Rumours have been reignited after the band’s latest tour announcement appears to indicate a possible Glastonbury 2023 gig could be in the making
The 1975 are now among one of the many names to join the Glasto Rumour Mill as a possible contender for a performance at the Worthy Farm-held event next summer.
Rumours started permeating the web after the Cheshire band confirmed new tour dates which leave them wide open over the 2023 Glastonbury Festival weekend – set to take place from Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th June.
Looking at their currently announced dates, the band have nothing between Southside and Hurricane Festival – which falls on the weekend before Glastonbury – and TRSNSMT, on the 9th of July, as seen in the screen capture below.
The chart-topping band have long been rumoured for a headline slot on the iconic Pyramid Stage, which has yet to come to fruition – despite having previously performed at Glastonbury in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Back in 2018, frontman Matt Healy said in a radio interview he was planning to attend Glastonbury, while adding that the band would then be ready to headline the Pilton Festival after topping the bill at Reading & Leeds in August 2019.
Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis then came on the show at a later date and responded to Matt’s comment by saying: “Oh really? That’s good. Interesting. They’re great. Obviously, we’d love to have The 1975.”
Furthermore, Jamie Oborne – the owner of Dirty Hit Records and manager of The 1975 – has publicly expressed his hopes of the band playing at Glastonbury Festival, more than once in the past.
The first, was in January of 2020 when Oborne was asked about a possible Glastonbury performance via a fan on a Twitter Q&A, to which he replied: “well we really wanna play” – while the band later admitted in a BBC interview that “headlining Glastonbury” is one of their unrealised ambitions, but said they’d be “busy that year”.
The second, and most recent acknowledgement from the manager, was earlier this year, after replying “fingers crossed” to a fan on Instagram asking if they’d be at Glastonbury in 2022.
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 The 1975, Rihanna‘s name has also recently been rumoured for a possible performance at Glastonbury 2023, after she was reportedly approached by the Festival about being the closing act at the event next year.
Taylor Swift however has effectively ruled herself out of the run for 2023 after announcing her long-rumoured return to the road, with an outing dubbed the “Eras Tour”, scheduled to hit U.S. stadiums beginning in March 2023 and running into August – making it rather unlikely that she will be at Glastonbury 2023.
Meanwhile, Pulp also revealed dates of their upcoming reunion tour scheduled for next summer, leaving plenty of room for a Glastonbury performance, while Victoria Beckham ruled out a Glastonbury appearance as part of a Spice Girls reunion – following long-time speculation fuelled by her former band mates.
Elsewhere, whispers of a possible Glastonbury performance by Roxy Music started circling the web in early September, after a couple of posts were published on the eFestivals website, pertaining to some apparent inside information “from a very reliable source” – saying the band are set to play the Legends Slot at Glastonbury 2023.
Arctic Monkeys are also strongly rumoured to have signed on “the dotted line” for a deal to headline the Festival next summer after their UK tour sold out in minutes when going up for sale in October this year.
Guns N’ Roses are also one of the bands currently rumoured for playing Glastonbury 2023 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.
Another act who has never played at Worthy Farm before is Sir Elton John, who has likewise, long been rumoured for a performance at Glasto, and some changes to his current ‘Yellow Brick Road’ tour schedule just happens to reflect a perfectly-sized Glasto-shaped-gap.
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’s worth noting 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 – and any insider claiming to know anything about anything, either has access to unreleased information or is outright mistaken.
You can 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.
As of the time of publication, current SkyBet odds for ‘Glastonbury Festival 2023 headliner’ are as follows:
|Guns n Roses||4/6|
Glastonbury 2023 will take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday the 21st to Sunday the 25th of June.
And now with both ticket sales out of the way, the next option to bag tickets to the Pilton event – apart from the local & Sunday ticket sale next week – 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 the registration window 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.