Secret 'headliner'-sized band for Glastonbury

Emily reveals large band will play the Park Stage.


Photographer:jon cox

United Kingdom United Kingdom | by Chris Swindells | 03 May 2011

Glastonbury Festival 2011 organiser Emily Eavis revealed in an interview with the NME that there will be a secret appearance on the Park Stage this year from a band who are potentially big enough to headline the event. 

Emily Eavis, who curates the Park Stage, denied rumours that Radiohead will be making an appearence but did say that they have a huge special guest in line. "We do have a special guest on the Park Stage that's a really big thing for us," she said. "It's a band who could potentially be headlining."

Arcade Fire, The Libertines, Pulp and R.E.M. were all acts strongly rumoured to play Glastonbury Festival 2011 and these are now bookmaker favourites to play this secret slot.

Eavis added that the act might draw such a crowd that the organisers "might have to close the field" as they did last year when Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood played an unannounced set.

Click here for the full Glastonbury 2011 line up.

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2011 have now sold out.

For those with tickets, National Express are still selling coach travel packages to the event.

Click here to buy National Express coach tickets.

More and more festival-goers are travelling by coach to events because of its green credentials. 

It saves money on car parking and the coach drops ticket-holders closer to the campsite than any other mode of transport.

National Express is the official coach partner of the Glastonbury Festival 2011.

This year, Glastonbury organisers are offering an extra incentive to 'Green Travellers' other than the cleaner air and clear conscience.

Green Travellers will be rewarded for their heroics with a lanyard entitling them to discount meal vouchers, solar showers, cut-price merchandise and access to compost toilets.

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