The electronic dance duo appear to be set for playing Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary this June
Orbital have apparently self-confirmed for playing Glastonbury 2020.
According to various sources, Orbital’s Phil Hartnoll said the duo will be playing Glastonbury 50th anniversary while talking about plans for 2020, in an RA exchange earlier today (March 7) – adding that they will be closing the dance field (with no mention of a specific stage name as of yet).
— GlastoFestFeed (@GlastoFestFeed) March 7, 2020
Orbital – which consists of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll – are no strangers to Glastonbury, as the rave legends have previously headlined the Other Stage in 2010, 2004, 2002 as well as in 1994 (back when the Other Stage was still known as the NME Stage) – in addition to also playing the Pyramid Stage back 1995.
— Orbital (@orbitalband) March 4, 2020
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 Skinner, Carl Cox, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Crowded House, Clairo, Burna Boy and most recently Jesse Malin are some of the latest artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill thus far – with Kelis, Charli XCX and Manic Street Preachers being strongly rumoured for a possible performance.
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.