The dance duo call it a day - but not before a greatest hits set in their spiritual home...
ORBITAL are to play their last ever gig headlining the OTHER STAGE at this year’s GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL.
After 15 years together, the dance duo – brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll will call time on the outfit with a performance at their spiritual home on June 27. Orbital played memorable shows at the festival in 1994, 1995 and 2002.
Orbital, who will also play a show at London Brixton Academy on Friday June 25, releases their last ever LP, ‘The Blue Album’, on June 21.
has run its course. We’re both pursuing different avenues with our music. And we’ve been sat, as brothers, in the same room for 15 years now–and studios are always confined spaces–I think it’s time for a change.”
He added: “It’s nice to know that we’re finishing, it’s not many bands that do that. They tend to just fade away. And it’s nice to have our last gig at Glastonbury. It’s gonna be a party set, a best of Orbital. We’re not gonna sit there and try and promote the new album. I think if we’re gonna do a last gig we should do distilled set of all the best stuff we’ve done. And that’s what we’re gonna do, play all the stuff that’s stuck around for all this time because they are the favourite ones.”
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