Glastonbury prepares 40th birthday

Organisers of the world renowned Glastonbury music festival are planning to mark the event’s 40th anniversary in 2010 by booking 40 bands from the past 40 years.

Glastonbury festival was founded by Michael Eavis on his dairy farm near Pilton, Somerset, in the UK. His daughter Emily said they were planning a celebration next year.

“We want to have a band from every year on the Pyramid Stage,” she said, adding: “We’ll have a lot of the biggest performances on some of the tiniest stages.”