Snooker player Steve Davis to play at Glastonbury

The sportsman DJed at Bloc earlier this year

Snooker player Steve Davis has been confirmed to DJ at this year’s Glastonbury festival.

The sportsman, who won the snooker World Championship six times, previously DJed at Bloc Festival earlier this year.

Speaking to BBC News, Davis said: “There’s novelty value of some boring snooker player suddenly playing electronic music.”

He will DJ in the Stonebridge Bar, but it is yet to be confirmed what day he will appear on. He described his set as “not necessarily techno”, saying it would be “some stuff that’s electronic and some that will appeal that people who are into IDM [intelligent dance music].”

Davis, who presents a radio show in Essex, said his set was “about trying to introduce some artists that you may not know exist, who are in a like-minded vein. On the radio show, we get a good soundboard for what might go down well.”

“Obviously, when you’ve got to have your foot tapping, you’re limited to what you can play. You can’t put any stroky beard stuff out there.”