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Plant for Glasto

Led Zeppelin singer in talks with Michael Eavis about playing the festival's 40th

  • 26/10/2009
  • Georgie Rogers

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has admitted he has spoken to festival organiser Michael Eavis about performing at Glastonbury next year.

Speaking to BBC 6 Music at the Q Awards he said: "I've just been talking to Michael [Eavis]. There's place for me there, but I have no idea who with."

Plant picked up the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

2010 marks the 40th anniversary of the already sold-out event in Somerset.

The rock icon said he is open to the idea of playing next year: "There is a chance yeah, but I don't know with who."

"I've just been talking to Michael [Eavis]. There's place for me there, but I have no idea who with."

Robert Plant

When it was suggested to him that he could do it by himself, he replied: "Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. I'm good at card tricks."

Not only has Plant released solo albums but he also teamed up with bluegrass star Alison Krauss in 2007 on their Grammy Award-winning, Mercury Prize-nominated album Raising Sand.

Meanwhile at this year's Q Awards, Amy Winehouse was in attendance to present The Specials with the Inspiration award and after performing their second UK show of the year in London last Friday, Sonic Youth picked up the gong for Innovation In Sound.

However, while Plant is keen, it seems Sonic Youth are not likely to be on the bill for next year's Glastonbury.

When asked if there was a chance of the alternative heroes taking on a slot, Kim Gordon laughingly said: "Not really. We're not really big on festivals because you don't sound check, you just go out, which can be quite fun when you don't know what's going to happen."

"The last time we played there we had Bob Dylan's audience or something. It wasn't that much fun," she added.

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