Glastonbury 2013 headliners 'confirmed'

Michael Eavis reveals he's got three acts locked in

Glastonbury 2013 headliners 'confirmed'

Photographer:Sara Bowrey

Chris Swindells - 12 January 2012

The 76-year-old founder and head of Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset told BBC Radio One: "I'm really determined somehow or other to make the 50 years - I don't see why I shouldn't make it. Strangely enough, I do feel incredibly fit. I don't see why I shouldn't make it. I've got the bands who want to play and the people who want to buy the tickets so why shouldn't we carry on?"

Glastonbury Festival will celebrate it's 50th anniversary in 2020 and Eavis said last night how determined he was to make the milestone.

He was in Groningen, the Netherlands to collect a Lifetime Achievement Award last night (11 January).

On receiving his lifetime achievement award Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis said: “42 years ago I started something on my farm towards the end of the flower power era in the 60’s and we had less than a thousand people and now we have 150,000 people registered to buy a ticket for 2013. Thank you very much to everyone and thanks to all the people who have been involved in our show and thanks to all the people who buy tickets every year. I hope there are a few more years to go yet, another 10 years maybe.”

Click here to read more coverage from the night.

Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, Florence and the Machine and Kasabian have all been linked to slots at the event when it returns next year from a year off in 2012.


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