Second Glastonbury headliner to be revealed in March

Emily and Michael Eavis tell NME about plans for who will join Coldplay on 2016 line-up

Michael and Emily Eavis have confirmed that the next Glastonbury headliner will be revealed next month.

Coldplay were named as the first headliner for 2016 earlier this week, they will close the festival on the Sunday night as they take to the stage for the fourth time in their career.

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 announce, Michael said “very soon” and suggested April 1 with Emily clarifying: “Before that.”,AAAAABumiUU~,CmZu1qzq0NxeK5dYcW5EDPxuNrmWNe9J&bctid=4762283207001

Earlier today it was confirmed that PJ Harvey will headline the Other Stage at this year’s festival while Emily Eavis is on record as saying that all three Pyramid Stage headliners are British, ruling Foo Fighters out of the running.

Glastonbury picked up the prize for Best Festival at the NME Awards with Austin, Texas while Coldplay received Godike Genius and closed the ceremony with a hit-packed five song set.

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The NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas took place last night (February 17) with Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Wolf Alice and The Libertines among the big winners.

The ceremony, which Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens hosted for the third year, saw Coldplay receive the Godlike Genius Award, with the band closing the ceremony with a live performance. Yoko Ono, meanwhile, picked up the NME Inspiration Award a day prior to her 83rd birthday.

The Maccabees beat Foals and The Libertines to be crowned Best British Band, while Run The Jewels took him the prize for Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas.

Rat Boy, who also performed on the night, won Best New Artist supported by Topman, Charli XCX won Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens and Wolf Alice took home Best Live Band supported by Red Stripe.


Foals won the award for Best Album supported by HMV while they were beaten to Best Track by Wolf Alice, who picked up the accolade for their song ‘Giant Peach’.

This is England ’90 was voted Best TV Show, Beasts Of No Nation took home Best Film, while Blur: New World Towers beat Amy and Montage Of Heck in the Best Music Film category.

Elsewhere, Glastonbury was voted the Best Festival and The Libertines took two awards home: Music Moment Of The Year for their secret Glastonbury set and Best Fan Community.

As well as Coldplay’s closing performance, there were live sets from Foals, Bring Me The Horizon, The Maccabees and Rat Boy.

The NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas winner and nomination list is in full below (winners in bold).

Best British Band
The Libertines
Wolf Alice
The 1975
Catfish and the Bottlemen
The Maccabees

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas
Tame Impala
Foo Fighters
The Strokes
The Killers
Alabama Shakes
Run The Jewels

Best New Artist supported by Topman
Rat Boy

Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens
Noel Gallagher
Ed Sheeran
Charli XCX
Florence Welch

Best International Solo Artist supported by Nikon
Kendrick Lamar
Lana Del Rey
Taylor Swift
Courtney Barnett
Kanye West


Best Live Band supported by Red Stripe
The Maccabees
The Libertines
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Royal Blood
Wolf Alice

Best Album supported by HMV
Wolf Alice – ‘My Love Is Cool’
The Maccabees – ‘Marks to Prove it’
Kendrick Lamar – ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’
Tame Impala – ‘Currents’
Grimes – ‘Art Angels’
Foals – ‘What Went Down’

Best Track
Coldplay – ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’
The Libertines – ‘Gunga Din’
The Weeknd – ‘I Can’t Feel My Face’
Skepta – ‘Shut Down’
Wolf Alice – ‘Giant Peach’
Foals – ‘What Went Down’

Best TV Show
The Walking Dead
Game of Thrones
American Horror Story
Peep Show
This is England ’90

Best Film
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
Kill Your Friends
Beasts of No Nation


Best Music Film
Montage of Heck
Straight Outta Compton
What Happened, Miss Simone
The Reflektor Tapes
Blur: New World Towers

Best Music Video
Rihanna – ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’
The Libertines – ‘Heart Of The Matter’
Wolf Alice – ‘You’re a Germ’
Blur – ‘Ong Ong’
Slaves – ‘Cheer Up London’
Tame Impala – ‘The Less I Know The Better’

Best Actor
Tom Hardy
Eddie Redmayne
Nicholas Hoult
Stephen Graham
Idris Elba
Daniel Radcliffe

Best Actress
Vicky McClure
Jennifer Lawrence
Emilia Clarke
Gemma Chan
Amy Schumer
Saoirse Ronan

Best Reissue
David Bowie – ‘Five Years’
A Tribe Called Quest – ‘People’s Instinctive Travels And the Paths Of Rhythm’
Velvet Underground – ‘Loaded’
Rolling Stones – ‘Sticky Fingers’
Tori Amos – ‘Under The Pink’
Faith No More – ‘Angel Dust’


Best Book
‘I’ll Never Write My Memoirs’ Grace Jones
‘M Train’ Patti Smith
‘Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink’ Elvis Costello
‘Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl’ Carrie Brownstein
‘Lucky’ Professor Green
‘Over The Top And Back’ Tom Jones

Best Festival
Reading & Leeds
V Festival
T in the Park
Isle of Wight

Best Small Festival supported by ID&C
Festival Number 6
Green Man
End Of The Road
Liverpool Sound City
Kendall Calling

Music Moment of the Year
The return of Adele
The Libertines secret Glastonbury set
Dave Grohl breaks leg and carries on
Florence headlines Glastonbury
Kanye at The Brits
One Direction ‘split’

Best Fan Community
The Libertines
Catfish and the Bottleman
The 1975
Wolf Alice


Worst Band
5 Seconds of Summer
One Direction
Little Mix
Sleaford Mods

Villain of the Year
David Cameron
Chris Moyles
Kanye West
Donald Trump
George Osbourne
Simon Cowell

Hero of the Year
Dave Grohl
Jeremy Corbyn
Florence Welch
Kanye West
Taylor Swift

Vlogger of the Year
Charlie McDonnell
Joe Weller
Savannah Brown

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