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Could Pink Floyd Reunite At Glastonbury?

Two of Pink Floyd's three surviving members have said they're willing to reunite to perform at the U.K.'s famed Glastonbury Festival.

Appearing together at a preview event for the The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains exhibit opening during May at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Roger Waters and Nick Mason said Glastonbury would be the right place for Pink Floyd's first performance since the 2011 Live 8 concert in London.

"It would be nice to add it to the list of things," Mason said. "I've never played Glastonbury. It would be fun to do it...(But) I don't think it would be very likely."

Waters noted that he played the festival once and "it was really cold. But there were a lot of people and it seemed very jolly and I liked it. Yeah, I would do it again."

Both men, however, voiced doubt that bandmate David Gilmour would be willing to do it, and the guitarist told us that he has no interest in doing anything under the group name other than archival album releases:

“To be honest with you, I think I put the whole Pink Floyd thing to bed many, many years ago...I think really and truly, long before I made the 'On An Island' album (in 2006) I said goodbye to all that myself, maybe not quite as publicly as all that but I thought I had...I mean, it's impossible to go back there anyway without Rick (Wright), and I wouldn't want to. It's all done, done and just very, very enjoyable. I loved it. I loved 95 percent of our times together, which were productive and satisfying and joyful. So, yeah it's nice to put that to bed now."


Gilmour and Mason did join Waters at one of his 2015 shows in London, but the guitarist was immersed most recently in his 2015 album Rattle That Lock.

Waters, meanwhile, plans to release a new album, titled Is This The Life We Really Want?, this year and will launch is Us + Them North American Tour on May 26 in Kansas City.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.