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Fatboy Slim self-confirms for Glastonbury 2019: “Until I drop dead, I’ll be playing Glastonbury”

Fatboy Slim self-confirms for Glastonbury 2019: “Until I drop dead, I’ll be playing Glastonbury”

DJ Fatboy Slim sitting in home office

The DJ superstar is the latest huge name to confirm himself to be playing this year’s Glastonbury Festival

With Glastonbury 2019 fast approaching, Glasto-goers are eagerly awaiting the much-anticipated line-up to be revealed.

So far, StormzyJanelle Monae, and Kylie Minogue are the only acts officially confirmed for this year’s event.

Now, in an interview with Metro, Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook has announced that this summer would see him make his 18th consecutive appearance at Glastonbury Festival.

While currently being on the road, the legendary DJ is already thinking ahead to June and Glastonbury – the festival he’s played every year since 1996: “It’s not on the cards, it’s a given. Until I drop dead, I’ll be playing Glastonbury.” said Cook.

The now 55-year-old DJ veteran has been a regular at the Pilton event for approximately 20 years.


Speaking to NME back in 2017, Fatboy Slim talked about what’s changed since he first appeared at Worthy Farm.

“It’s better organised every year and less chaotic, it’s more middle class, it’s less dangerous,” he said.

“It used to be quite a hairy place to be at times. I think sometimes, the big headline acts – they’ve kind of run out. You know, once they’ve got Springsteen and The Rolling Stones, they almost got Prince then he died. They’ve run out of people who would really impress you as a headliner, so poor old people like Muse and Coldplay keep coming back and people are like ‘oh Christ, Coldplay and Muse again!’

“That isn’t a diss to them but [Glastonbury] is kind of running short of legends… even on there Sunday night legends’ slot. It’s only because everybody wants to do it that they’re kind of running out of people who haven’t done it yet.”

He added: “I didn’t realise Fleetwood Mac hadn’t done it. I think everyone, even the people who think they are too big to do it, actually realise that Glastonbury is bigger than them. Like U2 and Prince didn’t do it for a long time and it took Prince so long to come around before he died. It got to a point that Glastonbury became so much bigger than any band and no band can go out without doing it. Unless it’s a lot of money, because obviously you don’t get paid much for Glastonbury.”

Other notable artists who have self-confirmed for Glastonbury 2019 include The Streets’ Mike Skinner, and CamelPhat.

Although the first line-up poster will probably not be unveiled by the festival’s officials until the end of March / beginning of April, you can check out the latest Glastonbury 2019 confirmed headliners & line-up rumours HERE.

Tickets for Glastonbury 2019 have sold out, but there will be a resale sometime in April.

Glastonbury 2019 runs between June 26 and 30 at Worthy Farm, Pilton.

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