When we heard the news that Daft Punk definitely wouldn't be touring in 2013 we all did the sensible thing and ignored it. Searching for a glimmer of hope we clung to the idea that 'not touring' didn't mean 'no festivals'.
But having already been missed off the Coachella lineup - apparently turning down a sickenly large amount of money - it's now been reported that they definitely won't be at Glastonbury either.
Speaking with fans on her Twitter page, Emily Eavis responded to questions about the duo's possible appearance on the Pyramid Stage by saying, "They might be doing other stuff but they're not playing here. Onwards."
One fan had Tweeted at Eavis: "Daft Punk new album out in Spring. Surely they're touring? PLEASE SIGN THM UP! #Glasto13."
Eavis responded with: "Not touring!"
Another fan hopefully pointed out that 'that's not a no', before Eavis explicitly dismissed any suggestion they'd be at the festival.
The news that Daft Punk aren't going to be hitting the road this year is not new. Rob Da Bank, organiser of Bestival, stated definitively that the pair weren't touring weeks ago.
But the excitement surrounding the French dance pioneers' comeback has proved so great that fans have been unwilling to accept the news.
Daft Punk had been rumoured for Glastonbury, Coachella and Primavera, but are playing none of them, suggesting we may just have to accept that they're not appearing live.
Daft Punk recently announced their move to Sony subsiduary Columbia Records, departing long-time label EMI, and revealed that a new record will arrive this May.
News of their comeback has left fans desperate to see the pair live
The mysterious robotic duo have always been able to invoke excitement like no others ever since their brilliant debut Homework and its equally glorious follow-up Discovery.
The scarcity of news regarding their workings means thyey are often surrounded by rumours, with fans and press clamouring to find confirmation for any speculation.
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