Glastonbury 2022: latest rumours and secret set announcements
23 June 2022, 12:42 | Updated: 25 June 2022, 19:49
Here are some rumours that are currently swirling around about surprise sets at this year's Glastonbury...
So far, Bastille and Metronomy have performed surprise sets on Friday at Glastonbury.
Please note: all performances are rumours only at time of writing - artists marked "CONFIRMED" have been officially added to the bill.
A murky WhatsApp screenshot shared by the band Sports Team says that Arcade Fire will be performing at the John Peel stage at some point - and there's an empty slot there on Sunday at 2pm. The same rumour also claims US rapper Anderson Paak will play the West Holts at some point.
Remarkably the punk pop trio have never played Glastonbury, although there was a hot rumour going round in 2010 that they'd make an unbilled appearance. The band's Hella Mega Tour is stopping off in London on Friday 24th June, then heading to Huddersfield on Saturday 25th... before picking up again in Dublin on Monday 27th. Why, that leaves all of Sunday free to lounge around in the British Isles!
Signs have been spotted at Worthy Farm saying "Gold Rush Kid, John Peel Stage, 2pm". That's the name of young George's new album, released earlier this month. Meanwhile, another rumour claims that actually Ezra will play The Park, which has an empty slot on Sunday at 18.15.
Very much the man of the moment in the pop world, the former One Direction star is currently on tour and played Wembley Stadium last weekend. This means he's match fit and his next tour date isn't until Sunday night in Hamburg, so he's got time to make a surprise appearance somewhere at Glastonbury.
The legend is playing Hyde Park on Friday and Bristol on Sunday, and which major event is taking place between those two locations over the weekend? Sir Elton has never played Glastonbury, so as this is his farewell tour, it's his last chance. He could even turn up at Diana Ross's Sunday legends slot, Worthy Farm is only down the road.
Florence + The Machine
Having just released her new album Dance Fever, Flo is currently playing some summer shows. Her next scheduled date is in Werchter, Belgium on Saturday 25th June, then she picks up the tour on 7th July. That means she's in Europe on Friday AND Sunday.
The film star has had a controversial few months, what with that libel trial and everything, but he's also been rocking up to a few shows with guitar legend Jeff Beck to show off his musical chops. Depp is no stranger to Worthy Farm - he appeared at Cinearmageddon in 2017 to plug his film The Libertine.
Glastonbury 2022: unconfirmed slots
Saturday 25th June
- Greenpeace stage 20.45 - "special guest TBA" will be Self Esteem
- BBC Introducing Stage 18.50 - confirmed as Confidence Man DJ set
- BBC Introducing Stage 12.30 - confirmed as IDLES
Sunday 26th June
- John Peel Stage 14.00 - 15.00
- The Park Stage 18.15 - 19.15
- BBC Introducing Stage 19.20 - 20.05