Foo Fighters Confirm Glastonbury Headline Slot
After much speculation, the Saint Cecilia five-piece have announced they'll top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday 24 June this year.
Dave Grohl and his band broke the news at a special "secret" gig in Frome, Somerset.
Before they took to the stage, the band showed a short video that pictured Grohl and co arriving at the Pyramid Stage on Worthy Farm. Festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis told them "Give us time to build this, we need four months."
"We're excited but a little confused," said Grohl. Eavis then suggested they play a "great venue up the road".
Foo Fighters then took to the stage at Cheese And Grain, after Michael Eavis announced they would headline the Saturday night: "Be there or be square!" The set started with the classic Learn To Fly.
After days of speculation and teasing, the band took to the stage at the town’s Cheese And Grain bar and venue, which was opened by the festivals’ co-organiser Emily Eavis in October last year.
Eavis Jr said: "“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. Plus, I’m so happy that we’ve been able to help shine a light on Somerset’s local music scene by having one of the world’s biggest bands play in Frome. The Cheese And Grain is a wonderful, not-for-profit venue, which I’m very proud to be a patron of, and it was our first suggestion when the band asked where might be good to do a secret show. They’ve certainly put it on the map now!”
Foo Fighters joined the already-confirmed Radiohead, who will play Glastonbury on Friday 23 June.
Also confirmed for this year’s festival are London Grammar and country legend Kris Kristofferson.