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Have Manic Street Preachers just self-confirmed for Glastonbury 2020?

Have Manic Street Preachers just self-confirmed for Glastonbury 2020?

The Manics signal a possible performance at Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary this summer

The Manic Street Preachers appear to have just confirmed themselves for a performance at Glastonbury 2020.


In somewhat of a cryptic image posted to the band’s official Instagram page earlier today (March 2), the three-piece depicted a list of songs with a heading that reads: “Possible Songlist for the summer – Glasto / G.Day – Killers / Festivals”.

In addition to teasing the reissue of their second album ‘Gold Against The Soul’, The Manics also mention The Killers, probably alluding to the fact they are set for supporting the Las-Vegas band in Coventry on June 11 – in what now looks to be a pre-Glasto performance.

The excerpt of the mentioned setlist shown in the photo includes Manics hits ‘Rock and Roll Music’, ‘Feels Like Heaven’ and ‘Damn Dog’ as well as presumed covers of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ and ‘Take the Skinheads Bowling’ by Camper Van.

The Welsh rock band, formed in Blackwood in 1986 is no stranger to Glastonbury, playing the legendary Festival’s Other Stage in 2014 and way back in 1994 (when the Other Stage was still known as the NME Stage).

The band – made of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), and Sean Moore (drums, percussion, soundscapes), plus Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics) – also played the Pyramid Stage in 2007, 2003 and 1999.

Meanwhile, Lana Del Rey was the 4th act to be officially confirmed for playing Glastonbury later this summer and joins Taylor Swift who was the second headliner and third artist to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival – after Paul McCartney, and Diana Ross who was officially confirmed earlier last year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer.

Also confirmed for the bill are Wolf Alice who were announced as playing Glastonbury’s big 5-0 by non-other than Glasto founder, Michael Eavis himself.


Mike SkinnerCarl CoxFun Lovin’ Criminals,  Crowded HouseClairoBurna Boy and most recently Jesse Malin are the latest big-scale artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill thus far.

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 or enter the various competitions – 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.

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