Could the Oxford band be Glastonbury-bound for the Festival’s 50 anniversary in 2020?
Following already strong rumours of Foals being set for playing Glastonbury 2020 – the Oxford-formed band have announced their tour dates for 2020, with no appointments mentioned for over the Glasto-weekend in sight.
The Oxford band announced their 2020 tour dates this afternoon (December 4), via their social media platforms, posting an image and a statement saying: “don’t believe our faces, we’re juiced for 2020”
don’t believe our faces, we’re juiced for 2020
— FOALS (@foals) December 4, 2019
In addition to the massive end-of-June-Glasto-gap, the four-top-10-gold-selling-album band could perhaps fit nicely with what Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis said earlier this year, in regards to the Other Stage having “Pyramid-level headliners” for the 50th anniversary next year.
Foals, being no strangers to the Worthy Farm-held event, played Glastonbury in 2013, 2016 and most recently earlier this year at the 2019 edition of the Festival, as they ram-jammed the Park Stage with a secret set. The Oxford band also turned down the slot before Florence + the Machine in 2015 (eventually taken by The Libertines).
Reviewing Foals‘ outstanding 2016 Pyramid Stage (Friday, 8PM) performance, the Telegraph then predicted: “one day they will headline”.
The Telegraphs’ Neil McCormick went on to write: “Any doubts I have harboured about Foals ability to fulfil their ambition to be Glastonbury headliners was dispelled by a massive, mesmeric set of alternatively flowing and pummelling mantric rock. It was the Oxford quintet’s first time on the Pyramid stage but it won’t be their last.”
Meanwhile, Paul McCartney was the first headliner to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival and joins Diana Ross who was officially confirmed earlier this year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer – while Mike Skinner and Carl Cox are the two latest big-scale artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill.
Despite the fact that the full line-up for Glastonbury 2020 has yet to be released – all tickets for the Festival’s 50th anniversary have now sold out, with General Admission tickets selling out in 33 minutes, following Coach + Ticket Packages which sold out in just 27 minutes.
There are still ways to go to Glastonbury next year, and in addition to being able to volunteer – there will also be a resale of any cancelled tickets in the spring, with coach + ticket packages going up for resale on April 16 – followed by a general admission tickets resale (which don’t include travel) on April 19.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.