Coldplay are concerned that they will be totally upstaged after it was confirmed that they would be following The Wombles in the line-up for this year’s Glastonbury festival.
Founder Michael Eavis has called the addition of the Wimbledon band ‘a big mistake’ and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has told NME magazine that he could not agree more.
“I’d be more inclined to call it ‘a big challenge’,” Martin said in an interview with the magazine.
“This must be what it feels like trying to somehow follow Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock.”
“The festival organisers should know to keep the best acts until last but for some reason they’ve put us there.”
“Which makes no sense, especially when the crowd will be peaking with the Wombles at two in the afternoon.”
“Have you seen their costumes? How can we possibly compete with that?”
Organiser Eavis said that Coldplay should stop complaining and just get on with it.
He told reporters, “Look, other bands have got even bigger challenges. Keane have got to follow Rastamouse.”
While musicians are understandably apprehensive about the task of topping acts that have dressed up as puppets from children’s television programmes, music fans believe that their presence may finally restore some much needed credibility to Glastonbury.