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Wurzels pull out of Glastonbury
The Wurzels
The band will play Glastonbury next year if they get a better stage
The Wurzels have pulled out of Glastonbury festival saying they are unhappy with the stage they have been billed to play on.

The band, from Somerset, said playing on the bandstand means they cannot use their own sound engineers.

"We would have loved to play but we don't feel it's right," said Tommy Banner from the band.

"Other novelty acts like Rolf Harris have been on better stages and we think we deserve it," added Pete Budd.

But as the organisers of Glastonbury Festival are putting on the finishing touches into place Emily Eavis said it was too last minute to start moving things around.

"Unfortunately at this late stage every other stage is choc-a-bloc and it's a shame as they're a bit of an institution round here but we'll have to get them back next year," she said.

The Wurzels say they will play next year but only if they are offered a better deal.


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