Chemical Brothers, Pendulum, DJ Shadow and more on typically bananas Glastonbury lineup

While we’ve been debating exactly which European summer festival gets ITMers’ blood pumping the most recently, one of the undisputed big daddy festivals of the northern hemisphere remains the UK’s Glastonbury, a multi-day mecca (June 24-26 this year) of a festival that attracts upwards of 150,000 people each year.

Why all those people go is simple, really: it’s the lineup. Every year the festival manages to pull in an amazing amount of artists, somehow catering for almost everyone’s tastes. Announced overnight, the 2011 lineup is no exception with the Glastonbury organisers packing out proceedings with a galaxy of musical stars. As well as the big ticket headliners like U2 and Coldplay, this year’s festival offers an array of dance draws including The Chemical Brothers, Pendulum, Friendly Fires, Nicholas Jaar, James Blake, Caribou, Robyn, Primal Scream, Chase & Status and Kool & The Gang.

And that’s just the live acts! The DJ contingent is similarly epic with Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, DJ Shadow, Erol Alkan, Nero, Plump DJs, Pete Tong, Tensnake, Gold Panda, Joker, Jamie XX and John Digweed.

We’ve got a date with our inhaler after all that so you should probably just check out the incredibly ridiculous Glasto lineup for yourself. And if you’re thinking about going over for it, we’d give you a nudge of encouragement as there won’t be another Glastonbury festival until 2013 after their dunny-dramas.

Glastonbury 2011 lineup