Dalai Lama said to be appearing at Glastonbury festival in June
The Glastonbury music festival normally draws pop, blues and folk stars to the southwest of England for five days mid-year in a gathering akin to the famous Woodstock Festival of 1969.
So when the website of Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama announced he would be an attraction to the show that drew country and western icon Dolly Parton last year, some people were surprised.
But his attendance has yet to be confirmed despite his website making an announcement that he would be there June 28, but later withdrawing the announcement.
"His Holiness will give a talk at the Glastonbury Festival in the morning," a post on the Dalai Lama's official website had read. The event at Worth Farm was scheduled on June 28.
The Guardian newspaper sought confirmation as to whether the Dalai Lama would make it to the festival, but organizers have said nothing.
A later check on the spiritual leader's website - dalailama.com -showed that the original post was apparently removed.
The festival has drawn pilgrims for promoting the culture of peace and love.
Pop culture has always been supportive of the influential Buddhist monk's spiritual and environmental causes.
The Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion said on its website, "Although the information has now been officially withdrawn from his website, we believe that he is scheduled in for the Sunday morning Pyramid Stage appearance.
"This slot has previously seen appearances from the likes of The English National Ballet and the Bishop of Bath and Wells."
The site said, "The Lama's message of compassion and mutual understanding is likely to be well-received at Glastonbury, a festival which firmly situates itself within the "peace and love" ethos of Woodstock and the hippie movement."
In 2013, the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed in the Dalai Lama's honor, while the late Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys worked closely with the spiritual leader as they helped raise awareness on the plight of Tibetans in China.
The gates of Worthy Farm previously welcomed some of his Tibetan monks - the Gyuto Monks, who are exiled with the 14th Dalai Lama in north India. The monks performed their famous chants.
The full lineup to the festival, which runs from June 24 to 28, is yet to be disclosed as organizers usually reveal the list around April.
Only soul singer Lionel Richie has been confirmed to perform on June 28.