Biffy Clyro dub Fleetwood Mac “cheeky b**tards” for snubbing Glastonbury Festival
According to reports by the Daily Star‘s Showbiz – Biffy Clyro have branded pop-rock titans Fleetwood Mac “cheeky b**tards” for snubbing the 2020 edition of Glastonbury Festival over money.
The Scottish rock band have insisted The Mac should respect fans and the Festival by taking up the offer to perform at its 50th anniversary.
Biffy Clyro frontman, Simon Neil, has reportedly said: “Look at Fleetwood Mac. There’s not enough money for them, those cheeky b**tards!
“It is such a shame, isn’t it? It’s not in the spirit of Glastonbury, it’s not about the money.
“If the Rolling Stones can do it, Kanye did it, U2, and you’re telling me Fleetwood Mac can’t? F*** it, no way.”
Although Fleetwood Mac have already been ruled out by Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis – rumour has it that there may be a chance of Stevie Nicks making a solo appearance at Glastonbury 2020. The American singer/songwriter has a number of European solo dates lined up for next summer with a Glastonbury shaped hole in the tour schedule.
When asked if they have been booked for the Worthy Farm-held event, Simon smiled: “That would be telling wouldn’t it?”
Commenting about his dream headliner for 2020 Simon added: “I would love Nick Cave to do it. He has become such an icon in the last decade and made some of his best music,” Simon gushed.
“That would be a wonderful moment at Glastonbury. He could really hold that crowd.”
Last month (October 2019), Biffy Clyro said that they are “waiting for that call” to headline Glastonbury Festival – “My phone is not on silent, we’re ready for the call should it come… obviously Glastonbury is an institution that you can’t say too much about, we’ve had many great appearances here over the years… and you know, we’re waiting for that call… we’re ready, we’re ready…” said James Johnston.
Meanwhile, Mike Skinner and Carl Cox are the latest big-scale artist to self-confirm for Glastonbury 50th, following official announcement confirmations of both Wolf Alice and Diana Ross for the 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.