There's already talk about the 2011 Glastonbury headliners, which includes the rampant U2 speculation and announcement of an American headliner. Now the The Sun is reporting that Prince is the American headliner, set for Sunday Night. Also on tap as Glastonbury headliners are U2 (after this year's cancellation) and Coldplay, a favorite of Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis.
Of course, this all pure speculation on The Sun's part, citing an unnamed source. Michael Eavis says repeatedly every year that all bets are off on any guesses until Glastonbury itself announces the lineup for 2011. But the unnamed source is quoted:
"Michael was very keen to get the line-up sorted early and is over the moon at securing such massive acts. He is a huge fan of Prince and has been trying to nab him for years. Coldplay are currently in negotiations about taking a headline slot. Michael has previously said Coldplay's set in 2005 was his personal favourite and is very pleased to be welcoming them back. U2 were a fairly obvious capture. Michael immediately had his sights set on them after they were forced to cancel this year and they were very happy to oblige."
Further fuel for the fire: Eavis foreshadowed this earlier this year: "There's an American artist that I've been wanting for years and yonks, and yonks and yonks, but I really can't tell you who it is... I'm so thrilled about it. Sunday night headliner," said Glastonbury Festival organizer Michael Eavis when speaking to Heart West Country Radio.
Tickets went on sale on October 3rd, at 9:00 am, giving festival-goers their first chance at getting access to the mammoth Glastonbury festival. They were sold out by 1:15 pm.
"Tickets for Glastonbury 2011 have now sold out. Thanks to everyone who bought one and apologies to those of you who missed out," said Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis through the festival's Twitter account. "As in previous years, there is likely to be a re-sale of cancelled tickets at some point - probably spring 2011," she went on to say.
Check out the Spacelab Festival Guide for more information on the Glastonbury Festival lineup, tickets, and other details.