As the sun rose on Worthy Farm this morning, anticipation grew stronger around the potential announcement of Radiohead headlining Glastonbury 2017. Take a look at the latest photos of their logo appearing on site below.
UPDATE: This has now been confirmed
Yesterday saw speculation begin as to whether or not Thom Yorke could be returning to headline Glastonbury in 2017 – after mysterious ‘crop circles’ began to appear by the Pyramid Stage showing the band’s iconic ‘bear’ logo, as spotted on the BBC’s livestreamed Glastocam from the Pilton site.
Here’s what the site by the main stage looked like this morning…
And here’s a close-up…
And compare that with the Stanley Donwood ‘bear’ logo…
Earlier this month, guitarist Ed O’Brien responded to the Radiohead Glastonbury rumours when he said: “I would love to. I go to Glastonbury every year, it’s my carnival. To be asked to play at Glastonbury again would be magic. I also think Glastonbury is like our spiritual home. It is the mother of all festivals… there’s nothing like that one… It would be great to play there.”
If they did headline, it would mark 20 years since they first topped the bill at the Pyramid Stage with their legendary 1997 performance off the back of the runaway success of ‘OK Computer’. They last headlined in 2003, and have played ‘secret shows’ at the festival several times since.
While fans and Glasto-goers eagerly await an announcement, many have taken online to share their excitement:
*small hyperventilation at prospect of Radiohead headlining Glastonbury*
— Alice Vincent (@alice_emily) October 20, 2016
— Tony Gardner (@Tonygardner) October 20, 2016
— Georgie Rogers (@GeorgieRogers) October 19, 2016
Others however, are less than thrilled at the rumours…
— Sarah Kozian (@shoozizzle) October 20, 2016
‘Well sourced information’ recently pointed to Radiohead headlining Glastonbury 2017, alongside Daft Punk and Stone Roses. While the line-up is yet to be announced, this month saw tickets sell out in less than an hour – causing the website to crash.