Ra­dio­head’s no-show at Glasto: up­date

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News - CONOR GOOD­MAN

Thom Yorke has clar­i­fied Ra­dio­head’s rea­sons for not play­ing Glas­ton­bury in June. The Ticket and other news out­lets pre­vi­ously re­ported that Ra­dio­head had re­fused to ap­pear be­cause the fes­ti­val had poor pub­lic trans­port links and a large car­bon foot­print.

The mis­un­der­stand­ing arose af­ter Yorke gave an in­ter­view to The Sun. Writ­ing on his blog last week, Yorke said: “In the in­ter­view I men­tioned that we had a car­bon foot­print study com­mis­sioned and the big­gest shock was the sig­nif­i­cance of the all travel to the show by the au­di­ence … I also men­tioned that we were not play­ing Glas­ton­bury this year … but not be­cause of trans­port is­sues.”

Yorke has apol­o­gised to the Glas­ton­bury or­gan­is­ers, and ac­cepted that they are try­ing to min­imise car use. The band’s real rea­son for not play­ing is that “we had only just played there”.

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