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(Posted: Feb. 1, 2002. Got a tip to share? Email us.)

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England's largest music fest might feature Pink Floyd or Roger Waters

A handful of news organizations have reported that Pink Floyd or former band member Roger Waters might headline a night at the Glastonbury Festival in June. The festival emphasizes that no acts have been confirmed.

On Jan. 25, CNN.com reported the event, to be held at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, England, is "rumoured to feature Rod Stewart and Pink Floyd." The BBC Web site cites event organizer Michael Eavis as saying "Rod Stewart, The Who and former Pink Floyd songwriter Roger Waters are all keen to play." According to nme.com, Eavis has "confirmed" that Stewart and Floyd would be headlining nights at the festival, though The Who won't be able to appear due to previous commitments in the United States.

The festival's Web site states: "No bands have yet been confirmed for the 2002 festival. Rumours that Pink Floyd will be playing are just that, rumours!" Furthermore, "The fact that a provisional license has been issued does not make it certain that there will be a festival, just a lot more likely."

The Glastonbury Festival, the U.K.'s largest, didn't take place in 2001 because officials denied Eavis a permit. The previous year, he had been fined £6,000 ($9,000), after 200,000 people attended the festival — twice the number allowed by the event's permit.

Event organizers obtained their 2002 permit after assuring officials they'll implement additional safety measures. "People should not come without a ticket," Eavis says. "We have to plead with people not to come along unless they do."

If the festival goes ahead as planned, gates will open on Wednesday, June 26. Performances will take place from Friday, June 28, to Sunday, June, 30.

Addendum: The festival has been confirmed, and tickets are sold out. As of end of April, the festival's Web site is still not confirming which artists will be appearing.

(Posted: Feb. 1, 2002; April 28, 2002)

 

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