After months of intense speculation it has finally been revealed that Ed Sheeran will be the third headline act at this years Glastonbury festival. Sheeran will join fellow headliners Radiohead and Foo Fighters as well as a host of other popular artists to feature on the prestigious Pyramid Stage.
The announcement marks another positive step in an already incredible year for Ed Sheeran, and the young British singer took to instagram to give his response. In a short video Sheeran described the news as ‘awesome’ and also stated that he was currently in Turin as part of his ongoing European tour.
Sheeran’s inclusion means that fan favourites Daft Punk and Lady Gaga may not be participating in this years festivities, and fans have given mixed reactions to the news.
One twitter user stated: “ED SHEERAN CLOSING GLASTONBURY I LOVE LIFE”
whilst another posted: “OMG ED SHEERAN is doing glastonbury i’d gladly volunteer for the week to see him”
Unfortunately for Ed, not everyone viewed the decision as a positive one. A number of music fans questioned whether Sheeran was a big enough artist to feature in a headline slot. Others slammed Glastonbury organisers – questioning not only Sheeran but all three of the headline acts.
Some of the anti-Sheeran posts included statements such as: “Ed Sheeran is the Glastonbury headliner Brexit Britain deserves”
and: “Ed Sheeran and Radiohead headlining? Its like Glastonbury don’t want anyone to go”
one twitter user even went as far as saying: “Following Radiohead and Foo Fighters with Ed Sheeran is like serving toast having just eaten fillet steak!”
Some of the other artists rumoured to be playing at Glastonbury this year include: Alt J, Stormzy, Wiley, Kaiser Chiefs, The Avalances, Green Day, Diana Ross, Laura Marling, Kris Kirstofferson, Jackson Browne, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Barry Gibb.