Michael Eavis says Glastonbury can’t afford Fleetwood Mac

Eavis says all the band's members 'want to be paid a lot of money'

Michael Eavis has revealed Fleetwood Mac haven’t headlined Glastonbury yet because he thinks they are too expensive.

The ‘Rumours’ band have been linked to the Somerset festival for several years, and headlined at Isle Of Wight festival last year. During a new interview with The Guardian, Eavis confirmed they are still on his wish list for a future Glastonbury.

“Adele did it for less, Rolling Stones did it for a reasonable rate,” he said. “We can’t afford to spend £4-5m on people to play. Mick Fleetwood said he would do it himself, but come on. I’d like the rest of the band and they all want to be paid a lot of money.”

During the interview, Eavis also said he intends to “work on getting Pink Floyd together again” at Glastonbury. According to the latest odds, Guns N’ Roses are favourites to headline next year’s festival, with Kasabian, Stone Roses and Radiohead all hotly tipped too.

Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Mumford and Sons, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are thought to be in the running for prized headline slots too. Eavis said last November that he already had all three headliners for 2017 in place.