Could this year’s Glastonbury Festival finally see The Strokes head down to Worthy Farm?
The Strokes may be one of the most heavily rumoured bands out there right now to play this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
This rumour started gaining some serious ground after BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw claimed on his Breakfast Show (January 10th) not once, but twice that he had been told there’s: “a vicious rumour that The Strokes are playing Glastonbury this year”.
The American band are currently set to play Spanish festival Bilbao BBK Live on 12-14th July, which will mark their first gig in over two years.
Although Glastonbury does take place two weeks prior to The Strokes‘ Spanish festival gigs, a representative of the band told the NME back in December that more European festival dates are due to be added to their ‘global comeback’ in the coming weeks and months.
Somehow The Strokes have never headlined or let alone featured on the bill at the iconic Somerset festival. With their new album and the follow-up to Comedown Machine reported to not be out until 2019, surely that could put the New York band in a pretty good position for headlining or at least making a cheeky Other Stage headline appearance?
Furthermore, eFestivals editor, Neil Greenway, said on the website’s forums that: “The fact Grim Nickshaw has mentioned it twice is suggesting to me that Nick thinks it’s definitely true, because he knows what that source is involved with.”
“The problem, tho, is that even exceedingly well-placed sources have it wrong sometimes. If I worked by the placing of my sources for Macca and The Cure it would be impossible for them to be wrong – and yet my time sat here has made me realise that I can never ever trust what I’m told is actually accurate.”
So far, Stormzy has been announced as the first Pyramid Stage headliner, while Janelle Monae has been confirmed to top the bill on the West Holts Stage and Kylie Minogue will take the Sunday afternoon ‘Legends Slot’.
Although the line-up will probably not be unveiled by the festival’s officials until the end of March / beginning of April, you can check out the latest Glastonbury 2019 confirmed headliners & line-up rumours roundup HERE.
Glastonbury 2019 will take place between June 26 and 30 at Worthy Farm, Pilton.