Brian May on why Queen will never play Glastonbury
“Would I ever do it? No. As the man who runs it advocates killing badgers for no good reason and I could never level with that,” says May.
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Sir Brian May has doubled down on why Queen will never play Glastonbury and has explained his difficult relationship with the festival owner.
In an interview in The Sun, the legendary guitarist opened up about his difficult relationship with the festival owner, Michael Eavis, over the issue of badger culling.
“Would I ever do it? No. As the man who runs it advocates killing badgers for no good reason and I could never level with that,” admits May.
“We won’t [play Glastonbury] and there are a lot of reasons for that. One of them is that Michael Eavis has frequently insulted me, and I don’t particularly enjoy that.
“Have they tried to book us? I think the feeling is mutual so I think they understand how I feel.”
He added: “There’s a little bit of a schism there, I wouldn’t do Glastonbury. Unless things changed radically.”
These comments come after Eavis publicly criticised May, as well as his opposition to culling badgers, something Eavis has called a “danger to farming”.
Despite this, May confessed that he is still keen to get back on the road with Queen after their 2022 which included 11 sold-out nights at London’s O2 arena.
However it is not all bad news if you do have tickets to the world-famous Worthy Farm festival, as it will be headlined by the rocket man himself, Elton John, marking his last-ever performance on British soil.
Emily Eavis, who runs the festival alongside her father, has promised it will be “a huge moment in both of our histories with the mother of all send offs.”
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