Take That rule out playing Glastonbury Festival

Band say that, despite rumours, they won't play 2011 event

Take That have ruled themselves out of playing Glastonbury next year.

It had been rumoured that the band may play the Somerset event as their touring schedule is currently empty on June 24-26 – the dates of the festival.

However, speaking to Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1, they quashed the rumours. “No, we’re not,” Gary Barlow said when asked if they were playing.

Mark Owen added: “I love going as a spectator, I’ve been a few times. We have a big production, we have a big show, I don’t think we could put our stage in there, I don’t think it’s possible.

“If we’re having a good time we might get on the bus and go down. We can go and take our caravan and watch a few other bands.”

Take That announced a huge European stadium and arena tour yesterday (October 26).