Festival-goers trying to get to Glastonbury have had their work cut out, with rail strikes and heavy traffic impacting people trying to make it into the site. But it’s not just the guests who had some trouble. The band, Wolf Alice, have put out a social media request for a private jet after getting stuck in Los Angeles.
The 2018 Mercury Prize-winning rock band from London are due to play on the iconic Pyramid Stage on Friday 24 June, from 4:45pm. The band consists of lead singer Ellie Rowsell, guitarist Joff Odie, bassist Theo Ellis and drummer Joel Amey. But the band’s Twitter account asked for help in the early hours of Thursday after their travel plans were disrupted at the last minute.
“Has anyone got a private jet in LA?” they tweeted. The request was followed by an explanation: “Our flight’s been cancelled and we need to get to Glastonbury not joking.”
The band are currently supporting Harry Styles on the European leg of his tour, and have previously supported Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. They last played on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage back in 2016, and opened the festival’s live stream event last year.
Around the same time, bassist Theo Ellis posted a story on Instagram that read “Serious request, everything has been cancelled going out of LAX, we are in desperate need of a flight tonight. Anyone got a private jet? Lol but really not. Trynna get to a pyramid style stage [sic]”.
According to the band’s Instagram “all flights have been cancelled”. A few hours later, drummer Joel Amey shared the original tweet, adding that they were “having a shocker.”
It’s currently unclear whether the band, who were touring in the US, will make it on time to the festival.