Noel Gallagher is going to this year’s Glastonbury Festival with wife Sara MacDonald – but he won’t be playing and is unimpressed with most of the line-up.
The only acts he’s looking forward to seeing at the festival are the trio of headliners; Muse, Adele and Coldplay.
Gallagher, 48, below, wasn’t asked to play at the event by organisers Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily but he is intending to go and party at Worthy Farm.
The acts he’s not a fan of include ZZ Top, Cyndi Lauper, Jess Glynne, The 1975 and Years & Years.
Gallagher – who played Glastonbury three times with Oasis, headlining twice – told NME: “No I’m not playing Glastonbury. They’re yet to ask or make a serious offer. But I am going.
“The line-up isn’t exactly great though. Not talking about the headliners, but the entire thing… I think, ‘What am I going to see?’
“ELO, they’re good. I try to go every year with the missus. We didn’t go last year so we’re going this year and I have the time off.”
Although Gallagher, below with his wife, won’t be performing with his High Flying Birds band at Glasto this June he will be on tour until September.
The reason for the lengthy run on the road in support of his second solo LP Chasing Yesterday is because he makes a lot less money from sales of albums and singles than he did during his ’90s heyday with brother Liam Gallagher.
The Wonderwall songwriter said: “I started this tour last March. It’s been a long one. Tours get longer as the record industry dwindles.
“No-one is going to give up their lifestyle because no one buys records, so you just tour for longer.”
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