The band were previously tipped for playing Glastonbury Festival next summer
Roxy Music, who were previously tipped for playing the Legends Slot at Glastonbury in 2023, have now been reported to be out of the run for Glastonbury 2023.
Earlier this year, on the 9th of September, whispers of a possible Glastonbury performance started circling the web, after a couple of posts were published on the eFestivals forums website, pertaining to some apparent inside information “from a very reliable source”, which said that Roxy Music were set to play the Legends Slot at next year’s Festival.
Now, in a sharp turn of events, it looks like the band – formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry – are unlikely to be the ones to play the coveted Sunday afternoon slot, after the official eFestivals Twitter page put out a message this morning (29th November) saying that they’ve been told that “Roxy Music aren’t doing the Glastonbury Festival Legends Slot, after all,” due to “the booking falling thru at the last minute”.
Other names that have been thrown about as possible contenders for playing the Legends Slot at the Festival next summer include Bon Jovi, whose guitarist Richie Sambora recently teased the “possibility” of the band playing Glastonbury 2023 – with Elton John and Robbie Williams also been among the rumoured acts for the prestigious slot.
Spice Girls, meanwhile, who have been mentioned countless times over the past years in the Legends Slot context, are unlikely to be playing Worthy Farm in 2023, after Victoria Beckham ruled out a Glastonbury appearance as part of a Spice Girls reunion, following long-time speculation fuelled by her former band mates.
Emma Bunton, aka Baby Spice, also revealed in a recent interview (watch below) with BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary that the Spice Girls “have actually been asked” to play at the Festival – but said that they “won’t be doing it next year”.
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As of this moment in time, no acts have been officially confirmed for Glastonbury 2023 – for all that, as with every Glastonbury-year, the speculation about who might play the legendary festival is always very high, and with the 2023 event fast approaching, the Glasto Rumour Mill is already spinning in full force.
Although the first line-up poster doesn’t usually get revealed until the beginning of March, followed by the full line-up announcement sometime at the end of May – there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ prior to the official announcements by divulging the news via interviews, social media or website listings to accompany the ever-growing rumours.
Along with Kraftwerk and Jack Johnson, some of the recent names rumoured for next year’s event include The 1975 – who are once again mentioned in the Glastonbury context after speculation started permeating the web when the Cheshire band confirmed new tour dates – leaving them wide open over the 2023 Glastonbury weekend.
Rihanna‘s name has also recently been tossed about after the Barbados-born singer was reportedly approached by the Festival about being the closing act at the event next year.
Taylor Swift, however, has effectively almost ruled herself out of the run for 2023 – after announcing her long-rumoured return to the road, scheduled to hit U.S. stadiums beginning in March 2023 and running into August.
Pulp also revealed dates of their upcoming reunion tour scheduled for next summer, leaving plenty of room for a Glastonbury performance.
Arctic Monkeys are also strongly rumoured for 2023, after the band reportedly signed on “the dotted line” for a deal to headline the Festival next summer.
Guns N’ Roses entered the rumour mill after Festival organiser Emily Eavis said in an interview last year that the hard rockers need to play the Worthy Farm event at some point.
And finally, Eminem – which is yet another name to have never stepped foot at Worthy Farm – is said to be in “advanced talks” to headline the iconic Pyramid Stage at the Festival next year.
It is worth noting though that Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis did however say earlier this year that all three headliners for the 2023 Festival have already been booked.
Therefore, these rumours are to be taken for what they are, as any insider claiming to know anything about anything, either have access to unreleased information or is outright mistaken.
You can now follow and stay up to date with all the latest artists that have been officially confirmed, self-confirmed or rumoured for Glastonbury 2023 via our constantly updated line-up & rumours list.
Glastonbury 2023 will take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday the 21st to Sunday the 25th of June.
With both the main ticket sales, as well as the local & Sunday ticket sale now out of the way, the next option to bag tickets to Glastonbury 2023 will be when the resale of any unpaid and/or cancelled tickets takes place in the Spring of 2023 (around April time).
As part of Glastonbury’s ongoing efforts against ticket touting, anyone who would like to attend next year’s Festival will need to have registered in advance.
That said, registration for Glastonbury 2023 closed at 5pm GMT on Monday, 31st October, and as of this moment in time, there is no opportunity to submit/re-submit a registration until after the November ticket sales – when registration will open once again on Monday 21st November.
As in previous years, registration remains free of charge and only takes a few minutes at glastonburyregistration.co.uk.
Those who have already registered in the past can also check their existing registration here.
In addition to the upcoming ticket resales, some other opportunities for getting to Glastonbury include entering competitions, working at the Festival and volunteering – once those options make themselves available.
To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury 2023 tickets, click here.
Don’t be fooled
Glastonbury Festival would very much like fans to be aware that there are people out there who will try and sell fake Glastonbury tickets to unsuspecting, willing and innocent potential purchasers.
Although Glasto-veterans who have been going to the Festival for quite some time may recognise these scams for what they are, newcomers might not.
Therefore, please remember that tickets are only sold on one site, which is: glastonbury.seetickets.com.