Friday 31 May 2013, 10:44 | By Chris Cooke
Grimshaw says no to Styles and Donald at Glastonbury
With Radio 1 breakfast show geezer Nick Grimshaw confirmed as one of the hosts of the BBC’s coverage of Glastonbury this year, does he think his best bro Harry Styles should be booked to play the festival to sing some of those One Direction hits?
Well no, obviously not. “I don’t think One Direction’s music sounds like the stuff that is historically supported by Glastonbury”, Grimmy told the Independent when questioned about when it’s right for pop to appear at Worthy Farm.
Noting that Beyonce “killed it” when she headlined the event, despite many originally expressing surprise at her booking, the Radio 1 DJ adds: “I think Rihanna could play it. I think Rihanna would be great to see. She did [the] Hackney [Weekend] and she was incredible”.
Rita Ora, booked to play the Pyramid Stage this year, will be fine because “I guess Rita’s music sort of takes loads of stuff from music like dub and reggae and house music that would be played at Glastonbury”.
But the Take That guys, like Styles’ boyband mates, should never expect the call. “I don’t think Take That should do it. I think Gary Barlow is really great at writing songs – I think he’s good – but I don’t think I really want to see Howard Donald on the Pyramid Stage”.
Ah, but Grimmy, what if he was “winding down” on Tricky, would that do it for you? More Glasto gold in the making, surely?