Foo Fighters to Headline Glastonbury 2017
The Foo Fighters are returning to Britain’s Glastonbury Festival this summer, two years after frontman Dave Grohl’s broken leg forced the rockers to cancel their headline slot.
The bandmates announced the news to fans during a secret show in Somerset, England on Friday night, when they were introduced by Glastonbury founder Michael Evans, who confirmed they will top the bill for the Saturday night Pyramid stage line-up on June 24.
Smiling at fans’ reactions, Grohl asked the crowd, “So, who knew? How did you know? You just can’t keep a… secret any more.”
The rockers join Radiohead as headliners – the British group will play on June 23.
The Somerset gig marked Foo Fighters’ first concert in over a year.
Grohl and co. had previously been booked to perform at the 2015 festival, but the set had to be canceled after the singer fell offstage on tour and fractured his leg.
“It was a bummer when we had to pull out,” drummer Taylor Hawkins told NME last year. “We were set to go and then Dave broke his leg like that, it was a kick in the f**king nuts… The last thing Dave ever wants is to cancel a show, but we made lemonade. We got lemons and made lemonade. Maybe we’ll get to do Glastonbury again.”