Snoop Dogg wil join U2 in headlining the Glastonbury Festival in Britain to celebrate its fortieth anniversary.

In what is already being called the next Woodstock,Glastonbury will also feature The Muse and Stevie Wonder and they will be joined by Vampire Weekend, one of the top new bands of 2010.

The festival's founder, Michael Eavis,told The Guardian. "This is it! It is the most staggering lineup ,to match the 40-year reputation of the festival," he said. "I have been trying to get U2 to play at the festival since 1982, and Muse have never headlined Saturday here, although they have played before."

Friday night on the Pyramid stage will features Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and Vampire Weekend before Dizzee Rascal gets the crowd jumping for headliners U2.

Saturday will have Jackson Brown, Seasick Steve and the Scissor Sisters perform before Muse take to the stage, while Sunday will feature hard rocker Slash, Ray Davies and Jack Johnson before Faithless appear before Stevie Wonder.

Snoop Dogg was banned from playing in the UK until earlier this year after a mass brawl at Heathrow airport in 2006.

Eavis however said "We never pass judgment on the people who play here; we hire them for their musical ability. We are only interested in their music and what they will bring to the festival. We never compromise on that," he said.

Other highlights from the Other Stage include Florence and the Machine, Hot Chip and The Flaming Lips on Friday, Editors and Pet Shop Boys on Saturday and LCD Soundsystem, MGMT and Orbital on Sunday. Groove Armada and Mumford & Sons, the xx and Julian Casablancas will play the John Peel stage.