Wurzels Pull Out of Glastonbury

Instead of playing what would have been a home-town gig in front of a festival crowd, the legendary zoider quaffers have pulled out of an appearance at Glastonbury on Sunday 24th June amid reports that they´re unhappy with the stage upon which they were due to play.

Booked to headline and, in effect, close the show on the Babylon Bandstand stage - and, in the process going head-to-head with The Who over on the Pyramid Stage - the band were distinctly unimpressed with rules stating that they couldn´t use their own sound engineer…

"We would have loved to play but we don't feel it's right," oo-arrh´ed band member Tommy Banner around a flagon of scrumpy so rough it had corn-plasters in it. "Other novelty acts like Rolf Harris have been on better stages and we think we deserve it."

One of Glasto´s organisers Emily Eavis commented: "Unfortunately at this late stage every other stage is choc-a-bloc and it's a shame as they're a bit of an institution round here but we'll have to get them back next year.".


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