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The Verve speak after bagging Glastonbury headline slot

The veteran rockers want to experience Glasto at its 'fucked-up best'

The Verve, Glasgow Academy (November 2). Ashcroft said little between songs, other than saying it was good to be back in Glasgow. When he took the stage, however, he strode to the mic and shouted 'this is music!', before launching into the track of the same name. Pic: Andy Willsher
Following today's announcement that The Verve will headline this year's Glastonbury Festival, the veteran rockers spoke to NME.COM.

Referring to their closing slot on Sunday (June 29), The Verve said: "Playing Glastonbury's a great opportunity to bring yet another aspect of The Verve full circle.

"We played twice in the early '90s which was great - we felt there was a uniqueness in those performances.

"We're really looking forward to playing at night at Glastonbury for the first time when you can witness the full twinkling makeshift city experience at its fucked-up best, the new tunes particularly are perfectly suited to that environment, make of that what you will. "

They added: "See you in the Krishna tent on Monday morning then."

The Verve are set to join Jay-Z and Kings Of Leon at the festival, which takes place June 27-29 on Worthy Farm, as previously announced.

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