Radiohead confirmed as first Glastonbury 2017 headliner
Rock band Radiohead have been announced as the first Glastonbury 2017 headliners. The British prog rockers top of the bill on Friday 23 June 2017.
Radiohead return to Worthy Farm
Marking the band’s return to the Pyramid Stage – and their first Glasto headline spot since 2003 – fans began to speculate on Wednesday, when they spotted Radiohead’s famous “Bear” logo – first used during 2000’s Kid A promo – being painted on the grass via the Glastonbury Webcam.
The news was confirmed on Thursday afternoon, when Emily Eavis shared the image and tweeted her excitement.
Guitarist, Ed O’Brien recently appeared on BBC 6 Music program, The First Time With… and told presenter Matt Everitt,
To be asked to play at Glastonbury again would be magic. I also think Glastonbury is like our spiritual home. It is the mother of all festivals… there’s nothing like that one… it would be great to play there. – Ed O’Brien
Radiohead in Present Tense
Last month, Radiohead surprised us, by quietly releasing their stunning third single, Present Tense. Taken from the album Moon Shaped Pool, the record is seen as a return to form. The intimate, close-up performance video was shot by director Paul Thomas Anderson, who also directed the band’s Daydreaming video earlier in the year.
Third time lucky
Glasto 2017 will mark twenty years since the band first headlined the Pyramid Stage, following the huge success of third studio album OK Computer in 1997. Since then, Thom Yorke and co returned to headline in 2003, and in recent years have played small, often surprise, sets at the festival.
Watch Radiohead’s epic 1997 headline performance on the Pyramid Stage