Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis says that three headliners have already been booked for next year's festival - but they don't include Prince.

Eavis was speaking at yesterday’s (June 29) press conference at the festival and he noted that one band was booked on Saturday night while Metallica were playing their headline set on the Pyramid Stage.

“We've got three headliners already - and that's without Prince,” said Eavis. “We've got some good headliners.

"We had an agent [for a band] yesterday on the platform by the stage watching Metallica with me, saying, 'My band want to do it next year'.

“I can't tell you who it was but that was done on the platform watching Metallica. Is it a British artist? He's definitely British, but the band are not British any more."

Prince was strongly rumoured to play at this year's festival. Eavis confirmed that they haven’t given up and that conversations with the performer were ongoing.

Eavis said: “We're always having a go at Prince, but it's up to him whether he wants to do it or not. Most of the people in the world want him to play here.

“I did ask him to hop on the train and come down so I can show him around the farm sometime,” he added. “It hasn't been taken up yet.”