Blur rule themselves out of replacing Foo Fighters as Glastonbury headliners

Spokesperson for the band says there is 'no truth' in rumours linking band to festival appearance

Blur will not replace Foo Fighters are Glastonbury headliners, a spokesperson for the band has confirmed.

The band are among the bookmakers’ favourites to fill in for Foo Fighters, who cancelled their appearance after Dave Grohl broke his leg. However, a spokesperson for the band tells NME that “there is absolutely no truth to the rumours”.

Damon Albarn once stepped in to headline Glastonbury when, in 2010, U2 were replaced at the last minute by his band Gorillaz.

William Hill currently have Florence And The Machine as favourites to step up to the headline slot, with the band already booked in the second slot on the Friday of the festival. Other favourites include AC/DC, The Stone Roses, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Noel Gallagher.

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Kylie Minogue, Kate Bush, Prince, Coldplay, Depeche Mode and Adele are listed as outside chances to get the call from Michael and Emily Eavis. See the full list of odds below.

Florence + The Machine (Evens)
AC/DC (3/1)
The Stone Roses (4/1)
Taylor Swift (6/1)
Ed Sheeran (10/1)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (10/1)
Kylie Minogue (12/1)
Kate Bush (12/1)
Prince (12/1)
Coldplay (16/1)
Depeche Mode (20/1)
Adele 20/1

In a statement issued on Tuesday night (June 15), Foo Fighters confirmed that Dave Grohl had undergone surgery after he injured his leg having fallen off stage in Sweden last weekend. It said: “Due to injuries sustained in Dave Grohl’s fall from the stage during Foo Fighters’ June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, doctors have required the cancellation of the remainder of the band’s dates in the UK and Europe. After undergoing surgery Monday, Dave’s full recuperation time is still to be determined.”

The following dates have now been cancelled:

London Wembley Stadium (June 19,20)
Edinburgh BT Murrayfield Stadium (23)
Belgium Werchter Festivalpark (25)
Glastonbury Festival 2015 (26)

A further announcement on ticket refunds and further information will be made on Friday (June 19).
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