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Huge band have confirmed they will be performing Glastonbury secret set today

Huge band have confirmed they will be performing Glastonbury secret set today

Rock music fans at Glastonbury 2024 are in for a treat

A huge band have confirmed they will be performing a Glastonbury secret set today (29 June).

Every year there's plenty of hopeful wishes and rumours of who might pop up as a surprise at the legendary UK festival with a secret set or guest appearance.

And although the talk of Calvin Harris joining Dua Lipa for her headline set on The Pyramid Stage didn't come true, this long-running rumour thankfully has.

It had all started to ramp up even more on social media today and the rock icons have now confirmed they will be taking to the Woodsies stage later this evening.

And the band in question? The one and only Kasabian.

The Leicester group had not initially been announced as part of the Glastonbury’s line-up, but there had been a blank spot in the Saturday timings for the Woodsies stage between 6pm and 7pm.

Kasabian wrote on X: “It’s Happening! See you 6pm at Woodsies @glastonbury.”

They also shared a video of the band’s members in a car and, an image of Glastonbury Free Press saying: “It’s happening, 18.00 Saturday.”

So there you have it, the 'Club Foot' band will be playing the mysterious Woodsies slot, no doubt filled with all their rock bangers.

Fans are in for an absolute treat. (Katja Ogrin/Redferns)
Fans are in for an absolute treat. (Katja Ogrin/Redferns)

And of course, fans are absolutely buzzing as one wrote on X: "IT'S HAPPENING!"

Plenty predict Woodsies is going to 'be so rammed' as Glasto-goers flock for their set, as another person agreed: "Going to be too big of a crowd this."

Many sat at home are getting absolute FOMO as they commented: "Oh to have the chance to hear 'Wasted' live at Glastonbury.

"Yes, I should have gone this year!"

And someone else simply penned: "AAAAAAAA."

Kasabian fans at Glastonbury back in 2014. (Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
Kasabian fans at Glastonbury back in 2014. (Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Kasabian headlined The Pyramid Stage back in 2014 and an interview last year may have saw the band tell a little white lie.

Speaking to NME, frontman Serge Pizzorno discussed the idea of returning to Worthy Farm.

"There isn’t any kind of [plan]. There was before - 'We want this, this, this and this', you know what I mean? Now there’s none. Now there’s like: great record, and then go and play," he said.

"The American shows… seeing one kid on the shoulders, direct eye contact, singing every word, having that moment. You realise after it all - that’s as good as it gets. So we’re just going to see where it goes, but have no plan."

Well, at least that plan changed - roll on 6pm.

The most iconic Glastonbury moments

2000: The year that nearly killed Glasto

It was all okay in the end. (Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
It was all okay in the end. (Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

While Glasto has always had people attempting to gatecrash, 24 years ago gatecrashers descended the infamous festival in record numbers.

It was so bad it resulted in the festival being cancelled the following year as ticketless punters swarmed the site, with fears at the time the chaos could kill off the festival altogether.

Luckily, as we know, Glasto is still going strong. Speaking to the Guardian in 2020, the festival's co-creator Michael Eavis explained: "The fence wasn’t good enough, the security was crap. So I was hauled over the coals by the police, who said: "You’ve got to get someone to organise your show. You’re a nice bloke and all that, but you couldn’t arrange something in a brewery, you know the saying?

"I said: ‘Fair enough. At least I can be guaranteed to get 150,000 people at the drop of a hat – I did get the knack of that!’”

The set that turned Coldplay into megastars

The set helped turn Coldplay into megastars. (BBC)
The set helped turn Coldplay into megastars. (BBC)

Back in 2002, the ‘Fix You’ hitmakers won fans over as they played tunes from their upcoming second album.

Apparently, the band’s agent didn’t feel they were ready for it at the time, but Eavis insisted they headlined.

And I’m sure they’re glad they listened seeing as they’ve now got nine studio albums under their belt and millions in the bank, with their A Head Full Of Dreams Tour having grossed more than half a billion dollars in its two-year run. Impressive.

Jay-Z playing Oasis on the Pyramid Stage

He hit back in the best way. (BBC)
He hit back in the best way. (BBC)

It was the feud no one saw coming, but in 2008 rapper Jay-Z responded to Noel Gallagher slagging off having ‘hip hop at Glastonbury’ in the most hilarious way.

The star opened up his infamous headlining set on the pyramid stage playing his own version of ‘Wonderwall’, which went down a treat with fans and spawned one of the most iconic moments in Glasto history.

The muddiest year ever

It was pure carnage. (BBC)
It was pure carnage. (BBC)

Britain isn’t exactly known for its glorious sunshine and I think that’s especially the case when it comes to festivals, which often see punters squelching through mud in their wellies, pint in hand.

Glasto in particular has become synonymous with being pretty muddy, but 2016 really took the biscuit. Even the festival’s boss said ’in all 46 years, it hasn’t been as bad as this’ as things became an absolute logistical nightmare after weeks of rainfall beforehand.

The scenes were chaotic, to say the least. Festival-goers were filmed diving into the mud and struggling to wade through gloop in such a way that made going for a pint like climbing Mount Everest. Generally, everyone was just really trying not to fall on their ars*s.

It wasn’t a pretty sight, but of course Brits still managed to embrace the music and the photos and videos have since gone down in the Glasto history books.

The Killers' secret set

The band performed again in 2019. (BBC)
The band performed again in 2019. (BBC)

The iconic band decided to take a more chilled approach to festival life by taking over the secret act slot on the John Peel stage in 2017.

However, as is usually the case with 'secret' gigs, word spread quickly as fans flooded to the stage in their droves to catch the band in action.

It was a far cry from their previous Glasto performance, which saw their headline show become marred with serious technical issues which majorly affected the sound.

Kylie's long-awaited headline set

Kylie's set broke records. (BBC)
Kylie's set broke records. (BBC)

In 2019 Kylie Minogue set the pyramid stage alight for her headline set, but she was actually meant to grace the stage much sooner.

14 years earlier, the pop princess was forced to cancel her slot after being diagnosed with breast cancer, making her appearance on the stage even more special for both her and fans.

Her set ended up being crowned the most-watched in Glastonbury’s history, raking in 3.9million watching at its peak, beating the likes of Ed Sheeran, Adele and even Beyoncé.

Alex from Glasto

A meme was born. (BBC)
A meme was born. (BBC)

That same year, rapper Dave created probably one of the most meme-able Glasto moments when he brought a bloke called Alex on stage to perform ‘Thiago Silva’ with him, which he absolutely nailed.

Safe to say the moment went viral, with the then 15-year-old becoming known as 'Alex from Glasto'.

It's no surprise really given his unreal rapping skills and the fact that he was donning a bucket hat, FILA bag and Paris Saint-Germain shirt. Brilliant.

Featured Image Credit: Dyson/Redferns / Luke Brennan/Getty Images

Topics: Festivals, Glastonbury, Music, Celebrity