The 1975 want to headline Glastonbury

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 November 2016
Matthew Healy

Matthew Healy

The 1975 are determined to headline Glastonbury Festival because lead singer Matt Healy feels they are the only "real option" for the music extravaganza

The 1975 want to headline Glastonbury Festival.

The indie rock band's frontman Matt Healy, 27, feels confident that the 'Love Me' hitmakers are worthy of headlining the music extravaganza held at Worthy Farm in Somerset, South West England in June, however, he has ruled out the possibility of heading up the Pyramid Stage in 2017.

He shared: "I want to headline Glastonbury! Not next year, but soon. I never used to say stuff like this - I'm not a mental, insane narcissist - but there's so much faux modesty in music now. It's transpired that we get to play arenas all over the world, so why now would I not want to headline Glastonbury?"

The 'Chocolate' singer thinks the group are the only "real option" to headline the main stage as a young guitar band on their second album and admitted he didn't believe others were worthy of the slot.

He also seemingly took a swipe at Arctic Monkeys by saying if they can headline on their second record then so can they.

Speaking to Q magazine, he said: "Of all the young bands on their second albums at the moment, which one do you reckon is going to headline Glastonbury? I'm not being a d*******, but who is it going to be? If you want a young guitar band to headline Glastonbury in the next few years, The 1975 are the only real option ... If Arctic Monkeys can do it on their second album, I can f*****g do it, no problem. So let's do this interview again in a couple of years ... and your first question will be, 'How did you feel about your second-from top slot at Glastonbury this year?'"

Radiohead are currently the only confirmed act who will be taking the main stage at next year's event.

Other acts that are rumoured to be fulfilling the line up include Guns N' Roses, Kasabian, Ed Sheeran and Rihanna.

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