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Blondie’s Debbie Harry says she would “love” to play Glastonbury Festival

Blondie’s Debbie Harry says she would “love” to play Glastonbury Festival


The Rapture singer addressed rumours the band might play Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary next year

Blondie singer Debbie Harry has just released her first memoir titled Face It in which she reflects on a career-spanning six decades in the music industry.

Speaking before a book signing at Waterstones Piccadilly in London (Friday, October 18) – The 74-year-old, who is also a model and actress – addressed rumours the band might play Glastonbury 2020, saying: “I wouldn’t mind. I would love it actually. We will see. Nothing has been brought up yet.”

Blondie last played Glastonbury’s Other Stage back in 2014, and prior to that in 1999. Harry later admitted to Radio X‘s Gordon Smart that they broke into Stonehenge after playing the nearby Festival, saying: “I don’t think that I was one of the fence-climbers, but I think the boys (the band) had to touch… they wanted to really touch that big stone.”I envy them that”.

Talking about her spiritual experience at the landmark, the Rapture singer added: “We were allowed to go up the path, and I remember getting closer to the ring and feeling this magnetic force – you know, this sort of electrical feeling that came.”

She mused: “Clearly I walked through this field of energy when I got up close to it, so I’ll never forget that”.

Despite the fact that the full line-up for Glastonbury 2020 has yet to be released – general admission tickets sold out in 33 minutes, following coach + ticket packages which sold out in just 27 minutes.

There will 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.

In addition to having another chance of going to Glastonbury next year by trying for tickets in the April resale, the Festival has also launched a rare and special opportunity for those without tickets to get their hands on a pair – There are 50 pairs of tickets up for grabs right now which will be sold by ballot, to commemorate the 50th-anniversary of Glastonbury Festival.

Meanwhile, Glastonbury officially announced Diana Ross as the first major act confirmed for the Festival’s 50th anniversary – this comes post news of Glastonbury founder, Michael Eavis, already confirming Wolf Alice will be on the Glastonbury 2020 bill, with Supergrass are rumoured to make an appearance after reforming to play this year’s Pilton Party.

Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.

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