FLORENCE and the Machine are set to headline Glastonbury Festival following Foo Fighter’s cancellation.
It was announced yesterday that Dave Grohl and co had withdrawn from the position of headliner following the frontman’s fall from the stage in Sweden that resulted in a broken leg. Along with pulling their Glastonbury set, the band also cancelled numerous other dates, including a date at Wembley Stadium. In an open letter on the band’s website, Dave Grohl expressed regret at having to cancel the dates, but felt it was for the best. You can read the full letter here.
Today, the Eavis family have announced that previous subheadliner Florence and the Machine will replace Foo Fighters as the Friday night headliner. A revised schedule for the Friday is expected to be released shortly. Florence and the Machine recently released their third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, a review of which can be read here.
Glastonbury Festival will take place from June 24th to June 28th, and will be headlined by Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who, with other acts performing, including Motorhead, Alt-J, Paul Weller and Lionel Richie. Read the festival’s full statement regarding today’s line-up changes here.
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