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Glastonbury 2019: Emily Eavis just cleared up those A Star is Born reunion rumours

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Emily Eavis has debunked rumours of A Star is Born reunion at the festival.     

Glastonbury kicks off tomorrow (and the forecast, surprisingly is… decent?), with over 175,000 people expected to descend on Somerset for the next five days. Alongside headliners like Kylie, Stormzy and The Cure, rumours are flying about acts as yet unannounced – the much-fabled ‘secret sets’ that Glastonbury’s become notorious for.

Previous surprise performances have included the likes of The Killers (also headlining this year), who turned up unexpectedly to play the John Peel Stage in 2017 and a recently reformed Pulp in 2011.

One particularly persistent rumour surrounding this year’s potential impromptu performers has been that Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga – aka Jackson and Ally Maine – would re-join forces for a six-song set, including ‘Shallow’, the breakout hit from A Star is Born.

Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman fanned the flames of expectancy higher with a series of hints during a Sunday Brunch interview that suggested Cooper had told her of plans to appear at the festival.

“When I spoke to [Cooper] I was like, ‘I just want to see you guys do a gig, [and] play it live,” she explained.

“He was like, ‘Well, we have been talking to Nick [Dewey] and Emily Eavis about it, we’d do the Park Stage’. I said ‘That would be amazing!’”

Amazing – and unfortunately not happening, at least if festival co-organiser Emily Eavis is to be believed.

“No, this isn’t happening,” Eavis tweeted today, in response to the chit-chat. 

However, fans of the film need not despair completely if they want their Glasto experience to be sprinkled with a little movie-magic. Eavis confirmed that Cooper and Gaga would be appearing at the festival – on celluloid. A screening of A Star is Born will be shown in the Pilton Palais tent at 4.30pm on Friday. So no fear; the dream of drunkenly warbling along with ‘Shallow’, whilst caked in mud is still very much alive. 

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