Glastonbury co-founder Michael Eavis has ramped up excitement around this year’s Pilton Party event by claiming a “big, big band” is reforming especially for the festival.

The event, which takes place on September 6th at the iconic Worthy Farm venue, has already confirmed Wolfe Alice as a headliner. The annual event is organised as a smaller, more intimate affair with the aim of thanking nearby residents and workers while acting as a fundraising opportunity.

Initially established in 1984, Pilton Party is held in the later summer in order to welcome the Pilton Show weekend. Having seen Liam Gallagher headline last year, Pilton Party has now confirmed Cornwall band Sam Richardson and The Renegades on top of the already announced heavy band Pattern Pusher.

With Wolfe Alice at the top of the bill, Eavis has added a little more mystery around the event by saying a band who has “loads of hit records” will make a surprise appearance.

“We’ll be revealing the special guests at 6am on the day of the party, so I encourage people to tune in to their radios then,” Eavis said in an interview with Bristol Live. “They’re a big, big band who are reforming just for this. They’ve got loads of hit records and they’re going to be absolutely great, I can’t wait to see them.”

He continued: “I expect a lot of people will want to get a ticket on the gate after they’re announced. As always, it’s going to be a really super night – especially if the weather is kind to us.”

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