The Foo Fighters have announced they will headline Glastonbury 2017.
After months of rumours it’s been confirmed the band will play the Pyramid stage on Saturday, 24th June.
Introducing the group at at their secret show in Frome, Somerset, last night (Friday, February 24th), Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis said he felt “lucky”.
“We’re incredibly lucky to have the Foo Fighters headlining on the Saturday night this year.” Eavis told the crowd.
“It was obviously devastating when they had to pull out in 2015 – and the thought, effort and generosity they’ve put into this announcement is just unbelievable.”
The Foo Fighters were due to perform at the festival back in 2015, but were forced to cancel all shows that summer after frontman, Dave Grohl, broke his leg during a concert in Sweden.
Many fans had speculated that a Foo Fighters Glastonbury announcement was looming, after boarding cards for Obelisk Airlines featuring pyramid symbols arrived through fans’ front doors.
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This was followed by a mysterious countdown on the Foo Fighters official website.
Following the bands show last night, the news was confirmed on the Glastonbury Twitter account.
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) February 24, 2017
The 2017 Glastonbury Festival will run from June 21st – 25th.
So far, Radiohead are the only other band officially confirmed to play the festival.
Artists including Wiley, The Avalanches and Kris Kristofferson have all alluded that they too will perform at the iconic British event.
Other rumoured acts set to perform include Ed Sheeran and Depeche Mode.
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