The long-running Somerset festival confirmed their first headliner for the 2017 edition earlier today (October 20), with Radiohead filling the much-coveted Friday night slot on the Pyramid Stage on June 23.
Speaking exclusively to NME today, Eavis said that she didn’t know where the rumours about either act headlining the festival next year had come from.
“There’s no more [headliner] announcements now for a while, but I will tell you the other two that have been rumoured aren’t happening,” Eavis said. “There was a news story that said Daft Punk and Stone Roses. That’s not true. I don’t know where that came from.”
Other contenders for the two remaining headlining slots, which are now led by the likes of Guns ‘N Roses, Kasabian and Ed Sheeran, were not ruled out by Eavis, although she wouldn’t be drawn on any specific names.
“Other rumours can roll and that’s fine. Pretty much everyone is rumoured every year. That’s great, but everybody was keen to get [Radiohead] out and let people know as this was such a big one.”
Eavis also divulged information about the current make-up of next year’s line-up, confirming that the festival organisers were about “90% there” when it came to finalising the 2017 bill.
“It always seems to get earlier and earlier, but I think because we’re having a year off in ’18, we’re cramming two years of music into next year,” Eavis said. “We’re quite far down the line. It’s looking so good. We’re certainly all there with all of our headliners across all stages.”
She also confirmed that fans and festivalgoers could expect more line-up announcements early next year. “The last couple of years we’ve announced things in May, but I’m sure there’ll be something early next year to keep people in the loop.”
Glastonbury 2017 will run from 21-25 June.