Glastonbury ‘special guests’ revealed

Kasabian have been revealed as Bruce Springsteen's 'special guests' for this year's Glastonbury Festival.

The Leicester band will appear on the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night (27 June) before Springsteen wraps up the day with his E-Street band.

Neil Young and Blur will also headline the event with Lily Allen, Fleet Foxes, Franz Ferdinand, Doves and The Ting Tings confirmed.

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

The event is completely sold out.

The festival also made the news today after organisers cut the number of passes given out to local residents.

In the past Michael Eavis has given those in the nearby towns of Pilton, Pylle and Sticklynch free passes, but this year Glastonbury bosses have decreased the catchment area to which tickets are given out.

Speaking to the Independent, one unnamed resident said: "A lot of people have been disenfranchised and are feeling pretty sore about it.

"For most of us who live within the boundary, the festival impacts on us in one way or another – in my case it's the traffic. If you get a free ticket, you turn a blind eye to it, because you've got a week or so of having a good time. Normally you feel quite benign about it all. But if you don't get a free ticket, you don't feel quite so benign."

Speaking about the changing the catchment area, Eavis said: "Our relationship with the villagers has always been extremely good, but this year there was a slight change to the boundary for free tickets, which is now slightly smaller. As a result, a small percentage of people who have in the past got free tickets are now being offered the option of Sunday tickets rather than full weekend tickets.

"The Glastonbury festival is constantly changing and evolving. I don't know of any other festival or major event that looks after people who live locally as well as we do, and the majority of people will remain unaffected."