Just five new mainstream festival headliners created over past decade - analysis

James Hanley

Just five acts that have released their debut album since 2006 have gone on to headline one of the UK’s five mainstream music festivals, Music Week can reveal.

The findings come from analysing the bills of the last 10 years (including 2015) of Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, V Festival, T In The Park and the Isle Of Wight Festival.

The results would be less impressive still had Florence & The Machine, originally second from the top, not been belatedly promoted ...

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