“I’m good for surprising people”
Alicia Keys has addressed the possibility of her playing Glastonbury‘s 50th anniversary this summer.
In an interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 this evening (February 6), the American singer-songwriter was asked if a performance at Glastonbury this year is on her agenda, to which Keys replied: “I think it needs to be, right?!”.
Whiley then pointed out the fact that the pianist will be in Paris in June, while on the other hand also mentioning that it’s “close by” – with Keys commenting: “Well, you never know, I’m good for surprising people – I’m good for popping up on a person”.
“Ok, well hopefully I’ll see you in a field somewhere in Glastonbury in June” said Whiley – “Yes… Yes…” Keys then replied smilingly…
Looking at the perfectly sized Glasto-gap in the Grammy Award-winner’s tour dates for 2020 over the Glastonbury weekend – which will see her play the O2 Arena Prague, Czech Republic on June 25 and AccorHotels Arena Paris, France on July 1 – one could definitely assume a performance at Glastonbury 2020 could very much be on the cards.
The American star is set to drop her upcoming seventh studio album, simply titled ‘Alicia’ – scheduled to be released through RCA Records on March 20, 2020.
The full interview is now available to listen to on BBC Sounds, with the question about Glastonbury being posed at the 54:15 time-mark.
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift was the second headliner to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival – after Paul McCartney, and joins Diana Ross who was officially confirmed earlier last year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer – while Mike Skinner, Carl Cox, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and most recently Crowded House are the latest big-scale artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill thus far.
Also confirmed for the bill are Wolf Alice who were announced as playing Glastonbury’s 50th by non-other than Glasto founder, Michael Eavis himself.
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 this 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 on April 19.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.