Emily Eavis: ‘We’re cementing the headliners for Glastonbury 2010’

She also hints that some special plans are being made for the festival's 40th anniversary

Glastonbury festival’s Emily Eavis has said that she and her father Michael are on the verge of booking the headline acts for next year’s bash.

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Speaking about plans for next year’s bash and tickets going on sale, Eavis told the festival’s official website, Glastonburyfestivals.co.uk, that they were currently booking who will top the bill next year.

“It’s perfect timing because we’re just cementing our headliners for next year,” she explained. “So it’s nice that it’s all happening at once.”

She added that the festival is planning to celebrate its 40th birthday in style.

She said: “I think there’s lots of interest in the 40th anniversary next year. And we’re excited about it too – there are lots of great ideas flying around for the anniversary.”

Eavis also revealed that there are plans to try and get some of the acts who played the first Glastonbury in 1970 to play next year too.

“We’ve got a lot of really interesting offers coming in – like one [performer] who’s an organic potato farmer now, who played in 1970 but wants to reform his band for next year,” she explained. “Which is great. I think it’s really important to have a bit of that, plus lots of the new stuff as well.”

The Kinks were due to headline Glastonbury in 1970, but pulled out due to illness. They were replaced by T-Rex, while other acts on the bill included Ian Hunt, Wayne Fontana and Al Stewart.