‘Glastonbury headliners to be named when tickets are sold’, say organisers

Michael Eavis has said that the Glastonbury Festival 2011 headliners are to be announced after the tickets have been sold.

Speaking to BBC Newsbeat ahead Glastonbury tickets going on sale this Sunday (3 October), the organiser revealed that he thought the bill-toppers were as good, if not better than Gorillaz, Muse and Stevie Wonder this year.

Eavis said: "The three headliners are incredibly impressive – I deliberately want to announce them after the tickets have been sold.

"The headliners next year are absolutely fantastic – I can guarantee that. It'll be on a par with this year, and possibly slightly better even."

As reported earlier, Michael Eavis revealed that U2 had been offered a headline slot after pulling out this year.

When asked about the Irish band, he replied: "We don't know yet. We're obviously planning all sorts of things.”

Fans can also expect an American headliner on the Glastonbury 2011 line-up, with Prince rumoured to be appearing.

Glastonbury Festival 2011 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset from 22-26 June.

Click here to find out about Glastonbury Festival tickets, which go on sale on Sunday 3 October at 9am.

National Express have been unveiled as the official coach partner of the Glastonbury Festival.

More festival-goers are travelling by coach to events because of its green credentials, it saves money on car parking and the coach drops ticket-holders closer to the campsite than any other mode of transport.

Coach tickets are expected to go on sale on Monday 4 October.

Click here for more details on coaches to Glastonbury Festival.