After months of rumours Bruce Springsteen has been confirmed as a headliner at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Bruce and the E Street Band will headline the Saturday night of the festival (27 June), the night before they head over to London to play Hard Rock Calling. The two festival dates represent the first ever UK festival dates for Springsteen.
Rumours that Bruce had been lined up for the high profile slot started a few months ago, when Neil Young was also named as a potential headline act.
Festival organiser Michael Eavis: “I’m so pleased that Bruce Springsteen has agreed to come to here for the first time. He’s one of the all-time legends and I’m confident this will be one of our best ever.”
Adds Emily Eavis: “I’m knocked out that we’ve managed to get Bruce to play. It’s the icing on the cake of this year’s bill.”
In 2008 Glastonbury featured rapper Jay-Z as one of its headliners, but it’s thought that organisers wanted to take the traditionally rock heavy festival back to its roots.