Eric Clapton has been confirmed to play at the 2007 Glastonbury Festival, organiser Michael Eavis revealed this week - and it's definitely White Stripes, Coldplay and Kylie for this year!
Eavis told the Wells Journal that the guitarist had agreed to play at the festival during a chance meeting with him at a BBC new years eve party, which was presented by rhythm and blues performer Jools Holland. The deal was apparently followed up last night (Thursday) when Clapton phoned Worthy Farm and asked to come and play.
The Glasto boss said: “He had wanted to play next year but because we haven’t got a festival in 2006, we shook hands on him coming to 2007. Eric’s a favourite of mine, he’ll be brilliant.”
Back to this year, and a Glastonbury source has ‘confirmed’ to Virtual Festivals the acts that will be headlining the Pyramid Stage. As rumoured for weeks, The White Stripes will play Friday, Coldplay Saturday, with Kylie finishing things off on Sunday.
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Sadly, solo singer Natasha Bedingfield will not be appearing, despite her becoming very friendly with Eavis at the same party the deal with Clapton was first conceived.
Eavis said: “She was all over me there, but it’s me who does the sucking up not the other way round.”
Glastonbury 2005 takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, from 24-26 June. Tickets go on sale at 9am, Sunday 3 April, priced at £125. For more info CLICK HERE.