Band celebrate Glastonbury Festival headline announcement
Foo Fighters played a surprise gig on Friday night (February 24) at the intimate Cheese and Grain venue in Frome, Somerset, where they have announced that they will headline Glastonbury Festival this year.
It was the band’s first live performance since November 2015. They kicked off with ‘Learn To Fly’, played a live debut of ‘Sean’, ran through a career-worth of hits and took requests.
They played the following songs:
Learn to Fly
Something From Nothing
Cold Day in the Sun
Times Like These
All My Life
Skin and Bones
This Is a Call
Hey, Johnny Park!
Best of You
For All The Cows
Watch the livestream below:
During the gig, frontman Dave Grohl suggested that Trump supporters are “fucked” in the head.
The band have long been rumoured for the line-up for this year’s Glastonbury festival, especially since they were forced to pull out of their 2015 headline show when frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg.
Glastonbury 2017 will run from June 21-25. Other rumoured acts for Glastonbury 2017 include Ed Sheeran and Depeche Mode.
Last week, Glastonbury organisers 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.
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Speaking about a possible Glastonbury headline slot in 2017, Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins told NME last year: “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.”