Neil Young to headline Glastonbury Festival

As predicted, Neil Young has been confirmed as the headliner for this year's Glastonbury Festival.

The acclaimed singer-songwriter, who has written hits such as ‘Heart Of Gold’, ‘Old Man’ and ‘Cinnamon Girl’, will top the bill on the Friday (26 June) night, ending months of speculation about his appearance.

Highly praised Seattle quintet Fleet Foxes will also play the UK’s Best Major Festival this June.

Speaking about the confirmations, festival organiser Michael Eavis said: "Every year the people that come to the Festival ask the same question: when is Neil Young playing? So this is big news for us. I've seen him play many times over the years but I think he's better than ever at the moment, it's one hell of a show.

"And the wonderful thing about Neil Young is that every generation loves his music, you can hear him in some of the younger bands like Fleet Foxes, who will also be playing at the Festival this year, so it's a big one for all of us. With Neil on the bill we are close to completing our best ever line-up."

Young joins headliners Bruce Springsteen and Blur on the bill as well as Lily Allen, Florence And The Machine, Bon Iver and Franz Ferdinand.

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

Tickets for the event have sold out but there will be a limited number of returned tickets on sale from 5 April, but those wishing to buy returns must register by 31 March.

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