Glastonbury announce The Pretenders as secret set band

The Pretenders have been announced as one of Glastonbury’s secret set owners.

Each year, the legendary Somerset festival reserves a few seats to offer even more excitement to ticket holders.

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On Tuesday night (20 June) The Pretenders announced they would be performing on the Park Stage on Saturday at 7:45pm BST. The band also teased some special guests, although their identities have not been revealed.

“It was always there for most of our lives. “There hasn’t been a festival like this anywhere else,” said lead singer Chrissie Hynde.

The English-American rock band formed in 1978 and is known for hits like “I’ll Stand by You”, “Brass in Pocket”, “Don’t Get Me Wrong” and “Back on the Chain Gang”.

The news comes as fans of The Pretenders await the release of their new studio album. Relentlesswill be released on September 1st.

Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders

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In the past, secret sets have featured the likes of Lady Gaga, Franz Ferdinand and Pulp.

The gates to Glastonbury 2023 will officially open at 8am tomorrow (Wednesday 21 June).

Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and Elton John will headline this year’s festival, which runs from Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25th June.

Arctic Monkeys fans were alarmed this week after the Sheffield-based rock band were forced to cancel the final show before their headlining performance on Friday on the Pyramid Stage after frontman Alex Turner was diagnosed with acute laryngitis.

Also this week, Elton John teased surprise guests in his ‘brand new’ set. “When you put together a setlist, I always say it’s a bit like sex,” he said. “You start off really well, then you relax a little, and towards the end of the show all hell breaks loose.”

While the musician declined to say which guests will join him on stage, fans have speculated that his collaborators Dua Lipa, Rina Sawayama, Lil Nas X (who plays right in front of him on the Pyramid Stage) and even Britney Spears could perform .

Check out the full lineup and stage times here.

The weather for this year’s festival is expected to be a mix of sun and rain after a month of rain in the UK last weekend.

If you’re not there this year, find out Here’s how to watch the festival at home.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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