Michael Eavis: Glastonbury Festival will never go pop

March 26th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Madonna London, Mar 26 (ANI): Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has ruled out the possibility of the popular music festival turning into a pop event.

The 73-year-old dairy farmer has declared he’ll never invite a pop act to headline.

“I don’t think we’ll ever go down the pop route for getting a headliner for Glastonbury,” the Daily Star quoted Eavis as saying.

He also denied inviting Madonna to the festival.

“Madonna hasn’t been asked by us,” he added.

Eavis feared the event was doomed after the fuss made about Jay-Z, 39, and slow tickets sales last year.

This year he has roped in Neil Young, 63, Bruce Springsteen, 59, and Blur to headline the festival.

“Getting Springsteen as a headliner is so exciting. I saw him play two-and-a-half hours in Cardiff and that’s what turned me on to the idea of having him,” he said. (ANI)

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