So we could have had Foals and Prince then?
Andrew Trendell
11:56 31st July 2015

Foals have revealed that they were offered the chance to perform a secret set at Glastonbury this year, but turned it down as they were too 'unfit'. 

The slot eventually went to The Libertines, who delivered a passionate and historic performance as a surprise warm-up before Florence + The Machine on the Pyramid Stage

However, now Foals have confessed that they were invited first, but had to refuse as they hadn't had chance to rehearse new material from their upcoming album What Went Down, didn't want to play only old material, and that they felt they were too 'unfit' at the time.

"I’d been smoking too much," frontman Yannis Philippakis told Q. "Our shows are so physical that I’d have been wheezing.”

Watch Foals' ridiculous new interactive video for 'Mountain At My Gates' below

Foals release What Went Down on 28 August, while The Libertines drop their long-awaited third album Anthems For Doomed Youth on 4 September - but not after they surprise fans with a 'week of shenanigans' in a secret London location.  

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