Tag: playing

NME Festival blog: Coldplay’s Chris Martin on how mean comments put him off playing Glastonbury 2020

“Sometimes these things hurt me because I’m human” Chris Martin has admitted that he was “hurt” by tweets about his appearances at Glastonbury Festival this year and confirmed that Coldplay won’t headline next year’s edition. The singer made two surprise appearances at the festival, performing ‘Blinded By Your Grace Pt. 1′ with Stormzy and joining Kylie […]

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NME Festival blog: Chris Martin confirms Coldplay are not playing Glastonbury next year

Kendrick Lamar is the current bookies favourite to headline Chris Martin has confirmed that Coldplay will not be playing Glastonbury in 2020. Speaking on Australian radio breakfast show, Nova 96.6 – Fitzy and Wippa, Martin told host Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald confirmed that Coldplay wouldn’t be playing next year’s festival. Martin said: “We won’t be playing at […]

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NME Festival blog: Tricky reveals why he turned down playing for the Queen in new interview

“She ain’t my queen. My grandmother is my queen, and my auntie, my cousin, my daughters… the Queen’s never done anything for me.” Tricky has revealed that he turned down the offer of performing for the Queen as part of the Millennium Dome celebrations in 2000, stating he was unwilling to perform the gig for […]

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NME Festival blog: It doesn’t look like Elton John will be playing Glastonbury 2020 after all

More like, Elton gone. New tour dates announced by Elton John today (October 23) appear to have taken him out of the running for being able to headline Glastonbury Festival next year. Sir Elton has long been rumoured for the Glastonbury 2020 line-up as part of the festival’s 50th anniversary celebrations in June. However, the ‘Rocketman’ icon […]

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NME Festival blog: Diana Ross is playing the 2020 Glasto legends’ slot – here’s our dream setlist

The Supremes star and all-round disco sensation is headed to the festival’s coveted legends’ slot on Sunday afternoon – fingers crossed she wheels out these bangers for the occasion. In 2019, a triumphant Kylie Minogue jolted the collective hangovers of Pilton with a heady blend of pop gold and choreography  – 14 years after she had […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Jack White warm up for Raconteurs show by playing Jay-Z’s ’99 Problems’

A glimpse into White’s pre-show limber-up Footage of Jack White preparing for a Raconteurs show by playing Jay-Z’s ’99 Problems’ was live-streamed yesterday (August 29) – watch the clip below. The band, which also features Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and The Greenhornes’ Patrick Keeler, were performing the first of three sold-out shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium […]

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NME Festival blog: “I’d love to see him and give him a big kiss, he’d love it!” – Lewis Capaldi wants to meet up with Noel Gallagher at the festival they’re both playing tonight

The feuding pair are both on the same festival bill today Lewis Capaldi and Noel Gallagher, currently embroiled in a truly historic war of words, are both on the bill at Spain’s Mad Cool Festival today. In an interview published just this morning, Gallagher told Capaldi to “enjoy his 15 minutes” of fame, and called the Scottish […]

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NME Festival blog: Jade Bird on cowboys, cancel culture and playing All Points East festival

“I’m deleting Ryan Adams from my music library” We’re massive Jade Bird fans at NME, so we’re excited that she’s playing All Points East festival in London next week, and that she played an intimate five-song acoustic set at the site’s JägerHaus stage last night. Even better, the Americana-influenced musician is working on an EP […]

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NME Festival blog: It looks like Jeff Goldblum could be playing Glastonbury 2019…

*sings Jurassic Park theme tune* It appears that Jeff Goldblum and his orchestra are set to make an appearance to perform at Glastonbury Festival 2019. Star of Jurassic Park, The Fly and Grand Budapest Hotel, Goldblum is also an acclaimed jazz musician. Last year, he and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra released their acclaimed debut album […]

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NME Festival blog: Ten Tonnes on how Tom Petty inspired his debut album, touring with George Ezra and the honour of playing Wembley three times in 2018

“Those big choruses and singalongs are what I aspire to achieve.” Hotly tipped songwriter Ten Tonnes has told NME about how his debut album is inspired by the likes of Tom Petty – as well as the honour of playing Wembley Arena three times in a single year. The singer, real name Ethan Barnett, is […]

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