Arctic Monkeys want 'another shot' at Glastonbury

Alex Turner: 'I don't think we got that quite right when we did it'

Arctic Monkeys want 'another shot' at Glastonbury

Photographer:Mark Holloway

Chris Eustace - 21 November 2011

When asked in a GQ Magazine interview if he felt there was something he was yet to do, the singer thought there was.

He replied: “I mean, there's many things. There's a lot left, yeah. I'd really like another shot at headlining Glastonbury. I don't think we got that quite right when we did it.”

The set itself was well-received at the time, with our Glastonbury 2007 review praising “an incredible debut appearance headlining the Pyramid.“ Whilst it noted the “humbled foursome” seemed “almost embarrassed to be performing alongside their heroes,” it concluded that the band “had more to them than beer-swagger knees up...the ethereal '505' provides the highlight of the set and closer 'A Certain Romance' the climax. Job done then.”

Whilst Glastonbury takes a fallow year this year, the Arctics are the latest to throw their hats in the ring for a headlining slot when the festival returns to Worthy Farm in 2013.

Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno told the Daily Star in September: “One thing I really want to do before all this ends is to headline Glastonbury, as we've always had an incredible time playing there," while Radiohead said they “couldn't wait to do it again soon”  following their secret set at this year's festival.

Florence Welch of Florence & The Machine also told Zane Lowe at the start of this month that she was “really excited about festivals. I’ve still never played the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.”

Keep track of all the latest gossip on our Glastonbury 2013 rumours page.


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