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Blondie drummer Clem Burke has confirmed the band will likely be taking part in this 12 months’s Glastonbury Pageant.

Till now, the one act who had been introduced for the competition was Elton John, who will likely be closing out proceedings on the Pyramid Stage on June 25 in what will likely be his final ever UK present.

Though the competition has not but confirmed their look, Burke has mentioned the band will likely be coming to Worthy Farm this summer season. In an interview with Cunning Radio, he famous that the band will likely be within the UK to open for Iggy Pop as a part of his ‘Canine Day Afternoon’ live performance in London’s Crystal Palace Park on July 1.

He then went on to speak about Blondie’s different summer season plans. “We’re additionally doing Isle of Wight Pageant and another festivals… I suppose the complete record of artists to be taking part in Glastonbury hasn’t actually been introduced but… however we’re going to be taking part in Glastonbury, so perhaps you’ve obtained an unique there.”

Crowds of individuals collect in entrance of the principle Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2022. CREDIT: Matt Cardy/Getty Photographs

Blondie lasted carried out in Worthy Farm in 2014, the place they performed the Different Stage. They beforehand performed on the Pyramid Stage in 1999.

Elsewhere, Duff McKagan appeared to substantiate that Weapons N’ Roses had been booked for Glastonbury final month. Whereas discussing their summer season plans on the radio, McKagan mentioned the aforementioned London present, then including: “…and Glastonbury is gonna be iconic.” He provided no additional clarification.

In the meantime, eFestivals‘ line-up web page presently lists Arctic Monkeys and Harry Types as two different attainable performers and there are rumours Roxy Music may carry out on this 12 months’s legends slot.

Talking to NME just lately about the opportunity of showing at Glastonbury, Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera mentioned: “I’ve had associates texting and emailing, saying: ‘I see you may be taking part in Glastonbury!’ To which my reply is: ‘Effectively, inform me about it, as a result of I’ve obtained no thought.’ I’ll wait to see what occurs there. Who is aware of? I don’t.”

The primary wave of artists is historically introduced round March.

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