Arctic Monkeys singer bans his mum from festivals they perform at

by Martin

Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys

Alex Turner, frontman of the Arctic Monkeys has said in an interview that he’s banned his mum from attending festivals that the band perform at claiming he “can’t be naughty if she’s there”.

While his mum was at Glastonbury this Summer where she celebrated her birthday and Turner had the crowd sing Happy Birthday to her he’s said that she can only attend festivals where the Arctic Monkeys aren’t playing.

Speaking to The Sun about his Mum at Glastonbury Turner said: “She was there with all her gang. I didn’t even get the tickets for them, she went and organised it for herself, for her birthday.”

“There’s something about a big festival and knowing your mum is around somewhere. I can’t be naughty if she’s there.”

He went on to say: “I asked if, in future, we could check which festival she wants to go to and which ones I’m playing at. I absolutely love her though, don’t get me wrong.”



This coming weekend Arctic Monkeys look set to top the Official Albums Chart with their fifth studio album ‘AM’.

In the mid-week chart update yesterday it was revealed that so far ‘AM’ has sold over 97,000 copies so far and it was only released on Monday (the 9th of September).

The Official Charts Company also revealed that if sales of the album continue at this rate the album and the band could overtake French DJs Daft Punk who currently hold the record of fastest selling album of 2013 with their album ‘Random Access Memories’ which clocked up 165,000 sales in its first week.


Arctic Monkeys could also be on course to win the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize according to bookmakers William Hill alongside David Bowie, Foals or Laura Marling.

Watch the official music video below for the Arctic Monkeys smash hit ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor’.