Coldplay have once again been linked with next year's Glastonbury festival after festival founder Michael Eavis says he has booked "three biggest bands in the world" for the event, due to take place next June.
The bands' identities will not be revealed until after the event has sold out, but rumours have been circulating that U2, who had to cancel a planned appearance this year after lead singer Bono was injured on tour, will be one of the Pyramid stage headliners, along with Coldplay, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Take That or the Rolling Stones – but Eavis would say only that they were "incredibly impressive".
Speaking on BBC radio station 6 Music back in May, Eavis predicted Coldplay would be back for 2011. "They've played four or five times already but they'll be back next year, I'm sure," he said from Worthy Farm in Pilton, the site of the festival.
Tickets for next year's festival, to take place at Worthy Farm from June 24 to June 26, go on sale from 9am tomorrow. Registration for tickets closed yesterday. Once all those who have registered have had a chance to book tickets for next year's festival, registration will reopen on Monday. Those who have already registered on the site www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk will have a chance to book by paying a £50 deposit, with the remaining £150, including a £5 booking fee, payable next spring.
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