Sonic Youth have signed up for this year's Glastonbury festival bill...

Sonic Youth have been confirmed to play this year’s Glastonbury Festival, which takes place over June 26, 27 and 28.

Other bands confirmed for Glastonbury include Placebo (pictured), Blur, Embrace, Spiritualized, Underworld, Ian Brown, Finley Quaye and Bob Dylan.

Other recent additions to the bill include Dawn Of The Replicants, Ben Folds Five, Tori Amos and Idlewild.


Sonic Youth will also release their new album ‘A Thousand Leaves’ on May 4. The band may also play other European dates, though nothing has been confirmed as yet.

Tickets go on sale on March 30 priced 80.00 pounds, plus 3.00 pounds handling charge, including post and packaging. Children under 14 accompanied by an adult will be admitted free. For more Glastonbury information ring the hotline on (UK) 0839-668-899; calls cost 49 pence per minute in the UK.

Tickets are available from Ticket Unit, Bristol BS38 7EN, England (cheques payable to Glastonbury Festivals Ltd) or by ringing (UK) 0117-976-7868, or via the NME 24-hour Ticketline on 0870-1212-500. All calls are charged at the national standard rate.