Could Fleetwood Mac headline Glastonbury? | Gigwise


by Andrew Trendell
Gigwise.com

Industry website tips classic rockers as ‘to be confirmed’ for Worthy Farm next year

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This year’s event may have only just passed, but Fleetwood Mac are already being tipped to headline Glastonbury Festival 2015. 

The ‘Go Your Own Way’ classic rockers were long-rumoured to headline this year, but this became impossible after bassist John McVie fell ill. But now, McVie is on the mend and the band are back on the road and gearing up to record a new album.

Now, music festival website eFestivals are listing the band as ‘To Be Confirmed’, meaning that based on industry knowledge, they believe them to be almost certain for the event. They did the same for Kasabian and Metallica this year long before they were confirmed and are a trusted source of festival rumours.

Speaking to Gigwise last year, we asked drummer Mick Fleetwood said: “We were asked to do some lovely festivals this year and it didn’t work out. Once you do the festivals then you can’t really do a tour of the other towns. We were asked to do Glastonbury this year and hopefully they’ll ask us again.”

When asked about the possibility of playing Glastonbury 2014, Fleetwood replied: “I don’t know – they’ve probably got fed up of asking us!”

However, when asked about Glastonbury earlier this year, Christine McVie replied: “If Michael Eavis provides the wellies I’ll be there.”

Meanwhile, the bookies’ favourites to headline Glastonbury 2015 have been named as Depeche Mode, while AC/DC and Prince are also rumoured. We have a year-long wait until we find out for sure.

Festival organiser Michael Eavis has confirmed that three headliners are already booked.