Noel Gallagher said his supporting act Confidence Man are going to be at “Glastonbury this year ”, in what almost sounded like him being very close to also letting it slip that so will he.
In an interview with Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6 Music earlier this month (December 6) – Gallagher was talking about Australian-based band Confidence Man, how much he likes their music and that once he heard they are “going to be at Glastonbury this year ” – he told them: “Well… I’m doing gigs around that time, instead of going into Glastonbury, come and open up for me…”
Perhaps we’re reading too much into this, but looking at both NGHFB and Confidence Man’s perfectly sized Glasto-shaped gap in their schedules, in addition to listening to the interview (see below) – one could definitely assume that both bands will be playing Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary in 2020.
Known for being an avid Glasto fan, Noel was quoted in the Festival’s new acclaimed book – ‘Glastonbury 50‘ – saying: “Glastonbury is more important than Christmas. Glastonbury is more fun than New Year. Glastonbury can be brutal. Glastonbury can be magical. The weather? How gives a shit about the weather? No one I know. The music? Who gives a shit about the music. No one I know. Who’s headlining? Who cares? No one I know. It’s no about hippies or liberals or peace or love or politics. Although all of the above do try to highjack it from time to time. Glastonbury is whatever you want it to be. Glastonbury will change your life… and if it doesn’t then I suggest you get a fucking life!”
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