It would appear that Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has let slip Radiohead will be appearing at this year’s festival.
A video of Eavis’ recent talk at Oxford University has appeared online, in which it appears he may have accidentally let slip that Radiohead will be at the Worthy Farm event which is taking place between June 22 and 26.
Following a question from an audience member regarding his role at the festival, Eavis, pulls this year’s line-up poster out of his jacket pocket.
He begins to reel off some of the names of the bands on the bill. He then says: “How about Radiohead, do you like Radiohead? Yeah, they are good aren’t they?”
He follows on by mentioning two other acts on the line-up poster, Disclosure and Skepta. Referring back to Radiohead saying: “Radiohead must be due for another one, they have played it a few times, but they are so good.”
The mention of Radiohead is intriguing considering the other four acts mentioned are already known as playing the festival. Perhaps Radiohead will be doing a secret set which isn’t quite as secret now.
It would make sense, as the band were rumoured to be playing this year, and released their latest album, A Moon Shaped Pool, earlier this month. With the amazing track Burn The Witch.
They are also touring Europe before Glastonbury, with their last date being on June 17, in Iceland, which means there would be ample time for a return to Worthy Farm.
Radiohead last performed at the festival in 2011 when they played a secret set on the Park Stage, and prior to that they headlined the Pyramid Stage in 1997 and 2003.
Glastonbury 2016 takes place from the 22nd-26th June, Worthy Farm, Pilton http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk for more information
By Fred Scott