Glastonbury still to book one Special Guest

Emily Eavis talks about U2's show, new installations, more

Glastonbury still to book one Special Guest

Daniel Fahey on 06 May 2011

Speaking with Lauren Laverne on BBC 6Music this morning, the co-organiser also said that’s she’s ‘really excited’ about the Saturday ‘special guests’ up at the same arena.

Emily Eavis said: “The Park Stage I’m really excited about, obviously because that’s our little pet project and we get really really excited about booking that because it’s all the music that isn’t really on elsewhere.

“There’s a slot on the Saturday which we have booked a set for which is really really exciting, but the slot on the Friday is not booked yet,” she added. “So for those of you thinking we might have Led Zepplin, you aren’t right. We haven’t actually got anyone yet. There is a lot of talk about this slot but it’s not quite where you think it’s at, at the moment."

Pressed about rumours that R.E.M., The Libertines, Arcade Fire and Pulp could take the slot by Laverne, Eavis said: “I can’t go there – it’s too much of a health and safety issue.”

The pair also discussed U2’s headline slot after the group promised a “Glastonbury on steroids” performance come June.

“They are used to doing these uber-huge, big stadium sets and they’re coming here and they’re paring it down a bit for them, but for us they’re amping it up quite a lot. So we’re meeting somewhere in the middle,” said Eavis.

“I think they’ve got some quite big plans for us, but for them it’s a bit smaller than what they’re used to,” she added.

They also spoke about a new area called Campo Pequeno. “That’s being built at the moment. It’s made of lock gates and it’s a huge amphitheatre and it’s basically a bull made out of old car parts,” said Emily Eavis, “The Mutiod Waste guys have made this incredible bull and there will be matadors walking away in flames and stuff like that – quite dramatic action down there.”

The Glastonbury 2011 line-up will feature headline performances from Coldplay, U2 and Beyonce as well as many more.

Click here for the full Glastonbury 2011 line up.


Glastonbury 2011 tickets have now sold out but organisers have hinted at another ticket re-sale.

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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