The Mercury Award winners will return to Worthy Farm for the festival’s 50th anniversary
Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has confirmed the first major name for next year’s festival, revealing Wolf Alice will return to Worthy Farm for the festival’s 50th anniversary.
Speaking to Bristol Live earlier today (August 25), Eavis said that “[Wolf Alice] were really keen to come and play the party for us again. We love hosting bands who want to play it and they’re just so fantastic live… They’ll definitely be on next year’s Glastonbury lineup for sure.”
This may not come as a surprise to some Glasto fans, as the four-piece north-London band have been confirmed for headlining Glastonbury’s 2019 ‘Pilton Party’ – an annual ‘thank you’ fundraising event for the villagers, workers and locals – which as per previous years, is known to see its headliner usually go on to play at the following year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Eavis went on to say that “we’ll be revealing the special guests [for this year’s Pilton Party] at 6am on the day of the party, so I encourage people to tune in to their radios then.
“They’re a big, big band who are reforming just for this. They’ve got loads of hit records and they’re going to be absolutely great, I can’t wait to see them.
“I expect a lot of people will want to get a ticket on the gate after they’re announced. As always, it’s going to be a really super night – especially if the weather is kind to us.”
Looking back at Glastonbury 2019 Eavis added, “I genuinely think 2019 was the best Glastonbury ever and it’ll be very very difficult to run a better one,”
“All the new features like Glastonbury-on-Sea, the new Block 9 and the Arcadia crane we bought from Avonmouth Docks were all fantastic and the music was just incredible, not to mention the perfect weather. It was an amazing year.
“There was so much stuff we did which we probably should have saved for next year, to be honest. We almost treated this year like the 50th anniversary.
“I’ve never done a show as good as this one and if people are expecting more next year, they should forget it!”
Glastonbury 2020 will see the legendary festival celebrate its 50th anniversary and has been confirmed to take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June. Ticket sale dates have yet to be confirmed but are expected to go on sale in early October.