The iconic synth-pop duo address speculation of a possible Glastonbury 2020 performance for the second time in one month
The Pet Shop Boys have responded to rumours of them being set to perform at Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary this summer in an interview with The Guardian, published this morning (January 24).
Alexis Petridis – the newspaper’s head rock and pop critic – highlighted the fact that there are rumours abounding of the band being set for playing Glastonbury this year  – with the duo commenting: “which we can’t talk about, which is annoying”.
The news comes after the British band had just recently hinted of a possible return to Worthy Farm – with one half of the synth-pop duo, Neil Tennant, teasing fans over a potential Glastonbury appearance in an interview with Nicki Chapman on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show, earlier this month.
When Nicki asked Neil about the chances of the Pet Shop Boys playing Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary this June, he replied: “You’ve put me on the spot”, then hesitated before adding: “let’s leave me there”.
Nicki then added: “I’m gonna keep everything crossed, it’s the 50th-anniversary of Glastonbury Festival isn’t it and I couldn’t think of any better band to be playing live there”.
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 (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.