Emily Eavis discusses 2011 Glastonbury Park Stage ‘special guest’

Organiser says a big act act will play an unannounced slot this year

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has revealed that there will be a secret appearance from a big band on the festival’s Park Stage once more this year.

Eavis was speaking in NME‘s new free 16-page guide to this summer’s festivals, which comes with the new issue of the magazine. It’s on UK newsstands tomorrow (May 4) or available digitally.

Asked about the possibility of Radiohead playing a secret set at the event, Eavis denied this, but did say that they have a special guest in line. “We do have a special guest on the Park Stage that’s a really big thing for us,” she explained. “It’s a band who could potentially be headlining.”

Eavis added that she believed the special guest would draw such a crowd that the organisers “might have to close the field” as they did last year when Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood played an unannounced set.

To read the rest of the interview with Emily Eavis and festival-related chats with The Horrors, The Drums, Katy B and The Vaccines, pick up the new issue of NME.

Glastonbury takes place on June 24-26 with Beyonce, Coldplay and U2 set to headline.