Is This The First Glastonbury 2017 Headliner?

6 October 2016, 13:30

Pyramid Stage Glastonbury View 2016 Coldplay Set

Reports suggest the festival is in talks with a huge British act who wants top the bill for the first time next year.

Glastonbury 2016 may have closed its doors, but according to reports, the first confirmed act for Glastonbury 2017 could well be on its way.

The Sun's Dan Wooten reported that Ed Sheeran is set to play the Somerset festival, with his team already "in talks" with event organisers.

He revealed: "His team is holding in talks with festival organisers and given both parties are keen, the likelihood is they’ll only be one result."

A source also told the outlet: “Ed has always wanted to do Glasto, it’s been a huge ambition.

“He’s one of the biggest artists in the world, and British, so bosses are desperate to book him.”

Last year Ed Sheeran denied he wasn't headlining the festival, telling Press Association he'd rather have "four albums" out first.

Speaking in 2015, he said: "I think the next festival I do will be headlining Glastonbury – it just won’t be next year.

"You know when you see someone headlining Glastonbury with two albums it's like 'oh,' so I wanna be able to have like at least three or four albums until I do it."

With Ed only releasing two albums in + and X so far, could we expect another two studio releases before next June?

Meanwhile, Michael Kiwanuka has said he'd like to see Diana Ross play the festival next year, and it looks like he's not the only one.

Barry Gibb suggested The Supreme's singer was confirmed for the festival, despite it later being suggested the reports were unconfirmed.