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Glastonbury line-up: Kasabian, Pixies and Elbow added to bill

More than 80 bands announced for this year's festival, but Saturday headliner is still a mystery

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KASABIAN has been announced as the Sunday headline act at Glastonbury Festival this year, joining Arcade Fire, who top the bill on Friday – but the Saturday headliner is still a mystery.

More than 80 bands have been announced so far for the festival, which is taking place from 27 to 29 June this year.

Jack White, Pixies, Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran and Elbow are among the other acts to be announced on Twitter this morning, following weeks of speculation.

We're very pleased to present the Glastonbury 2014 line-up so far… pic.twitter.com/WrtSy6d8Jt

 

— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) April 4, 2014

Glastonbury festival organiser Emily Eavis has told BBC 6Music that the Saturday headline act has been booked and confirmed but cannot be named until May for "contractual reasons".

The Independent notes that Metallica and Prince were hotly tipped to headline and were not featured on the list released today. Fleetwood Mac and Adele have also been mooted in the press as possibilities, says the Daily Telegraph.

Kasabian – made up of Serge Pizzorno, Chris Edwards, Tim Carter and Ian Matthews – will make their debut at the festival ahead of the release of their new album. Pizzorno has told NME he can now "die a happy man".

There was a mixed reaction on Twitter, with some people very excited and others disappointed that they were not able to buy tickets. "My eyes are hurting looking at the Glastonbury line up. Too.much.goodness," wrote one Tweeter.

The Glastonbury Lineup looks Amazeballs! Some year I'll get there! #glastonbury

 

— Michaela (@Michaela_Oh) April 4, 2014

But others have described it as average, or, worse still, just "meh".

fairly underwhelmed by the #glastonbury line up no one too exciting on there. hopefully there saving something special for later #meh

 

— Niki Alexandrou (@nikialexandrou) April 4, 2014

Tickets for Glastonbury 2014 sold out in record time when they went on sale last October, with 120,000 tickets sold in 87 minutes, 13 minutes quicker than the previous year's record.

For those who missed out, cancelled or refunded tickets will be available from 7pm on Thursday 24 April, and again at 9am on Sunday 27 April.

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