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Eavis on booking The Who for Glasto 2015

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has been describing his delight at booking The Who as Sunday headliners for the event in June.

They last performed at Worthy Farm in 2007.

They cancelled one of their dates abroad and they said we'd love to do it so we're thrilled to bits about that and last time they were brilliant. Fantastic show it really was. The sound was perfect, lovely evening when they played last time.

– Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival founder
The Who last played the festival in 2007 Credit: PA

It might be the last time for them, I don't know so we simply could not resist and I'm so pleased they agreed to reschedule the tour in order to do it. It's going to be a highlight it really is.

I am a fan. I think Roger Daltrey is one of the best singers in the world you know. Fantastic. The whole shebang is going to be absolutely fantastic. Marvellous.

– Michael Eavis
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The Who confirmed to headline Glastonbury

The Who last played the festival in 2007 Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

It's been confirmed that The Who will fill the final headline slot at Glastonbury Festival.

It had already been revealed that the Foo Fighters would headline on the Friday, and Kanye West on the Saturday.

It has also been announced that Paul Weller will take the slot immediately before the band.

The Who are now doubled booked however, with a show already scheduled for Sunday 28th in Paris. It's not been confirmed whether this concert will be moved to a different date.

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Glastonbury Festival 2015 line-up unveiled

Glastonbury have released a list of all those performing at the festival in June - but are still keeping quiet over the third, and final headliner.

The Full line up:

  • Foo Fighters (headliner)
  • Kanye West (headliner)
  • Florence + The Machine
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Alt-J
  • Lionel Richie
  • Motörhead
  • Mary J Blige
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Paloma Faith
  • Patti Smith
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Rudimental
  • Deadmau5
  • Jamie T
  • Ben Howard
  • Hot Chip
  • The Mothership Returns - George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic and the Family Stone
  • Flying Lotus
  • FKA Twigs
  • Caribou
  • Roy Ayers
  • Run The Jewels
  • Mark Ronson
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Belle & Sebastian
Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
  • The Vaccines
  • Ryan Adams
  • Chronixx
  • Future Islands
  • George Ezra
  • The Waterboys
  • The Moody Blues
  • Suede
  • Franz Ferdinand and Sparks
  • The Maccabees
  • Enter Shikari
  • Modestep
  • Clean Bandit
  • Jessie Ware
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Jon Hopkins
  • Spiritualized
  • Jamie xx
  • Mavis Staples
  • Hozier
  • Father John Misty
  • The Fall
  • Todd Terje
  • Gregory Porter
  • Jungle
Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
  • Sleaford Mods
  • Catfish And The Bottlemen
  • Azealia Banks
  • Young Fathers
  • Charli XCX
  • Kasai Allstars
  • Sharon Van Etten
  • Kate Tempest
  • Goat
  • Wolf Alice
  • Perfume Genius
  • Fat White Family
  • Years And Years
  • La Roux
  • Death Cab For Cutie
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Death From Above 1979
  • Circa Waves
  • Peace
  • The Pop Group
  • Ibeyi
  • Ella Eyre
  • Rae Morris
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Glastonbury Festival 2015 line-up unveiled

Glastonbury have released a list of all those performing at the festival in June - but are still keeping quiet over the third, and final headliner.

The Full line up:

  • Foo Fighters (headliner)
  • Kanye West (headliner)
  • Florence + The Machine
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Alt-J
  • Lionel Richie
  • Motörhead
  • Mary J Blige
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Paloma Faith
  • Patti Smith
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Rudimental
  • Deadmau5
  • Jamie T
  • Ben Howard
  • Hot Chip
  • The Mothership Returns - George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic and the Family Stone
  • Flying Lotus
  • FKA Twigs
  • Caribou
  • Roy Ayers
  • Run The Jewels
  • Mark Ronson
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Belle & Sebastian
Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
  • The Vaccines
  • Ryan Adams
  • Chronixx
  • Future Islands
  • George Ezra
  • The Waterboys
  • The Moody Blues
  • Suede
  • Franz Ferdinand and Sparks
  • The Maccabees
  • Enter Shikari
  • Modestep
  • Clean Bandit
  • Jessie Ware
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Jon Hopkins
  • Spiritualized
  • Jamie xx
  • Mavis Staples
  • Hozier
  • Father John Misty
  • The Fall
  • Todd Terje
  • Gregory Porter
  • Jungle
Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
  • Sleaford Mods
  • Catfish And The Bottlemen
  • Azealia Banks
  • Young Fathers
  • Charli XCX
  • Kasai Allstars
  • Sharon Van Etten
  • Kate Tempest
  • Goat
  • Wolf Alice
  • Perfume Genius
  • Fat White Family
  • Years And Years
  • La Roux
  • Death Cab For Cutie
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Death From Above 1979
  • Circa Waves
  • Peace
  • The Pop Group
  • Ibeyi
  • Ella Eyre
  • Rae Morris
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Angry Glastonbury festival fans launch petition against Kanye

