Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are adding another major summer festival to their Working on a Dream tour schedule, this time crossing the Atlantic to headline an evening at the U.K.’s famed Glastonbury Festival. Springsteen had been rumored to be among the headliners for some time, but it finally became official with an announcement on the festival’s Website.
“I’m so pleased that Bruce Springsteen has agreed to come to Worthy Farm for the first time,” Glastonbury organizer Michael Eavis said on the fest’s official site. “He’s one of the all-time rock legends and I’m confident that this will be one of our best shows ever.” Adds Emily Eavis, “I’m knocked out that we’ve managed to get Bruce to play. It’s the icing on the cake of this year’s bill, which I’m sure will take everyone’s breath away when we announce the full details.”
Springsteen has already revealed plans to headline a night of Bonnaroo, and there’s a conspicuous gap in his touring schedule that has Springsteen idle in California during the Coachella festival, just in case the organizers of the Indio, California fest to give in to fans’ demands and spruce up their Saturday night offering. (As of now, the Killers are headlining that night.) And even though tickets for Glastonbury have already sold out, after performing for the Super Bowl halftime show in front of an audience of hundreds of millions, Glastonbury probably seems like an intimate club gig to the E Street Band by comparison.
Of course, this is all in support of Springsteen’s recent five-star album Working on a Dream. Springsteen recently spoke to Rolling Stone‘s David Fricke about his latest album, and you can read the cover story below:
• Q&A: The E Street Band on Bruce, Their Springsteen
• Bruce Springsteen on His Super Bowl Slide: Rocker Opens Up in Candid Journal
• Bruce Springsteen “Furious” At Ticketmaster, Rails Against Live Nation Merger