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Supergrass play to massive Glastonbury crowd thanks to Muse, Arctic Monkeys rumours

The Hot Rats make the most of internet whispers on the Park Stage

Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey of Oxford-based indie troupe, Supergrass. The band played a set with special guest Ed Harcourt to celebrate clothing company Diesel's 30th birthday at Matter in London on Saturday (October 11). The Sussex-born singer/songwriter opened for Coombes et al. during their 'Life On Other Planets' tour in 2003.
Supergrass duo Danny Goffey and Gaz Coombes played to a massive crowd at Glastonbury's Park Stage yesterday (June 26) because lots of the audience thought they might be Arctic Monkeys or Muse.

The pair, who were playing as the Hot Rats – a band that has also featured Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich – were not announced until the last minute, although due to a series of online rumours some of the crowd turned up thinking they might be about to see a former festival headliner.

"Because we were billed as special guests I think there was a rumour we were going to be the Arctic Monkeys," Goffey told NME.COM. “Instead they got half of Supergrass! It was really rocking, I really enjoyed it and the crowd did too."

The Park Stage is due to get another special guest today (June 27), though this time Klaxons announced their appearance in advance.

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