You've already learned how hard it truly was to secure a ticket to Glastonbury 2016. Multiple booking platforms and a furious, sweaty dance with the refresh button minutes later, my ticket was secured. After flights and accomodation were settled (I'll be camping on the grounds themselves), thousands of punters including myself waited months for hints of the lineup.
What really excites me about Glastonbury 2016's lineup was the heaps of female talent making their way to Worthy Farm. While I've already caught Grimes at Laneway Festival earlier this year, the synthpop star is worth catching again. So is CHVRCHES. This would be my third time seeing my girl crush Lauren Mayberry, and it'll also mark the third time I'll cry along to Recover. Leave a Trace is an uplifting alternative, although it still deals with pretty heavy relationship issues. Spaniards Hinds bring good old garage rock with the flirty Bamboo, while Roisin Murphy's Movie Star and Santigold's L.E.S. Artistes are old favourites I discovered when the tracks were used in the soundtracks of Grey's Anatomy and Gossip Girl. You know, back when trashy television consumed my time.
English newbie Låpsley sounds so self-destructive in Hurt Me, it's beautiful. Finally, if you've missed the old Ellie Goulding, we end with Explosions from one of my favourite albums from her — Halycon — a powerful ballad that really tugs at your heartstrings when she belts out the chorus.
Glastonbury Festival 2016 takes place from today till 26 June. For more information, click here.