From comeback kings Daft Punk to band-with-a-score-to-settle The Stone Roses, plenty of bands have been linked with a headline slot at Glastonbury 2017 already. But are we about to get our first confirmation? If this mysterious ‘crop circle’ is to be believed, it could be none other than Radiohead for a Pyramid headline slot in 2017.
Spotted by eagle-eyed Glasto fans on the BBC’s webcam from Worthy Farm and discussed on eFestivals, a circular symbol is being mapped out in front of the Pyramid stage. Some think it has a strong resemblance to Stanley Donwood and Thom Yorke’s Radiohead ‘bear’ logo, as used by the group in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s. Compare the images below.
If it was to turn out to be the symbol, it’d certainly corroborate with what the group have been saying about next year’s festival. Ed O’Brien recently suggested that the group would love to headline the festival if asked, with further reports claiming that the group are already lined up to head up one of the nights at this year’s festival. The group haven’t played at the festival since their secret set in 2010 and last headlined in 2003.
Not only that, but it’d fit in with previous patterns of headliner reveals by the festival in the last few years. Last year, Muse announced their slot with a video from the farm, and a year before that, a makeshift sign was made for Kanye West’s announcement on Emily Eavis’ Twitter. Is this just the next way they announce a headliner?
If you’re still curious, check out the webcam feed for yourself…