Primal Scream are looking very likely to be one of the bands that will return to play Glastonbury in 2022.
After posting a video of their Glastonbury performance from 2003 to their official Twitter account earlier this week (18 January), a fan of the band asked: “Nevermind that, will you be doing it [Glastonbury] this year ? “, while going on to ask whether a John Peel Stage headline slot is on the cards? – to which Primal Scream replied: “Let’s see…”
If that’s not enough, the band have also ‘liked’ a tweet from another fan who said “See you in Halifax and Glastonbury” (see both tweets below).
— Glasto Fest Feed (@GlastoFestFeed) January 18, 2022
See you in Halifax and Glastonbury
— Mick (@MickGoodwin) January 20, 2022
This is obviously all just rumour and speculation, and as always, we’ll just have to wait for an official announcement on this, if and when it comes.
2020 would have marked the year Primal Scream return to Glastonbury Festival – The band were officially confirmed for the bill in the Festival’s taster lineup poster when it was originally published on 12 March 2020, before its forced cancellation due to the pandemic.
The Glasgow-formed band are no strangers to Worthy Farm and had played Glastonbury countless times before – In addition to headlining the NME Stage (now Other Stage) in 1992, they also headlined the Pyramid Stage six years later in 1998, and back again as Other Stage headliners in 2003. Two years after, in 2005 they opened for Basement Jaxx (who replaced Kylie Minogue) on the Pyramid, in 2011 they returned as the main stage headliner, while in 2013 they played the Pyramid again – this time ahead of The Rolling Stones.
Ms Ross will be taking to the Pyramid Stage for the Sunday teatime Legends Slot, while Eilish will be playing the same stage on the Friday night – which will subsequently make her the Festival’s youngest ever solo headliner.
2022 will see Glastonbury Festival return to Worthy Farm for the first time since 2019 after the cancellation of both the 2020 and 2021 events due to the coronavirus crisis.
One could speculate that a lot of the acts which had been booked for 2020 will roll over to 2022 – as Festival founder Michael Eavis hinted at back in August of 2021.
The first line-up poster taster for Glastonbury 2022 will probably not be unveiled by the Festival’s officials until February / March (or perhaps even the beginning of April), with the full line-up usually being unveiled towards the end of May.
That being said, there are many artists who confirm themselves prior to the official announcements by divulging the news during interviews, via social media or website listings.
Some of the recent artists to self-confirm for Glastonubry 2022 include Craig Charles, Black Dyke Band and Monsieur Doumani – while Noel Gallagher said he will be up for playing if asked.
You can view our constantly updated list of all the latest line-up announcements and rumours here.
Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.
Although tickets for the 2022 Festival have already sold out ahead of the 2020 cancelled event (with deposits paid for the 2020 Festival having rolled over for a second year), there are still ways to go to Glasto this summer.
Some of the opportunities include entering competitions, working at the Festival, volunteering or trying your luck in the spring resales which have yet to be officially confirmed (but will most likely take place sometime around March/April) – Please note that if and when tickets return to sale in a resale in the spring, you will need to have a festival registration to be able to buy one of these tickets.
For a summarised list of Glastonbury 2022 FAQs, click here.
For 12 tips & tricks on how you maximise your chances of getting tickets in the Glastonbury sales, click here.