A post on eFestivals claims to have “well-sourced information” that Daft Punk will be headlining Glastonbury in 2017. This latest rumor comes on the heels of a veritable glut of touring rumors and the appearance of a cryptic website that seems to reference the legendary French duo’s mythic ALIVE performances a decade ago. Of course, other industry sources claim the world’s favorite robots have no plans to tour in 2017.
It remains to be seen whether any of this smoke leads to an actual fire. Few artists ever achieve the clout that Daft Punk have and thus have the ability to do whatever it is they please. For years now that has meant confining themselves to the studio. It is also worth noting that in the original posting on eFestivals, the Daft Punk rumor is buried deep in an article focused on a potential for Radiohead to headline Glastonbury for the third time. No offense to Thom Yorke and his cadre, but Daft Punk unleashing a live tour — or even just one headlining performance at one of the world’s premier festivals — is certainly a bigger story.
Still, it’s not inconceivable that another edition of ALIVE could be on the horizon. One thing is certain: the enigmatic robots will unveil their plans on their own terms.