Glastonbury 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting years in the history of the festival. A few months ago Radiohead were confirmed by festival organisers as the fist official headliners, but there has been a huge amount of speculation as to whom will fill the other two slots.
It seems that fans may finally have an answer, as a source close to the festival has let slip that both Ed Sheeran and Foo Fighters will take the remaining headline slots. The acts are yet to be officially confirmed but the rumours have been strong enough for bookies to suspend betting on the artists.
Neither act has headlined Glastonbury before, yet both seem primed to fit the bill. Sheeran is without a doubt one of the biggest acts in the UK at the moment and is no stranger to playing massive shows. The 25 year old recently played three sold out shows at London’s Wembley Stadium and seems to have really stepped up as a live performed over the last year.
The source told UK newspaper The Sun: “Michael is delighted to get Ed signed up. It’s going to be a huge moment for the festival having him up there marking his comeback in front of a giant crowd.”
“Ed’s always said headlining Glastonbury has been a big ambition of his. Topping his three sold-out Wembley Stadium shows last year will be tough, but this is as big as it gets.”
Foo Fighters missed their chance to play the prestigious festival back in 2014 after lead singer Dave Grohl broke his leg. Drummer Taylor Hawkins was recently asked if the band would be playing the festival next year, to which he replied: “Not yet man but I’m always the last to know. I have a big mouth so they don’t tell me anything. That’s a rule in Foo Fighters; ‘don’t tell Taylor, he’ll tell everybody’.”