"A bit of a mistake"

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has admitted that booking The Wombles could have been a mistake.

Now entering its fifth decade, Glastonbury still reigns supreme as of the centrepieces of the summer season. Each year countless thousand music fans descend on Worthy Farm for some spectacular performances.

This year, though, the line up has split fans. The inclusion of pop acts such as Beyonce has roused the heckles of some cynics, while the lack of a major exclusive headliner has disappointed fans.

Now Michael Eavis has accidentally stepped into the debate. Asked about the line up the organiser has admitted that booking 70s childrens entertainers The Wombles could be "a bit of a mistake".

"I've got about 25 stages and managers and bookers for each of the stages. I can't control every single one of them but I do get cross about that kind of thing" he told the BBC.

The Wombles are understandably peeved about the comment. Creator Mike Batt insisted that the band will put on a show, claiming that rehearsals are already under way for their date at Worthy Farm.

"He probably doesn't realise what a fantastic live act the Wombles are" said Batt. "Uncle Bulgaria told me he thinks Mr Eavis is probably perfectly aware that festivals like his are so popular because they offer an eclectic mix for everybody."

"It isn't very nice to think that you have been booked at a festival where you aren't welcome, but we hope Mr Eavis will pop along to the Avalon stage on Sunday to check out the reaction for himself" he continued. "We might even give him a glass of Madame Cholet's special dandelion cordial".

Venturing out from Wimbledon Common, The Wombles are set to play the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury. "Contrary to what he says, the Avalon is a substantial stage and there is huge excitement about the Wombles' appearance" finished Batt.

Tickets for Glastonbury are sold out.

Glastonbury runs between June 24th - 26th.

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