Bruce Springsteen to headline Glastonbury: it’s official

Organisers confirm The Boss will play this year's event

Bruce Springsteen will headline this year’s Glastonbury festival, organisers have announced.

It has been rumoured for a long time that “The Boss” would play the event, which takes place between June 26-28, but his involvement has only been officially confirmed today (February 23) on

“I’m so pleased that Bruce Springsteen has agreed to come to Worthy Farm for the first time,” said festival chief Michael Eavis. “He’s one of the all-time rock legends and I’m confident that this will be one of our best shows ever. He’s also a Barack Obama supporter, which makes two headliners in a row who’ve backed the new President.”

His daughter, organiser Emily Eavis, added: “I’m knocked out that we’ve managed to get Bruce to play. It’s the icing on the cake of this year’s bill, which I’m sure will take everyone’s breath away when we announce the full details.”

Tickets for this year’s festival have sold out, although a limited number of returns will be sold from 9am (GMT) on April 5.

It is rumoured that Neil Young and Blur will be the other two Glastonbury headliners.

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