The rumors about Neil Young playing Glastonbury were finally confirmed earlier this week. Now it's been announced that Young's former band mates Dave Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash will be playing as well, leading us to speculate if a CSNY reunion might take place on stage at this year's Glasto.
The band's web site lists a show date of Saturday, June 27, but Glastonbury has not officially announced Young's performance date as of yet. As NME pointed out, Young is listed as one of the headliners of the event and since Bruce Springsteen is already headlining on Saturday, it makes a reunion unlikely (at least for promotional purposes). The festival's third headliner will be Blur, making for a very strange combination of old and older.
It'll be interesting to see if songs like "Ohio" will resonate with the largely British crowd. We also wonder if they'll pull out some old CSNY hits like "Teach Your Children." We find it's sure to get the party started. All four members last got together back in 2006 to play the Freedom of Speech tour in the U.S.
When Glastonbury organizer Michael Eavis announced that Neil Young would be playing the fest this year, he said, "Neil Young to play this year is a dream come true for me personally. He is one of my all-time favourites and we have always wanted him to play."
This year's festival takes place in Pilton, Somerset, June 24-28.