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Glastonbury - what we know and what we don't

With the news that James will take the opening Friday morning slot to get the Glastonbury party started, the much awaited headline announcements that usually hang in the air and keep everyone guessing are pretty much covered.

Muse Friday 24th June
Muse are known for their lively performances. 2016 will be the third time they've played the Pyramid Stage - this year they'll become the first band to have headlined on each of the three big nights of the festival.


Adele Saturday 25th June
Debate online continues about whether or not Adele is the right choice for the Saturday night spot. She started to look a likely choice after the festival organisers told us that all three headliners would be British. It will be Adele's first time appearing at a large scale outdoor festival.

Coldplay Sunday 26th June
Coldplay return this year to become the only band to have headlined the festival four times. Their 2011 set was voted Top Glastonbury Moment ever by BBC radio listeners.

And although we now know who's topping the bill, that doesn't mean to say there won't be any more surprises with Radiohead, Blur and Stone Roses amongst suggested possibilities for secret sets

Bowie singalong
The festival is to screen David Bowie's 2000 headline slot in tribute. It has been reported that the entire set will be shown on one of the screens when the stages are shut down. There are also efforts underway to stage a Bowie singalong on Wednesday 22nd June by the Pyramid Stage - follow @BowieGlasto2016 on twitter to stay in the know.

Emerging talent
The eventual winners of the 2016 Emerging Talent competition will play a set on one of the main stages during the festival. The final between the eight competing acts takes place on 9th April - you can hear them here 

So that's what we know (or have heard). The rest of the line-up we'll probably have to wait for until after the ticket re-sale in Spring.

Some of Glasto's best moments for us though, have come from things we don't know - away from the main stages; from discovering someone new, a brilliant performance that you happen upon by chance, or finding out that the band you didn't fancy seeing but go along because everyone you're with does, is actually right up your street. Who knew?

We've also had some great up and coming talent play for our guests at The Pop-Up Hotel and Motel during our Glastonbury Festival pop-up and this year promises to be no different. What we also know is that our acoustic and camp-fire sessions have proved a popular way to get into the festival spirit, especially for guests arriving and checking-in earlier in the week. It's all part of the pop-up ethos of harmonising with our venue - no pun intended :)

If you're heading to Glasto and the words 'camping in the thick of it' aren't music to your ears, take a look at The Pop-Up Hotel and The Pop-Up Motel festival accommodation.