Waters and Mason, two-thirds of Pink Floyd, said they would be open to playing Glastonbury if they were ever invited.
Two of the remaining three members of prog-rock legends Pink Floyd have raised the tantalising prospect that the group might finally perform at Glastonbury Festival.
At a press conference for the V&A Museum’s upcoming Pink Floyd retrospective exhibition on Thursday (February 16th), the band’s bass player Roger Waters and drummer Nick Mason made a rare joint appearance in public. During the questions, they suggested that they might be up for playing at the iconic festival for the first time.
Presumably, this made Glasto organiser Michael Eavis’s ears prick up with excitement, having previously said that his wishlist for the festival included Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac.
Roger Waters of Pink Floyd
However, such a reunion would be incomplete, as guitarist David Gilmour has notoriously put the dampeners on virtually all previous prospects of a full line-up getting back together. Asked about Gilmour, the other two seemed to be pretty distant from their former bandmate.
“The last I heard, David retired,” Water said to Mason. “You know David better than me.”
Mason replied: “I heard he’d retired and then he seemed to unretire, so we don’t know.”
The drummer, 73, added that he had never played at Glastonbury. While he reckons it would be enjoyable, “I don’t think it is very likely but yes I would do it given the opportunity.”
Nick Mason of Pink Floyd
The full line-up of Pink Floyd has not performed together since the Live 8 charity concert in Hyde Park in 2005, when Gilmour joined Waters, Mason and the now-deceased Richard Wright for four songs. Gilmour and Mason also joined Waters onstage during the latter’s gig at the O2 Arena in London in 2011.
Waters, also 73 and who announced his first solo album in 22 years on the same day as the press conference, has played Glastonbury once back in 2002. Remembering it, he said it was “really cold. There were a lot of people and it seemed very jolly and I liked it.”