Q magazine, one of the official media partners for the Glastonbury music festival, yesterday broke the embargo announcing this year’s line-up.
The Bauer Media title published the final list at 10am yesterday morning on the Q4Music.com website, 12 hours ahead of an agreed 10pm embargo.
A source at Q told Press Gazette that the embargo break was “a genuine mistake”. An editorial meeting was due to take place today to discuss what happened.
Festival organiser Emily Eavis told BBC News: “There was a bit of panic rippling through the air. However, we quickly got the right line-up on our website – because the actual line-up that was out was incorrect – and managed to speak to all our partners to make sure they got the right one.”
The Guardian, another festival media partner, rushed out a story shortly before midday on Guardian.co.uk.
A message posted on the Guardian Music Twitter feed explained: “We had to rush it out as Q broke the embargo.”
Q editor Paul Rees was approached for a comment but had not replied at the time of publication.