The Killers back in for Glastonbury
Photographer: Sara Bowrey16 January 2007
The Killers had long been tipped to headline the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night at Glastonbury Festival.
However, all that seemed to have changed in December, after singer Brandon Flowers revealed he had not yet received the call from Michael Eavis - just days after Eavis confirmed that all his headliners had been booked.
Weeks later it was revealed by The Sun that The Killers would headline V Festival, casting further doubts over a Glastonbury appearance.
But now it looks as if the US rockers will in fact play the Somerset festival, after Eavis laughed off suggestions that the band were "one that got away".
Glasto's founder told Virtual Festivals: "The Killers have got away? Where did you hear that, in the papers? Well, you might be in for a shock then!"
He refused to confirm whether the band would be headlining the Friday night, but did divulge that two of his Pyramid Stage headliners were British acts, while the other one was American.
What is certain is that one of those "British acts" will be closing the festival on Sunday night, with The Who and The Police likely contenders.
Eavis said: "For Sunday night we've got one of my favourite ever bands, a homegrown band that goes back a long way, and they are just terrific - the real deal."
While the Glastonbury Festival boss shut up shop when asked to elaborate on his riddle-some revelations, he did confirm one artist who will be performing at Worthy Farm this year.
He said: "I can't really tell you any more, but I will tell you someone who's playing who I'm really looking forward to as well, and that's John Fogerty, who used to be in Credence Clearwater Revival. He'll be fantastic."
Eavis also virtually confirmed Kasabian and The Kooks for the festival, after revealing how they're two of the newer bands he's been listening to lately.
Asked whether it would be fair to assume they'd both be appearing, he quipped: "Well it looks like it, doesn't it?"
Kasabian have been talked about as potential headliners for the Saturday night, following gleeful pronouncements by singer Tom Meighan about playing the festival during recent gigs.
Other acts set to play include Kaiser Chiefs, The Chemical Brothers, Razorlight, Bloc Party, Lily Allen, Arcade Fire and Chumbawumba - who were the first band to confirm themselves via their website.
Glastonbury Festival 2007 takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from 22-24 June. Tickets go on sale on 1 April, however there is a new registration process being introduced from 1 February. See HERE or click on the links below for more info.
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