Muse are set to headline Glastonbury Festival next year, tabloid reports claim.
The band, fronted by Matt Bellamy, last topped the Pyramid Stage bill at Worthy Farm in 2010, having also headlined for the first time in 2004.
Following reports that Adele is also in talks to headline next year’s festival, The Sun now claims that Muse will headline the Saturday leg for the 2016 event.
A source alleges: “Muse are a Glastonbury no-brainer for a headline booking. They know what it takes to put on a huge show and there’s no bigger stage than the Pyramid. Matt and the boys have a huge back catalogue that will be brilliant for a Saturday night set.”
The report also claims that Coldplay and Foo Fighters will headline the other two headline slots, contradicting previous reports that Adele will make her Glastonbury debut in 2016.
“This year’s line-up is as rock and roll as the Eavises could have hoped for. They were keen to book the headliners early and they’ve done exactly that,” The Sun‘s source continued.
Glastonbury booker Martin Elbourne recently stated that the festival is in the final stage of discussions to bring Adele to the Pyramid Stage.
“There’s lots of talk about Adele and it’s in there in the mix,” Elbourne told Loaded. “Adele is in a situation in her career where frankly she can do whatever the hell she likes. Hopefully it will happen and it still needs to be confirmed. She’s not into festivals but obviously, every promoter in the world wants to get her so fingers crossed, we are hoping it’s going to happen.”
Meanwhile, Muse themselves recently said that they would like to headline Glastonbury in 2016.
Bassist Chris Wolstenholme told Q: “I think we would play Glasto every year if we could. It’s probably the best festival in the world. We’re all hoping we get to do it on this album. It’s been a while.”
Next year’s Glastonbury will take place at Worthy Farm over the week of June 22-26. 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.