The Glastonbury rumour mill was kicked into top gear this morning after BBC Radio 2 presenter Zoe Ball and the owner of the eFestivals website both suggested the line-up could be revealed at some point today.
Just before 9am, Zoe said on the Breakfast Show: “Vampire weekend and happy memories of last spring/summer. Glastonbury festival, rumours are, maybe, who’s playing Glastonbury festival might come out today, possibly, who knows?”
Earlier this morning and as explained by ‘The Glasto Thingy’, eFestivals owner Neil gave the first hint with this tweet just before 7am.
This account 👇👇👇 is @eFestivals under another guise. Neil (efests owner) posts “stand by your beds” when it’s coming.— The Glasto Thingy (@TheGlastoThingy) March 12, 2020
The question mark is because he’s used this account and not the proper one.https://t.co/OSlzQxc94D
An hour or two later, Neil shared more info on the eFestivals Glastonbury forum: “So I’ve heard there’s a bands announcement today – what I was told suggests the big poster (but it might not be) – and that info should be good. I’m pretty confident in it, but it doesn’t have a time for it.”
He later added: “Actually, what I heard is pretty definite that there’s a Glasto announcement today. I can’t guarantee it’s about bands but everything about it looks like it is.”
To stay up to date with the latest hype, head over to the next Glastonbury announcement thread on the eFestivals forums. To hear Zoe Ball share the rumour, head to BBC Sounds and jump to the 1:47:50 timestamp.
Lana Del Ray is the latest artist officially confirmed to appear at Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary, with an official announcement she will appear on the Pyramid Stage made on 13th February.
Back in January, Guns N’ Roses announced plans for a gig in Glasgow on the Thursday of Glastonbury, with fans hoping it could be a sign the band are set to appear at the festival’s 50th-anniversary.
There’s also a Glastonbury-shaped gap in the My Chemical Romance tour dates announced a few weeks back, boosting hopes the band could appear at the festival. The rumour mill had already kicked into gear when MCR revealed their UK comeback gigs would take place just days before Glastonbury.
Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift were confirmed as the Pyramid Stage headliners for Saturday and Sunday before Christmas. Ahead of the announcements, Taylor Swift was the bookmakers’ favourite headliner while The 1975 were considered fourth most likely by Sky Bet.
Aerosmith appear to have self-confirmed by mistake in an email newsletter sent out to fans. Supergrass are strongly-rumoured after reforming in September to perform at Pilton Party, a ‘thank-you’ event for the local community organised by Glastonbury.
The 1975 named “headlining Glastonbury” as their ambition while featuring on Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Annie Mac recently, but said they’re “busy this year”, fuelling rumours the Cheshire band could appear in 2021.
The Pet Shop Boys have responded to rumours they’re set to appear on the line-up at Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary this summer in an interview with the Guardian.
Glastonbury 50, the book commemorating the festival’s 50th-anniversary, was named as a ‘Book of the Year’ by The Times for 2019. It previously ranked third in the Sunday Times Bestseller List for hardback non-fiction books.
The book is authored by organisers Michael and Emily Eavis and contains hundreds of photos from the festival and celebrity contributions.
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