September 4, 2013 8:38

Michael Eavis on Glastonbury 2014 headliners: 'They're three bands who've never played here before'

Festival founder says next year's headline acts are 'more or less in place'

Michael Eavis on Glastonbury 2014 headliners: 'They're three bands who've never played here before'

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Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has revealed that next year's headliners are three bands who have never played at Worthy Farm before.

The 2014 event will take place from June 27-29 and tickets are set to go on sale in October. Bookmakers are already taking bets on everyone from Daft Punk to Fleetwood Mac making the trip to Somerset next year.

Speaking at the AIM Awards in central London last night (September 2), Eavis told NME: "Next year's headliners are more or less in place. They're three bands who haven't played Glastonbury, and that's important. There aren't many bands left who haven't played the festival, and before we run out I'd like to persuade the ones on my wish list to come down. I think I've managed that with these three."

This year's Glastonbury featured a well-received headline set from The Rolling Stones, who were playing at Worthy Farm for the first time in their 50-year history. Continuing, Eavis conceded that the band will be a tough act to follow.

"It'll be very difficult to repeat what we did this year. You don't top The Rolling Stones, do you?" he admitted. "The whole festival was perfect - even the weather. That was pure magic. But we're not going to give up trying to make the next one better. I've a team of about 20 people who book the young musicians and I look after booking the headliners. That's such a privilege and I hope I've done a worthwhile job if these three bands are confirmed. I hope to do that soon."

So, Which Glastonbury Virgins Could Eavis Be Hinting At?

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