Spinal Back: the Tap to play Glastonbury

Fans may've expected a Download appearance, but parody rockers Spinal Tap have plumped for a Glastonbury Festival slot this year instead.

As part of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of classic rockumentary ‘This Is Spinal Tap’, the band have extended their ‘One Night Only Tour’ at Wembley Arena to include a stop off a Worthy Farm as well.

Speaking to Philadelphia Daily News Christopher Guest, who plays guitarist Nigel Tufnel in the film, said: “We originally thought about doing a full-blown "Tap" tour this year to mark the 25th anniversary of the film's release. But that would have been a very big deal in terms of show production, requiring a lot of effects, two 18-wheelers full of equipment, a tour bus.

“To be honest, we couldn't get that together. But we will do a couple of "Tap" shows in Britain, at Wembley Arena and the Glastonbury Festival.”

The band, who now perform as a trio, have not specified a stage or day for their appearance.

Bruce Springsteen
, Neil Young and Blur will headline the sold out Glastonbury Festival 2009 which take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset from 24-28 June.

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