Glastonbury Festival 2022: Slade’s Noddy Holder wants to reunite the original group to play Worthy Farm

Former Slade singer Noddy Holder has revealed he wants to reunite the band’s original lineup to perform at the Glastonbury Festival.

The band’s famous number one single from 1973 Merry Christmas to everyone have made them party icons ever since – but Noddy, 75, says he wants to perform with his former bandmates at the Somerset summer bonanza.

The frontman wants to reunite original band members Jim Lea, Don Powell and Dave Hill to perform at the festival after the band broke up in 1992.

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Speaking to The Sun, Noddy said: “It would be amazing if we could work out our differences.

“I think we should all go to a coach each. Or we should all have a changing room or a caravan each.

“And maybe we should have glass barriers between us on stage so there’s no punching on stage.”

The band enjoyed six number one singles and three number one albums together, after forming in Wolverhampton in 1966.

Current members of Slade include bassist John Berry who joined in 2003, vocalist and keyboardist Russell Keefe who joined in 2019, and drummer Alex Bines who joined in 2020.

The Glastonbury Festival is set to return to Worthy Farm in Pilton in June, after two consecutive festivals were canceled due to government coronavirus restrictions.

So far, the only officially confirmed acts for the 2022 event are Billie Eilish and Diana Ross.

Jan G. Gilbert