Emily Eavis confirms 'top surprise'

Festival goers have been left shocked after Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis revealed that the event will have a surprise act.

Glastonbury reigns supreme as Britain's biggest festival, yet just a year ago the event was battling poor press and the worst ticket sales for over a decade. Increasingly bad weather, a complicated ticket procedure and the controversial choice of Jay-Z as a headliner all took their toll.

However the event was a success in the end, with Glastonbury being nominated for a number of awards and Michael Eavis recently picking up an environmental award in France. Even Jay-Z stormed the show, playing a cheeky mash up that contained snippets of 'Wonderwall' written by Noel Gallagher - his most vocal critic.

This year organisers have made things a lot smoother for fans. Tickets sold out a long time ago, thanks to a new scheme which has proved to be extremely popular with fans. As ever, the full line up was only released once the last ticket was sold, and it looks to be a bumper crop of talent down at Worthy Farm.

Headlined by Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Blur and more this summer's Glastonbury could well be one of the most spectacular to date. Maximo Park will open the event on Thursday (June 25th) playing a brand new stage in front of early arrivals.

However organisers have a number of surprises up their sleeve. In an interview with BBC 6Music Emily Eavis said "there's a really top surprise on The Park which will definitely not come out because otherwise we'd have a health and safety issue. You can start guessing.”

Sure enough, when ClashMusic reported on the release of the entire line up we noted that there was, in fact, a blank space on The Park Stage.

Pressed for more information on who might be performing, Eavis said "I don't think it will ever be announced. It will just happen for those people that happen to be there, hopefully for the people that are fans of the band.”

Glastonbury has already nabbed some of the finest talent from Britain and beyond. However there are a few notable exceptions...

Radiohead - the Oxford giants' performance at the 1997 event has gone down in history as one of the festivals most beautiful moments.

The Libertines - the long waited indie re-union could have no better site, with thousands of music fans watching in disbelief.

Eminem - peace and love, good vibrations... why hasn't been before? Jay-Z's performance last year went down a storm with fans.

Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young - CS&N are playing. Neil Young is playing. Yet not together... a superstar team up could well be on the cards.

Who is your tip to play Glastonbury? Answer below...

Glastonbury takes place between June 24th - 28th.


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