Could Sir Tom Jones return to Glastonbury Festival for the 3rd time?
Updated: January 29, 2020
Tom Jones announced him and his band will be “playing some special shows this year”, and by doing so, entered the rumour-mill as one of the acts possibly set for playing Glastonbury 2020 later this summer.
2020 is going to be a very special year for me! It marks 55 years since the release of my debut single It’s Not Unusual and of course my 80th birthday in June. To mark the occasion, my band and I will be playing some special shows this year,
let’s celebrate! 🥳🎙🎟 pic.twitter.com/O6ajKlI398
— Tom Jones (@RealSirTomJones) January 26, 2020
Jones mentioned that 2020 is going to be a very special year for him, as it marks 55 years since the release of his debut single ‘It’s Not Unusual’, and of course his 80th birthday in June – which coincides perfectly with Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary celebrations, set to take place from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.
Looking at the Welsh singer’s tour dates over the Glastonbury weekend – which sees him play Tempodrom Berlin, Germany on June 25 (Thursday), and QE2 Arena Telford, UK on June 28 (Sunday) – one could speculate that it wouldn’t be that unusual for the Grammy Award winner to play either the Friday of the Festival (June 26) or the Saturday (June 27).
Updated (January 29, 2020) – section starts here:
Earlier today (Wednesday, January 29) Tom Jones added more dates to his tour and announced he’ll be playing Caledonian Stadium Inverness, UK on June 27 (the Saturday of the Festival) – which now makes a Glastonbury 2020 performance look rather unlikely.
Thrilled, we will bringing our show to Scotland this summer! Looking forward to Inverness and Edinburgh, always great audiences! 🏴🎉
Tickets on sale Friday 9am https://t.co/5IGuWByAVn pic.twitter.com/Bv5jlNO23G
— Tom Jones (@RealSirTomJones) January 29, 2020
Jones is no stranger to the Worthy Farm-held event and played Glastonbury twice before, with the first being 1992, followed by a performance in 2009 – both times saw him take to the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday of the Festival.
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift was the second headliner to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival – after Paul McCartney, and joins Diana Ross who was officially confirmed earlier last year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer – while Mike Skinner, Carl Cox, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and most recently Crowded House are the latest big-scale artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill thus far.
Also confirmed for the bill are Wolf Alice who were announced as playing Glastonbury’s 50th by non-other than Glasto founder, Michael Eavis himself.
Despite the fact that the full line-up for Glastonbury 2020 has yet to be released – all tickets for the Festival’s 50th anniversary have now sold out, with General Admission tickets selling out in 33 minutes, following Coach + Ticket Packages which sold out in just 27 minutes.
There are still ways to go to Glastonbury this year, and in addition to being able to volunteer – there will also be a resale of any cancelled tickets in the spring, with coach + ticket packages going up for resale on April 16 – followed by a general admission tickets resale on April 19.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.