appearance at Glastonbury Festival?
England's largest music fest might feature Pink
Floyd or Roger Waters
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Feb. 1, 2002; April 28, 2002)
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