“Glastonbury is our spiritual home, but even your parents say you need to leave home sometimes”
Chris Martin has confirmed Coldplay will not be performing at Glastonbury 2022.
Speaking to NME, Martin explained: “Glastonbury is our spiritual home, but even your parents say you need to leave home sometimes.”
The London-formed band announced their 2022 touring plans on Thursday (October 14), with dates at London’s Wembley Stadium and Glasgow’s Hampden Park confirmed for June 2022.
2019 marked 20 years since Coldplay first performed at Glastonbury – with the band making their Glastonbury debut in 1999 long before they’d established their Pyramid Stage residency, and having signed its record deal just a few months earlier. In 2016, they became the first-ever band to headline the Festival four times.
2022 will see Glastonbury Festival return to Worthy Farm for the first time since 2019, and with the cancellation of both the 2020 and 2021 events due to the coronavirus crisis, one could speculate that a lot of the acts which had been booked for 2020 will roll over to 2022.
Most recently, Billie Eilish had been confirmed as the first headliner for Glastonbury 2022 and will be taking to the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night, which will make her the Festival’s youngest ever solo headliner.
Additionally, Crowded House have confirmed themselves for a performance at the 2022 event, and Noel Gallagher said he will be up for playing if asked.
The first line-up poster taster for Glastonbury 2022 will probably not be unveiled by the Festival’s officials until February / March (or perhaps even the beginning of April), with the full line-up usually being unveiled towards the end of May.
That being said, in addition to the constant rumours, there are also many artists who ‘self-confirm’ prior to the official announcements by divulging the news during interviews, via social media or website listings.
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Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from 22nd – 26th June 2022