Michael Eavis rules Pulp and The Libertines out of Glastonbury 2011

Organiser also hints that Paul Simon could play Worthy Farm

Michael Eavis rules Pulp and The Libertines out of Glastonbury 2011

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Glastonbury chief Michael Eavis has ruled Pulp and The Libertines out of appearing at this summer's festival.

He has, however, suggested that Paul Simon could play.

Speaking to Efestivals.com, Eavis said there would be "no point" in booking Pulp.

"Pulp are doing Reading [the Reading And Leeds Festivals], and they're doing their own shows, so there's no point in us doing them as well," he said.

Pulp have not announced any non-festival shows yet, but Eavis' quote suggests that such gigs could be on the cards for the reuniting band.

Eavis also responded to a question implying that The Libertines would not be appearing at Glastonbury by saying: "Well, you know what's going on pretty well, don't you?"

The Libertines' spokeperson recently said the band would not be playing live for the foreseeable future.

Eavis said that the festival had "one old boy slot on the afternoon, the legends slot". When asked if this was reserved for Paul Simon, he replied: "I can't confirm that at the moment."

Glastonbury takes place on June 24-26.

The confirmed line-up so far is:

U2
Coldplay
Beyonce
Anna Calvi
BB King
Big Boi
The Chemical Brothers
Crystal Castles
Eels
Elbow
Friendly Fires
Fleet Foxes
Gruff Rhys
Ke$ha
J-Treole
James Blake
Janelle Monae
Laura Marling
Mumford & Sons
Primal Scream
Two Door Cinema Club
Warpaint

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