Michael Eavis reveals all...
Daniel Melia

19:21 1st February 2008

Michael Eavis has confirmed that the mystery “black American” headliner of Glastonbury will be Jay-Z.

Speaking to BBC Somerset Eavis revealed that he had booked the Rap star in an attempt to break with Glastonbury tradition.

He said: "He will appeal to the young people and under-25s for sure, so that's a big pull for them.

"It's not like the traditional one we do, like Radiohead, Coldplay and Muse and Oasis."

Jay-Z joins Neil Diamond on the bill for the festival which takes place over the weekend of June 27-29.

Registration for Glastonbury tickets opened today (February 1) and fans have until March 15 to lodge their interest before tickets go on sale on April 6.

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