Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has quashed rumours of the band appearing on the Glastonbury 50 line-up next summer, telling an Australian radio station: “We won’t be playing at Glastonbury 50, although, I’ll probably be there because I love going; it’s like our home from home, but we won’t be playing”.
Chris was speaking to Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald on Nova 96.9’s ‘Fitzy and Wippa’ breakfast show, who also took the opportunity to ask him which other artists he’d like to see at Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary show.
Chris replied: “I don’t know, the great thing about Glastonbury is it’s always a bit unpredictable… and that is a great thing.”
You can listen to the interview in full here, with the Glastonbury chat starting around 8:50 in. Glastonbury fan Adam Harris commented: “He’ll just [be] the guest performer at every single act” – a sentiment echoed on social media:
Hooray ? or will he just wait in the wings and force his way into someone else’s act again? ?— Ruth Bowker (@RuthBowker) November 11, 2019
Wolf Alice and Diana Ross are the only artists officially confirmed for the Glastonbury 50 line-up, though Mike Skinner and Carl Cox have ‘self-confirmed’. Supergrass are strongly-rumoured after reforming in September to perform at Pilton Party, a ‘thank-you’ event for the local community organised by Glastonbury.
Tickets for Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary next June sold out in just 34 minutes last month, with 50 pairs held back and sold in a special ballot. More tickets will be available in resales held on April 16th and 19th 2020.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June. The ‘Glastonbury 50’ book commemorating the festival’s 50th-anniversary edition has reached the top position of the Sunday Times Bestseller List over the weekend.
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