Arctic Monkeys confirmed for Glastonbury main stage despite illness

The band's performance in Glasgow this Sunday looks set to go ahead after festival set confirmed.

The Arctic Monkeys are still expected to headline Glastonbury’s main stage, despite fears the performance may be cancelled due to illness.

The band pulled out of a gig in Ireland earlier this week after frontman Alex Turner was diagnosed with acute laryngitis – sparking fears their Glasto set and Sunday’s gig in Glasgow may be shelved.

However the festival’s co-organiser, Emily Eavis, confirmed the Sheffield band would take to the Pyramid Stage this evening.

Asked by Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2 if the band were still set to play, Eavis said: “They’re on” which was welcomed with uproarious applause.

“It was a little bit close there for a minute and we were thinking about whether we should have a serious back-up plan in place, but, no, thankfully they’re on, so that’s great.”

The sell-out performance at Bellahouston Park is the band’s only Scottish stop on their tour and the first time the band has performed in the country since their appearance at TRNSMT in 2018.

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