Florence + the Machine want Glastonbury headline slot

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 June 2015
Florence Welch

Florence + the Machine

Florence + the Machine think it would be "wonderful" to headline Glastonbury

Florence + the Machine think it would be "wonderful" to headline Glastonbury.

The 28-year-old singer admitted she's secretly relieved her band are not headlining the iconic festival this year, following several rumours they would be, but said she would love to top the bill at some point in the future.

She said: "I think I'm quite happy with where we are.

"It would be wonderful to headline, but also I don't know how I'd be dealing with that right now."

The 'Say My Name' hitmaker - whose third studio album 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful' is out this week - said the pressure would be particularly bad if they were headlining, having recently broken her foot at Coachella festival in California, but still insisted "anything could happen" when she performs on the Pyramid Stage.

She told the latest issue of NME magazine: "I'm not really planning what's going to happen at Glastonbury, because I just don't know. It's almost quite hard for me to remember gigs sometimes, because I just don't know what happens. It's almost as if something else completely takes over. So if I'm back in fully charged feet mode, I'm nervous for what's going to happen. It's this sense that anything could happen."

Florence's comments follow a criticism of the festival from The Vaccines, who said the 'Ship to Wreck' singer should have been a headliner because there aren't enough festivals putting women at the top of line-ups.

Frontman Justin Young told Digital Spy: "I would've had Florence headline.

"I know she's playing anyway, but people are complaining about the lack of women at the top of festival bills and the lack of new artists.

"There's a great artist who's huge as well and progressing in more than one sense of the word. Whether that's your thing or not I think it would've been a really big statement if Glastonbury put her at the top of the bill."

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