Glastonbury 2017 will run from June 21-25
Glastonbury 2017 will run from June 21-25, with Radiohead already confirmed as the first headliner.
The Sun now reports that Sheeran will headline the Saturday night leg of the Worthy Farm fest, with Foo Fighters closing proceedings on the Sunday.
A source told the paper: “Michael 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. Topping his three sold-out Wembley Stadium shows last year will be tough, but this is as big as it gets.”
NME has contacted Glastonbury for a comment on the reports.
Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins recently told NME about the possibility of the band playing Glastonbury: “Not yet man but I’m always the last to know. I have a big mouth so they don’t tell me anything. That’s a rule in Foo Fighters; ‘don’t tell Taylor, he’ll tell everybody’.”
“It was a bummer when we had to pull out the other year. It was a bummer all round. I mean, Dave almost pulverized his entire fucking leg – and missing Glastonbury was part of that bummer.
“We were excited to get out there and do our march through Wembley then Glastonbury headlining. We were set to pop, we were set to go and then Dave broke his leg like that it was a kick in the fucking nuts. But like Dave said, ‘we will go on, even if I have to sit in this throne I have in my mind’. We were all like ‘that’s crazy – it’s crazy to think anyone’s going to want to see you sitting in a throne’, and we did, and they were some of the best shows we ever played.”
Hawkins added: “The last thing Dave ever wants is to cancel a show, but we made lemonade. We got lemons and made lemonade. Maybe we’ll get to do Glastonbury again, I don’t know, like I said, I’m the last to know.”