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Wolf Alice may miss Glastonbury set after flight from US cancelled

"Our flight's been cancelled and we need to get to Glastonbury, not joking"

By Joe Goggins

Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice onstage at Reading Festival, 2021
The group are stranded in California. (Photo: Raph_PH/Wikimedia Commons)

Wolf Alice are in danger of missing their scheduled Glastonbury set after their flight from the US was cancelled.

The London indie rockers have just wrapped up a couple of high-profile American support slots, that saw them play at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, opening up for Bleachers and Halsey, respectively. Last night, though (June 22), they tweeted that their planned quick-fire return to Europe to make a second appearance on the Pyramid Stage was in serious jeopardy.

“has anyone got a private jet in LA?”, they said on their official account, before adding, “Our flights been cancelled and we need to get to Glastonbury, not joking.” Drummer Joel Amey followed this up hours later, by quote-tweeting the original message and saying, “Spoke to soon having a shocker.”

Wolf Alice are out in support of their critically-acclaimed third full-length, ‘Blue Weekend’, which they are in the process of releasing a reimagined stripped-back ‘Blue Lullaby’ version of; the drip-feed of reworked tracks continued earlier this week with a fresh take on ‘Feeling Myself’, which arrived on streaming services on Tuesday (June 21). Now, they apparently risk missing a huge slot on the Pyramid that is currently scheduled for 16:45 tomorrow (June 24).

They are not the only band who’s prospects of appearing at the legendary festival have been thrown into potential chaos; The Chemical Brothers have cancelled their planned Cork show tonight (June 23) because of positive COVID-19 tests among the touring party. “The Chemical Brothers are sorry to announce they have had to reschedule their show at Musgrave Park, Cork, Ireland on Thursday June 23rd, 2022, due to Covid in band and crew,” read a Twitter statement from the electronic pioneers. “The show will be rescheduled to 2023. A further announcement on rescheduled date will be made in due course.”

Crowds began to return to Worthy Farm for the first time in three years yesterday, with COVID having nixed the festival entirely in 2020 and 2021. Billie Eilish is set to become Glastonbury’s youngest-ever solo headliner tomorrow night (June 24), before Paul McCartney plays his first UK show since turning 80 on Saturday (June 25) and Kendrick Lamar closes proceedings on the Pyramid on Sunday (June 26).