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Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga secret Glastonbury set “isn’t happening”

By | Published on Tuesday 25 June 2019

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Emily Eavis has denied rumours that Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will play a secret set at this weekend’s Glastonbury festival.

Cooper performed in character on the Pyramid stage two years ago, shooting a scene for the film ‘A Star Is Born’, in which he co-stars with Gaga.

Rumours of a return grew after Edith Bowman appeared on last weekend’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ on Channel 4, saying: “On my podcast [‘Soundtracking’] I had Bradley Cooper talking about ‘A Star is Born’, and when I spoke to him I was like ‘I just want to see you guys do a gig, you know play it live’ … He was like, ‘Well we have been talking to [Glastonbury’s] Nick [Dewey] and Emily Eavis about it, we’d do the Park Stage'”.

Cooper actually made this claim on an episode of ‘Soundtracking’ released in October last year, so that’s plenty of time to have it all organised for this weekend, right? Sounds like it’s definitely happening. Except it’s not. Or so says Eavis.

“Before this one gets out of control”, she wrote on Twitter, “the answer is no, that isn’t happening. (Although you can watch the amazing ‘A Star Is Born’ in our Pilton Palais cinema tent at 4.30pm on Friday)”

How far talks about a Cooper/Gaga Glastonbury set actually got isn’t clear. Maybe little further than Cooper’s imagination. Anyway, I hear the surprise set at the Park Stage this year is Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter performing as Wyld Stallyns. Watch out for that one.

Elsewhere in Glastonbury news, Emily Eavis is on the latest episode of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’ in which she discusses how she went from disliking the festival as a child to being in charge. Most media attention has fallen on other comments she made during the programme though, about how some men in the music industry still “refuse to accept” that they have to speak to her about the event, rather than her father Michael.