American rock giants Foo Fighters have revealed that they will headline Glastonbury festival this summer.
Front man Dave Grohl made the announcement at the NME awards after being voted Best International Band. The five-piece were unable to attend the ceremony but made the announcement during their video acceptance speech.
“We’re very thankful and very happy,” said Grohl, “Sorry we couldn’t make it tonight, but we will be seeing you over the summer at some big outdoor festival that nobody knows we’re playing. It’s Glastonbury. We’ll see you at Glastonbury – thanks a lot everybody.”
They join music legend Lionel Richie on the bill, with the rest of the line up to be announced later this spring.
Glastonbury’s co-organiser Emily Eavis spoke of her excitement at the booking, stating, “We feel incredibly lucky to have confirmed the Foo Fighters for the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this year. Very few bands have the power to unite and energise a crowd like Foo Fighters do. We can’t wait for them to rock Worthy Farm on Friday night.”
Glastonbury festival takes place on June 24th – 28th at Worthy Farm.
All tickets for the event are now sold out.