Loaded can reveal that Bring Me The Horizon and New Order will headline the Other Stage at Glastonbury in June.
After Coldplay announced this week that they’re headlining the main Pyramid Stage of Glastonbury on Sunday June 26, Sheffield metallers Bring Me The Horizon will be on at the same time on the festival’s second Other Stage.
BMTH singer Oli Sykes told Loaded at NME Awards: “I’m not supposed to tell anyone about it but, yeah, we’re going to be playing Glastonbury.
“We’re trying to step out of our comfort zone and appeal to people who we wouldn’t normally appeal to. We’re doing that in a lot of ways this year. As well as the festival we may or not be playing, we’re also playing with a choir and a full orchestra for Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall in London.”
The stage clash is ironic, as Coldplay and Bring Me The Horizon have developed a friendly rivalry since Chris Martin’s band were accused of copying the artwork of their new album A Head Full Of Dreams from Bring Me The Horizon’s logo.
Speaking before they performed at NME Awards, Sykes insisted there was no animosity between the two bands.
But, while later performing Happy Song at the ceremony at Brixton Academy, Sykes jumped from the stage straight into the table where Coldplay were sat. The table collapsed as Coldplay jumped clear, laughing as they did so.
Sykes told Loaded afterwards: “That was purely innocent, honest. I didn’t see Coldplay there.
“But I reckon they can afford to pay for three replacement bottles of bubbly.”
Although their PRs refused to comment, Loaded understands that New Order will play the Other Stage on Saturday June 25, the same day Adele makes her Glastonbury debut headlining the Pyramid Stage.
Loaded was first to reveal last November that Adele will headline the festival.
A source told Loaded: “Although New Order are veterans, they’ve still got an alternative appeal, so it makes them a nice alternative for Glastonbury fans who see Adele as very mainstream.”
Muse are expected to be confirmed as headliners on June 24 once the line-up is officially announced in early April. Loaded has yet to be tipped off who will top the bill on the Other Stage that day.
Jeff Lynne’s ELO have been confirmed for the traditional Sunday afternoon legends slot on June 26.