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Michael Eavis tried to get Prince for Glastonbury 2011

Michael Eavis tried to get Prince for Glastonbury 2011

Michael Eavis has said that he tried to get Prince to play this year's Glastonbury festival.

The purple-themed funk rock legend had long been rumoured to headline the festival, as one of the world's remaining heavy musical hitters who has yet to play. And now organiser Eavis has admitted that he negotiated for Prince to play the event that will now be headlined by U2, Coldplay and Beyonce.

He told the Daily Star: "I tried to get Prince earlier on. At once point, he was, then he wasn't, then he was. It was a question of a bird in the hand. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, if not three in a bush. In the end I went for the bands we have on the bill now, which ain't bad."

Instead Prince is playing at the Hop Farm Festival in July. Eavis joked: "I think I must've set that one up."

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