Arcade Fire say they ‘may have Somerset artists’ joining them at Glastonbury

The Canadian band headline the festival on Friday (June 27) night

Arcade Fire have said that they “may have Somerset artists” joining them at Glastonbury.

Speaking in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands from today (June 25) and available digitally, the band were asked about the guests and cover versions they have been playing on their current world tour, many of which have been local to the cities they have been appearing in. Richard Reed Parry of the band commented: “I can’t tell you in advance but we may have Somerset artists. Its been a real joy these last few months. Most nights we’ve tried to do that and its been really inspiring and fun learning a song every day.”

Arcade Fire recently covered The Smiths‘ ‘London’ during their second show at London’s Earls Court on June 7. On the previous night’s performance the band were joined by Ian McCulloch of Echo And The Bunnymen to perform the 1983 Echo & The Bunnymen track ‘The Cutter’. The band, who headline Glastonbury this Friday (June 27), played Coachella Festival in California in April and were joined onstage by Debbie Harry of Blondie, who sang ‘Heart of Glass’ with the band.

Speaking about playing the festival this weekend, Parry continued: “We take it one day at a time and it’s fundamentally a pretty crazy experience in many ways to perform in front of that many people, but you adapt and go, ‘OK, now we get to play in front of 100,000 people and that’s bizarre.’ It becomes less bizarre. It’s a rare experience and you find yourself stepping into it as best you can.”