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IDLES tease a possible Glastonbury 2021 performance

IDLES tease a possible Glastonbury 2021 performance

Joe Talbot and Mark Bowen jokingly say Glastonbury’s 50th “will probably have IDELS playing it…”

IDLES have teased the possibility of them playing Glastonbury 2021.

In a recent (September 23) interview to the ‘Midnight Chats’ podcast by ‘Loud And Quiet’, the Bristol-formed-band discussed their eagerly-anticipated third album ‘Ultra Mono’ – set to drop September 25 via Partisan Records – while also speaking about the band’s excitement and anticipation of getting back on the road and playing Festivals again in a post COVID-19 era.


Podcast host Greg Cochrane mentioned watching the BBC’s ‘Glastonbury Experience’ coverage earlier this year – which took place virtually, instead of the Festival’s originally scheduled 50th celebrations due to its cancelation following the coronavirus outbreak.

Responding to Cochrane’s comments, IDELS’s Joe Talbot jokingly said: “But now, the 50th anniversary Glastonbury will probably have IDELS playing at it, so… you’re welcome!” Going on to swiftly clarify “That’s a joke”.

You can listen to the full interview below, with Glastonbury being mentioned from around the 23:19 time-stamp.

The first line-up taster for Glastonbury 2021 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, with the cancellation of Glastonbury 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, one could speculate that a lot of the acts which had been booked for 2020 will roll over to 2021.

In addition, there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ prior to the official announcements, by divulging the news during interviews, via social media or website listings – Click here for the latest on the Glastonbury 2021 line-up & rumours.


Meanwhile, Glastonbury Organiser Emily Eavis has recently issued a statement via Twitter saying there are “no plans to move next year’s Glastonbury to September 2021″, while also confirming that the ticket resale has been moved back from October to April [2021] – plus, the free cancellation deadline has been extended until the end of January.

This comes after Glastonbury Festival founder, Michael Eavis, discussed the possibility of Glastonbury 2021 going ahead, saying he’s “still hoping, fighting and working at it all the time to make sure it happens next year [2021]”

Glastonbury 2021 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 23th to Sunday 27th June.

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