Williams, 82, confirmed for Glastonbury11/10/2009 – 15:29:23
Andy Williams has announced plans to perform at Glastonbury – aged 82.
The American crooner said Michael Eavis has invited him to perform at the festival’s 40th anniversary.
A packed audience at Cheltenham Literature Festival cheered when Williams, now 81, said he had been booked.
John Wilson, a host with BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, said: “I had asked him if he had any plans to play any more gigs and he said he had been asked to play at the festival.”
Mr Eavis has kept tight-lipped over the line-up for next year’s event, which sold out in less than 24 hours earlier this month, but it has been rumoured the Rolling Stones will appear.
This year’s festival attracted 137,000 music fans and featured acts such as Blur, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. It was hailed as one of the best by festival-goers and organisers alike.
Mr Eavis said of the 2010 event: “The expectations are really high. We’re trying to get the best headliners in the world.”
The event takes place between June 23 and June 27. Full weekend tickets cost £185 (€200.46) – up £10 (€10.84) from last year – plus a £5 (€5.42) booking fee.
The registration system, which does not guarantee a ticket, was introduced in 2007 to combat touting.
Last year fans were able to extend their registration for three years.
Williams has been in the UK in recent weeks promoting his autobiography, ‘Moon River And Me’.
Williams, 82, confirmed for Glastonbury11 10 2009
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