David Bowie for Glastonbury 2014?
Monday, July 22, 2013
IS Michael Eavis eyeing up David Bowie for next year's Glastonbury Festival?
If rumour is to be believed, Elbow, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters and Kasabian could be gracing the Pyramid Stage at next year's Glastonbury Festival.
But in Street on Saturday afternoon, Michael Eavis said he and daughter Emily are busy signing up names for next year’s festival, and revealed he’d love superstar David Bowie to return to Worthy Farm.
“The younger ones sort out most of the music, but I like to book the headline names," he said.
"I can’t tell you at the moment who that will be as we’re still talking to people. David’s done it a couple of times before but I’m sure he could come back again.”
Bowie played the festival in 1971 and 2000, and with new material out earlier this year, the veteran rocker could be tempted back onto the main stage.
And the bookies are already taking bets on who we might see at Worthy next summer.
Joe Crilly, from William Hill said: "As things stand, it looks as though Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Daft Punk are the early front-runners for 2014.
"Kasabian and the Foo Fighters are festival royalty and with some new material potentially in the offing, they are always going to be in the forefront of the Glasto thinking next year," he added.
One band coming out of leftfield is Black Sabbath, who have reformed, while the potential of an Oasis reunion remains unlikely – both Noel and Liam Gallagher were at the festival this year, albeit separately.
"With Sabbath reforming and scaling the charts with their new release and a potential Oasis anniversary in the offing, there is a little bit of outside value to be found in the market," added Mr Crilly.