Mumford & Sons return to curate Glastonbury 2014 stage

Johnny Flynn, Nick Mulvey set to play on Saturday

Photographer: Paul KerrChris Eustace on 26 June 2014

The Gentlemen Of The Road Stage, named after the band’s own record label, will see the group, who closed the Pyramid Stage at last year’s festival, curate an eclectic line-up in the Avalon Café in the Field Of Avalon on Saturday 28 June.

Opening at 11:30am, the stage will see comedians Alfie Brown and Thomas Gray on the bill alongside performances from Johnny Flynn, Nick Mulvey, Michael Kiwanuka, Bear's Den, Rubblebucket, King Charles and Rhodes.

While a statement stressed that this is “NOT a Mumford & Sons show” and that the band are “taking a break from performance duties”, it’s unlikely to stop tongues wagging about a set from last year’s headliners, especially given the band’s fondness for impromptu sets and given how synonymous with the festival they’ve become in recent times.

The announcement only adds to various secret set rumours doing the rounds onsite and online. Kaiser Chiefs confirmed via Twitter that they’re playing the “secret slot” on the Other Stage tomorrow (Friday) morning, while cryptic tweets involving The 1975 and Crystal Fighters have also set fans speculating that they may be playing additional sets at the festival.

Rumours continue about who will play the free slot on the John Peel Stage on Sunday afternoon, with the likes of Prince, Coldplay, The Libertines, La Roux and The Kooks all mooted, while the ambiguous “live bands” being billed at William’s Green from 8pm tonight has raised hopes for a similar surprise to last year when Alt-J, Django Django and Dry The River all played unannounced shows.

Glastonbury 2014 takes place on Worthy Farm, Somerset from 25-29 June.

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