Glastonbury 2013: The rumours include One direction and Daft Punk
It isn't Glastonbury without rumours – this year whispers of Daft Punk, One Direction and even sunshine are doing the rounds.
Even with 35 stages and hundreds of acts, every year festival-goers are hoping for a few extra surprises at Glastonbury.
For 2013's festival, some of the biggest rumours have already come true: many suspected The Rolling Stones would headline almost a year before it was announced in March.
However, the rumour mill continues to grind. Here are some of the most likely – and most suspect – that have been doing the rounds.
The former Oasis frontman may have written Glastonbury off as "like Bond Street with mud, with loads of celebrities walking around in their boots and umbrellas", but it looks like he may be performing this year. Gallagher, who arrived at the festival earlier today, tweeted from his official account: "11am Friday - BE there or BE square..LG x". The 'BE' suggests that his new band, Beady Eye, may perform a surprise set. The band also posted a tweet, saying: "Where will you be? 11am 28.06.13."
Despite all evidence to the contrary – festival organiser Emily Eavis denying rumours back in January and the French duo repeatedly stressing they will not tour this year – Daft Punk remain the band most strongly rumoured to appear at Glastonbury. They even have a reported stage time according to Twitter: 2am on Sunday morning at Arcadia, after a surprise set from Fatboy Slim. Glastonbury might Get Lucky yet.
The Park Stage
The Park Stage is the traditional site of surprise: In 2008 supergroup The Last Shadow Puppets, complete with surprise member Jack White, and Franz Ferdinand turned up.
In 2010 Radiohead band members Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood performed an unexpected set following an introduction from Michael Eavis. Rock band Biffy Clyro also appeared at the stage off-schedule.
The next year Pulp made their fourth appearance at Glastonbury in the stage's 'special guests' slot.
Yorke may return in 2013 as part of his new project, Atoms for Peace, with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. The duo are one of the more hotly tipped to appear this year.
Emily Eavis is, understandably, keeping schtum about secret sets. She told website efestivals: "I think a surprise should be a surprise, and then when it's revealed and it's a spoilt surprise, it turns into a massive gig."
The issue of speculative crowds have even caused rumours that The Park Stage will be surprise-free this year. An entry on a forum thread dedicated to the mystery slot suggests that crowding problems could put an end to unscheduled acts.
The American rapper's daughter may be only a week old, but so is his new album Yeezus. West has no planned tour dates, and a surprise Glastonbury appearance could be the perfect thank you to the British fans who gave him his first number one album since 2007 this week.
After the Thin White Duke suprised the music world with his first release in a decade in January, with the single Where Are We Now, some are hoping Bowie might appear at Glastonbury. The elusive musician has ruled out touring, although fans have clung on to rumours that his live band have been rehearsing and have been alerted by hints dropped by his wife.
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