Are Kings Of Leon Headlining Glastonbury 2017?
"I'll have to text Mr Eavis.”
Another year, another brisk October morning spent half-chewing your fingers off as all of the Glastonbury tickets sell-out, whilst you devote an hour of your weekend to staring at a blank white page. Next year, it’ll work out.
Now that the tickets for the world’s most famous music festival have sold out, the 'who is headlining this thing?' rumour mill has revved up and splurted into action. Daft Punk. Radiohead. DJ Khaled*. The names are coming thick and fast, and now Kings of Leon are the next to enter the cycle.
In an interview with the BBC, the group’s drummer, Nathan Followill, spoke about how keen the band were to return to Glastonbury eight years since they last headlined:
“We love Glastonbury. I think that was the first festival we ever played in Europe. Do they still do it where it's on one year, off one year to let the grass grow?”
When Nathan was told that the festival will be on in 2017, but will be taking a break the following year, he said: “OK, then we'll have to get on it in 2017. I'll have to text Mr Eavis.” Who knew it was that easy to get on the Glastonbury bill…
In other Kings of Leon news, the band may or may not be playing a secret show in an intimate London venue today. The band’s bassist, Jared, tweeted yesterday to tease fans about a potential performance, saying:
Kings of Leon released their much-anticipated seventh album, WALLS, last week. Read more about that new record, which has regained the vim and vigour present in their earlier albums whilst also packing in arena-sized choruses, over here.
*We love DJ Khaled, but he will not headline Glastonbury. If he does, however, everyone in the MTV office will eat their own shoes.
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