The band playing before Florence + The Machine have never played Glasto
gigwise intern
08:23 26th June 2015

Emily Eavis has revealed that there is "definitely someone filling [the] gap" left by Florence + The Machine when she stepped up to headline Glastonbury in the place of Foo Fighters.

Foo Fighters were scheduled to headline the festival alongside Kanye West and The Who, but an incident onstage a few weeks ago, in which Dave Grohl broke his leg, forced the band to cancel all forthcoming live dates.

Shortly thereafter, it was announced that Florence + The Machine, who was originally scheduled to appear after Motorhead and before Foo Fighters, had been promoted to headliner. This has left a nearly four hour gap between Motorhead, who finish at 6.30pm today, and Florence + The Machine, whose set kicks off at 10.15pm.

Speaking to the BBC though, organiser Emily Eavis said, "There is definitely something filling that gap but under no circumstances will it be announced. Luckily it's been a proper secret, a proper surprise, which actually is quite hard to do now because things get out."

She continued, "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."

Rumours have been circulating that the act in question will be The Libertines - as they have never performed on the Pyramid Stage before

The mystery slot will be from 8.20pm-9.30pm, with Florence now performing 10.15pm-11.45pm.

Glastonbury continues today (26 June) with its first proper day of music, including Motorhead, Mark Ronson, The Vaccines, Hot Chip, Wolf Alice, Hinds and Florence + The Machine.