The petition has so far attracted 28,000 signatures Credit: ITV News

The announcement that Kanye West is one of the headliners at Glastonbury has angered some fans of the festival - who have launched a petition.

The change.org petition, has so far attracted over 28,000 supporters.

The rapper has been confirmed as one of this summer's headline acts.

Kanye West will follow in the footsteps of fellow hip-hop star Jay Z Credit: ITV News

He follows in the footsteps of fellow hip-hop superstar Jay Z, whose Saturday night slot in 2008 caused huge controversy before it was deemed a big success.

Now a petition has been launched in an attempt to derail plans by organisers for the US star to perform.

West recently took to the stage to debut new track All Day at the Brits but his performance - much of it muted out - left many viewers disappointed.

Kanye West is an insult to music fans all over the world. We spend hundreds of pounds to attend Glasto, and by doing so, expect a certain level of entertainment. Let's prevent this musical injustice now!

– change.org petition

Emily Eavis, daughter of the festival's founder Michael, revealed on Twitter on Monday night that the rap superstar will top the Saturday bill at Glastonbury in June.

But Adam Tingley wrote on the petition website: "If he can't even get the Brits right, how will he manage to pull in the crowds at the world's greatest music festival?!?"

Alice McCready added: "Kanye's rap image is not in keeping with the festival's concepts. His lyrics are at times offensive".

Glastonbury's famous Pyramid stage Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Others were more supportive.

Barnye Hunter wrote on Twitter: "I love Glastonbury because the line up is so diverse and oh my how dare they let something other than an old white rock band headline!"

And Kayleigh Quinn said: "No specific genre owns Glastonbury. There's more than one stage. Get over yourself."

The announcement came shortly after West tweeted a series of nude pictures of his wife, socialite Kim Kardashian.

Eavis tweeted: "We are thrilled to let you know we have the one and only Kanye West headlining Saturday night on the Pyramid Stage!"

Foo Fighters will headline Glastonbury on the Friday night Credit: ITV News

Foo Fighters will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Friday, making their first appearance at the Somerset festival since 1998.

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Angry Glastonbury festival fans launch petition against Kanye

The petition has so far attracted 28,000 signatures Credit: ITV News

The announcement that Kanye West is one of the headliners at Glastonbury has angered some fans of the festival - who have launched a petition.

The change.org petition, has so far attracted over 28,000 supporters.

The rapper has been confirmed as one of this summer's headline acts.

Kanye West will follow in the footsteps of fellow hip-hop star Jay Z Credit: ITV News

He follows in the footsteps of fellow hip-hop superstar Jay Z, whose Saturday night slot in 2008 caused huge controversy before it was deemed a big success.

Now a petition has been launched in an attempt to derail plans by organisers for the US star to perform.

West recently took to the stage to debut new track All Day at the Brits but his performance - much of it muted out - left many viewers disappointed.

Kanye West is an insult to music fans all over the world. We spend hundreds of pounds to attend Glasto, and by doing so, expect a certain level of entertainment. Let's prevent this musical injustice now!

– Change.org petition

Emily Eavis, daughter of the festival's founder Michael, revealed on Twitter on Monday night that the rap superstar will top the Saturday bill at Glastonbury in June.

But Adam Tingley wrote on the petition website: "If he can't even get the Brits right, how will he manage to pull in the crowds at the world's greatest music festival?!?"

Alice McCready added: "Kanye's rap image is not in keeping with the festival's concepts. His lyrics are at times offensive".

