Glastonbury’s co-organiser Michael Eavis has revealed the three headliners for 2014 which are all now ‘more or less in place’ have never played at the festival before.
“Next year’s headliners are more or less in place,” Eavis told NME at yesterday’s AIM Independent Music Awards. “They’re three bands who haven’t played Glastonbury, and that’s important.”
“There aren’t many bands left who haven’t played the festival, and before we run out I’d like to persuade the ones on my wish list to come down. I think I’ve managed that with these three.”
Eavis’ revelations make Fleetwood Mac, already strongly tipped for a bill-topping performance on the Pyramid Stage, one of the leading contenders following their return this year, while Prince, another artist frequently linked, has also never performed at Worthy Farm.
More acts which fit Eavis’ description include The Stone Roses – who were forced to pull out in 1995 and were replaced with a legendary gig from Pulp – and Daft Punk, whose huge success this year and multi-genre sound could perfectly fit in to Glastonbury’s recent push for more diverse headline bookings.
It rules out a return for David Bowie however, who had been one of the bookies favourites. Bowie previously appeared at the event in 1971 and 2000.