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Duran Duran up for playing Glastonbury if they get the “right slot”

Duran Duran up for playing Glastonbury if they get the “right slot”

Frontman Simon Le Bon says the band would love to play Glastonbury Festival – as long as they aren’t playing a “little acoustic tent”

Duran Duran say they would play Glastonbury if they were offered the “right slot”.

Keyboardist Nick Rhodes has reportedly told The Sun: “We played Coachella a few years ago, which was great.

“In the Eighties, if you were a pop band you weren’t really asked to play a festival. It’s something we’ve had to learn.”

Asked if they’d like to play the world-famous Somerset-held event at Worthy Farm, frontman Simon Le Bon replied: “We are up for it — if we get the right slot.

“We’re not going to play in a little acoustic tent but if we get the right slot, we’d love to do it.”

The 80s’ icons – who have released their 15th studio album, ‘Future Past’, today (October 22) via BMG – have been rumoured for playing the Worthy Farm-held event countless times before, and have previously said that should they get the call from organisers Emily and Michael Eavis, they would love to do it.

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Most recently Billie Eilish has 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.

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 – As Festival founder Michael Eavis hinted back in August that the “big names” who were set to play at Glastonbury in 2020 are being lined up for next year’s event.

Meanwhile, the first line-up taster for Glastonbury 2022 will probably not be unveiled by the Festival’s officials until the end of March/beginning of April, with the full line-up usually being unveiled towards the end of May.

That being said, there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ prior to the official announcements, by divulging the news during interviews, via social media or website listings.

The most recent big-scale artists added to the Glasto rumour mill include Queens of the Stone AgeDiana Ross and Elton John.

Additionally, Crowded House have recently confirmed themselves for a performance at the 2022 event, and Noel Gallagher said he will be up for playing if asked.

You can view our updated list of all the latest line-up rumours here.

Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from 22nd – 26th June 2022

 

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