'No Muse and Coldplay for Glastonbury 2009' say organisers

Emily Eavis quashes rumours, but promises there are still some surprises...

Andy Willsher
Pic: Andy Willsher
Muse and Coldplay will not be playing this year's Glastonbury festival, organisers have told NME.COM.

Both bands had been rumoured to be playing The Park stage at this year's event, after several outlets fell for fake Twitter posts.

However speaking to NME.COM, Emily Eavis quashed both rumours, though revealed there will be at least one more special guest playing the festival alongside Klaxons, who announced themselves for the stage yesterday (June 23).

"I'm glad Klaxons announced themselves so their fans know they can catch them there, we have another surprise on Friday and it's really exciting for us," said Eavis. "It's not Coldplay[a/] or [a]Muse despite the rumours. We're well excited."

One act who is playing Eavis said she is especially keen to see this year, is Friday night (June 26) Pyramid Stage headliner Neil Young.

"Neil Young is a massive deal for me personally," she declared. "It's been a lifelong thing to get him here, it's a dream come true getting him, so I won't be missing that!"

Eavis also said she doubted her dad and co-organiser Michael Eavis would ever really quit Glastonbury, despite recent speculation.

"I don't think he'll really retire," she admitted. "It works really well at the moment."

Hear a longer version of this interview on NME Radio today (June 24). Tune in from 3pm (BST) via Sky 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727, DAB in London or via NME.COM/Radio.

NME.COM is coming live from Glastonbury throughout the 2009 festival. Stay tuned for the latest news, pictures, blogs and video interviews.

Head to our NME Festivals section for the latest Glastonbury picture gallery, and check out the NME Festivals Glastonbury blog for dispatches straight from Worthy Farm. For all of our coverage go to the Glastonbury 2009 homepage now.

Plus make sure you get next week's issue of NME, on UK newsstands from July 1, for the ultimate Glastonbury 2009 review.

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