The duo’s set kicks off at 10.30pm this Saturday (June 29) inside the festival’s after-hours nirvana.
- Read more: Pack your suncream: Glastonbury 2019 could be the hottest on record“Get there early to join the madness,” a note sent by Glastonbury’s official Twitter account read today (June 25).
Special guest announcement! @sleafordmods will play Saturday night at 10.30pm.
— Shangri-La Glasto (@ShangrilaGlasto) June 25, 2019
The Mods’ set clashes with a number of performances elsewhere including The Killers’ headline set (The Pyramid Stage), The Chemical Brothers (The Other Stage), Wu-Tang Clan (West Holts), and Sean Paul (John Peel stage).
‘Eton Mess’, the band’s fifth studio album, was released earlier this year. NME wrote in a review: “Fearn’s arrangements are more sophisticated than ever before, the bassy groove of ‘Big Burt’ (“Shelling out 1500 pound to see an ‘asbeen who can’t even do three gigs in one go – what’s that?) sounding like an actual song. And ‘Top It Up’, with an ominous synth line, veers into art-pop territory.
“This indicates the polish that success has afforded Sleaford Mods…But they’ve not changed. They’re still taking the piss…‘Eton Alive’ is a pretty great punchline. Not everything has to be escapist or explicitly political – sometimes you just want to hear people make gags about a world that you recognise. It’s cathartic, it’s entertaining. It says: you exist. ‘Eton Alive’ makes Sleaford Mods funny again.”