Glastonbury Festival: Prince was in talks to headline, according to Michael Eavis

'His death was so sad. That's a real star that we never had'

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 31 May 2016 11:20 BST
Prince (Getty Images)

So far, this year, the music world has been shocked by the deaths of numerous iconic musicians. One of them, Prince, was long rumoured to be playing a slot at Glastonbury Festival, organiser Michael Eavis’s love for the musician having been documented numerous times.

It transpires that Eavis was indeed planning on getting the Purple Prince to Worthy Farm, having arranged to meet the musician’s agents.

"I was going to meet his agent, it was all planned but it didn't happen," he told The Sun. "His death was so sad. That's a real star that we never had.”

According to a post by a guitar tech for last year’s headliners, The Who, the band was a last-minute replacement for Prince.

“Not many know that we were a last-months addition to the show, replacing Prince who decided not to come this year,” they wrote.

This year, Coldplay, Muse, and Adele will headline the iconic festival while Jeff Lynne's ELO, LCD Soundsystem and New Order are also set to appear. The full line-up and set times have recently been announced.

Meanwhile, Eavis recently urged Glastonbury goers to vote in the UE referendum - the festival taking place at the same time as the vote.

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