REM ‘GOOD FOR GLASTO’

Michael Eavis says that "the rumours are good" for R.E.M to headline this years festival...

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL organiser Michael Eavis told Radio 1’s Newsbeat yesterday that the line-up for this year’s festival is now complete and said that “the rumours are pretty good” that REM would head the bill.

As reported on nme.com in November when R.E.M came to the UK to make promotional appearances, they told reporters that they were probably going to play Glastonbury. They are also planning other European outdoor shows, including one at Stirling Castle in Scotland.

As in the previous two festivals, the Glastonbury organisers themselves will not give away the fill line-up until it appears in the official programs on sale on the first day.

But as always while bands are technically under contract not to reveal that they are playing the festival, the bill becomes apparent closer to the time.

So far, the lineup tipped for this years Glastonbury Festival is R.E.M headlining Friday, The Manic Street Preachers on Saturday and The Beautiful South on Sunday.

Other names likely to be confirmed are Hole, Fatboy Slim, Super Furry Animals, Placebo, Air, Gomez and Placebo. Tickets for the festival will go on sale in March.

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