Michael Eavis says Glastonbury 2011 headliners are sorted

Festival chief talks on site on last day of 2010 event

Glastonbury festival chief Michael Eavis has said that the three headliners for next year’s event have been booked already.

Eavis, speaking to the press on the last day of this year’s event (June 27), would not reveal who the headliners are and was keeping quiet about whether U2 would make it to the Somerset bash next time round.

He said there were “three really good headliners” in place, but added that he was “not telling you who” yet.

U2 had to cancel their 2010 Glastonbury headline slot after Bono suffered a back injury, although Muse were joined by their guitarist The Edge as they headlined last night. Eavis said U2 were keen to headline the event soon.

The Edge said, ‘Will I get paid for this?’” Eavis explained, talking of his meeting with the guitarist after his performance last night. “I didn’t know the answer. It was a great moment for us. He enjoyed a taster of playing – [U2 are] keen to do it. Whether it’s next year… or in three years’ time.”

Eavis also claimed that he hadn’t seen any drunk people at the festival yet, laughing that he was “so impressed with myself for having people come to my farm. Muse were the headliners we were waiting for”.

Many musicians have called for Eavis to be knighted and when asked how he felt about it, he said: “I suppose it’s a very kind remark to make and I appreciate people saying nice things about me.”

He also spoke about today’s England vs Germany World Cup match, having paid for huge screens to broadcast the game on the site. “I don’t quite understand the need for there to be a football dominance thing,” he said, adding that he would be giving a speech about green issues while the match was on.

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