Foo Fighters to Headline Saturday Night at Glastonbury 2017
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The Foos will play the Pyramid Stage on June 24, two years after cancelling their Glastonbury appearance when Dave Grohl broke his leg during a concert in Sweden. Grohl later had a giant throne built so the Foo Fighters could continue their tour.
They shared the Glastonbury news via a recorded announcement from the tiny 500-capacity Cheese and Grain club; you can watch the live stream above. The Foo Fighters also printed tickets from a fictional airline in shape of a pyramid.
“It was obviously devastating when they had to pull out in 2015,” festival organizer Emily Eavis told The Independent, “and the thought, effort and generosity they’ve put into this announcement is just unbelievable.”
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The Foo Fighters were replaced in 2015 by Florence and the Machine. Rumors ran rampant that the Foo Fighters would make up for their no show with a rescheduled date last year, but the 2016 bill instead featured Muse, Adele and Coldplay. Radiohead have already been announced as Friday night headliners at Glastonbury 2017.
“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,” Eavis added. “They’ve certainly put it on the map now.”
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