Muse and Coldplay will not be playing this year’s Glastonbury festival, organisers have told NME.COM.
Both bands had been rumoured to be playing The Park stage at this year’s event, after several outlets fell for fake Twitter posts.
However speaking to NME.COM, Emily Eavis quashed both rumours, though revealed there will be at least one more special guest playing the festival alongside Klaxons, who announced themselves for the stage yesterday (June 23).
“I’m glad Klaxons announced themselves so their fans know they can catch them there, we have another surprise on Friday and it’s really exciting for us,” said Eavis. “It’s not Coldplay[a/] or [a]Muse despite the rumours. We’re well excited.”
One act who is playing Eavis said she is especially keen to see this year, is Friday night (June 26) Pyramid Stage headliner Neil Young.
“Neil Young is a massive deal for me personally,” she declared. “It’s been a lifelong thing to get him here, it’s a dream come true getting him, so I won’t be missing that!”
Eavis also said she doubted her dad and co-organiser Michael Eavis would ever really quit Glastonbury, despite recent speculation.
“I don’t think he’ll really retire,” she admitted. “It works really well at the moment.”
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