Glastonbury Founder Michael Eavis confirmed this week that the Somerset annual festival will be running for many years to come thanks to its star studied lineup and boost to the economy. This was followed by the news that rumors for headlining the Pyramid stage in 2009 would be none other than children's TV presenter and all round nice guy Timmy Malett OBE.
Glastonbury began in 1970 and has had some of the world biggest acts performing to almost 250,000 fans on the main stage. Bands such as Radiohead, Coldplay, David Bowie and Oasis have headlined in the past, however Eavis is now looking for "a different class of act".
"Last year we had great controversy over booking Jay-Z" Eavis published in his daily blog "however this year we are looking to draw the crowds back, and Timmy Mallett can certainly work the sort of people we get at these festivals. Not just the hippies." Classic songs such as Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini are expected to generate unrivaled crowd participation.
Mallett is yet to confirm these rumors but his agency 'Managing Expectations' launched a press release amidst this development; "We can neither confirm nor deny this Hear'Say (not the band), however both Timmy Mallett and Pinky Punky are desperate for work".
Confirmation of the line up is expected before the event.