Could The Strokes play at Glastonbury this year?23rd January 2019
The Strokes are rumoured to appear at Glastonbury 2019 after Nick Grimshaw made the claim twice on his BBC Radio 1 drivetime show.
The radio DJ said on January 10th that he had been told: “a vicious rumour that The Strokes are playing Glastonbury this year”.
He had already told listeners that the band were rumoured on the show the day before.
Sky Bet currently offer odds of 5/6 on The Strokes headlining, making them the bookmakers third
The Strokes are currently set to play their first gig in over two years at Spanish festival Bilbao BBK Live on 12-14th July, two weeks later than Glastonbury.
However, a representative of the band told NME back in December that more European festival dates would be added to their ‘global comeback’ in the coming weeks and months.
“The problem, tho, [sic] is that even exceedingly well-placed sources
Paul McCartney was one of the favourites to headline this year’s Glastonbury, with some speculating that the former Beatle was already booked.
However, the likelihood of Macca performing has been looking slim since he announced a Las Vegas gig on the Saturday of the festival.
Those lucky enough to secure tickets back in October will be waiting eagerly for remaining headliners to be announced.
Stay up to date with the very latest Glastonbury 2019 line-up on this page, updated daily as artists self-confirm.
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