Ed Sheeran and Foo Fighters are the likely candidates to join Radiohead to complete the trio of headliners at 2017’s Glastonbury Festival.
According to The Sun, Ed will hit Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage as the main Saturday night headliner; Foo Fighters will close the proceedings the following day (Sunday 26th June), whilst Radiohead have already been confirmed to hit up Worthy Farm on the Friday.
Sheeran, whose return to Twitter on Tuesday sparked a frenzy among his fanbase, is set to hit the ground running early next year with his as-yet-untitled third studio record, the follow-up to 2014’s sophomore effort, X. The Sun’s source says “Michael [Eavis] is delighted to get Ed signed up….It’s going to be a huge moment for the festival having him up there marking his comeback in front of a giant crowd. Ed’s always said headlining Glastonbury has been a big ambition of his”.
In 2015, Sheeran broke records selling out three nights at Wembley Stadium, at the time the largest gigs of his career. In perspective, it is estimated over 100,000 people watched Adele headline Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage earlier this year.
Foo Fighters were also set to play 2015’s Glastonbury, but had to cancel their appearance a fortnight prior after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg; they have been rumoured to return to Worthy Farm ever since.
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