Michael Eavis hints at third Glastonbury headliner – and says Oasis weren't asked

Glastonbury founder says if Oasis were to come back, it would be in 'four or five years time'

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Michael Eavis has dropped some hints about the mysterious third Glastonbury headliner, and said that they "hadn't even considered" asking Oasis to perform.

Arcade Fire and Kasabian have been confirmed for the Friday and Sunday at the festival respectively but the Saturday night headliner has not yet been revealed. The announcement is expected to arrive imminently, with Eavis saying the full line-up will be issued at the beginning of May.

Speaking to Bristol Post, festival founder Michael Eavis revealed that it will be "one of the biggest-selling bands in the world at the moment" and reflected daughter Emily Eavis' comments in confirming that the mystery act will be making its first appearance at Worthy Farm.

Eavis said: "We are expecting to announce the full line-up at the beginning of May and everything is now in place. We are more than happy with the calibre of the acts and the headliner on Saturday will be one of the biggest-selling bands in the world at the moment."

On the subject of Oasis playing, which became a snowballing rumour after Liam Gallagher tweeted the letters O A S I S and a further tweet which read "OASIS LG" last Thursday night (April 24), Eavis said: "The Oasis thing had nothing to do with us, we hadn't even considered asking them. They've played at the festival three or four times and they're a great band. They were not that well known the first time they played here but they were a great band even then. I'm not sure that Noel is ready to go back on the road with Oasis because he has his own band at the moment. I think if it were to happen and they did come back to Glastonbury it would probably be in four or five years time – I can't see it happening before then."

The last 10,000 tickets for Glastonbury 2014 were sold in 12 minutes in the resale on Sunday (April 27)

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