The American rock icons have seemingly confirmed that they’re playing Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary next year
Aerosmith appear to have self-confirmed to be playing Glastonbury 2020 – according to an official mail-out sent to the band’s fans this morning (December 6), listing the American rock icons as playing “Glastonbury, UK” on June 27 – which just happens to be the Saturday of the Festival.
— GlastoFestFeed (@GlastoFestFeed) December 6, 2019
In addition to the mail-out, the American rockers also announced the dates to their limited European tour via their official website and Twitter account, omitting the Glastonbury date for a reason yet unknown.
NEW 2020 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!
Fresh from their record breaking jaw dropping Las Vegas residency Deuces are Wild, come the greatest American rock band of all time… AEROSMITH on a limited European run!
— Aerosmith (@Aerosmith) December 6, 2019
Previous rumours of Aerosmith being favourites to headline Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary in 2020 were mainly driven by the sudden appearance of the band in the bookies’ betting odds.
That being said, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis hinted earlier this year that the remaining headliners for 2020 are solo-artists, with one being a male while the other a female – so it seemed rather unlikely for the American band to be headlining the Worthy Farm-held event next year.
Also, looking at the supposed Aerosmith set date for Glastonbury 2020 (Saturday, June 27) – and while knowing Paul McCartney has already been confirmed to headline the Pyramid Stage that night, one could assume the supporting Macca slot might be a good fit for the veteran US rockers. Although, perhaps they could also be set for headlining the Other Stage – as Emily Eavis did mention it will have “Pyramid-level headliners” for 2020.
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.