MCR got fans speculating about a possible performance at Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary this June
My Chemical Romance have just shared a cryptic message via their socials, of what appears to be their upcoming UK tour dates, with some fans suggesting that a Glastonbury Festival performance could also be on the cards later this summer.
Following their split back in 2013 – the American rock band had recently played their first show in LA in December since reuniting last year.
Taking a closer look at the gif posted by the band’s official Twitter page – the short visual features a quick glimpse of the Union Jack alongside what appears to be an interpretation of the Glastonbury Tor, in addition to detailed characters from the Theban alphabet – which fans were quick to decipher as spelling out the word ‘June’.
— My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) January 9, 2020
from what i understand so far, these are all of the symbols used (in that order) pic.twitter.com/K4hROo1FG1
— giana 🕊️ (@astralspells) January 9, 2020
Ok so some have used the thebian alphabet to deduce it spells June.
Does this look like Glastonbury Tor to anyone else? pic.twitter.com/lsJEyLIkNv
— Ghost Snow (@GhostTheWolf) January 9, 2020
Some other speculations say that the castle tower depicted in the visual might be the one right inside the entrance to Donington Park, also known as the location of Download Festival.
I’m just here to plop this single ass castle tower that is RIGHT INSIDE THE ENTRANCE TO DONINGTON PARK aka download location (yes I went on Google Street view shhh) pic.twitter.com/laW1oIqvKO
— Sylvia The Stress (@SilverSDMN) January 10, 2020
As always, with Glastonbury Festival you just never know, and to be 100% certain we would obviously have to wait for the official announcement on this when it comes – That being said, if indeed confirmed, one could assume MCR might perhaps fit nicely with what Glastonbury organiser, Emily Eavis, said earlier last year in regards to the Other Stage having “Pyramid-level headliners” for Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary in 2020.
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 this 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 on 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 (which don’t include travel) on April 19.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.