reports: On the day that Glastonbury tickets are due to go on sale and following Emily Eavis
' recent claim that the line up includes Some really special things planned that people don't know about comes the news that Michael Jackson
will be headlining the event.
Following rumours that Oasis
would be joining Paul McCartney
as Glastonbury's second headline act, comes the news that the Prince of Pop Michael Jackson
will be topping the bill on the Sunday night of the three day event.
Festival co-organiser Avril Fuule
We really wanted a special act to finish off the final night of the event and Michael
has made himself available - legal problems permitting - to fill the top slot. I must say that Michael
has been very enthusiastic about the event, not only offering his services for the Main Stage but also expressing a definate interest in performing in the Children's Field too.
Reports claim that Jackson
's performance will be his most theatrical ever. The stage itself will be flanked by two 40ft statues of space baboons made entirely of pencil shavings and mice.
will be carried onstage on the shoulders of a giant Ragi Omar marionette before climbing onto a shrimp-operated hydraulic ramp that will catapult the singer three miles outside the festival site to a church hall in Frome. When there he will perform a selection to his greatest hit accompanied by Gene's Martin Rossiter on the arse trumpet.