Glastonbury's famous Pyramid stage Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Others were more supportive.

Barnye Hunter wrote on Twitter: "I love Glastonbury because the line up is so diverse and oh my how dare they let something other than an old white rock band headline!"

And Kayleigh Quinn said: "No specific genre owns Glastonbury. There's more than one stage. Get over yourself."

The announcement came shortly after West tweeted a series of nude pictures of his wife, socialite Kim Kardashian.

Eavis tweeted: "We are thrilled to let you know we have the one and only Kanye West headlining Saturday night on the Pyramid Stage!"

Foo Fighters will headline Glastonbury on the Friday night Credit: ITV News

Foo Fighters will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Friday, making their first appearance at the Somerset festival since 1998.

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Glastonbury organiser earns less than his herdsman

Glastonbury organiser earns less than his herdsman Credit: PA

Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis takes a salary of just £60,000-a-year - despite the event turning over £32 million, he has revealed.

Eavis, 79, says he is not interested in the money and donates £2million to charity each year after paying all the wages and event costs. The father-of-five says his take-home pay is so modest that he earns less than his top dairy herdsman at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset.

Speaking to the Western Daily Press Mr Eavis said he last bought a new car 14 years ago and does not even holiday abroad, instead opting to stay at his holiday cottage in Cornwall.

I suppose I am a lot better off than I would have been for sure, but I don't have millions or anything.

I get a wage of £60,000 but I pay more than that to my cowman.

I am not going to buy a flashy car - I bought a Mini for my wife 14 years ago. I don't really like going on holiday - I just have a little cottage in Cornwall.

There is no money stashed anywhere. We do a lot on the charity side - we aim for £2 million a year.

– Michael Eavis

Mr Eavis, who has overseen 32 festivals in the last 44 years, says he does not like to carry over any profit into the next year - and gives any excess cash away.

I like to go into the following year on the edge - I like that, I like the challenge.

Yesterday, the girls said there is a quarter of a million left over. I said let's get rid of it, send it on to the charity today.

– Michael Eavis

The festival employs around 150 people full time throughout the year and 25,000 during the event.

So far Lionel Richie is the only name to be confirmed for the 2015 festival, which sold out in less than half an hour.

Eavis said that he felt his team had done well when it came to picking headliners but there were still two acts he would like to see at the event.

There are only 30 headliners in the world - people who can pull more than 60,000 people.

We have had all but two of them at the moment.

I would like to have had The Grateful Dead because that is the one band we should have had and just ideal for the festival market.

– Michael Eavis
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Lionel Richie to play Glastonbury Festival 2015

Lionel Richie to play Glastonbury Festival 2015 Credit: PA

Lionel Richie has been confirmed to play at Glastonbury next summer. He is the first artist confirmed for the 2015 music event. It will be his debut UK festival appearance and he will play in the Sunday teatime slot on the Pyramid Stage, according to the festival's website.

We are over the moon. We've had some amazing performances in the Sunday teatime slot over the years, from Neil Diamond, Shirley Bassey, Paul Simon and many others.

And, of course, Dolly Parton played an incredible set this year. So we felt very lucky to get the call from a true Motown legend asking to play next year.

He's got so many amazing songs, to see him perform here on the farm is just going to be wonderful.

– Emily Eavis, Organiser

I'm really excited to play Glastonbury next year as it's one of the most iconic festivals in the world.

It has a phenomenal history and the alumni of artists who have previously played is incredible so I'm honoured to be joining that club.

It will be a really special moment for me and I can't wait to share it with everyone. I can now say 'Yes, I'm playing Glastonbury'.

– Lionel Richie

Tickets for next year's festival sold out in record time.

Tens of thousands of music fans were left disappointed after the £225 tickets were snapped up in just 26 minutes. The 150,000 tickets were bought up even before the festival line-up has been announced.

Glastonbury Festival tickets sold out in 27 minutes

Glastonbury Festival tickets sold out in 27 minutes Credit: PA

Tickets for next summer's Glastonbury Festival took just 27 minutes to sell out this morning.

Tickets went on sale at 9am but it was announced on Twitter less than half an hour later that they had sold out. Prices were raised to £220 this year - £10 more than last year.

The line up has yet to be revealed.

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