as whoever that may be is going to be the cherry on top of a bountiful cake.

So with the excitement mounting as the festival appears on the horizon, here are ten reasons why Glastonbury 2015 may be the greatest show on earth.

1. A cracking line-up

There's nothing like looking down a festival bill for the first time, checking out who's there and making mental notes about who to see. Usually there are acts that pass by your eye without even a glimmer but this bill sets the pulse racing with every name. It's going to be a cracker.

2. Foo Fighters will rock

Last year Metallica may have been a little too much for some but there is no denying that the nicest man in rock, Dave Grohl and his band mates will be far more palatable. There will be enough sing-a-long, hands in the air moments to please even the most sour of pusses.

3. Kanye will be triumphant

Whatever your thoughts are about Kanye West, the one thing that he will guarantee is a show. From the music that has sold in millions to a sermon from the stage and stellar special guests, he will be a headliner that will live long in the memory.

4. Samuel T. Herring's dancing

If you want to see a spectacle over Glastonbury weekend then a trip to see Future Islands is a must. Not only was their 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' voted among the best tunes of 2014, the dancing, growling and chest beating of their frontman Samuel T. Herring will be a sight to behold.

5. Patti Smith riding in to town

It has been 40 years since Patti Smith released her seminal 'Horses' album and with her inclusion there is hopes that she will reprise this once again. A not be missed moment and the chance to see one of the most influential women in music.

6. The Ace of Spades

If you only commit to hearing one rock song over the weekend then make sure it's the 2 minutes 49 seconds of Motorhead's Ace of Spades. Lemmy growling his way through this with trademark handlebar at full throttle will definitely be a highlight.

7. Florence brings her machines

The return of flame-haired Florence and the Machine will guarantee a field full of folks as she brings the power to old favourites and the latest from her new album 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful'. Don't think that the broken foot suffered at Coachella Festival will slow her down.

8. The emerging talent of Declan McKenna

With no Ed Sheeran or Jake Bugg apparently on the bill then those who crave these acts can be satisfied by Emerging Talent Competition winner Declan McKenna. The 16-year-old is a one-man do it all band and his single 'Brazil' will be a festival earworm for certain.

9. Let's hope those Sunday rumours are right

The money is flooding in to the bookies with Stone Roses and Coldplay the ones that are attracting most of these pounds. Whilst Coldplay have been there and done it before, the prospect of seeing Stone Roses would lift this line-up to arguably the best ever. So fingers crossed (and maybe a few toes).

10. And there is all the rest ...

As we all know, there is far more to Glastonbury Festival than just music. With over 100 stages and areas to suit all tastes, there is plenty to keep you occupied and well away from the preaching's of Kanye if so desired.