GLASTO PULPED!

And to think Pulp and Madonna were being lined up...

MICHAEL EAVIS has revealed that a dispute between police and the council over the GLASTONBURY “super-fence” has contributed to the cancellation of this year’s festival.

Speaking on London radio station XFM following this afternoon’s (January 4) shock announcement that it wouldn’t go, he said: “The police and council can’t agree on the fence. Some of the locals don’t like it either. We’ll definitely be back in 2002 though.”

He also revealed that many bands had already been booked to play, and they had been in discussion with major acts to headline: “We’d booked a lot of the middle-level acts, and had two of the headliners lined up. Y’know, we were talking to the likes of Madonna and Pulp and so on.”