Bruce Springsteen may rock audiences at Glastonbury festivalDecember 23rd, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Middle-aged rocker Bruce Springsteen is all set to perform at the 2009 Glastonbury festival, say reports.
According to leaks circulating on the Internet, Springsteen, nicknamed The Boss, has been booked as one of the festival’’s headliners for 2009.
The reports also suggest that other performers for the event include Neil Young and a reformed Blur.
Earlier this month, Blur had announced that they were getting back together, six years after they released their last album.
However, the organisers of the festival, known for its traditional roots, refused to confirm that the New Jersey rocker would appear at the event next year.
Glastonbury officials refused to confirm or deny any names, insisting that no act had been 100 percent confirmed.
As the festival struggled to sell all its tickets last year, many believe that roping in names like Springsteen and Young in particular are nothing but failsafe decisions for a sellout 2009 event.
“Everyone was buzzing about Glastonbury, saying it was the best one for years. They have put tickets on sale and have sold quite a few already. So [Eavis] is clearly thinking ”I have legroom to do what I want.” But at the same time, if you can get a name like Bruce Springsteen to play your event you are going to sell tickets, the Guardian quoted Paul Stokes, NME’’s news editor, as saying. (ANI)
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