Frontman Kelly Jones says the band “wouldn’t mind” playing Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary this summer
Stereophonics have responded to a question about the possibility of them playing Glastonbury 2020.
The Welsh-formed band – comprised of Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Adam Zindani and Jamie Morrison – were honoured at The Global Awards 2020 at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo earlier this month (March 5), where they picked up the Best Indie and the Global Special award.
Speaking to Radio X‘s Rich Wolfenden – the band was asked whether they’ve heard anything about the third Glastonbury headliner, to which frontman Kelly Jones replied: “No we haven’t. We’ve done it a couple of times, but we haven’t had any call.”
When Rich asked the rocker if he winked at him, Jones replied: “No I didn’t. I wouldn’t mind though… We’re available.”
Stereophonics headlined Glastonbury in 2002 and played the Festival in 1998 as well as taking to the Other Stage in 1997.
Back in November 2017, the award-winning band discussed their desire to headline Glastonbury Festival once again, with lead singer Kelly Jones saying that another Glastonbury gig was “due” for the band and that they were “waiting for the offer” from organisers Michael and Emily Eavis.
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 recently Jesse Malin are some of the latest artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill thus far – with Pet Shop Boys, Kelis, Charli XCX, Manic Street Preachers and Orbital being some of the latest act to be 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.