Noel Gallagher wants to headline Glastonbury

Noel Gallagher would love to headline the famous Glastonbury festival next year


This article is from 2014.

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher wants to headline Glastonbury.

The 47-year-old rocker would love to top the bill at the iconic music festival - which takes place at Worthy Farm in Somerset, South West England - because he will be attending as a spectator anyway.

Asked if he is eyeing up a headline slot at the event during a Q&A with fans streamed live from Facebook's London headquarters, he said: "Am I eyeing it up? If I was asked if do it yeah - I'd headline the spoken word tent...

"If Michael Eavis is watching, yeah I'll do it ... I'm up for doing it and I'm going to be going anyway."

Despite Noel's former band Oasis headlining Glastonbury in both 1995 and 2004, the rocker doesn't think they ever performed as well as they should have on the famous Pyramid Stage.

He said: "We never really got on with it. I couldn't tell you why. Lord knows we had the tunes.

"The time we did it and it should have been great was the first year we headlined and we got side-tracked cause we just finished [second album] '(What's the Story) Morning Glory' and, it was suicide, we decided to play six tracks off 'Morning Glory' that no one had heard, with one of those being 'Champagne Supernova' which goes on for half an hour.

"I remember I played 'Don't Look Back In Anger' for the first time to total silence and it's the only time it's ever happened. It never really got going and maybe the second time we headlined it our moment had passed."

Noel - who famously slammed the festival for choosing Jay Z as a headliner in 2008 - admitted he "didn't watch a single band" at the 2014 Glastonbury, but still had a brilliant time.

He said: "I was there this year. I was there all three days and I didn't watch a single band and watched it all when I got home. It was brilliant this year but I didn't see a band. I clapped Lars Ulrich on stage but as much as I love him and I've known him for 20 years it dawned on me after 30 seconds, 'F**k this is heavy metal.' So I went off to some acid house tent to re-live my youth."

This article is from 2014.

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