Stevie Wonder to play Glastonbury?

Stevie Wonder about to perform at Disneyland last year. Photo Loren Javier

Music fans everywhere wait with baited breath for confirmation that soul legend Stevie Wonder will headline this year’s Glastonbury festival.

Organiser Michael Eavis, while speaking at the Event Production Show in Kensington, London, described Stevie Wonder’s involvement as “probable”.

The festival’s press office however could only confirm that talks were being held, not only with Wonder, but also with the band Muse.

Stevie Wonder, né Stevland Hardaway Judkins and who was born blind, has won 22 Grammy awards; the most awarded to a male solo artist. He hit the top of the UK charts twice in the ‘80s; first with ‘Ebony and Ivory’ (a duet with Paul McCartney), then with ‘I just called to say I love you’ in 1984. Amongst record collectors he is perhaps better known for his ‘60s singles on Motown (often billed as Little Stevie Wonder), and his string of early ‘70s, increasingly politically conscious albums on the same label. Last December he was named as a UN messenger of Peace.

Other acts rumoured to be appearing at this year’s festival include Hot Chip, Vampire Weekend, Fatboy Slim and MGMT. The folk singer Jack Johnson was confirmed by the event’s website on the 1st February.