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Emily Eavis says Guns N’ Roses need to play Glastonbury at some point

Emily Eavis says Guns N’ Roses need to play Glastonbury at some point

The American heavy rockers would be more than welcome at the Worthy Farm jungle

Glastonbury Festival organiser, Emily Eavis, said she thinks Guns N’ Roses need to play the Worthy Farm-held event at some point.

The statement came as an answer to a question Eavis was asked in a recent interview with Metal Hammer UK, which is celebrating four decades of Metallica in an all-star amassed special issue (out today – Thursday, November 11).

Asked ‘Who’s the heaviest band you would book for the Festival?’ – Emily replied: “We had Napalm Death in 2017, and it doesn’t get much heavier than that! But I think Guns N’ Roses need to play here at some point don’t they?”

In the same interview, Eavis also mentioned the fact that Metallica definitely inspired the Glastonbury team to book more heavy rock acts, from Motörhead and ZZ Top to the Earache Stage over in Shangri-La.

Speaking about Metallica’s drummer and co-founder Lars Ulrich, Eavis said: “Lars came to the festival the night before they played, so we showed him round. We thought it might be a quick tour of the main stages, but it ended as the sun came up on the hill in The Park, having walked pretty much every inch of the site, which is many miles. We immediately bonded with Lars because he’s such a great bloke, and genuinely interested in what we do here, he got so stuck in. No one does that the night before they headline! He’s come back every year since with his family, and he is part of the family here now too. Meeting them for sunrise is part of the weekend tradition for us now.”

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.

As of the time of writing, Diana Ross is the second artist to be officially announced as playing the 2022 edition of the Festival, with the first being Billie Eilish who was officially confirmed last month, and who will be taking to the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night – which will subsequently make her the Festival’s youngest ever solo headliner.

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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 Age, in addition to Crowded House which have confirmed themselves for a performance at the 2022 event, and Noel Gallagher who 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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