Get ready for the summer time
As the Glastonbury rumour mill continues to roll on, the latest act tipped to be appearing are screen and rap heroes, Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince met in the 1980s, before going on to become an international hip-hop sensation for their Grammy-winning single ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’, huge hits ‘Summertime’ and ‘Boom! Shake The Room’ and of course, their roles in The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air.
The pair released five albums together until 1993. While Smith went on to become a successful solo artist and rapper and Jazzy Jeff continued to tour and record, they’ve made occasional and high profile appearances on stage together – but their biggest yet could be saved for Glastonbury 2017.
“We had interest in Glastonbury last year, whenever the decision comes down, I’m there,” Jazzy Jeff told Bang Showbiz. “The biggest part of us doing this [reuniting] is the clearing of the schedule. I tour about 180 days out of the year but he makes movies so it’s more on his side of having to clear a schedule for us to be able to rehearse and go on the road.
“Sometimes it gets a little hard with him being one of the biggest movie stars in the world to free up his time. He absolutely positively wants to do this; the funny thing is, he made the announcement before he even told me.”
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More about this programme: //www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01y17gc Will Smith treats Graham to a star-studded rap medley. With Jaden Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro.
Earlier this month, betting was suspended on Ed Sheeran headlining Glastonbury 2017. The other rumoured headline act for Glastonbury 2017 is currently Foo Fighters, having announced other huge European festival headline slots that week – joining the previously announced Radiohead.
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.