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After a day of intense speculation, it has now been confirmed that Radiohead will headline Glastonbury next summer, in what will be their first UK festival appearance in six years.
The Oxford band, who played at Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Stadium in 2006, will headline the opening night of the festival on 23 June, 2017 – marking their first UK festival appearance since 2011, when they played a “secret set” on Glastonbury’s small, outlying Park Stage.
Rumours that Thom Yorke and co would be headlining Glasto began to circulate yesterday (Oct 19), when the band’s logo appeared near the Pyramid stage.
Eagle-eyed fans saw two men painting the “angry bear” logo onto the grass via the BBC’s Glastonbury webcam.
The festival confirmed the news this afternoon, posting a picture of the logo on its official Twitter page.
“YES! Radiohead will be back at Worthy Farm and we really can’t wait,” wrote Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis on Instagram.
Speaking about Radiohead’s appearance, Eavis said, “I’ve grown up with Radiohead – and they’re about as good as it gets for me.
“They’re just in a league of their own aren’t they? Some of my happiest memories at the festival have been watching them play, from headlining in the rain 20 years ago when I was a teenager, to surprise sets in The Park and DJ’ing late night in Shangri-La.
“We are beyond excited that they’re finally coming back to the Pyramid, it’s incredibly special for everyone here.”
Earlier this year, after five years of silence, Radiohead released their new album, A Moon Shaped Pool.
Check out a couple of tracks from the album below.
The tracklisting for A Moon Shaped Pool is as follows:
‘Burn The Witch’
‘Desert Island Disk’
‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief’
‘True Love Waits’