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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Eavis hails 'hottest Glastonbury'

Festival organiser Michael Eavis has hailed 'the hottest Glastonbury ever'

Festival organiser Michael Eavis has hailed "the hottest Glastonbury ever".

The 74-year-old said Saturday night's headliners Muse and the party that followed was the best six hours of his life.

And he whetted festival-goers' appetites for next year, confirming talks with Irish rockers U2 were "ongoing".

U2 were forced to pull out this year after lead singer Bono injured his back.

Guitarist The Edge did make a special appearance with space-rock band Muse on Saturday night but Eavis is keen for U2 to play their own slot.

But Eavis, who started the festival in 1970 charging just £1, said he was not gripped by the World Cup fever sweeping the site.

"I won't be watching - too busy I am afraid," he said. "I don't quite understand the need for football."

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