Eavis Announces Glasto Within Glasto
The head honcho reveals plans for mini fest and hints at this year's headliners...
Glastonbury head honcho, Michael Eavis, has announced this year's festival will feature a brand new field within a field - with two new stages and two new tents.
Talking to MTV News, Eavis revealed, "The new area is a 5-acre plot called Park Farm. It will have a second John Peel tent, a second acoustic tent, a silent disco and silent film (area) - which is very fashionable right now.
"It was my grandparents in the 1860s and my daughter Emily is having a crack at doing it on her own like I did 37 years ago."
The announcement comes on the back of the news that Glasto will be even bigger and better this year.
Eavis told us, "Weve got another 100 acres from the farm next door. Were hoping for another 25,000 people and the new area should soak up some of those people!"
Although the main acts are not announced until Glasto tickets have fully sold out (they go on sale on April 1 and usually sell out within hours), Eavis could confirm three big names who WON'T be playing in 2007: Muse, Razorlight and Kylie.
He said of Kyles, "I don't know whether it's just not the right time for her or whether she's not well enough. Personally, I am quite disappointed - especially after she seduced me with her Showgirl tour!"
However he did lay heavy hints that Sheffield scallywags the Arctic Monkeys will headline.
"I love Arctic Monkeys, I saw them at Brixton a couple of years ago and it was one of the best concerts Ive ever been to," he said. "Obviously I want them to play.
"Kasabian will also be on the bill but they won't be headlining. The Who are keen to do it too."
"Weve been approached by lots of top bands from around the world to fill (Kylie's headlining) slot so we wont be struggling!" he teased.
Other acts heavily rumoured to feature on the bill include: Bjork, Magic Numbers, The Killers, The Kooks, Babyshambles, Lily Allen, Mika, Just Jack, Arcade Fire, The Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim.
We're practically stroking our wellies at the thought...