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Acts Touring Around Glastonbury 2022


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2 hours ago, Supernintendo Chalmers said:

It's one of the mysteries of the festival. Seems like the perfect fit. I can't imagine the festival never tried to make it happen. Alongside Madonna, he's arguably the most legendary living solo artist never to have headlined. A proper conundrum.

If it doesn't happen within the next 2 festivals, I can only assume its a money thing or he's just not interested. I can't see why they wouldn't want him. 

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Wouldn't surprise me if they've had the chat and he's agreed to do it on his last hurrah. Granted that leaves the 2022 or 2023 festivals assuming he's including it in his farewell tour, but he hasn't said he'll stop playing live full stop, just that he won't be touring. 

Glastonbury probably needs to flirt publicly with the likes of Fleetwood Mac as they're much less likely to be together as a band and active, so the window of opportunity there is very slim.

If it was a case of the money isn't right or he won't play a festival etc then I think we'd have seen a public charm offensive from the festival to court him. He did Bestival so why not Glastonbury? The festival managed to get The Rolling Stones on board, eventually - not sure why they wouldn't make a similar sort of effort for Reg.

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I do wonder if the festival being delayed by 2 years has scuppered its chances of getting Fleetwood Mac, Elton or other huge acts with only a few years left in them or who were really hard to nail down the once. I know Elton was planning on retiring last(?) year originally so maybe he was always out, but gotta wonder who the festival had pencilled in for 2021 and if they’ll still be up for it in ‘23 or further. Fingers crossed 2021’s original headliners were shite ey.

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Ah that’s the most Glastonbury shaped hole that’s ever Glastonburied. 
 

Still won’t believe it til I see it, but Bristol literally the Wednesday of the festival, with nothing until the Wednesday after, being the longest gap in the UK leg, and the a gap before the last UK gig?

Almost too good to be true. 

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9 minutes ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

Definitely got a Glasto gap

 

I know we say this every fucking year but surely he’s playing Glastonbury this time around!? Massive Glastonbury shaped hole, AND he’s staying local with the Bristol and Swansea dates. 
 

It can’t be a coincidence can it?

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I'll believe it when I see it.

He was doing this farewell tour last time around and didn't headline, on the 50th anniversary of Glasto. Why would he headline now? Only option really is if Macca is out, but Macca seems very much in. And I can't really see them booking both Elton AND Macca for next year.

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Just now, jparx said:

I'll believe it when I see it.

He was doing this farewell tour last time around and didn't headline, on the 50th anniversary of Glasto. Why would he headline now? 

Two years back we did assume that he could potentially swing by Worthy Farm on a later leg of the tour....

Plans have obviously been up in the air ever since.

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Bristol on the Wednesday before and Swansea on the Wednesday and a blank weekend really does look suspicious. Though like others, I'll believe it when it's announced.

2 minutes ago, grayfitz said:

Swear he's had Glasto weekend off for the last 3-4 years..

2020 - Would have been in the US.
2019 - Was at Montreux Jazz Festival on the Saturday night, Fri + Sun free
2017 - Shows in Scotland and France over the weekend
2016 - Blenheim Palace on the Friday night, then Norway on the Tuesday after
2015 - Germany on the Sunday night, following Denmark on the Tuesday before.

Of those, this one does look a look more like a gap with only 2016 coming close.

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