Emily Eavis says Florence + The Machine could join ‘special’ Foo Fighters as Glastonbury headliners

Glastonbury organiser calls Foo Fighters 'an incredible live force'

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Emily Eavis has spoken about the news that Foo Fighters are headlining Glastonbury, stating that she’s “delighted” and that the band are “an incredible live force”. Watch the video above.

In an interview with NME, the festival organiser expressed her surprise at how “well-kept” the secret was, adding: “We booked them quite early, which is obviously amazing for us. They’re coming to Britain in the summer and doing Wembley gigs, there was a lot of heat around who was going to get them. And we were so delighted that they’re coming to Glastonbury, it means an enormous amount to us.

“[Foo Fighters] haven’t been to Glastonbury since 1998, and so having them back is great. They’re just such an incredible live force. They’re amazing at moving a whole field into something else. I think it will be something really special. The feeling is that it’s been a long time coming.”

Eavis also addressed the rumours that Florence + The Machine are headlining the festival, which takes place in Somerset’s Worthy Farm in June. “I’d love to have Florence + The Machine. I love Florence and also it’d be great to have her on the Pyramid Stage, she’s never played there before,” she said. “I think she could headline, definitely. I don’t know what she’s doing this summer but I think she’s big enough, for sure.”

Foo Fighters confirmed they are to headline this year’s Glastonbury festival in their acceptance speech for Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas last night. “Sorry we couldn’t make it tonight, but we will be seeing you over the summer at some big outdoor festival that nobody knows we’re playing,” Dave Grohl said in a video message. “It’s Glastonbury! So we’ll see you at Glastonbury – thanks a lot everybody!”