‘We need to get to Glastonbury, not joking’: Wolf Alice’s plea as BA flight cancelled

British indie band is due to play at the festival's main Pyramid Stage on Friday but faces a race to get back to the UK in time

Members of the band Wolf Alice Credit: HENRY NICHOLLS

😟😅🤯 A band faces a race against time to reach the UK after their flight was cancelled less than 48 hours before their Glastonbury appearance.

😟😅🤯 British indie band Wolf Alice issued a plea for a private jet after their British Airways flight from Los Angeles to Heathrow on Wednesday night was cancelled.

😟😅🤯 "We need to get to Glastonbury, not joking", the band tweeted. 

😟😅🤯 Wolf Alice had been in the US playing a series of concerts, including a gig alongside US singer Halsey at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

😟😅🤯 They are due to play a 4.45pm set at the festival's main Pyramid Stage on Friday, leaving them little time to make the 10-hour flight and complete the almost three-hour drive to the Somerset festival.

😟😅🤯 But there may be hope for fans of the band hoping to see them play after they posted a short video on their Instagram page on Thursday evening appearing to show them at a check-in desk at Los Angeles airport.

😟😅🤯 It came as 700 British Airways workers at the airport, mostly check-in staff, voted to strike this summer over pay cuts.

😟😅🤯 A spokesman for American Airlines, which runs transatlantic flights alongside British Airways said: "On June 22, American Airlines flight 134 from LAX to LHR was cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience as we never want to disrupt our customer's travel plans.

😟😅🤯 "Those booked on yesterday's flight were provided meal and hotel vouchers, and have been accommodated on alternate flights."