US ‘Supergroup’ For Glastonbury?

Glastonbury Festival boss, Michael Eavis, has dropped another of his infamous 'cryptic clues' by telling students how an American supergroup is vying for a headline slot at next year's festival...

The Worthy Farm owner, 71, refused to disclose any possible names when pressed by an audience of around 200 students at Buckingham Chiltern University College last week.

However, he did divulge that a "US supergroup" had been booked and that he was in the enviable position of fitting the group into what "already is a fantastic lineup".

Eavis confirmed that he was considering elevating the mystery band to a headline slot on one of the main stages – such is his confidence they will wow over the Glastonbury crowd.

Glasto's founder has a reputation for leaking lineup clues ahead of each festival to fuel the rumour mill – and has been known to chuck in the odd red herring!

Depending on his meaning of the word 'supergroup', it could be anyone from The Raconteurs to The Beach Boys to a band being formed especially for the festival's 2007 comeback, following its break this year.

Earlier this summer, Eavis told VF about some "very special plans" he had for the Friday night of the festival, promising "you won't guess it in a million years".

We shall have to wait and see, at least until April for definite. Organisers of Glastonbury Festival this week confirmed that tickets will go on sale at 9am on Sunday, 1 April. The full lineup will be unveiled shortly afterwards.

Acts already rumoured to be playing include The Killers, Kylie, The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, Razorlight and Dolly Parton.

Glastonbury 2007 takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from 22-24 June.