Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis: ‘We can’t name Saturday headliner for contractual reasons’

Festival organiser says the three headliners are in place, but one cannot be revealed until May

Glastonbury festival organiser Emily Eavis says the mysterious Saturday headliner missing from today’s line-up announcement has been booked but cannot yet be revealed.

Speaking to BBC 6Music, Eavis, pictured with father and festival founder Michael Eavis, said that “contractual reasons” prevented them from putting the name out, explaining that the full line-up would be revealed in May.

Asked who the missing headliner is, Eavis said: “We can’t give you that yet. We’re under… It’s just for contractual reasons, but it’ll be with you soon. We’ve got it all booked, it was all confirmed a couple of weeks ago. It’s purely that we can’t give it to you yet. The full line-up, the thousands and thousands of acts playing across the hundreds of stages, will be with you in May. This is just 80 or 90 bands, a few handpicked to give you a taster.”

Eavis also suggested that Jack White (pictured above) will not be appearing at any other UK festivals. “Getting Jack White was a really big deal for us,” she says. “He’s got a history here that goes way back and obviously he’s had some brilliant moments here across all the stages. When he said he wanted to play here and didn’t want to do any other UK festivals, we were really excited. Having him here on a big Pyramid [stage] slot will be just right – he’s obviously got all the songs.”

Kasabian were today announced as Sunday headliners (June 29), joining Arcade Fire, who top the bill on Friday (June 27). View the full line-up additions here, and click below to see Kasabian talking to NME about their headline set.