Emily Eavis on Glastonbury secret sets: ‘There will be some surprises’

Daft Punk, Beady Eye and Queens Of The Stone Age are among the bands rumoured to be planning surprise gigs

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has discussed the possibility of secret sets at this year’s festival.

Radiohead, Pulp, Franz Ferdinand, Biffy Clyro and The Last Shadow Puppets have all stunned revellers by playing unannounced sets at the Somerset festival in recent years, whetting the appetite for more surprises this weekend.

“There are always surprises at Glastonbury, so, yes, there will of course be some,” Eavis confirms, speaking in this week’s NME. “We’re not programming any ‘surprise slots’ as that defeats the point! After last time, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive. Most aren’t true, but there will be little surprises all over the site, as ever.”

Bands tipped to play secret sets at this year’s Glastonbury festival include Daft Punk, Beady Eye and Queens Of The Stone Age. At the more unlikely end of the spectrum, David Bowie and Pulp have also been rumoured to be planning surprise performances.

This year’s Glastonbury festival is to be live streamed for the first time with viewers able to watch different stages as the action happens. The BBC will use the latest digital technology to allow viewers to choose from simultaneous live streams from all the major stages and has announced that over 250 hours of footage will be broadcast across the weekend.

Click here to see the full list of artists and stages for Glastonbury 2013.

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