Emily Eavis says top-secret band will fill Glastonbury Pyramid Stage slot left vacant by Florence

Mystery group have never appeared on the Pyramid Stage before

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has said there will be a secret band performing in the slot left vacant by Florence And The Machine, who moved up to the headliner slot when Foo Fighters were forced to cancel.

The identity of the band is being kept well under wraps, and Eavis has only given scant clues as to their identity. In fact, she says “only about four people other than the band” know that it’s happening.

Speaking to the BBC, Eavis said: “There is definitely something filling that gap but under no circumstances will it be announced,” she said. “Luckily it’s been a proper secret, a proper surprise, which actually is quite hard to do now because things get out. But there are only about four people other than the band that know about this. Even people that work on the festival don’t know about it. They’re coming because they want to play Glastonbury and they’ve never done it before on the Pyramid Stage. That’s all I’m saying.”

The unnamed band will take to the Pyramid Stage at 8.20pm and play until 9.30pm. Florence And The Machine will take to the stage at 10.15pm.

Other performers today (June 26th) include The Vaccines, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Super Furry Animals, Motorhead and Mark Ronson, who will reportedly bring special guests including Boy George and Daniel Merriweather.

Ahead of her headline slot, Florence Welch has spoken of the challenge of filling in for Foo Fighters, who were forced to pull out after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg during a performance in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 13. “It’s a strange and quite cracked way to get there. Literally. If I’d had six months knowing that I was going to do this [headline slot], I think I would have slowly descended into madness,” Welch admitted in a new interview with The Guardian.

Following surprise performances from Drenge and Wolf Alice last night (June 25), Glastonbury 2015’s official music programme began at 11am today with sets from Michael Clark Company and The Charlatans. The former’s appearance was a surprise last-minute announcement this morning.

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More unannounced guests – Drenge and Wolf Alice – opened Glastonbury Festival yesterday evening with rowdy performances that drew thousands to a packed out William’s Green tent.