'The band have never played Pyramid Stage before'
Andrew Trendell
10:18 26th June 2015

Rumours are circulating that The Libertines will perform a secret surprise set on The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, filling in for Florence + The Machine's original slot tonight (Friday 26 June).

- UPDATE: It happened - read our report of The Libertines' exquisite set here

After Florence stepped up to headline when Foo Fighters were forced to pull out, her original set time after Motorhead was left blank on the schedule. Now, Emily Eavis has confirmed that a band will be performing during that time on the Pyramid Stage

"There is definitely something filling that gap but under no circumstances will it be announced," said Eavis. "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."

Now, rumour has it that it will be The Libertines performing. The band have never played the Pyramid Stage, having been replaced by Supergrass when they infamously pulled out due to troubles with Pete Doherty in 2004, and performing a legendary set on The Other Stage in 2003. They also have a gap in their tour schedule before heading to a show in Russia tomorrow and were originally a rumoured headliner

Meanwhile, the following image allegedly tweeted by a worker on the Pyramid Stage sound desk has been doing the viral, with a slot reserved for 'Albion': 

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

Meanwhile, Bastille, The Charlatans and Frank Turner have all confirmed secret sets today

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.

Check back at Gigwise for the latest Glastonbury news, rumours and updates. 

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