Glastonbury 2010: ‘trying for the world’s best headliners’

In an interview for the official Glastonbury Festival website, organiser Michael Eavis has admitted that 'expectations are high' for next year's event.

The festival chief and farmer is looking to trump the success of 2009 in June 2010 when Glastonbury celebrates its 40th anniversary.

“People are very interested in this 40 year thing,” said Eavis, “everywhere I go, people are asking about. The expectations are really high. So we have to deliver on that. We're trying to get the best headliners in the world.”

The usual suspects are likely to pop up on the rumour mill, especially after Radiohead, Coldplay and Muse all gave Worthy Farm a miss last summer.

But this time around Eavis is keeping his headliners a close guarded secret. When asked if he can give away any clues about next year’s bill toppers, Eavis said: “Not really at this stage. But I see they're moving the Michael Jackson tribute concert to Wembley Stadium in June next year, so there'll be a lot of artists around for that, hopefully.”

So keep your eyes peeled for the Jackson tribute line-up. In other festival news, tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2010 are set to go on sale on 4 October.

Click here for full ticket details.

The full Michael Eavis interview can be read here.