Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis [above] has revealed that the headliners of next year’s festival will be “three bands who haven’t played Glastonbury” before.
Speaking at last night’s AIM Awards in London, which saw Warp Records take home label of the year in amongst a set of more predictable winners, Eavis explained to NME that “Next year’s headliners are more or less in place. 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.”
So who could it be? Daft Punk are an obvious choice, as they are in any situation of this sort, while Fleetwood Mac and Depeche Mode have been talked about as potential headliners all Summer – the recently reformed Mac, in fact, already expressed their desire to play the festival back in January.
Earlier this year, Eavis and a selection of other festival founders taught FACT How to… Run a Festival and Not Go Bust.