Fun Lovin' Criminals are headlining a stage at Glastonbury 2020

 Fun Lovin' Criminals are headlining a stage at Glastonbury 2020

Huey Morgan of the Fun Lovin’ Criminals has revealed the band will be headlining a stage at Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary event this summer.

Asked by Liz Kershaw during his radio show on BBC Radio 6 Music, Huey said: “We’re recording a new record deal. We’re playing at Glastonbury this year, so that should be fun. We’re headlining a stage, we can’t get into it now, but yeah, we’re gonna be doing that”.

Fun Lovin’ Criminals, which also includes Huey Morgan, Brian Leiser and Frank Benbini, has previously appeared at Glastonbury in 1999 and 2008. Despite an absence during the last decade, the band are regulars on the UK festival circuit and performed at six events last summer, including Victorious Festival, Chagstock and Cool Britannia.

To listen for yourself, head over to The Huey Show on BBC Sounds. The Glastonbury conversation starts at around 2 hours 57 minutes in.

Glastonbury Free Press Pyramid Stage
Sunday at Glastonbury 2019

Australian band Crowded House also let slip they’re set for a Glasto-appearance in the last few days, after adding ‘Glastonbury, Pilton, UK’ to the tour listings on their website for Saturday 27th June 2020.

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’.

Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys has hinted the band could be booked for Glasto. Jamie Oborne, manager of The 1975, was asked about Glastonbury while answering questions about the band recently and responded: “well we really wanna play”.

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.

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Glastonbury 50, the book commemorating the festival’s 50th-anniversary, was named as a ‘Book of the Year’ by The Times over the weekend. 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.

In an alternative chart released by Amazon, Glastonbury 50 placed 10th among all non-fiction books after its first week of sales. The book had recently sold out in some stores, but festival organisers confirmed today the second print run had now arrived and all stores should be restocked soon, if not already.

Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2020.

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