Noel Gallagher is 'avin Glastonbury 2009

Noel Gallagher: definitely maybe likes Springsteen.
Noel Gallagher: definitely maybe likes Springsteen.

Having criticised the decision to book Jay-Z to headline last year's Glastonbury Festival, quote-happy Oasis man Noel Gallagher has seemingly given the 2009 line-up his blessing.

With the start of this year's event just over a week away, Gallagher told BBC 6 Music: "I like Bruce [Springsteen]. I don't know, do I like Bruce? I don't own any of his records. I like Crosby, Stills and Nash. I love Neil Young, he's playing isn't he somewhere and I love The Specials - I've just been to see The Specials."

In a move that will annoy those who were seeking a bit of 'controversy', the star even refused to criticise former rivals Blur, who'll also be headlining the Worthy Farm bash.

"Blur are playing. That will be exciting for Blur fans. Particularly if you're a Blur fan that's come along since the how ever many years it is they've not been doing nothin', and you've almost waited a lifetime to see them - it will be quite exciting I would have thought."

So, Glastonbury can now go ahead without everyone worrying what Noel Gallagher thinks of the people who are playing there. It's a weight off everyone's mind, we think you'll agree.


Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

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