James will leave the Glastonbury Main Stage early so the audience can see England play Colombia on giant screens...

James are to voluntarily cut short their set at Glastonbury Festival this weekend so that the crowd can watch England’s crucial match against Colombia in the World Cup.

The band (singer Tim Booth pictured) will “send themselves off ” during their Friday evening set 20 minutes early so fans at the Pyramid Stage can watch the second half of the game uninterrupted. Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis told NME: “People seem to be preoccupied with football so we’ll be showing the match in the film field and also the second half will be shown on the Main Stage. The band want to watch it anyway; they’re rather reluctant musicians!”

Some changes have been announced to the Glastonbury line-up:


Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci have been added to the bill of the new bands tent on Saturday (June 27).

Jesus & Mary Chain appear in the new bands tent on Friday (26) instead of Saturday (27).

Gomez have been given a second slot on the Main Stage on Friday (26) lunchtime. They also play the new bands tent on Saturday (27) night.

Super Furry Animals and Beth Orton have both pulled out of the festival due to recording commitments.

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