Prince rumoured to headline Glastonbury 2014

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It is rumoured that Prince has agreed with Michael Eavis to perform at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. According to The Mirror, the superstar is set to headline the final night of this summer’s event. This will be his first time performing at the festival.

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis convinced the superstar to finally make his debut at the Somerset festival. Prince was in the capital during his string of low-key gigs this month when he allegedly met with Eavis.

A source said: “They met in London and a deal was struck. The reaction towards Prince during his time in the capital has been immense and it cemented his desire to play at Glastonbury. He is determined to raise the bar and give a set to remember. There will be a few surprises in store.”

Details of his Glastonbury deal come days after his representatives denied claims he would perform at the festival this year.

Other acts rumoured to be lined up include Metallica, Dolly Parton, Outkast and Kasabian. Arcade Fire are the only band to have been officially announced so far.

Prince played two more London shows last night (February 14), during which he announced plans to play more gigs over the coming days in the capital before heading to Manchester. Ticket prices and times for the dates – and venues for the shows in Manchester – are still to be confirmed.

Prince will play:
London KOKO (February 16)
London Ronnie Scott’s (17)
Manchester, venues TBA (21, 22)

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I’m Megan Downing, an English Literature graduate from University of Southampton. I am the Music, Arts and Culture Editor for The National Student. I am the Membership and Communications Officer for the Student Publication Association, I write about music for 7BitArcade, and contribute regularly to The Culture Trip. I have a passion for live music and this is where I began in student journalism. Reviewing a gig or festival is still where my heart lies four years on. I will be starting at MTV as a News Intern in June 2015. One thing you should know about me is that I have an unhealthy obsession with Kevin Spacey.

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