While Glastonbury takes a year off in 2018, it looks like next year’s line-up could take a slightly more bizarre turn – with Roy Orbison‘s son declaring that he wants his late father to appear as a hologram.
The rock legend died in December 1988 aged 52 following a heart attack. However, his son Alex has said that death should not prevent him from playing the coveted legends’ slot at Glastonbury 2019 .
“We would love to see Roy play Glastonbury, that would be the ultimate,” he told The Sun. “This show would be perfect for that audience.”
He continued: “The technology is moving so fast. At first we were told we could only play theatres, so we could control the interplay of the light.
“But now the Orbison hologram can play an outdoor festival, even in daylight, and it will still look good.”
Last year, Glasto confirmed that 2018 will indeed be a fallow year to allow the farmland time to recover, and that the next festival will take place in the following year from June 26-30. This comes after Michael Eavis spoke earlier this summer that he was ‘already regretting‘ the decision to take a year off, and that he’d change his mind if a certain band reformed.
Meanwhile, daughter and fellow co-ordinator Emily Eavis told NME that they’d be planning ‘radical changes‘ during the fallow year.
While no acts have been confirmed for 2019, the Eavises say they’ve already booked two of the headliners for their 50th anniversary in 2020.
Meanwhile, Michael Eavis has also called new alternative event The Variety Bazaar “the last big gamble” of his life.
The new festival is set to launch in 2021. It will be produced by the team behind Glastonbury, but will not be held at Worthy Farm.