Foo Fighters have been confirmed as headliners for Saturday at Glastonbury 2017 on the pyramid stage in their first appearance at the event since 1998. The band announced the news in a surprise, secret concert in Frome, Somerset.
The group were originally set to be 2015′ headliners, but we’re forced to cancel this and various performance when Dave Grohl – frontman of the Foo Fighters – broke his leg during a concert.
They were replaced at the event by Florence + the Machine, while Grohl had to recover – completing his next few gigs from a giant throne-esque seat.
A statement by festival organiser Emily Eavis came with the live stream to the band’s performance in Somerset:
“We’re incredibly lucky to have the Foo Fighters headlining on the Saturday night this year,”
“It was obviously devastating when they had to pull out in 2015 – and the thought, effort and generosity they’ve put into this announcement is just unbelievable.”
“I’m so happy that we’ve been able to help shine a light on Somerset’s local music scene by having one of the world’s biggest bands play in Frome.
The Cheese and Grain is a wonderful, not-for-profit venue, which I’m very proud to be a patron of, and it was our first suggestion when the band asked where might be good to do a secret show. They’ve certainly put it on the map now,”
Foo Fighters fans will no doubt be overjoyed at the announcement after the disappointing 2015 event. Radiohead has already been confirmed as the headliner for the festival on Friday, with the third headliner – for Sunday – remaining a mystery.