Johnny Depp plans on joining campers at his first Glastonbury

Johnny Depp plans on joining campers at his first Glastonbury

Johnny Depp is doing his first Glastonbury festival properly – he’s planning to stay in a tent.

Filmmaker Julien Temple, who’s been Johnny’s pal since the 1980s, says the Pirates of the Caribbean star is “in for a penny, in for a pound” at the annual Somerset mudbath .

It will be the 54-year-old actor’s first visit to Glasto, where he will launch the new Cineramageddon four-day film festival installation which Julien is curating.

“He’s never been to Glastonbury, so that was our big selling point, that it involved seeing the festival,” Julien tells 3am.

Asked if Johnny will be erecting his own tent and staying in it for the duration of the five days, Julien confirms: “Yes, he is. I’m not disclosing the location. But he’s in for a penny in for a pound. He maybe won’t be there on the last day, but he’s into checking out the whole thing. He’ll be in his element.”

Johnny will introduce his locally shot film, The Libertine, on Thursday night before settling in to watch himself in the movie in a VIP limo at the drive-in style cinema, where 2,000 festival goers will sit in classic cars mutated by sculptor Joe Rush.

Campers at the iconic festival (Photo: Getty Images)

“Johnny’s our inaugural guest of honour so he’s introducing the whole thing,” Julien explains.

“We’re trying to have a rock’n’roll vibe and he is perfect for that. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better.”

The filmmaker adds that an army of pirate lookalikes will be spread around the site to help Johnny go incognito. “We’re going to have a load of decoys going around,” he says.

Amid rumours Hollywood Vampires guitarist Depp could pop up on stage, Julien adds: “I don’t know if he’ll be performing, but he has some friends in bands that are.”

Johnny played slide guitar on the Oasis album Be Here Now, and pal Noel Gallagher is heading down to Worthy Farm to introduce a screening of his film, Supersonic. His estranged brother Liam is performing on the Saturday afternoon.

And Johnny’s idol Keith Richards could be attending too, as one of a few surprise guests to pop up at Cineramageddon, where a screening of Julien’s documentary about the Rolling Stone takes place on Sunday. “You never know…” hints Julien.

Glastonbury owner Michael Eavis has said the film festival – where movies will be projected from the nose cone of a Hawker Siddeley jet fighter – will be the “biggest thing of the year”.

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