Foo Fighters Win at NME Awards + Reveal Glastonbury Headlining Slot
At tonight’s (Feb. 18) NME Awards, the Foos took home the award for Best International Band, which was presented by the Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde. Unable to attend the ceremony in Austin (the band is currently on tour in New Zealand), the band accepted the award in a video, which can be seen over at NME.
“Thank you Chrissie for presenting this award to us,” frontman Dave Grohl said. “This is amazing, we love you very much, but we also love all of the fans for our band for this award.”
“We’re very thankful and very happy – 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,” Grohl continued before drummer Taylor Hawkins coughed “Glastonbury” under his breath.
“It’s Glastonbury,” Grohl confirmed. “So we’ll see you at Glastonbury – thanks a lot everybody!”
The English music festival will take place in the town of Pilton in Somerset from June 26-28.
Earlier this month, the Foo Fighters made their second appearance on PBS’ Austin City Limits. Their career-spanning set included cuts from their most recent album, last year’s Sonic Highways. If you missed it, you can watch the complete performance here.