Michael Eavis, founder of the Glastonbury festival, has managed to pull off another amazing booking for the Glastonbury headliner as recently inagurated President Barack Obama was confirmed as playing the 2009 concert.
A number of people had questioned where Eavis would go having managed to sign Jay Z for the concert in 2008. Speaking at a press conference Eavis stated "there was only one person that could follow last year's headliner, that was Obama".
Whilst of course playing his upbeat combination of Jazz, Hope and Change, Obama will be supported by John McCain on the double bass and Nicolas Sarkozy on the jazz flute. Gordon Brown is unable to join them on the trombone, as he is playing the Bank of England annual fundraiser the very same evening.
Noel Gallagher who was famously against the selection of Jay Z, said today about the Obama choice, "I don't know what the f**k is going on with this f**king thing. Am I the only one that finds this f**king bonkers?".
The last US President to play a similar event would be the famous performance by Ronald Reagan who covered the Jam hit "A town called malice" at Live Aid in 1985.