Just as Robbie Williams’ new tour dates coincide with Glasto 2017, Sir Cliff’s new run of dates calling at castles and stately homes throughout the UK also fall across the same weekend as the Worthy Farm event.
“[These concerts] are like festival shows; open air concerts,” said Sir Cliff in a statement. “We’re doing two [venues] in Denmark, one in Ireland and nine in Britain.”
He added: “If they invited me to Glastonbury I would seriously think about doing it. Then I’d either plan a tour to start there or end there. It would be great.”
The ‘Wired For Sound’ pop veteran recently spoke out against his treatment by both the BBC, and threatened legal action against South Yorkshire Police – after it emerged that he would face no charges for alleged claims of historical sexual abuse.
Cliff Richards’ upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 9am on 14 November.
Thu June 15 2017 – CORK Live at the Marquee
Sat June 17 2017 – TEWKESBURY Eastnor Castle
Sun June 18 2017 – HAMPSHIRE Stanstead Park
Wed June 21 2017 – SHROPSHIRE Walcot Hall
Thu June 22 2017 – BURTON UPON TRENT Catton Hall
Sat June 24 2017 – LINCOLN Castle
Sun June 25 2017 – THETFORD Euston Hall
Wed June 28 2017 – LEEDS Harewood House
Thu June 29 2017 – SCARBOROUGH Open Air Theatre
Sat July 01 2017 – LONDON Old Royal Naval College
Sun July 02 2017 – LONDON Old Royal Naval College
Foo Fighters’ new tour announcements have put them back in the running to appear at Glastonbury, while betting has also been suspended on Ed Sheeran headlining the festival – with other rumours including Kasabian, Lady Gaga, Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode.
Last month saw Glastonbury announce Radiohead as the first headliner of Glastonbury 2017, doing so 20 years since their first time topping the bill on the Pyramid Stage in 1997 – before Emily Eavis denied the rumours of Stone Roses and Daft Punk joining them at the top of the bill.
As well as telling NME that there would be a brand new area at Glastonbury 2017, Eavis also also revealed that the line-up was ‘90% booked’ and that the’d be ‘cramming in two years’ worth of music’ before the festival takes a year off in 2018.