Busted want to play Glastonbury next year

Band reveal their aspiration for next summer's festivities

Busted have revealed that they want to play at next year’s Glastonbury festival.

The band played the Isle of Wight festival this year despite the festival’s organisers fears about how they’d go down with the crowd.

James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson reformed last year and have since released their 2016 album ‘Night Driver’.

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“We would love to play [Glastonbury],” Matt Willis told Bang Showbiz. “That is always a bucket list thing. We would definitely not say no.”

Last month, Busted revealed the bizarre way they decided to celebrate signing their new record deal.

Speaking to Digital Spy about the release, returning member Charlie Simpson said: “We had 100% control. We wrote and recorded the album without a record company. We paid for it ourselves. We had no A&R guy coming in and being annoying – we just sat in a room and made a record. We then took it to the record company and they bought into that vision.”

Bandmate Matt Willis added: “We wanted to sign a deal for the right reasons – where a label believed in what we were right now”, with James Bourne then revealing: “When we signed the record deal for this, it was fresh label people at a fresh label that we had no history with and they were excited about the music. It’s not a 360 deal – it’s about our album. And Charlie made everyone put their balls on the table in the restaurant.”

Willis went on to explain: “There was fucking four lawyers there, but Charlie made everybody in the restaurant get their testicles out and pop them on the table,” while Bourne clarifying that the ritual took place “in the private dining room downstairs”.

“If you eat there, Charlie’s balls have been on the table,” Willis continued. “The head of our fucking record label, his balls were out on the table. Our lawyer, his balls were out.”


Busted are heading on tour next year. They will play the following live dates:

Norwich, UEA (January 29, 2017)
Cambridge, Corn Exchange (January 30)
Leicester De Montfort Hall (February 1)
London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo (February 3)
Southend, Cliffs Pavilion (February 6)
Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall (February 7)
Newport, Centre (February 9)
Plymouth, Pavilions (February 10)
Bristol, O2 Academy (February 12)
Portsmouth, Guildhall (February 13)
Brighton, Centre (February 14)
Manchester, O2 Apollo (February 16)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (February 18)
Nottingham, Rock City (February 20)
Leeds, O2 Academy (February 21)
Newcastle, O2 Academy (February 22)
Aberdeen, Arena (February 24)
Edinburgh, Usher Hall (February 25)
Glasgow, O2 Academy (February 26)
Belfast, Waterfront (February 28)
Dublin, Olympia (March 1)