EXCLUSIVE!! Eavis eyes U2 for Glastonbury 2005

Even before this year's three day festival has even begun, Glastonbury supremo Michael Eavis tells Virtual Festivals that he wants the Irish living legends to headline next year

Having booked some of the best bands in the world to play at Glastonbury in recent times, Michael Eavis is turning his attention towards U2 for next year, as well as refocusing on persuading Prince to play.

In an exclusive interview with Virtual Festivals, he said: “I’d like to get U2 headlining for next year and I’ll be making a phone call to them.

“I know they like to do their own thing but, then again, so does Paul McCartney, and they don’t come much bigger than him.

“I might also try Prince again. We approached him for this year and he seemed interested but in the end he couldn’t make it.”

U2 have never played Glastonbury before and have not toured since their Elevation dates in 2001. 

See the full Michael Eavis interview here