So far, Stormzy has been announced as the first Pyramid Stage headliner, while Janelle Monae has been confirmed to top the bill on the West Holts Stage, and Kylie Minogue will take the Sunday afternoon ‘Legends Slot‘.
Now, new huge outdoor gigs from Stereophonics around the time of the festival have sparked rumours that they too could be making an appearance. The Welsh indie-rock veterans will perform forest shows in Tetbury and Brandon in the week leading up to the event.
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“We headlined Reading in 1999, then we did the Saturday at Glastonbury on the Pyramid in 2002 I think,” frontman Kelly Jones told NME. “We’d done it about three times prior to that leading up to that spot at both of those festivals. Then the festivals change hands and they change things along the way. The records change obviously.
“Reading went really heavy, then it came back. The offers come and go for different ones. It was V Festival that was more suited to whatever the demographic was at the time, but we haven’t had any offers for the Glastonbury thing for a while. Up until the last few years I don’t think people were allowed to do it more than once, then Coldplay did a couple of times then Muse. All of a sudden, you’re like ‘oh, that is possible’. So, we’re waiting for the offer.”
Jones continued: “I’d like to do Glastonbury again, definitely. I’d like to do it again because I can’t fucking remember the last time we did it. The first time we ever played the stage sunk in the mud, the second time we were on before Robbie Williams when he did the big ‘Angels’ thing, and then [after] the third time when we headlined, somebody showed me the footage and I was very impressed how far the crowd went back – but I can’t remember it.
“It wasn’t through being pissed. Well, maybe it was a little bit – but it was a very big moment.”
He added: “It’s fucking due, isn’t it? Get that out there. Fuckin’ hell – the tour has sold more than the audience for fuck’s sake.”
Stereophonics’ full upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.
Sunday May 26, 2019 – NEWCASTLE, This Is Tomorrow Festival
Thursday June 13, 2019 – TETBURY Westonbirt Arboretum
Sunday June 23, 2019 – BRANDON Thetford Forest
Thursday July 11, 2019 – LYTHAM Proms Arena
Saturday July 13, 2019 – SWANSEA Singleton Park