Bruce Springsteen to headline Glastonbury

As predicted, Bruce Springsteen has been confirmed as the headliner for this year's Glastonbury Festival.

The American star, who is nicknamed The Boss, will make his first UK festival appearance when he headlines the event's Pyramid Stage on Saturday 27 June.

Speaking about the announcement, organiser Michael Eavis said: "I'm so pleased that Bruce Springsteen has agreed to come to Worthy Farm for the first time. He's one of the all-time rock legends. I'm confident that this will be one of our best shows ever."

Neil Young and Blur are widely rumoured to be the remaining headliners, though nothing has been officially confirmed as yet.

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Glastonbury Festival 2009 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset from 24-28 June.

Tickets for the event have sold out but there will be a limited number of returned tickets on sale from 5 April, but those wishing to buy returns must register by 31 March.

Click here for Glastonbury registration.

The festival won the Best UK Major Award at last year's 2008 UK Festival Awards.