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Noel Gallagher confirms he will play Glastonbury 2022 if asked

Noel Gallagher confirms he will play Glastonbury 2022 if asked

The ex-Oasis singer-songwriter said that he would return to Worthy Farm if Glastonbury happens and they want him to do it

Noel Gallagher has confirmed he would be up for playing Glastonbury 2022 if asked.

While speaking to BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley this evening (Wednesday, September 8), Gallagher was asked whether he will be going on tour, to which he replied: “I don’t know, I mean… for my level of gigs which are theatres there’s not been anybody saying anything, but I had a plan anyway – by the end of 2019 was to take 2020 off, then 2021 was writing, 2022 was recording, then go back out in 2023 – so I’m still ahead of schedule.”

Gallagher continued: “I’m not planning on doing anything till 2023 anyway, but if Glastonbury happens and they want me to do it, I’ll do that. I’ll probably do the TCT if they asked, I’d do something if it was cool.”

Whiley then went on to say that “we do need to see Live Forever done by you and the High Flying Birds – mentioning Glastonbury would be a perfect time and place for it – with the ex-Oasis star seemingly agreeing by saying: “Hopefully, yeah, I’m looking forward to playing it,”

You can listen to the full interview (for the next 29 days) over on BBC Sounds. The talks mentioning Glastonbury start at around the 1:26:08 time-mark.


Gallagher, along with his supporting act at the time, Confidence Man were both set to play Glastonbury back 2020, prior to it being forced to cancel due to the COVID crisis.

Meanwhile, the first line-up taster for Glastonbury 2022 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 2020/2021 due to the COVID crisis, one could speculate that a lot of the acts which had been booked for 2020 will roll over to 2022.

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.

The most recent big-scale artists added to the Glasto rumour mill include Billie EilishQueens of the Stone Age, in addition to Crowded House which have recently self-confirmed for playing Glastonbury 2022.

You can view our updated list of all the latest line-up rumours here.

Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from 22nd – 26th June 2022

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