New Order famously collaborated with the 1990 England squad on the official World Cup song ‘World In Motion’, which featured a rap (!!) from then-player John Barnes towards the end of the track.
So far, more than 400 people have signed an online petition on Change.org urging the band to perform the song during their Glasto set in June, which will coincide with the Euro 2016 football tournament, also taking place this summer.
Campaigner Tom Sharpe, who set up the petition, writes: “England genuinely have a decent squad (debatable). We could win the trophy (also debatable).
“But nevertheless, for the punters in the mud at Glastonbury this year, surely it'll be brilliant if John Barnes and Keith Allen [who co-wrote the track] came on stage to perform with New Order for the Three Lions anthem 'World in Motion'. Let's make this happen.”
He adds: “Should England qualify from the group stage, the performance would go down a storm. Credit goes to Mr Matt Young from 'Glasto Chat', I simply provided the petition!”
New Order were confirmed to be among this year’s performers on Wednesday (30 March), alongside a host of other musical acts, including Ellie Goulding, Years & Years, Stormzy and Beck.
Other additions to the line-up will be made in the coming weeks, with Glastonbury organisers still to reveal plans for the cabaret and theatre areas.
Listen to ‘World In Motion’ below: