Arctic Monkeys arrive at Glastonbury festival site

Example complains about Alex Turner and co 'muscling in'

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Pic: Amy Brammell/NME
Arctic Monkeys have rolled up at the Glastonbury festival site this afternoon (June 24) – and according to Example have muscled in on his parking space.

The rapper and singer told NME that the Sheffield band have moved in on the spot he had been planning on parking in – playing havoc with his festival logistics.

The arrival of the band has sparked rumours that they will play a secret set at the festival they headlined in 2007, although NME understands that this is unlikely. Radiohead, meanwhile, are set to play a set on The Park stage at Glastonbury as ‘special guests’ tonight, at 8pm (BST).

Arctic Monkeys headlined the Pyramid Stage for their only performance ever at the event in 2007, though frontman Alex Turner performed a secret show on The Park stage in 2008 with Miles Kane, his bandmate in side project The Last Shadow Puppets.

“We arrived on time, we were promised parking space behind the John Peel Stage, which I’m playing on,” Example (pictured below) said. “[Staff said] ‘Sorry you can’t park here, Arctic Monkeys have arrived.’ Even though they’re not playing. So if I want to change my pants I’ve got to make a phone call, get a Land Rover… it’s a nightmare.”

He added: “I’m actually a massive fan of Arctic Monkeys, so that’s reduced my anger.”

NME.COM is coming live from Glastonbury 2011 this weekend – stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals/glastonbury for news reports, reviews and photos from Worthy Farm. Then head back from Monday for backstage video interviews.

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