Blondie to play Glastonbury

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 February 2014

This article is from 2014.

Blondie singer Debbie Harry

Blondie singer Debbie Harry

Blondie have confirmed they will perform at this year's Glastonbury festival in June

Blondie have confirmed they will perform at Glastonbury festival.

The 'Hanging on the Telephone' group were named Godlike Geniuses at the NME Awards tonight (26.02.14) and also took the opportunity to confirm they will be playing the huge summer showcase in June.

Frontwoman Debbie Harry said: "We just heard today - we're going to be doing Glastonbury!"

Blondie join Arcade Fire, Warpaint, Lily Allen and Suzanne Vega in being confirmed for the three day event, which takes place in Somerset, Southern England between June 25 and 29.

Other artists who are rumoured to be appearing at Glastonbury include Outkast, Pixies, Dolly Parton, Prince and Manic Street Preachers.

Blondie - which also includes Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Leigh Foxx, Matt Katz-Bohen and Tommy Kessler - formed in New York in 1974 and became the most successful New Wave act of the late 70s.

When asked how they keep things fresh after so long, Debbie told BANG Showbiz: "We're creatively involved in what we're doing and we're not just doing a review of our history. That's very important to us.

"I think the last album ['Panic of Girls'] we all kicked ourselves away upstate in the woods and worked in a big studio. This time [for forthcoming album 'Ghosts of Download'] we emailed things back and forth, we worked with bits and pieces and then everyone later put their parts down. It was a little different as a process."

Blondie closed the NME Awards, held at Brixton Academy in London, by performing an eight song set including their classic tracks 'One Way Or Another', 'Rapture' and 'Call Me'.


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