Neil Tennant hints the synth-pop duo may return to Worthy Farm for a performance at Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary this summer
Pet Shop Boys ‘ Neil Tennant has said just enough to get fans hopes up in speculation on a possible performance by the synth-pop duo at Glastonbury 2020 later this year.
In an interview with Nicki Chapman (sitting in for Zoe Ball) on BBC Radio 2’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show (January 2) – while promoting the release of their new single ‘Monkey business’ – Tennant was asked about the chances of the Pet Shop Boys returning to Somerset for a Glastonbury performance, to which he replied: “You’ve put me on the spot […] let’s leave me there…” – in what sounded like an almost self-confirmation-wink-wink, of sorts.
Chapman then commented: “I’m gonna keep everything crossed, it’s the 50th-anniversary of Glastonbury Festival isn’t it and I couldn’t think of any better band to be playing live there”. Listen below.
The Pet Shop Boys – made of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe – joined The Killers on the Pyramid Stage last year at Glastonbury’s 2019 edition of the Festival for a synth-pop rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Always on My Mind”, before accompanying the band on their hit “Human.”
The iconic British dance duo last played their own set at Glastonbury’s Other Stage way back in 2010, and in 2000 prior to that.
With PSB’s first-ever greatest hits tour – ‘Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live’ – set to kick off on May 28 at The O2 in London, and wrap up at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on June 6 – one could assume they would have ample time to head down to Worthy Farm for Glastonbury’s 50th, which takes place between 24 and 28 June.
You can listen to the full interview now on BBC Sounds – Glastonbury is mentioned at about the 2:18:42 time-mark.