The Chemical Brothers have confirmed a set at this weekend’s Glastonbury Festival following rumors of their return to Worthy Farm.
The electronic duo – comprised of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons – will play a DJ set from inside the iconic Arcadia spider on Friday, June 24 between 11pm and 1am BST.
“Here we go!” the group wrote on Twitter while sharing official artwork to announce the show. Glastonbury organizers also confirmed the news on the festival’s official account.
Recently, The Chemical Brothers have been tipped to fill one of the various to-be-confirmed Glastonbury slots on this year’s line-up. George Ezra also looks set to be playing in the ‘TBC’ Sunday afternoon slot on the John Peel Stage, though this has yet to be officially confirmed.
The Chemical Brothers – who headlined The Other Stage in 2019 – are due to play Arcadia between scheduled appearances from Jon Hopkins (10pm-11pm), and Carl Cox/Chase & Status B2B (1am-3am). Other acts lined up for the dance venue across the weekend include Calvin Harris, Four Tet and Kurupt FM.
Last week, The Chemical Brothers shared an Instagram post that featured the caption: “Intense rehearsals completed. Brand new intense show. We’re ready for the summer, see you in a field soon.”
The duo are currently on tour and will perform in Cork, Ireland on Thursday (June 23) before a show at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire on Sunday (26).
In other festival-related news, the chief executive of UK Music has warned could result in “misery” for festivalgoers planning on travelling to Worthy Farm via train amid this week’s national rail strikes.
“These strikes risk misery for hundreds of thousands of music fans across the country who have been desperate to get back to festivals after two years of lockdowns,” Jamie Njoku-Goodwin said in an interview with iNews.
More than half of the trains that were set to run from London to Castle Cary, the closest station to the Glastonbury festival site, have been cancelled due to the strikes. Festivalgoers have been advised to make alternative travel arrangements, with gates set to open tomorrow, June 22.