Glastonbury and Lollapalooza shows could be happening in 2017
Daft Punk may be about to return to playing live, if information uncovered on Reddit is accurate.
There has been increasing speculation in industry circles that the duo are planning to return to tour for the first time in a decade. They have played one-off shows in Baltimore in 2008 and at the Grammys in 2014, but their last full tour was in 2007.
However, a Reddit user has discovered a page on the Lollapalooza festival website which is dedicated to Daft Punk. The page was built in February, which would appear to indicate that Daft Punk were booked then to play the festival next year.
The timing would fit with Daft Punk playing live every ten years, with their only previous tours having taken place in 1997 and 2007. There have been persistent rumours in the past two months that they will headline Glastonbury next year, 20 years after their only performance.
Daft Punk played the dance tent in 1997. On their visit to the UK and Ireland in 2007, the duo instead played shows at Wireless, Rockness and Oxegen festivals.
Other acts rumoured to be headlining Glastonbury include The Stone Roses, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran and Lady Gaga.
Daft Punk’s spokesman declined to comment when asked by NME about the speculation of future live shows.
In addition to the Reddit thread, a line-up apparently leaked for the Chile leg of Lollapalooza lists Daft Punk as headliners. There is no word on whether any new music will appear. Having released their most recent album ‘Random Access Memories’ in 2013, they feature on The Weeknd’s new single ‘Starboy’.