Jake Bugg has confessed that he “hates” playing music festivals.
The singer songwriter spoke ahead of his headline show on Glastonbury’s Other Stage last weekend, but was quick to emphasise his gratitude:
“I hate music festivals so much, but obviously to be this high up on the line-up and to be playing here tonight, is a privilege” he revealed to NME. “But the actual experience of festivals I could really do without.”
“This is my third Glastonbury,” he added. “I remember going out onto the Pyramid Stage last year and seeing so many blurred faces. It was much bigger than I thought it was going to be, I couldn’t really believe it to be honest. It was a bit too early for me to care – it was 3pm and it was a bit too early for a show for me. Whereas tonight I’m on pretty late – it’s a big slot for me.”
Despite his reluctance, Bugg still has festival appearances remaining this summer, notably T in the Park and Reading & Leeds – both festivals will see him play directly under bill-toppers Arctic Monkeys.
See Jake Bugg’s performance of ‘What Doesn’t Kill You‘ at Glastonbury here.