Coldplay’s frontman confirms the band “won’t be playing Glastonbury 50”
Following rumours of Coldplay returning to Worthy Farm for Glastonbury Festival‘s 50th anniversary in 2020 – Chris Martin has now confirmed the band “won’t be playing Glastonbury 50”, while speaking to Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald from the Australian breakfast radio show on Nova 96.9 – Fitzy and Wippa.
Asked about the band’s plans for Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary in 2020 Martin replied: “We won’t be playing at Glastonbury 50 – although, I’ll probably be there because I love going – It’s like our home from home… but we won’t be playing”.
In regards to who he would like to see play Glastonbury 2020, the “Clocks” singer said: “I don’t know, the great thing about Glastonbury is it’s always a bit unpredictable […] and that is a great thing…”
2019 marked 20 years since Coldplay first performed at Glastonbury Festival – 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.
Listen to Chris Martin’s interview here – they start talking about Glastonbury at around the 08:50 time mark.
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.