Chris Martin and Lily Allen have performed at Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis’ 80th birthday party

Music's most famous farmer had previously claimed the event would be 'low key'

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis got a fittingly high-profile brand of musical entertainment for his 80th birthday party, with Coldplay man Chris Martin and Lily Allen taking the starring roles.

Lily Allen is a regular at the festival, having appeared on stage with Rudimental this year, while Coldplay headlined Glastonbury in 2002, 2005 and 2011, and are rumoured to be returning in 2016, too.

The Bristol Post reported on the event, also commenting on the extravagant, Glastonbury-themed cake Eavis was presented with.

Friends of the Eavis family had previously said that Michael had “organised this party for his birthday. They’ll be a bit of music, a bit of dancing and a bit of food.”


Glastonbury tickets sold out in less than half an hour despite server difficulties when they went on sale on October 14, though as usual, there is likely to be a small resale after ticketholders pay off their balance of their tickets a few months before the festival.

Michael Eavis has already denied rumours that Miley Cyrus will headline in 2016, though he has confirmed that headliners have been booked for the next two years already.

Florence And The Machine, Kanye West and The Who headlined the 2015 event, with Florence replacing the Foo Fighters, who were forced to pull out at late notice after Dave Grohl broke his leg performing in Sweden.

The 2016 event will take place at its usual home in Pilton, from June 22-26.