Glastonbury 2016: Foo Fighters won't be headlining festival; three British bands will be

Coldplay, Jeff Lyne’s ELO and PJ Harvey have all been confirmed

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 18 February 2016 12:26
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Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters

With Coldplay, Jeff Lyne’s ELO and PJ Harvey confirmed for Glastonbury 2016, the line-up is shaping up quite neatly.

Last year, the festival was headlined by Kanye West, The Who and Florence + the Machines, the latter acting as last minute replacements for the Foo Fighters.

Many expected Dave Grohl's band to be back this year - much like U2 going back after cancelling and being replaced by Gorillaz - but that won’t be the case according to organiser Michael Eavis.

“Foo Fighters won’t be headlining this year, we’ve got three fantastic headliners but they aren’t one of them,” she told Metro.co.uk at the NME awards. “I’d like to see them play Glastonbury in the near future.”

Meanwhile, Emily Eavis revealed that the three headliners would all be British bands, knocking down rumours Rihanna or Prince would be topping the pyramid stage.

She said: “We’ve got three brilliant British bands headlining the festival.”

Likely candidates to be headlining include Fleetwood Mac, Muse, Radiohead and The Stone Roses, with Adele’s name also doing the rounds (although, as a solo artist, it is unclear whether she counts as one of Eavis’s British bands).

More outlandish bets have included reunion gigs from the likes of Led Zeppelin and Oasis, both of which look increasingly unlikely.

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