Johnny Depp and Liam Gallagher among Glastonbury lineup additions


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The finishing touches are being put to the Glastonbury lineup ahead of the festival opening on 21 June, with Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp and former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher confirmed to appear.
Depp will be the guest of honour at the Cineramageddon stage, which is a new addition for the festival this year. He will introduce his 2004 film The Libertine, a period romp which flopped on its cinema release, in which he stars as hedonistic 17th-century poet John Wilmot. “This is one of those films that got lost in the shuffle,” Depp said in a statement. “It’s a film on which a lot of people worked very hard, and one that I am very proud of.”

Depp has also curated the other films screening that evening. The first is comic odyssey Withnail and I, of which he says: “No film has ever made me laugh more, or filled me with so much joy … and dread! For me, this is perfect cinema. Genius.” The second is Jim Jarmusch’s eerie western Dead Man, which Depp also stars in and which he describes as an “epic visual poem. It’s unlike anything else.”

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis recently described the Cineramageddon stage in an interview: “We’ve got a massive film screen and 100 60s American and Cuban cars. We’ve put them all in straight lines, so you can sit in the cars, watch the films and the sound comes into the cars by a little Bluetooth thingy on the wing mirror. Julien Temple is doing all the film choices. This is the biggest thing of the year.”

Liam Gallagher, meanwhile, will perform on the Other stage on Saturday at 5.45pm. It’s the latest in a series of gigs as he launches his debut solo album, led by current single Wall of Glass.

Those hopeful of an Oasis reunion at Glastonbury will note that Liam’s brother and Oasis bandmate Noel is also appearing at the festival, introducing a screening of the documentary Supersonic. But the Gallagher brothers’ ongoing public beef escalated last week after Liam called Noel a “sad fuck” for not appearing at the One Love Manchester benefit concert organised for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack. Liam had appeared, performing a number of songs including a duet of Live Forever with Coldplay’s Chris Martin.

Another last-minute Glastonbury addition is Nasa astronaut Mike Massimino, who flew on two missions to help repair the Hubble telescope. He appears at the Free University of Glastonbury at 2pm on Friday.


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