Radiohead to headline Glastonbury 2017


Ed O’Brien: “to play at Glastonbury again would be magic.” Image by Michell Zappa. Creative Commons.

Speculation has been quashed, Thom Yorke and co. will headline Worthy farm next year, which will delight the band’s fans

After the organisers teased fans earlier in the week by posting a tantalising photo on Twitter of Radiohead’s bear logo next to the Pyramid stage, it has finally been announced that the band will headline the opening night of the festival on 23 June.

The announcement followed comments made by the band’s guitarist Ed O’Brien while speaking to BBC Radio 6 about the likelihood of the band returning to Somerset: “I go to Glastonbury very year… To be asked to play at Glastonbury again would be magic.”

The band haven’t played the festival since 2003 (when they were touring their Hail To The Thief album) and have only made two appearances in total, with the other being their debut at the 1997 festival.

The band were strong favourites to play the main stage alongside Daft Punk and The Stone Roses, but it has since been confirmed by organiser Emily Eavis that neither of those bands will be top of the bill at next year’s festival. Eavis stated that the organisers were “90% there” when it came to the final line-up. She also went on to say: “There’s no more [headliner] announcements for a while.”

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