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The Glastonbury Rumour Mill

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Nigel Smith Nigel Smith | 15:52 UK time, Sunday, 28 June 2009

Yesterday I read that the Beastie Boys might be putting in a surprise Glastonbury appearance and now rumours are circulating that Justin Timberlake and Kanye West will join the Black Eyed Peas tonight for a Jacko extravaganza. On Thursday night the news of Michael Jackson's death was initially presumed to be part of Glastonbury's great game of Chinese whispers.

Glastonbury gossip is always a rich seam of "news". Before the festival started rumours circulated that Fleetwood Mac would be headlining and that Neil Young would add a Y to C, S & N.

Rumours that did come true included a Friday night appearance from Jack White's new band The Dead Weather and the Klaxons' special guest spot; though no one imagined that they'd be dressed as characters from Tim Burton films.

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This year's surprises (so far) that no one predicted have been Jarvis Cocker becoming Spinal Tap's temporary bass player and Bruce Springsteen's guest spot with the Gaslight Anthem.

There's still plenty more to come. Have you heard any other rumours? Have you got great memories of previous special moments at Glastonbury? Let us know.

ADDENDUM: Rumour just in. Oasis to go head to head with Blur tonight - performing on the Park stage tonight!

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