Run The Jewels confirm Glastonbury 2017 appearance

Rap duo leaked the news during an email to fans

Run The Jewels appear to have confirmed that they will be playing this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

The hip-hop duo, consisting of Killer Mike and El-P, released their third album ‘Run The Jewels 3’ last December. They previously played Glastonbury in 2015.

Dropping their video for ‘Legend Has It’ earlier today, the band also sent an email to fans in which they list Glastonbury among festivals they’ll be playing this summer. See in the tweet below.

@GlastoWatch @TheGlastoThingy Run The Jewels just self-confirmed via email that they’ll be hitting Glasto pic.twitter.com/aaAGUQXItY

— Fin(n) (@finn_with_1_n) March 22, 2017

Run The Jewels: Legend Has It (Official Video)

VIDEO PREMIERE! Rap super-duo Run The Jewels premiere “Legend Has It”, the first video from their universally lauded album Run The Jewels 3. Directed by esteemed talent and old compatriot Brian Beletic (who previously helmed El-P’s classic “Deep Space 9mm” video), the clip portrays the duo in a police lineup, which they suspect might just be a set up. The acid they just dropped isn’t helping, either. Director Brian Beletic states: “The video for ‘Legend Has It’ plays with the theme of guilty until proven innocent. We live in a world where the stronger the truth the greater the opposition. In this story EL-P and Killer Mike are in a police lineup and the cards are stacked heavily against them. But why is that?” And for Run the Jewels, “this video is a worst nightmare scenario. High on acid and caught in the system. Pitted against icons of innocence in a police line up that doesn’t feel real. No bunnies were hurt in the making of this video.”Look out for more videos to come from Run the Jewels…Credits:Director: Brian BeleticProducer: Terry Gallagher, Dennis BeierExecutive Producer: Drew SantarsieroProduction Company: SMUGGLERDP: Ryley BrownProduction Designer: David SkinnerCostume: Lindy McMichael, Matt GoldmanAssistant Director: George NessisEditor: Sam OstroveVFX – Autonomous, Andy BateExecutive Producer (RTJ): Amaechi UzoigweFor more Run the Jewels, please visit www.runthejewels.comPick up RTJ3: http://rtj3.io/getitFASpecial thanks to Smuggler Films and Adult Swim(c) Run the Jewels, Inc.

Posted by Run The Jewels on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Glastonbury 2017 will take place at Worthy Farm, Somerset from 23-25 June.

The full Glastonbury 2017 line-up is expected to be revealed this month, with its three headliners already confirmed as Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran.

Radiohead are rumoured to be planning a special set to honour the 20th anniversary of ‘OK Computer’ during their headline performance.

Various “leaked” line-ups have circulated the internet, leading organiser Emily Eavis to recently dismiss them as “fake news”.

This week has seen Nile Rodgers confirm himself for Glastonbury 2017, while Wiley has also confirmed himself for the festivalThe Avalanches appear to have also leaked that they will be performing, while country icon Kris Kristofferson also looks set to play.

Meanwhile, Diana Ross is no longer rumoured to perform on the Sunday ‘legends’ slot.

Last month, the Glastonbury bosses told NME that they’d booked ‘twice as many bands to play’ this year and that they’d be introducing the new area of a ‘drive-in cinema‘.

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