Michael Eavis confirmed this morning (November 23) that The Irish rockers will headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday night of the Somerset event.
The historic occasion will mark the first time the legendary band have appeared at the event (which was voted Best Major Festival for the second year in a row at last Thursday's UK Festival Awards) in their 32-year career, despite many rumours over the years and it is widely known that they have been high on Eavis' target list for a long time. It also marks their first festival appearance since the early 1980's.“The 26-year-old rumour has finally come true”, beamed Michael Eavis, “At last, the biggest band in the world are going to play the best festival in the world!
“Nothing could be better for our 40th anniversary party. And there are even more surprises in the pipeline…”
Other acts rumoured to be in contention to play at next year's event include The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Muse and David Bowie.
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