Sonic Youth: ‘We want to play Glastonbury 2009’

Thurston Moore says he loves the 'disaster camp' element of the festival

Sonic Youth‘s Thurston Moore has said the band want to play this year’s Glastonbury festival.

Moore says the group, who are scheduled to release their new album ‘The Eternal’ in June, are keen to sort out their tour itinerary as soon as possible.

“I’m almost positive we’ll definitely be doing one or two festivals in the UK,” he told BBC 6Music.


“I wanna play Glastonbury because it’s such a disaster camp and I really enjoy that. The general consensus amongst musicians I know is that it’s like walking into the pit of hell, and in some way it really feels like that.”

The band last played the festival in 1998. Despite atrocious weather, Moore has happy memories of the gig.

“The only times I’ve ever been there it’s been so incredibly messed up,” he said.

“You’re lucky to get through any perceptible, decent set at all and then there are these huge roving cameras on stage that are spinning around documenting the disaster. There’s something about that I find really charming.”


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