It appears that both Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin won’t be at Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary
The chances of funs seeing either Fleetwood Mac or Led Zeppelin at next year’s Glastonbury Festival have been substantially reduced.
While Speaking to The Times columnist Hugo Rifkind, at the Cheltenham Literature Festival event this evening (October 13), Emily Eavis reportedly ruled out Fleetwood Mac as being one of the three headliners for next year’s Glastonbury Festival, while also confirming that two acts have been booked to headline so far – with the final act is still being worked on. According to Eavis, Led Zeppelin is also often a band that appears in the Glasto rumour-mill, but they would be unlikely to appear in 2020 either.
According to BBC reporter Steve Knibbs – who attended the event – Eavis confirmed that Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin “are not playing #Glastonbury50 but there will be a few surprises”.
— Steve Knibbs (@Knibbsey) October 13, 2019
Great evening at @cheltfestivals with @emilyeavis, unfortunately didn’t come away with a 2020 @glastofest ticket, but did get this beautiful book (& a pretty definitive answer on Fleetwood Mac) pic.twitter.com/az0dwsNHwK
— Tom (@tomruss) October 13, 2019
Eavis was attending the event ahead of the publication of ‘Glastonbury 50‘, Glastonbury Festival’s official book compiled by Michael and Emily Eavis to celebrate the Festival’s 50th anniversary.
Ahead of publication of #Glastonbury50, Glastonbury Festival’s @emilyeavis will be in conversation with @hugorifkind at @CheltLitFest on Sunday 13 Oct – book now: https://t.co/nTypknOpTT pic.twitter.com/Bjjt8dPTZT
— Orion Publishing (@orionbooks) October 7, 2019
The Festival organiser later took to Instagram to thank Hugo Rifkind for a “brilliant and funny interview”, while also thanking everyone who came out to the Cheltenham Literature Festival to talk about the book and share festival stories”.
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- Emily Eavis, Michael Eavis
- Publisher: Trapeze
- Hardcover: 304 pages
The news comes after Fleetwood Mac appeared to tease a possibility for a headline appearance at the Worth Farm heald event – However, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has already addressed the band’s comments in previous interviews, admitting he would love to get them to play but unfortunately, they are too expensive – saying “The bottom line is, will they do it for the rate that we can afford?”
admitting: “I can’t afford them at the moment! They’ll have to bring their price down because we can’t afford it. But they said the other day that they really want to do it and if they don’t do it before they die they’ll go to hell.”
Glastonbury officially announced Diana Ross as the first major act confirmed for the Festival’s 50th anniversary – This follows 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.
Following Glastonbury‘s ticket sell-out earlier in the month, the Festival has 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.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.