Pyramid stage headline act has been revealed
The band have been rumoured for a slot at the British Festival based in Worthy Farm, Pilton and running between June 22-26. The band will headline The Pyramid Stage on Friday night.
In a post on the band’s Twitter, they teased the below video, a recording of one of their previous headline performance at the festival back in 2004 (another followed in 2010), with the message “Playing a little show at home”.
The band become the first second band ever to have headlined every night of the festival over their career. The band previously headlined the festival on Saturday night in 2010 and Sunday in 2004. Fellow 2016 headliners Coldplay are officially the first band, having headlined Friday in 2002, Sat in 2005 and 2011 and this year’s festival.
You can watch the full version of the announcement video below.
Speaking at the NME Awards with Austin, Texas Michael Eavis said he is confident that Coldplay will deliver a memorable performace when they step onto the Pyramid Stage: “They always are good,” he said. “They’ve done it three before and we chose them to headline so we were on the money there. We always get it right and we’ve got Jeff Lynne as well.”
Asked when the next two headliners will be announced, Michael said “very soon” and suggested April 1 with Emily clarifying: “Before that.”