Glastonbury Festival 2016 headliners all British as Foo Fighters are ruled out

Organisers confirm 'three British bands' will top the bill this year

Foo Fighters have been ruled out for this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Glastonbury 2016 will take place at Worthy Farm over the week of June 22-26. Coldplay have already been confirmed as one headliner, with Foo Fighters previously rumoured to fill another of the bill’s top slots after they were forced to pull out of last year’s event after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg.

Speaking to Metro at last night’s NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas, festival founder Michael Eavis stated that the festival’s full line-up will be announced in April, describing it as “the best line-up we’ve ever had”.


Eavis continued: “Foo Fighters won’t be headlining this year, we’ve got three fantastic headliners but they aren’t one of them. I’d like to see them play Glastonbury in the near future.”

Emily Eavis added: “We’ve got three brilliant British bands headlining the festival, although I haven’t actually told anyone that yet.”

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Emily Eavis also confirmed that PJ Harvey will appear at Glastonbury, having last played the festival in 2004.

“It’s been a long time and she’s a local girl,” she told BBC Radio 6 Music. “She’s amazing and always delivers an incredible show so we’re really really exciting for that”.

The NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas was held last night at the O2 Academy Brixton in south London. See the full list of NME Award winners.

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