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- Posted on Feb 7th 2011 6:00AM by Matt Glazebrook
According to The Sun, the Worthy Farm honcho has secured Chris Martin's troupe for their first Glasto slot since 2005, but missed out on another of his dream bookings. The Rolling Stones were reportedly "considering closely" an "incredibly tempting" offer to make their Pilton debut, but ultimately turned down Eavis' entreaties.
The already sold-out 2011 bash -- set to take place on June 24 through to 26 -- will be followed by a fallow year, as Glastonbury takes a break for 2012.
Along with Coldplay -- who are expected to release a follow-up to 2008 album 'Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends' later this year -- rumoured 2011 headliners include U2, after the band pulled out of a 2010 Pyramid Stage slot due to lead singer Bono's back injury. Eavis revealed to the BBC in August that he had penciled in the Irish rockers for a Friday night appearance this time around but had yet to hear back from the band.
He also announced he had secured an as-yet-unnamed American performer for the Sunday night main stage slot, saying it was an artist he had wanted for "yonks and yonks."