‘Searching For Sugar Man’ star Rodriguez to play Glastonbury, Coachella and Primavera

Singer behind Oscar-nominated film will also play London's Royal Albert Hall

The star of the Oscar-nominated documentary Searching For Sugar Man, singer songwriter Rodriguez, is set to continue touring – playing festivals including Glastonbury and the Royal Albert Hall.

According to Billboard, the 70-year-old cult musician will play Glastonbury, Coachella and Primavera festivals this summer.

The singer also revealed that he will play another big headline show in London, following from his performance at London’s Royal Festival Hall in November (2012). “We did 13 dates in the UK, all 3,000 seaters, and when we go back it will be Royal Albert Hall,” Rodriguez said.


Searching For Sugar Man follows the story of Rodriguez, the ‘lost’ artist from Detroit, who, though relatively unknown in the US, became a massive star in South Africa and Australia, but was then rumoured to have died. It won the Special Jury Prize and the Audience Award for best international documentary at the Sundance Film Festival 2012 and has been nominated at the Oscars and BAFTAs.

When asked if he would continue touring after festival appearances this summer, he replied: “The offers are becoming obscene. We’re kicking around ideas. I even suggested to the booking agent that we do a marijuana tour and go to all 16 states that have decriminalised weed. We’re thinking of ideas and he’s going along with them.”

Read NME’s review of Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul’s film by clicking here.

Watch an exclusive interview with the cast and crew of Searching For Sugar Man below.