Florence + The Machine have been confirmed to replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury and, while the backlash is not as fierce as it likely would have been had Taylor Swift been drafted in, many festival-goers are raging at organiser Emily Eavis.
The main complaint about Florence Welch and her band seems to be that their live experience will not match that of the US rockers. But Dave Grohl has broken his leg and is not performing full stop so there was always going to be some disappointment.
There are some fans of the new Friday night headliner out there but as festival-goers were always going to see Florence in the supporting second slot anyway, the surprise element is lacking.
Foo Fighters replaced by Florence and the Machine at Glasto... And for lunch I am substituting my 30oz sirloin steak for a turkey twizzler.— Nathon Woodhead (@nathonw) June 17, 2015
Well I don't know how Glastonbury can still be called "Middle Class" now after announcing Florence and the Machine. Oh, wait...— Michael Burke (@mickburkesnr) June 17, 2015
Florence and the Machine headlining Glastonbury?! Headlining?!! Jokes.— Ben (@ben__9) June 17, 2015
I like Florence and the Machine, but it's a strange replacement. I didn't even think she was big enough to headline the Pyramid stage.— Tim Green (@TimGreenWHU) June 17, 2015
Florence and the Machine are not in the same league as the Foo Fighters. Thank goodness for The Other Stage. #glastonbury— Louise (@louweeziz) June 17, 2015
How raging would you be at glasto, step down from foo fighters to Florence and the machine— niamh morrison (@Niamh_Morrison) June 17, 2015
Dave Grohl could play a show sat down and wearing a cast and it would still be 100x better than Florence and the Machine's show— Lucy (@lucybaines_) June 17, 2015
"Who can we replace the Foo Fighters with?!" "Florence and the machine are free." "What songs have they done?" *both shrug & laugh*— BadScentsOfHumour (@BadScentsHumour) June 17, 2015
Florence And The Machine?! I appear to have woken up back in 2010.— Lloydie (@Lloydie84) June 17, 2015
Florence and the Machine replace Foo Fighters @GlastoFest? Really? Should have put Taylor Swift on - credibility has gone, gone, gone...— The Doorman (@TheDoorman666) June 17, 2015
How on earth can they think replacing foo fighters with Florence and the machine is acceptable? Very poor headliners this year!— Joel Thomas Lewis (@Joel_Lewis18) June 17, 2015
Many of the people complaining about Welch's promotion to bill-topper are not actually going to Glastonbury so it remains to be seen how her set will go down at Worthy Farm on 26 June.
Glastonbury line-up 2015
Glastonbury line-up 2015
1/23 Kanye West - headliner
The headliner on Saturday night will perform on the Pyramid Stage, following the footsteps of Jay-Z, who performed in 2008.
2/23 Florence and the Machine
Florence is performing this year, but not as a headliner.
3/23 The Who - headliners
Roger Daltry (left) and Pete Townshend of the Who will bring Glastonbury to a close on Sunday night
4/23 Pharrell William
The 'Happy' hitmaker will return to the stage at Worthy Farm.
...so will Atl-J.
6/23 Mary J Blige
Mary J Blige will be making her debut appearance at the highly-anticipated festival.
7/23 Paloma Faith
Paloma is set to perform on Wednesday 24 at 7:00pm. Stage to be confirmed.
8/23 Fatboy Slim
The DJ will unveil a new feel good 'disco-circus' compilation at Worthy Farm
9/23 Alabama Shakes
Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes
Phil Bourne/Redferns via Getty Images
10/23 The Waterboys
Singer Mike Scott and violinist Steve Wickham (left)
11/23 The Fall
Band's founder Mark E. Smith
The band will return and promise to perform their hit 'Rather Be'.
© Justin Sutcliffe 2013
13/23 Azealia Banks
The American rapper returns to the UK for Glastonbury 2015.
14/23 George Ezra
After perfoming at Coachella, Ezra prepares for the UK's biggest festival.
The Canadian DJ, known for his mouse mask, has been confirmed too.
16/23 La Roux
La Roux singer Elly Jackson.
17/23 Ella Eyre
Big-haired Ella Eyre returns to Glasto.
Hozier will please fans with his single 'Take Me To Church'.
19/23 Jessie Ware
Jessie Ware has legions of fans all over the world and will grace the UK at Glastonbury next.
20/23 The Maccabees
Felix White, Orlando Weeks and Hugo White of The Maccabees.
21/23 Kate Tempest
Kate Tempest, the Mercury Prize-nominated artist and poet is a draw to the festival.
22/23 Jamie xx
DJ Jamie xx returns to Glastonbury's stage this year.
23/23 Young Fathers
Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers
There are of course ticket-holders who can't wait to see her headline and believe her more than capable of giving the Foos a run for their money.
Anyone complaining about Florence headlining Glasto needs their heads examining. She's gonna absolutely smash it— Jamie Alford (@JamieAlforddd) June 17, 2015
don't know why people are going off on one about florence not being a good enough headline, hardly Eavis' fault Grohl broke his leg??— em (@emilyfrankham) June 17, 2015
Was thinking about how Florence needs to headline a festival the other day. Really glad it's happening.— Charlie!? (@JSinclairStott) June 17, 2015
Florence headlining Glastonbury is good news. British, female, talented. Not a personal favourite but it isn't all about me! #Glastonbury— Will Rogers (@Will_JRogers) June 17, 2015
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