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The Chemical Brothers confirm Glastonbury weekend gig in Cornwall

7th February 2019 Off By

The Chemical Brothers have been confirmed to play a gig in Cornwall on the Friday of Glastonbury, raising hopes they could appear at the festival while conveniently in the South East.

They have been strongly rumoured since early January when they hinted at a Glasto’ appearance during ‘Desert Island Discs’ on BBC Radio 6 Music.

Discussing their tour this November, the duo said they have more gigs during the summer that are yet to be revealed. At the time, the only other confirmed appearance was All Points East in May.

Host Lauren Laverne asked, “one more special one that hasn’t been on for a bit?” to which Tom Rowlands replied, “yeah, there might be that one, we’ll see, we live in hope”.

Glastonbury took its regular fallow year last summer, so the festival hasn’t taken place since 2017.

The Eden Project confirmed yesterday that The Chemical Brothers will perform in the botanical clay pit on Friday 28th June, as part of this summer’s Eden Sessions series.

Located near the Cornish town of St Austell, the band will likely be just over ten miles from Glastonbury when travelling through South East England to and from the Eden Project gig.

The Mancunian artists have eight previous Glastonbury appearances under their belt, most recently on the Other Stage in 2011 and 2015. They headlined the Pyramid Stage on Friday night way back at Glasto’ 2000.

With the band firmly established as Pilton veterans and having pleaded they “live in hope” of Glasto’ on national radio just weeks ago, the news they will be nearby during the festival makes this one of the strongest line-up rumours to date.

The Chemical Brothers Glasotnbury 2007
The Chemical Brothers at Glastonbury 2007
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The only headliner officially confirmed is Stormzy, announced back in November after being rumoured as early as August.

Hopes of Paul McCartney headlining were dashed after he

Kylie Minogue and Janelle Monae have been confirmed for elsewhere on the line-up, and Mike Skinner of The Streets has ‘self-confirmed’ that he’ll be performing a DJ set at The Rum Shack.

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has revealed Block 9 will be expanded and a totally new area will appear near The Park.

Tickets for the festival sold out back in October, though applications are currently open to volunteer at the festival with WaterAid.

Oxfam will bring 2,400 volunteers to Glasto’ this summer, and open public applications next week.

Main image credit: Jason Bryant / Glastonbury Festival