Bruce Springsteen for Glastonbury

 

 

Neil Young and Blur
top the rumors for other possible players.

 

By Fred Mills

 

With a headlining set for Bonnaroo (June 11-14) already
announced
, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are now also set to do
Britain’s annual Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, which
takes place June 26-28. He’ll be the concluding act on Saturday night for the
festival, which is already sold out.

 

According to the official announcement, posted at the Glastonbury website, Organizer
Michael Eavis commented, “I’m so pleased that Bruce Springsteen has agreed to
come to Worthy Farm for the first time. 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.”

Added daughter Emily Eavis: “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.”

 

The full list of performers has not yet been announced, but
Neil Young and Blur are rumored to be in the running as additional headliners.
Franz Ferdinand has already confirmed their appearance, as have Lily Allen, Bon
Iver and “Rockstar Bands” winner Major Major. (Who?)

 

Among the others rumored (can’t miss Scouting For Girls!):

 

BabaJack
BB King
Billy Nasty
Biggles Wartime Band
Bloc Party
Boat Band
Keane
Kanye West
Kaiser Chiefs
Elbow
Lily Allen
Oasis – New Material
Orbital
Arctic Monkeys
The Coral
Fatboy Slim
Madness
The Blockheads
Bodger and Badger
Squeeze
Scouting for Girls
Dj Yoda
Tom Jones
The Summits

 

 

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