Michael Eavis throws Wombles wobbler

Michael Eavis has said that booking children's television band, the Wombles, for Glastonbury 2011 was 'a bit of a mistake'.

The act are due to play for an hour on the Avalon Stage on the Sunday (26 June) of the festival.

Michael Eavis said: “I’ve got about 25 stages and managers and bookers for each of the stages. I can’t control every single one of them but I do get cross about that kind of thing.”

The Wombles creator Mike Batt has hit back however. “He probably doesn’t realise what a fantastic live act the Wombles are,” he said.

Batt added: “Uncle Bulgaria told me he thinks Mr Eavis is probably perfectly aware that festivals like his are so popular because they offer an eclectic mix for everybody.

“It isn’t very nice to think that you have been booked at a festival where you aren’t welcome, but we hope Mr Eavis will pop along to the Avalon stage on Sunday to check out the reaction for himself.”

U2, Coldplay and Beyonce will headline Glastonbury Festival 2011 which will return to Worthy Farm, Somerset from 22-26 June.

Glastonbury 2011 tickets have sold out.