Bombay Bicycle Club are 'working on' playing at Glastonbury

 Bombay Bicycle Club are 'working on' playing at Glastonbury

Bombay Bicycle Club said they’re “working on” performing at Glastonbury in a radio interview this afternoon.

The band were featuring on today’s edition of BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge when presenter Clara Amfo read out a message from listener Jane, who said: “Hey Clara, I saw Bombay on Tuesday night in Bournemouth. It was amazing, the whole place was electric, I’m just so very happy to have them back. Glasto please?”

The band replied they’re “working on it” and addressed Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis, pleading: “come on Emily!”

Host Clara added: “Emily Eavis, let them live, let them live!”

Bombay Bicycle Club last week released ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong‘, their first studio album after an almost six-year hiatus. The Guardian dubbed the album “songs to buy a mid-range hatchback to”, rating it just two stars.

The London band appeared on the Glastonbury line-ups in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014, and played at Camp Bestival and Wilderness last summer.

You can listen to the interview for yourself on BBC Sounds, with the Glastonbury question being asked just after 2 hours 6 minutes.

Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage Glitter

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.

In addition to Paul McCartney, Wolf Alice and Diana Ross are the only other artists officially confirmed for the festival’s line-up, though Mike Skinner and Carl Cox have ‘self-confirmed’.

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 last week, but said they’re “busy this year”, fuelling rumours the Cheshire band could appear in 2021.

Rumours of My Chemical Romance appearing have stepped up a gear after the band announced their first UK show since the band split in 2013 will take place just days before Glastonbury gets started.

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.

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Image credits:
Bombay Bicycle Club: gustaffo89 / ( CC BY 2.0 )
Pyramid: Anna Barclay
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