Depeche Mode will not perform at Glastonbury this year - because they don’t like the other bands appearing

The ‘Personal Jesus’ hitmakers were set to play the world famous British music event – which will be headlined by Blur, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen – for the first time this June but cancelled after being told who they would be joining in the line-up.

Keyboardist Andy Fletcher said: “We do a lot of festivals in Europe but not so many in the UK. Glastonbury would be fun but the line-up didn’t quite work for us. Getting the right bill is important.”

Although Depeche Mode may not be impressed with this year’s event, they appear to be the only ones.

Tickets sold out at the beginning of February – almost five months ahead of the festival which takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, South West England, between 26 and 28 June - before any official line-up details were revealed.

The group shot to fame in the 80s and admit they don’t understand why many bands who they competed with for chart success have now reformed years after splitting.

Andy added to Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “I don’t give a s**t about Spandau Ballet or any of those nostalgia bands. They just aren’t relevant to us.

“We’re bigger now than we were in the 80s because we’ve evolved and made music that pushes boundaries.”