Duran Duran say they’d “love” to play Pyramid Stage with Nile Rogers and Mark Ronson

Duran Duran have stated that they’d “love” to play Glastonbury Pageant with Nile Rogers and Mark Ronson as their particular company.

The ’80s pop icons have by no means performed at Worthy Farm earlier than, however stated they’d be eager to seem if the correct slot grew to become accessible. They’ve beforehand spoken to NME about their hopes of taking part in the pageant sooner or later.

Talking on the BBC’s Headliners podcast, frontman Simon Le Bon stated: “I wish to play Glastonbury. I don’t wish to go as a punter, however I need Duran Duran to get the correct slot. Anyway, that’s the dialog that we shouldn’t actually have on the air. I’d like to do it. I’d like a night-time slot, to be sincere with you, and it’s bought to be on the Pyramid Stage.”

When requested in the event that they’d carry any particular company to the present, bassist John Taylor stated they’d wish to see a few of the band’s earlier collaborators on stage with them together with Rogers and Ronson who’ve each produced work by the band prior to now. Taylor stated: “You’d need to carry Nile out and perhaps Mark.”

Recalling when he first met Rogers, Taylor continued: “We had been backstage with Blondie in New Jersey in 82, Nile was like ‘I’ve heard you!’ When Duran shaped, one in every of its most important influences was Stylish. Not many individuals had been saying that at the moment. Individuals had been burning disco data.

“It was crucial to him {that a} younger English band was dropping Stylish as an affect at the moment, as a result of no person was doing it. To know Nile is to like him. You wish to be associates with him, he’s a really beneficiant man on each degree.”

Nile Rogers
Nile Rogers – CREDIT: Getty

Final week (November 5), Glastonbury Pageant organiser Emily Eavis responded to the newest information in regards to the pageant’s headliners saying the had been “unfaithful”.

Experiences emerged that recommended Madonna was to headline subsequent yr’s pageant alongside Dua Lipa and Coldplay.

Eavis quelled the rumours saying: “As all the time, there’s a lot hypothesis and pleasure about who’s taking part in at Glastonbury. We’re engaged on the line-up day and night time in the mean time, however it’s nonetheless altering day by day. The story about our confirmed headliners is unfaithful. As all the time, we love your enthusiasm and guesswork – however correct information on headliners might be with you someday within the new yr!”

Glastonbury additionally introduced it was suspending the scheduled ticket gross sales for the 2024 pageant as a result of points with some registrations.

As introduced again in September, coach and ticket packages had been as a result of go on sale at 6pm GMT on November 2 forward of a common sale at 9am GMT on November 5.

Nonetheless, organisers confirmed on social media that each gross sales have been delayed by two weeks. Coach and ticket packages will now be accessible at 6pm GMT on Thursday, November 16, with the final sale following at 9am GMT on Sunday, November 19.

Subsequent yr’s pageant will happen at Worthy Farm between 26-30 June.


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