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Neil Young confirmed for Glasto

Neil Young
Over the years Neil Young has turned his hand to film directing

Glastonbury Festival organisers have confirmed Neil Young as one of the headline acts.

The 63-year-old joins Blur and Bruce Springsteen for Michael Eavis' event in Pilton, Somerset, from 24-28 June.

"This is big news for us," said Eavis. "I think he's better than ever at the moment, it's one hell of a show."

Young, whose hits include Harvest Moon and Heart of Gold, has recorded more than 60 albums as a solo artist and as part of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

Speaking to The Guardian, one of the festival's official sponsors, Eavis explained: "Neil Young to play this year is a dream come true for me personally. He is one of my all-time favourites and we have always wanted him to play."

I think he's better than ever at the moment, it's one hell of a show
Michael Eavis on Neil Young

Eavis added: "With Neil on the bill we are close to completing our best ever line-up."

As for another addition to the Worthy Farm bill, it has also been announced the Seattle folk outfit Fleet Foxes will be performing.

Franz Ferdinand and Lily Allen have also revealed they have been booked to play.

Tickets for the festival have sold out but there will be a resale of a small amount of tickets on 5 April from 0900 GMT.

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