Coldplay named as first Glastonbury 2016 headliner

Band will play Sunday night of this year's festival

Coldplay will headline the Sunday night of Glastonbury, it has been confirmed.

The band will close this year’s festival and become the first band to have headlined four times, having previously topped the Pyramid Stage in 2002, 2005 and 2011.

Coldplay released their latest album ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ last December. The record topped the UK Albums Chart last week after the band played the Super Bowl 50 halftime show with Bruno Mars and Beyonce.

Glastonbury 2016 will take place at Worthy Farm over the week of June 22-26.

The likes of Muse and Adele have been rumoured to headline this year’s festival.

Foo Fighters, Oasis, Daft Punk and Radiohead are among the bookies’ favourites to headline, with Fleetwood Mac, Bloc Party, Blur, The Stone Roses and Ed Sheeran also among those being tipped.

ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) have been confirmed for the ‘legends’ slot at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

The ‘legends’ slot takes place each year during the Sunday afternoon on the Pyramid Stage. Previous acts to play the slot include Dolly Parton, Shirley Bassey and last year, Lionel Richie.

Tomorrow night, Coldplay will be crowned Godlike Genius at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas. Radio 1’s Huw Stephens will take to the stage to host the ceremony for the third year running, which takes place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 17.