Could Bombay Bicycle Club be set for a performance at Glastonbury 2020?
Bombay Bicycle Club have addressed the possibility of the band playing Glastonbury Festival.
In an interview with Clara Amfo on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge earlier today (January 23), the London-based band commented on a message from a fan – pleading with them to play Glasto – by saying they are “working on it” while calling out for Festival organiser “Emily [Eavis]”.
Bombay Bicycle Club – consisting of Jack Steadman (lead vocals, guitar and piano), Jamie MacColl (guitar), Suren de Saram (drums), and Ed Nash (bass) – emerged from a six-year-long hiatus with comeback single ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ as the first song from their fifth studio album ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’, which was released on January 17, 2020.
The band last played Glastonbury’s Other Stage in 2014 and 2011 prior to that, in addition to performing on the John Peel Stage in 2010 and The Park Stage in 2009.
You can listen to the band’s Radio 1’s interview from earlier today on BBC Sounds, with Glastonbury talks starting from around the 2:06:07 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 (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.