two headliners booked for Glastonbury Festival 2011

plus U2 asked to return next year

published: Fri 6th Aug 2010

around the festival site (Pyramid)

Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2011
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£195 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 175000
last updated: Wed 29th Jun 2011

Farmer and Festival organiser Michael Eavis has confirmed that he has two of the headliners for next year's Glastonbury Festival booked already.

around the festival site (Michael & Emily Eavis)
Before the dust had settled on this year's Festival, organiser Eavis told reporters that he had already got the three headline acts for next year in mind, saying the they were "three really good headliners".

Michael revealed in the Festival's souvenir review that, "The deals are done: two of the headliners will be returning and one is a woman who has been before but never headlined. I cant say any more because it gets me into trouble."

Eavis has now revealed that, as well as booking the two other headline acts (although he won't reveal who) for 2011, he has also asked U2, who were forced to pull out of headlining this year's festival after frontman Bono injured his back, to headline the festival on the Friday. He has also confirmed that he is yet to receive a response from the Irish band, however their announced rescheduled tour dates do include a gap for them to appear at the Somerset bash.

Eavis said after this year's appearance of the band's guitarist The Edge who made a guest appearance with headliners Muse that, "It was a great moment for us. He (The Edge) enjoyed a taster of playing - they're keen to do it. Whether it's next year ... or in three years' time."

eFestivals suspects that the two confirmed headlining acts might be Kylie, and Radiohead.

Glastonbury Festival 2011 are not yet on sale, and the prices have not yet been confirmed. Tickets are expected to go on sale sometime in early October. We'll bring you the details once they are confirmed.

Registration is open for those wanting a ticket for Glastonbury Festival which runs for five full days from Wednesday 22nd until Sunday 26th June across 1,000 acres of beautiful countryside at Worthy Farm, Somerset.

Online registration can be carried out by clicking here.

Everyone who plans to the come the Festival must register, and that includes children aged 13, 14 and 15. Each ticket sold will feature a photograph of the person in whose name it is registered and will be non-transferable. So if you plan to buy tickets for friends or family you must make sure they all register!

Registration does not reserve or guarantee you a ticket when they go on sale some time in October, exact date to be confirmed, but if you don't register you will not be able to buy a weekend ticket for Glastonbury Festival 2011.

Those who registered in 2008 need to re-register as the details were only kept for two years. Those who registered in 2009 or 2010 were offered the chance to save their details - if you did so, your existing registration number is still valid. If you did not opt to have your details saved, then you will need to register again this year.

If you want to check what your registration number is, or when your registration is valid until, click here.

Ticket purchasing will require each buyer to input their name and their unique valid registration number for each ticket they purchase. Tickets will be sent out by courier to the addresses specified when making the sale, and if ordering more than one ticket, all tickets will be dispatched to the address provided during registration for the first name on the ticket booking.

Glastonbury Festival will play host to more than 2,000 performances at 50 or so venues including music, cabaret, theatre, circus, and also has a fantastic Kids area, poetry, green crafts and information and loads, loads more.

No acts are confirmed as yet, but as usual eFestivals will bring you the very best-sourced rumours, allowing festival-goers to see who is playing long before the bands are formally announced - keep your eyes on the Glastonbury 2011 rumours, updated as we receive information.


Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2011
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£195 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 175000
last updated: Wed 29th Jun 2011


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