On Wednesday evening (January 22), the band posted a link to a mysterious Obelisk Airlines website, which appears to contain a timer counting down to an announcement. That is expected at 9pm UK time.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) February 22, 2017
Earlier this week, some fans received promotional ‘boarding passes’ in the mail, featuring the fictional ‘Obelisk Airlines’ along with the band’s logo inside a pyramid – and the ‘check in time’ of 6pm on Tuesday February 22.
— RachMcP (@RachMcP72) February 18, 2017
There has also reportedly been a sighting of a plane being towed near the Glastonbury festival site, which has lead to speculation that it could be part of the Foos’ announcement.
— Daniel J. Singer (@sirboffalot) February 20, 2017
“It was a bummer when we had to pull out the other year,” Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins told NME last 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.”
Last week, Michael and Emily Eavis told NME that the next line-up announcement was due in March, as well as revealing that they’d booked ‘twice as many bands for 2017‘ and they’d be introducing the new area of a new ‘drive-in cinema‘.
So far, Radiohead are the only officially confirmed act for the festival, while Wiley confirmed himself for the festival last week and The Avalanches also leaked that they would be performing. Now, country icon Kris Kristofferson also looks set to play – with his tour listings on his website showing that he’ll be playing the Pyramid Stage on 23 June.
Other rumoured acts for Glastonbury 2017 include Ed Sheeran, and Depeche Mode. Glastonbury 2017 will run from 21-25 June.