• increase font size
  • Default font size
  • decrease font size

Michael Eavis angry that The Wombles will share Glastonbury bill with U2 and Coldplay

E-mail Print PDF
The-WomblesGLASTONBURY boss MICHAEL EAVIS is furious that 70's kids puppets THE WOMBLES have been booked for this year's show.

The Wombles – small furry subterranean fictional creatures whose life is dedicated to tidying up Wimbledon Common – will join megastars like U2 and Coldplay on the bill at this year's show.

At the peak of their TV fame the human-sized versions, led by musician Mike Batt, scored eight top 30 hits including Remember You're a Womble and Wombling Merry Christmas.

But Glastonbury supremo Eavis, who has previously given the nod to novelty acts such as Rolf Harris and The Wurzels, is strangely miffed.

He said he was 'cross' and added: “I think that was a bit of a mistake actually.

“That was one of my small stage managers [who] thought it would be fun. I’ve got about 25 stages and I’ve got managers and bookers for each of those stages. I can’t control every single one of them, but I do get cross about that kind of thing.”

Chief Womble Mike Batt said:  “It isn’t very nice to think that you have been booked at a festival where you aren’t welcome.”

He added on Twitter:  “Feels like being invited to a dinner party and then hearing your host on the radio saying he wishes he hadn’t invited you!”

The Wombles will perform on the Avalon stage on June 26.

Add comment

Security code

Social Bookmarking